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Title:  Senior Planner

Job Number:  11849

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3004

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?

About the role

We are currently looking for experienced Senior Planner (in addition, potentially Planning Manager) to join our Infrastructure team based in either our brand-new Melbourne CBD offices or at a Major Project Office.  The successful candidate will have a high level of understanding in all areas of construction planning and scheduling.  You will be responsible for providing bid and project delivery planning expertise to our Infrastructure and Major Project teams.

Depending on your expertise you will have the option to specialise in pre contracts/bid planning or alternatively attach yourself to a project to deliver an innovative construction plan.


Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Establish and manage the process of planning, creating detailed programs and monitoring project and plan performance.
  • Work as part of the bid team and/or construction team, be part of delivering successful and innovative planning outcomes.
  • Interface with project team, client, stakeholders, vendors and subcontractors for management of the planning function in accordance with established procedures
  • Ensure monitoring and reporting of Project Controls processes are successfully set-up and implemented on projects
  • Implement project monitoring systems, particularly focussing on time, cost, resources, and quality (project controls and earned value). Ensure that planning & controls reports generated across project provide maximum cost and time forecasting
  • Proactively contribute to the planning and controls culture across the project based on best practice and with a focus on risk management and cost control.

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

  • A clear interest and love of all things Infrastructure, big projects, small projects, complex engineering challenges and enjoying having your name on the project.
  • Tertiary degree, preferably in one of the following disciplines - Engineering, Construction, Building or Project Management or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in Engineering, Construction, Planning and Project Controls
  • Use of planning software & tools such as Primavera Project Planning, Time Chainage Charts, Earned value and Cash Flow Analysis
  • Strong organisational and communication 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.

For a confidential discussion please contact Michael on 0438579476 or follow the links to apply.

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