Title:  Overhead Wiring Site Engineer

Job Number:  17585

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2193

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?


We are currently looking for an experienced Overhead Wiring Site Engineer to join the rail team working on our Southwest Metro Corridor project, based in Canterbury.


We are looking for applicants who have experience in Overhead Wiring Systems and/or traction and civil. The successful candidate will provide onsite engineering services and technical support to ensure short term planning and programming of works is completed in conjunction with the site supervision staff as well as liaising with key internal stakeholders. 


Responsibilities of the role include;

  • Conduct and administer overall job planning and programming including short range and intermediate activities for construction projects for approval by the Project Manager
  • Demonstrate financial management skills including demonstrated behaviour in reducing costs and meeting budgets
  • Verify subcontractors’ claims and variations
  • Undertake cost controlling and estimating as required by the Site Manager
  • Maintain drawing register controls for the project
  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative safety, environment and quality risk assessment to ensure acceptable quality of structures and finishes
  • Demonstrate people management skills by being able to manage work and performance of teams and subcontractors to achieve project outcomes


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years’ Rail Construction experience, Overhead Wiring experience preferrable
  • Skill in use of document and record management, progress and project performance reporting compliance and procedures 
  • Hold a current driver’s license 
  • Flexibility to work weekend shifts and night shifts when required. For any eligible weekend shift work completed, you will be eligible for additional compensation


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.

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