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Title:  Rail Resurfacing Supervisor

Job Number:  3298

Melbourne, AU

About John Holland


From humble beginnings almost 70 years ago, John Holland has been driving positive change in Australia, and is now one of the nation’s leading infrastructure and property companies.


We work in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia offering services from infrastructure and property development, to rail and building.


By finding solutions to complex challenges, we transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

About the Role


We are currently looking for a Rail Resurfacing Supervisor to join our Rail Infrastructure Services division based in Spotswood, Victoria. As a Resurfacing Supervisor you will coordinate on-site Tamper and Ballast Regulator operating teams to deliver relevant scopes of work in both a maintenance and Project site environment.  Ensure these short-term programs and schedules are delivered within the designated time and budget. Implement site safety, quality and environment controls and identify and assess potential risks and hazards.


Responsibilities of the role include:


  • Oversee the performance of operators within their team to ensure a high level of performance and output is achieved.
  • Undertake Daily Pre-start Briefs and toolbox meetings.
  • Work closely with client representatives to ensure client needs are met.
  • Complete progress reporting, reports for shift handovers and consistent regular reporting to the Superintendent or Project Manager
  • Read and understand plans, review design documentation, read drawings, and provide constructive review and implementing of final designs
  • Identify and mitigate risks prior to works commencing, communicate with and engage relevant stakeholders to control risk and contribute to build a risk management culture.
  • Select, train and develop leading hands and ensure the observance of safety, other work standards and fair and reasonable application of industrial agreements.
  • Perform monthly audits and inspections.
To be successful in this key role, you must have:


  • Proven Experience as a Rail Resurfacing Supervisor
  • At least 5 years’ experience in resurfacing as an operator
  • 2-5 years previous Rail experience in a similar role.
  • Technical competency and understanding in the operation of Ballast Regulators & Plasser Tampers.
  • Proven Experience using ALC.


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.