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Title:  Maintenance Superintendent

Job Number:  2428

Bathurst, 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.


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.


We are currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Superintendent to join our CRN team based in Bathurst with relocation assistance provided. 


Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Oversee the on-site delivery of defined scopes of work on schedule with all stakeholder expectations met
  • Planning of inspections, minor works, renewals and maintenance
  • Ensure works are completed in compliance with safety requirements and within the annual budget and framework
  • Authorisation and procurement of cross-functional support (resurfacing, structural, re-railing and re-sleepering), materials, maintenance and equipment
  • Manage a team of 10 direct reports and 30 indirect reports 
  • Authorisation of external plant hire, maintenance of materials, tools, vehicles and equipment
  • Optimise infrastructure performance and availability and provide immediate incident response capability where necessary
  • Effective and efficient planning of all aspects of track section management including resource allocation, maintenance, systems and incident management necessary to meet the work programme
  • Oversee the security and condition of all storerooms and contents allocated to their specific geographic or technical area 

To be successful in this key role, you must have:

  • Advanced technical competencies required in track, i.e. minimum Certificate 4 in Transport and logistics, Transport and distribution, or similar
  • 10 years experience working in rail maintenance
  • Previous experience managing a team
  • Knowledge of Rail Safety Management principles
  • Extensive knowledge of the Track rail infrastructure discipline stream and associated systems, coupled with a firm understanding of other disciplines (Structures and Signalling)
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers Licence Class C and the flexibility to travel.


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.

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