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Senior Project Engineer - OHW.

Senior Project Engineer - OHW

Job Title: Senior Project Engineer - OHW
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: $180,000-200,000
Reference: 3351265
Contact Name: Carly Fripp
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 26, 2021 14:36

Job Description

The Metro Tunnel Project will untangle the City Loop by taking three of Melbourne’s busiest train lines through a new tunnel under the city. It will create a new end-to-end train line from Sunbury to Cranbourne/Pakenham, with twin nine-kilometre tunnels and five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, Anzac, and two new CBD stations - State Library and Town Hall - which will directly connect to the City Loop.

We are recruiting for a Senior Project Engineer – OHW to coordinate on-site engineering functions for allocated projects to achieve time and budget objectives and provide efficient support for construction activities.

Responsibilities of the role include;
  • ROCB/ OHW works project wide for tunnel works, including approaches
  • Demonstrate sound people management skills by managing work and performance of subcontractors to achieve outcomes.
  • Utilise effective time management skills including sequencing of work of own and resource time management.
  • Forecasting and cost control for responsible cost codes;
  • Assist with preparing long-term programme/ sequencing for the excavation works as required; providing productivity and cost inputs
  • Manage on-site engineering functions through subordinates, which may include Project Engineers, and/or Cost/Planning Engineers
  • Obtain relevant design parameter information for incorporation into detailed designs and construction specifications
  • Monitor quality and quantities of incoming equipment and material, check work drawings, construction and specifications against site plans and conditions and arrange corrections or modifications where necessary.
  • Coordinate the activities of an engineering team, programme work loads and provide technical and administrative guidance to the engineering staff to ensure aims and objectives are effectively and economically achieved
  • Ensure that project engineering completion is on time and within budget. Record completed work, costs incurred, materials used and retain progress drawings
  • Accurate forecasts of costs and revenue and utilise corrective action in line with company authority and reporting frameworks to maximise the profit margin
To be successful in this key role, you must have:
  • Tertiary qualifications Construction / Engineering Discipline.
  • Previous work in a Rail environment.
  • Minimum 10 years’ engineering experience in a railway environment.
  • Experience on > $100 M Projects.
  • More than 5 years’ post graduate site-based experience on OHLE
  • Knowledge of MTM rail safety procedures and processes
  • Proficient with MTM 1500V DC Overhead Wiring System standards
  • Delivery of major projects and teams to program and budget specifications
  • Understanding of the Quality Management Plan. Safety Management Plan, Environmental Management Plan and Projects Design Management Plan
If you would like to be considered for this role, please email a copy of your CV to for immediate consideration