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Title:  Overhead Wiring Supervisor

Job Number:  2462

Penrose, AU

Job Description

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.


We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an Overhead Wiring Supervisor to join our team in Wellington.  The primary purpose of this role is to coordinate on-site teams to deliver relevant scopes of work in accordance with project plans and specifications to achieve effective performance in accordance with detailed short-term programs and schedules within the designated time and budget. Implement site safety, quality and environment control and identify and assess potential risks.


Responsibilities of the role include:
Coordinate the work and performance of multiple teams and subcontractors to achieve outcomes.
Provide and take leadership responsibility in health, safety and environment management.
Contribute to development of work methods and rolling short term construction programs and plan daily/weekly production work.
Build strong internal and external stakeholder management through positive, proactive and professional communication to keep key personnel informed.
Complete progress reporting, and activities, reports for shift handovers and consistent regular reporting to the Superintendent or Project Manager
Ensure compliance of commercial and financial costs including budgets and the implications of directions within your authority limits
Read and understand plans, review design documentation, read drawings, and provide constructive review and implementing of final designs
Ensure contractual mechanisms of subcontractors
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.
Maintain effective consultation with various workers’ representatives and committees on industrial and safety subjects handling issues as they arise and referring major issues to the Project Manager.
Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems and procedures


To be successful in this key role, you must have:
Cert III Rail Traction.
2-5 years previous construction experience in a similar role.
2 years’ experience in a Supervisor position
Substantial Industry experience in Trade and Construction
Technical competency and understanding in the area that supervising
Skill in review of design documents, ability to understand drawings, provide constructability review and implement final design plans.
People and Performance Management of subcontractors, suppliers and direct labour


John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives.


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.

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