Title:  Project Engineer - OHW

Job Number:  17570

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 Project Engineer to join the rail team working on our Southwest Metro Corridor project, based in Canterbury.


We are interested in applicants who have experience in Overhead Wiring Systems, 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
  • Monitor construction progress for adherence to programme and report to the Construction Manager or Project Manager
  • Arrange and oversee the letting of tenders
  • Demonstrate financial management skills and commercial acumen when making decisions
  • Assist with the preparation of site construction budgets and reports.
  • Interpret designs for implementation on project
  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative safety, environment and quality risk assessment to ensure acceptable quality of structures and finishes
  • Manage and support the development of Site Engineers reporting into you
  • 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 4-5 years post-graduate construction experience in overhead wiring, and/or traction and civil
  • Demonstrated experience with project wide level of planning, development, and review of complex projects.
  • 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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