Title:  Project Engineer

Job Number:  18290

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3126

About the Project - Melbourne Water Capital Delivery Program

JV partnership between John Holland and KBR delivering innovative and high-quality assets and upgrades with Melbourne Water to ensure communities across Melbourne continue to enjoy high quality water supply and seamless sewage removal and treatment. 

The JHG-KBR JV have delivered a wide range of important infrastructure projects for the region including, water and sewer pipeline renewals, treatment plant upgrades, civil and road works and reservoir improvements.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Project Engineer - Electrical to join our Melbourne Water Framework project to work across multiple tenders and move into a delivery site-based position based in Canterbury, VIC.

This is a key role where you will be responsible to coordinate on-site engineering functions for allocated projects to achieve time and budget objectives and provide efficient support for construction activities.

Key Responsibilities of the role:

  • Coordinate and administer construction engineering activities to ensure that projects are implemented in accordance with plans, designs and specifications
  • Assist with the preparation of site construction budgets and reports
  • ­Monitor construction progress for adherence to programme and report to the Site Manger or Project Manager
  • ­Interpret designs for implementation in construction projects
  • ­Demonstrate financial management skills and commercial acumen when making decisions
  • ­Assign work and assist with reviews for accuracy and adherence to required standards
  • ­Execute working knowledge of contractual and legislation relevant to the project
  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative safety, environment and quality risk assessment to ensure acceptable quality of structures and finishes
  • Analyse and use document and record management, progress and project performance reporting compliance reporting ­
  • Demonstrate sound people management skills by managing work and performance of subcontractors to achieve outcomes ­
  • Utilize effective time management skills including sequencing of work of own and resource time management ­
  • Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems, reporting and procedure

To be successful in this key role:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Science, Building Construction or equivalent 
  • Project Engineer and operational experience across Civil/Structural Engineering within the relevant industry
  • Advanced commercial acumen including cost reduction and meeting budgets
  • Understanding of the Quality Management Plan. Safety Management Plan, Environmental Management Plan and Projects Design Management Plan

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives.

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.

What’s in it for you when you join John Holland?

We’re about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee.


We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From industry-leading leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.


Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice packaging options available.
Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with superannuation and up to an extra 18 weeks of superannuation paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two additional John Holland Days to prioritise health and wellbeing.
Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.
Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, and technical and leadership training and development opportunities.
Inclusion and diversity is part of how we work and do what we do at John Holland. Our active commitment to being an employer of choice is evident in the delivery of our Gender Equality Strategic Plan supported by our Pride, Celebrate Women, RAP and Grow networks.
Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether it’s flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we’re committed to helping our people work flexibly.

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