Title:  Senior Project Engineer

Job Number:  18266
Location: 

Spring Creek, QLD, AU, 4343

About John Holland

At John Holland, our purpose is simple, we transform lives with everything we do. We’ve always known at its heart infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work.

That’s our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way.

Be part of a team that thrives on rising to the challenge of transforming lives for good.

About the Role

We are excited to announce an opportunity for a Senior Project Engineer to join our dedicated team at the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre project, located in Gatton. This pivotal role is a unique chance to contribute to a significant infrastructure development and to further your career with our dynamic company.

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 work loads 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 key role:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Science, Building Construction or equivalent
  • Experience on > $50 M 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
  • Excellent client relationship and stakeholder management ­ 
  • People and performance management including the performance of subcontractors ­ 
  • Effective time management skills

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. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.

What’s in it for you when you join John Holland?

We’re about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee.

We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From industry-leading leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.

We offer:

Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice packaging options available.

Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with superannuation and up to an extra 18 weeks of superannuation paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two additional John Holland Days to prioritise health and wellbeing.

Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.

Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, and technical and leadership training and development opportunities.

Inclusion and diversity is part of how we work and do what we do at John Holland. Our active commitment to being an employer of choice is evident in the delivery of our Gender Equality Strategic Plan supported by our Pride, Celebrate Women, RAP and Grow networks.

Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether it’s flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we’re committed to helping our people work flexibly.


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