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Title:  Principal Temporary Works Engineer

Job Number:  11601

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2009

About John Holland

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

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 Principal Engineer - Temporary Works to join our TEK (Technology, Engineering and Knowledge) division.  This position can be based out of either our Sydney or Melbourne office.

Working within our TEK Technical Design team, you will be responsible for taking a leading role in the identification and development of the safest and most efficient Temporary Works solutions for John Holland projects to support the intended construction method, including the management and co-ordination of external temporary works consultants. 

About the Role

  • Develop high level staging and sequence of works, ensuring consistency in design and engineering management practice and knowledge sharing
  • Propose construction methodology solutions to effectively deliver high risk activities
  • Identify technical risks or opportunities which may impact the successful delivery of projects in delivery
  • Ensure constructability in the permanent works Design and the Construction programme
  • Early-stage engagement to develop efficient and technically validated Temporary Works concept solutions, including technical input into design briefs so these can be issued to external Temporary Works consultants for detailed design, documentation and certification
  • Undertake reviews of external Temporary Works consultant or sub-contractor certified Temporary Works designs for high-risk Temporary Works packages
  • Challenge or optimisation of Temporary Works designs or construction methodologies
  • Temporary tender/project secondments to manage high-risk Temporary Works packages, or provide technical guidance to the delivery team
  • Provide advice and cost-effective technical solutions which meet John Holland quality, safety and risk requirements
  • Ability to use engineering expertise and problem-solving skills to resolve new technical challenges not previously encountered
  • Influence and provide technical support to onsite engineering functions ensuring client specifications are met in relation to design, supply, procurement and installation of Temporary Works.
  • Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the continued engagement of TEK in the region
  • Manage, plan, coordinate and conduct professional engineering works without supervision
  • Assist John Holland project compliance with the procedures and processes developed to support the safe delivery of Temporary Works, assist HSEQ team with project audits and incident investigations
  • Understand and highlight where project specifications and contractual requirements relating to Temporary Works present project delivery risk, and ensure these are adequately captured during tender
  • Facilitate specific Temporary Works training courses focusing on upskilling and educating the workforce on Temporary Works, production of technical notices and ensuring the business continues to learn (and benefit) from past projects

About You:

This position will require you to hold a degree qualification in Civil or Structural Engineering and be a Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership with Engineer’s Australia.  You will have extensive experience specialising in design and engineering of various Temporary Works and construction methods including major or complex projects.

To succeed in this role, you will have advanced analysis capabilities using advanced computer software (SpaceGass, Strand7, etc.).  It is essential that you have extensively used and applied various Australian Standards and industry requirements and that you are experienced in the management and coordination of Engineers and Drafting teams to deliver Temporary Works design solutions.

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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