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Senior Project Engineer

McConnell Dowell - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


McConnell Dowell is a major engineering, construction, building and maintenance contractor operating in 23 locations throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

Our vision is to be a leader in the delivery of infrastructure, building and resource solutions.

Our mission is to create opportunities for personal and professional development and create a positive outcome for our organisations whilst optimising the positive legacy for the communities with whom we engage.

Working at the forefront of the industry, we provide our people with a stimulating environment that challenges them to think laterally and excel even beyond their own expectations. We equip, inspire and empower our people to be their very best, to learn through experience, and to help us reach the highest standards across all areas of the business.

Our creative approach is what makes us stand out from the crowd. We rate ourselves on our ability to innovate to achieve the highest results and provide the best value for our clients. It also means we are not afraid to work on challenging projects that not only require a creative engineering approach, but also creative support staff.

We value Safety and Care, Honesty and Integrity, Customer Focus, Working Together and Performance Excellence. We hire the best and brightest in our field. It’s something we’re proud of, it is reflected within our achievements and it enables us to be industry leaders.

About The Project

McConnell Dowell is the constructor within the Western Program Alliance (WPA) which forms part of the Victorian State government’s ambitious level crossing removal program. The Alliance brings together the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), and Arup and Mott MacDonald as design partners.

WPA was formed in 2017 and following the successful completion of several major projects, is now focused on delivering the level crossing removals at Werribee (Werribee Street & Cherry Street), Hoppers Crossing (Old Geelong Road) and Cranbourne (the Cranbourne Line Upgrade), as well as developing future works projects.

Your Opportunity

We are currently seeking applications from highly skilled and qualified Civil Engineers to lead and manage the construction of specific work packages. You will be responsible for leading your team in engineering activities to ensure that projects are implemented in accordance with plans, designs and specifications.

As Senior Project Engineer, You Will Be Accountable For

  • Coordinating and administering construction engineering activities to ensure that projects are implemented in accordance with plans, designs and specifications
  • Assisting with the preparation of site construction budgets and reports
  • Monitoring construction progress for adherence to programme and report to the Project Manager
  • Interpreting designs for implementation in construction projects
  • Contributing to improvements to existing designs
  • Demonstrating financial management skills and commercial acumen when making decisions
  • Assigning work and assisting with reviews for accuracy and adherence to required standards
  • Executing working knowledge of contractual and legislation relevant to the project
  • Undertaking quantitative and qualitative safety, environment and quality risk assessment to ensure acceptable quality of structures and finishes
  • Analysing and use document and record management, progress and project performance reporting compliance reporting
  • Managing and mentoring a team of project, site and graduate engineers
  • Demonstrating sound people management skills by managing work and performance of subcontractors to achieve outcomes.

Requirements For This Role Are
  • Tertiary qualification in construction and/or civil/structural engineering
  • Specialist experience in project engineering and a working knowledge of project management
  • Proven experience working on structures as part of a large multidisciplined civil infrastructure project preferably rail
  • Competent in planning and organising work schedules and a demonstrated ability to deliver to timelines
  • Proven experience in project engineering with project management knowledge and understanding with experience in the construction/heavy engineering sectors
  • Self-confident and able to persuade, convince or impress others in order to gain their commitment and cooperation to a course of action
  • Sound working knowledge of HS&E requirements and implementation of same
  • Strong and clear communication skills with proven ability to engage others
If you would like to work for a business that appreciates the unique capabilities and perspectives of each employee, and which values the safety and well-being of its people, please consider joining the McConnell Dowell Group.

McConnell Dowell is an equal opportunity employer as we value diversity within our company.

Please apply online following the link. Note all successful applicants must hold valid work rights for Australia and pass a satisfactory pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol checks.

Please note: This role is being sourced through McConnell Dowell directly and we will not accept applications via external recruitment agencies.