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Senior Planner - QLD

  • 595460
  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Maryborough, QLD, Australia, 4650
  • Full Time - Permanent

Downer Rail and Transit Systems are looking for a Senior Planner to join our high performing team. Be part of an exciting project team delivering multiple Passenger rolling stock projects for our client in Queensland. The role can be based in Brisbane or Maryborough QLD.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Ensure monitoring and reporting processes are successfully set-up and implemented on project.
  • Interface with the project team, clients, stakeholders, consultants, designers, subcontractors for management of the project program.
  • Ensure reports are developed with quality and within defined timeframes.
  • Update, detail and maintain the Master Schedule, Baseline and Scenarios in Primavera P6 taking into account the contract requirements and overall project strategy.
  • Review and oversee schedules provided by Subcontractors and Interface Contractor's advising issues that might impact the project's completion date.
  • Create subplans to control and plan the works in short term basis or under demanding of the Project Manager.
  • Perform delay analysis, prepare extension of time claims and assist in the preparation of expert reports.
  • Support contract administration activities including project change management (subcontractor claims, variation orders and dispute resolution).
  • Facilitate and oversee the risk assessment, mitigation and contingency planning process conducting Quantitative Schedule Risk Assessments on Primavera Risk Analysis.
  • Drive and mentor other planners to improve overall project delivery and performance of team.
  • Identify and prepare specialised reports and KPI’s for targeted focus areas to maintain / improve performance to the plan.
  • Work with team to identify mitigation strategies to resolve program impacts 
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with all Australian health and safety, quality and environmental legislative requirements. 


About You

  • Tertiary degree, preferably in one of the following disciplines - Engineering, Construction, Building, Project Management, or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years’ experience within Major Infrastructure works in a similar role (rail highly desirable).
  • Proficient in the use of Primavera P6, Primavera Risk Analysis, Microsoft Excel and PowerBI is mandatory.
  • Significant experience in project scheduling, including experience with earned value management (EVM) using Primavera P6.
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team to achieve outcomes in a timely manner
  • High level of interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability working in a diverse environment
  • High level of autonomy and ability to proactively define the task to achieve the defined outcome
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration for the best for organisation outcome
  • Demonstrates individual commitment by pro-actively leading and participating in best practice safety and return to work initiatives

What we offer

  • An opportunity to be part of a rewarding project that will reinvigorate the manufacturing industry and provide jobs to QLD
  • An opportunity to work for a major ASX listed company.
  • The ability to build your professional career in a multi-disciplined business environment.
  • A supportive and dynamic team environment.
  • A workplace that takes responsibility and accountability for the care and protection of peers, the business, the communities in which we operate, and the environment.
  • If based in Brisbane, you will be required to travel to our regional Maryborough site weekly

Downer Group believes that our employees are fundamental to the culture and success of the company. Our people enjoy working for us because we offer a challenging, diverse but rewarding work environment. Downer takes pride in being an employer of choice taking responsibility and accountability for the care and protection of peers, the business, the communities and the environment in which we operate.

For further information please email

Employment with Downer is subject to a Pre-Employment Medicals and on-going drug and alcohol screening.

Notwithstanding the location of this position, all qualified Australian citizens and permanent residents from all locations are encouraged to apply.

Downer Group is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We strongly encourage Females and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

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