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Project Planner

Infrastructure & Place - Newcastle, NSW

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About us

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate road, rail, bus and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.

About the team

The Infrastructure and Place division is in the process of delivering an ambitious and once-in-a generation $28 billion program of public infrastructure works which will ease congestion, improve safety, create new places and connect communities for generations to come.

The opportunity

We have a full time permanent opportunity available for a Project Planner to join our Project Performance unit within Commercial, Performance and Strategy branch of Infrastructure & Place division.

This role will develop and maintain schedules for a portfolio of projects/programs to monitor key activities and assess impacts to achievements of key milestones for full lifecycle of projects/programs and you can chose to be based in our Grafton or Newcastle offices.

Reporting to the Senior Manager Planning, you will:

  • Be accountable for developing and monitoring of project/program schedule generally through the development and delivery phases, including working with the detailed contractor schedule.
  • Develop and implement Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) including alignment with Cost Breakdown Structures (CBS) in accordance with TfNSW standards and procedures with TfNSW project management team in Development phase.
  • Work closely with contractor’s scheduler to ensure the quality of their level 4 schedule is maintained and tracked against the baselined schedule using meaningful rules of credit.
  • Analyse the schedule using different method including Earned Value method, critical path method and etc.
  • Work with project team to review impacts, test scenarios and develop mitigation plan and corrective actions.
  • Conduct the required schedule baseline management including validation of logic, critical path analysis, health check and quantitative risk analysis.
  • Prepare appropriate milestone and schedule report for various stakeholders including the executives to help them in decision making.
  • Work within an integrated project controls team with other discipline leads, namely risk, cost, assurance and reporting and be required to input into these disciplines as required.

About you

  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and maintenance of the schedules in various infrastructure projects/programs in development and/or delivery phases across multi-disciplinary industries.
  • Innovative in your approach to a collaborative work style, working with a number of stakeholders with varied priorities.
  • Possess high level of professional integrity; demonstrate timely delivery of outputs to high standards and excellent planning and project management abilities.
  • Must have sound knowledge of construction methodologies and demonstrate good understanding of first principle planning practices, processes and system construction
  • Proactively lead a planning and controls culture across project delivery teams
  • Must be able to understand how to develop and maintain construction schedules and the importance of traceability of changes
  • Implement project controls monitoring systems, analysis project performance, develop corrective actions and early identification of issues, risk and opportunities in project design and delivery stages
  • Having a tertiary degree in Civil Engineering or Construction with site experience is preferred

The role may require visiting project sites and effectively communicating with project site personnel, stakeholders, consultants, designers and partners.

Salary and benefits

The salary for this position is Grade 9 ($135,898 - $152,204) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.


Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.

Applications close: 11.59pm, Monday 21st June, 2021

We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options.

For any enquiries, please email Colm Doran at COLM.DORAN@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us ?