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Title:  Bridge Examiner

Job Number:  4138

Bathurst, AU

About John Holland


We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.  


From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.


While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.


Are you up for the challenge?

About CRN


John Holland manages the prestigious Country Regional Network (CRN) which makes us the first accredited private rail transport operator of a government owned heavy rail network in NSW, and one of only three accredited managers of public rail infrastructure in the State. The scope involves the operation, management and upgrade of country railway lines across NSW including 2,700km of operational freight and passenger lines, and 3,100km of non-operational lines.

About the Role

We are currently looking for a Bridge Examiner to join our CRN team. The successful candidate will have knowledge of structures: rail underbridges, road overbridges and culverts, (build material, decay mechanisms, lifecycles and rectification works).  The role will have a home base in Bathurst. The role requires significant travel throughout the network working an 8 days on 6 days of roster. This is a wages role suiting candidates with a structural trade background.


Responsibilities of the role include:


  • Husband a suite of Structural Assets throughout their lifecycle to ensure: they are fit for purpose, have maximum lifespan and provide value for money
  • Examine structures principally: rail underbridges, road overbridges and culverts
  • Maintain compliance to ensure structures are examined and reported on within accepted timeframes
  • Report on inspection findings and load inspections into Asset Database, (Maximo and WorkCentre)
  • Prioritise Structures repairs and provide advice regarding refurbishment and renewals
  • Respond appropriately to public complaints in a timely and conscientious manner
  • Undertake minor repairs to structures as required
  • Supervise Contractors working within the Corridor
  • Provide Protection Officer duties when requested
  • Participate in an on-call Roster within the Examiner Group
  • Scope and Plan Projects for inclusion in the Annual Works Plan


Key Skills required for the role include:


  • Strong relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong promoter of safety culture and identifying and implementing improvements
  • Competent time management skills
  • Excellent open and honest communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Effective team-player and team engagement capabilities
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written skills
  • Planning and Project Management
  • C class drivers licence
  • Ability to read and interpret Standards




  • MR class drivers licence
  • EWP ticket
  • Working at Heights
  • Protection Officer Level 2
  • Structures Examination
  • Structures Repair


John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives.


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’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. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.