Site Engineer

Spotswood, VIC, AU
July 11, 2024
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About John Holland

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 for good.

About the Role / Are you up for the challenge?

As a site engineer working in our dynamic rail services business, you will gain experience working across the full project life cycle, from scoping, design management, tendering and estimating through to project delivery and completions. Our southern Rail services team pursues opportunities across SA/TAS and Vic from our base in Spotswood, Vic. Successful applicants can expect occasional requirements to work away for periods of typically 2 weeks at a time every couple of months. Working within a supportive & collaborative project team, your primary responsibilities would include coordinating and managing construction activities, ensuring quality standards are met, communicating with clients and stakeholders, maintaining safety on site, documenting project progress, collaborating with the project team, and ensuring compliance with client or industry standards and regulations.

Responsibilities of the role include / What you will do;

  • Project planning and coordination: Assisting in the development of project plans, including determining project scope, objectives, and deliverables. Coordinating with project managers, contractors, and other stakeholders to ensure smooth execution of projects.
  • Engineering support: Providing technical expertise and support to the project team, including reviewing engineering designs, resolving technical issues, and offering guidance on construction methodologies and techniques.
  • Overseeing construction activities on-site, ensuring compliance with project plans, specifications, and safety regulations. Regularly inspecting work progress, identifying any issues or deviations, and taking appropriate corrective actions.
  • Quality control: Monitoring the quality of workmanship and materials used in construction projects to ensure compliance with project specifications and industry standards. Conducting regular quality inspections and implementing quality control measures as required.
  • Documentation and reporting: Maintaining accurate and up-to-date project documentation, including progress reports, monitoring of work schedules and programs, site diaries, and any other relevant records. Generating reports as required by project managers and stakeholders.
  • Stakeholder management: Building and maintaining positive relationships with clients, subcontractors, suppliers, and other stakeholders involved in the project. Addressing any concerns or issues raised by stakeholders in a timely and professional manner.
  • Health and safety: Ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations on construction sites. Promoting and maintaining a safe working environment, conducting regular safety inspections, and addressing any safety-related concerns or incidents.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making: Identifying and resolving technical issues, challenges, and conflicts that may arise during the project. Making informed decisions and taking appropriate actions to ensure project objectives are met.
  • Providing input to our precontracts and tendering opportunities.

To be successful in this key role, you must have / What we are looking for;

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and relevant technical expertise in civil construction or rail maintenance and minor projects.
  • Experience in managing and coordinating projects efficiently, meeting deadlines, and ensuring quality standards are met.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively collaborate with team members, contractors, clients, and stakeholders. 
  • The ability to identify and resolve technical issues and challenges that may arise during the project execution.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy in project plans, specifications, and documentation.
  • A commitment to safety protocols and ensuring compliance with safety regulations and standards on construction sites.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, including collaborating with other engineers, project managers, supervisors and contractors to achieve project objectives.

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.