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Title:  Bridge Examiner

Job Number:  4138

Sydney, 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 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 (build material, decay mechanisms, forces, interactions & lifecycles) as well as experience with construction systems.  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.


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.