Maintenance Planner

June 10, 2024
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At John Holland, our purpose is simple – we transform lives with everything we do.


We’ve always known that infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work every day.


That’s our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way.


Be part of the team that’s up for the challenge of transforming lives.

About you and the role 


Are you an experienced Maintenance Planner with a passion for asset lifecycle management? Join our dynamic team at John Holland and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our Rail Plant Services!


The National Maintenance Planner will be instrumental in managing the Asset Life Cycle Planning Strategy for John Holland Plant. You will be responsible for creating and executing an effective Preventative Maintenance (PM) Plan, ensuring alignment with our corporate objectives and compliance with SQE standards.

This role can be based anywhere in Australia and is a contract position from July – October 2024. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement and monitor the PM plan by setting targets and utilizing effective communication with Maintenance Superintendents and Supervisors.
  • Generate all Work Orders for planned preventative maintenance and drive a culture of planning excellence, focusing on risk management and SQE.
  • Provide regular reporting on KPIs to assess the effectiveness of maintenance activities and equipment management systems.
  • Develop and revise strategic direction for Asset Lifecycle Planning with a focus on cost reduction and budget adherence.

Position Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Construction, or Planning disciplines.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in construction, Project Controls, Engineering, and Planning, including major projects and tenders.
  • Experience in risk management and the use of planning software (e.g., Maximo, SAP).
  • Proficiency in planning software and understanding of SQ&E legislation.
  • Strong document and record management skills.
  • Knowledge of Asset Life Cycle and planning principles.
  • Experience using Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management Systems.
  • Ability to effectively manage a team. 

As part of the team, you can help us 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 we understand that different perspectives and ideas are critical to our long-term success.
We want you to be with us for the long term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.


What’s in it for you


We’re about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee.
We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From generous leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.


We offer:

Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice options.

Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with super and up to an extra 18 weeks of super paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two extra days to prioritise your wellbeing.


Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.


Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, plus technical and leadership training and development opportunities.


Inclusion, diversity and equity is part of how we work. We want everyone at John Holland to feel that they belong – that’s why we’re working hard every day to foster a more inclusive culture, backed by a business-wide inclusion strategy to bring about meaningful change. We’ve also got active employee resource groups that support our commitments including those around gender equality and reconciliation.


Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether it’s flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts or flexi-work, we’re committed to helping our people work flexibly.