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Title:  Services Director (NSW/ACT)

Job Number:  9843

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2009


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 Services Director (NSW/ACT)  to join our building business. The role will provide leadership, support and guidance in all aspects of building services management to the Regional Building Team to achieve business plan objectives, regional and project deliverables.




  • Provide functional leadership to building services roles within the Region’s Building Team
  • Interface with Business Groups to ensure consistency of approach to building services delivery
  • Build and maintain relationships with key consultants, suppliers, subcontractors and stakeholders.
  • Develop strategies which support and enhance the business plans of the Region
  • Liaise with prospective clients, suppliers and subcontractors to identify potential opportunities and partnerships
  • Lead commercial discussions, agreement and management with consultants, subcontractors and suppliers. Including the development of scope of works.
  • Develop and implement building services design, delivery, and commissioning processes to be implemented on prospective and current projects
  • Develop services design processes on prospective and current projects to enhance design and delivery strategies
  • Monitor progress and identify risks and opportunities of building services works on existing projects, including through design, procurement, delivery, and commissioning
  • People management: Monitor building services staff to ensure the project has the capability to achieve targets, supervise workforce, including subcontractors, and foster a high-performing team within a positive employee relations environment. 
  • Promote a culture of wellbeing and caring for staff, consultants, contractors, suppliers and stakeholders. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all is the upmost priority.
  • Provide technical support to the Region Building Manager, Project Directors/Managers and Project teams
  • Lead the services bid and tender strategies, bid requirements and assessment of services consultants and subcontractors.
  • Participate in the identification and selection of consultants, subcontractors and suppliers related to building services
  • Identify, develop and implement technical innovation opportunities during tenders and through delivery
  • Demonstrate leadership in risk management, compliance, and auditing, and ensure legislative, pre-contract and commercial obligations are met, including compliance with the relevant Building Codes.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems, reporting and procedures.
  • Continual development of initiatives and processes that enable John Holland to be a market leader in the design and delivery of building services  




  • Specialist trade and/or Associate design qualification
  • Tertiary qualification in mechanical, electrical or plumbing


Typical experience:

  • Experience delivering technology and building services on major projects 
  • Experience in engineering and technical management roles
  • Demonstrated success in senior building services role for Tier 1 or National contractor
  • Multi-disciplined project experience in tender, design and construction phases of projects in Australia and internationally
  • Expert in statutory compliance requirements in regions and territories where we operate
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and experience managing commercial relationships, budgets, cost control
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management skills with a focus on relationship building, influencing, communication and negotiation skills


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.

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