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Title:  Destress Supervisor

Job Number:  4036

Perth, 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

An opportunity has arisen for a Destress Supervisor to join our WA Rail Team.  The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate an on-site team to deliver the Destress scope of works 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.  This position will also be responsible for implementing site safety, quality and environment control and identifying and assessing potential risks.  This role will operate on a FIFO roster to a Pilbara-based Rail Project.

Responsibilities of the role include (but are by no means limited to);
  • 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 procedural documentation, and provide constructive review and implementing of final welding procedures
  • 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;
  • Trade Qualification or similar
  • 2-5 years’ previous construction experience in a similar role.
  • Certificate III in Rail Infrastructure
  • 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.
  • Leading Hand experience
  • People and Performance Management of subcontractors, suppliers and direct labour
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.