Planning Manager

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Job Type
Permanent Full-time
Aus - Canberra
Planning / Scheduling / Project Controls, Eligible for Employee Referral Payment
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CPB Contractors is Australia’s leading contractor and the largest infrastructure construction company in our region. Part of the CIMIC Group, we are proud to be constructing Australia’s future and do so collaboratively with our partners and clients.

We hire for careers, not project life. CPB Contractors has more than 50 major infrastructure projects in delivery, across all key sectors of the construction industry, including roads and bridges, rail, tunnelling, defence, airports, buildings and resources, providing you with career opportunities for years to come.

The Project

CIMIC Group companies Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors and UGL, along with JV Partner John Holland, and as part of the Canberra Metro consortium, will finance, design, build and operate the next stage of Canberra’s world class light rail system, Stage 2A from the City to Commonwealth Park.

The Canberra Light Rail Stage 2A project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government. Canberra Metro was awarded the $577 million contract following a single select procurement process, generating revenue of approximately $227.5 million for CPB Contractors and UGL.

The Stage 2A “catenary free” or wireless extension will be delivered under Canberra Metro’s existing public private partnership (PPP) with the ACT Government.

Your opportunity

Reporting to the Project Director, the Planning Manager will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the project is planned to maximise efficiency and minimise construction cost.
  • Leading a professional and effective planning team to high levels of performance in establishing and managing the project planning systems.
  • Contributing to establishing and maintaining processes for program and progress reporting, including dissemination of processes and standards
  • Preparing and controlling accurate and efficient program reporting (including schedule risk analysis)
  • Documenting agreed construction methodologies in accordance with the company’s procedures and particular client requirements
  • Actively contributing to the identification of, mitigation and response to project risks and opportunities
  • Contributing to establishing and maintaining standards and processes to ensure that program, progress and other scheduling data is maintained up to date in P6, including EV and cost and revenue cash flow requirements
  • Coordinating detailed monthly reviews of the project program with delivery teams and consolidating and compiling project program reports

Our minimum requirements for this role are:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar position managing complex, high value projects within civil construction industry (Tier 1 or Tier 2).
  • Strong systems focus and background in planning with experience in Primavera and/or Tilos software.
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills and demonstrated experience leading a team.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and externally.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or relevant experience.
  • Be confident managing multiple stakeholders at all levels.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).

This role is based in North Sydney until the end of the year, with the expectation that the role location will move to Canberra at that time.  You will have the option of Drive In Drive Out (DIDO) or an attractive relocation package that includes removalist costs.

CPB Contractors is an equal-opportunity employer. We support women in construction, Indigenous advancement, and participation and encourage people of all cultural backgrounds to apply.

We’re always looking for ways to make CPB Contractors a more rewarding place to work and offer a unique set of benefits, including:

  • A rewarding career where we support your development, training and promote from within.
  • Opportunities across all construction sectors so that there is always an opportunity suitable for the next stage in your career.
  • Competitive remuneration and excellent benefits including a health and wellbeing program, discount portal and company-funded salary continuance insurance.
  • Flexible work arrangements and a culture that values diversity and innovation.

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

How to apply

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