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Title:  Senior Planner

Job Number:  2839

Melbourne, AU

Job Description

We are currently seeking an experience Senior Planner to join our rail business. The role is primarily responsible for undertaking the process of planning, creating detailed programmes and monitoring performance over the full project lifecycle, to deliver the best quality project on time and on budget. You will also be responsible for providing onsite engineering services and technical support to ensure short term planning and programming works is completed in conjunction with the site supervision staff.


Responsibilities of the role include:
Implementing planning strategies and reviews
Ensuring project planning activities are conducted in accordance with internal policies and procedures
Ensuring monitoring and reporting of project controls processes are successfully set up and implemented
Proactively leading a planning and controls culture across projects based on best practice focussing on risk management, cost control and SQE
Early identification and communication of issues and opportunities to the project team
Coordinating information flow for the planning and controls functions
Compiling and collating reference and benchmarking data for future planning purposes
Undertaking the implementation of project monitoring systems focussing on time, cost, resources and quality
Supporting Project Managers in report interpretation, analysis of project performance, forward planning and development of corrective actions



To be successful in this key role, you must have:
2-3 years Site Engineering/Project Controls/Planning experience on major multi-discipline civil construction projects
Expertise in the use of planning software and tools including Primavera Project Planning, Earned Value and Cash Flow Analysis
Proven ability to communicate effectively to drive positive outcomes with key stakeholders
Strong relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills



John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives.


From Parliament House to the Alice to Darwin Rail Link, from the MCG’s Great Southern Stand to Sydney Metro, we’ve had a hand in the Australia we all know today. We are currently involved in delivering many of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, as well as significant property and urban renewal projects. Whatever we face, the heart of what we do is creating people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities. We think deeply about what we do and how it affects communities. We push boundaries and innovate, gain trust through our actions and whatever the project, we’re in it for the long, long term.


We work hard to attract and retain the best employees, and we provide opportunities for rich career experiences, and a strong framework for on-going career development.


We are committed to building, valuing and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across John Holland. At John Holland we understand that our greatest resource is our people. We pride ourselves on being a market leader in targeting training, career development and remuneration. We provide long-term career options within an equal opportunity workplace where we recognise the importance of flexibility and a healthy work-life balance. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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