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Title:  Senior Project Engineers

Job Number:  10862

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

About North Western Program Alliance

North Western Program Alliance (NWPA) consists of three Alliance partners – John Holland, KBR and MTM and the client (LXRP), working together as one team to achieve shared goals. 
NWPA has a proven track record with the successful delivery of four level crossing removal projects, several premium stations, three projects currently in delivery and two in development phase.
We’re proud to make a real difference to the lives of people on our program of works and in the communities in which we operate. Our values are Care, Excellence, Creativity and Empowerment. 


We are currently looking for experienced Senior Project Engineers (Civil/Structures/Stations) to join us, based on our new Pakenham project - the biggest to date, delivering the removal of three level crossings, new-build superstation at Pakenham and extension of the train line, to a new-build station at Pakenham East.

Applications will be reviewed after 10 January 2022.

About the Role

Whilst you will be initially based on the North Western Program Alliance on the Pakenham project, this is a long-term career opportunity with John Holland.


As a Senior Project Engineer, with the support of your team, you will to coordinate on-site engineering functions for our Pakenham Project, to achieve time and budget objectives and provide efficient support for construction activities.


Reporting into the Area Construction Manager, some responsibilities will include procurement of all concrete above/below ground, lift planning, scheduling, forecasting, reporting and being the interface between clients/consultants/suppliers. You will manage quality, completions and work closures, as well as team management and coordination.

Responsibilities of the role include;

•    Manage on-site engineering functions through subordinates, which may include Project Engineers, and/or Cost/Planning Engineers 
•    Obtain relevant design parameter information for incorporation into detailed designs and construction specifications
•    Monitor quality and quantities of incoming equipment and material, check work drawings, construction and specifications against site plans and conditions and arrange corrections or modifications where necessary.
•    Coordinate the activities of an engineering team, programme workloads and provide technical and administrative guidance to the engineering staff to ensure aims and objectives are effectively and economically achieved
•    Ensure that project engineering completion is on time and within budget. Record completed work, costs incurred, materials used and retain progress drawings 
•    Accurate forecasts of costs and revenue and utilise corrective action in line with JH’s authority and reporting frameworks to maximise the profit margin 
•    Assign work and assist with reviews for accuracy and adherence to required standards of supplier, subcontractor quotations/purchase orders as well as subcontractor arrangements
•    Participate in planning future requirements including machine tools, ancillary equipment, major plant and labour. Direct site surveys and preparatory work prior to construction.
•    Liaise with clients, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers and planning authorities to ensure satisfactory completion of structures and construction work
•    Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems, reporting and procedures

To be successful in this role, you will have;

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Building Construction or equivalent 
•    Diploma of Project Management in Engineering Science, Building, Construction or equivalent 
•    More than 8 years’ post graduate engineering experience with 4+ years site based preferred
•    Experience on Major Rail or Infrastructure Projects
•    Project Engineer and operational experience
•    Advanced commercial acumen including cost reduction and meeting budgets
•    Delivery of major projects and teams to program and budget specifications 
•    Understanding of the Quality Management Plan. Safety Management Plan, Environmental Management Plan and Projects Design Management Plan
•    Quantitative and qualitative safety, environment and quality risk management
•    Excellent client relationship and stakeholder management
•    People and performance management including the performance of subcontractors
•    Effective time management skills
•    Ability to travel to and work on-site at Pakenham 
•    You need to be able to meet any requirements which are necessary to safely perform your role (e.g. receiving a COVID-19 vaccination pursuant to a relevant health order or by clients, or as otherwise required)

What you’ll get in return;

•    Join one of Australia’s leading Alliance’s to deliver critical Projects that make a real difference to the lives of people on our program of works and in the communities in which we operate 
•    Work with and learn from leading industry experts to develop and progress your career
•    Deliver innovative, unique and award-winning Projects you’re proud to say “I helped build that”
•    A driven and supportive culture that truly lives the NWPA values Care, Excellence, Creativity and Empowerment
•    Monthly Reward & Recognition Awards to recognise outstanding employee and team achievements
•    Alliance annual ‘A Great Day’ event 
•    Access to WHEREFIT, a partnership between John Holland and over 400 gyms and fitness studios, to receive exclusive corporate discounts of up to 50% off
•    John Holland’s flexible working arrangements. Be part of #HowWeFlex
•    To find out the benefits of working for John Holland, visit www.johnholland.com.au or learn more about the Level Crossing Removal works, visit www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

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. For us, a diverse, inclusive and enjoyable culture is the foundation for great work. It’s why we encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities and cultures, and promote a flexible way of working that enables a work-life balance.


We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority. 

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