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Construction Lead – Rail

Category 5 Labour Management is a leading provider of Rail, Marine, Industrial Services and Trades personnel throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Our client is a highly acclaimed mining company , based in Port Hedland , they are responsible for executing Capital and Operational works across multiple worksites on a rail network spanning approximately 450kms.

The Role 

The role is responsible for executing large-scale capital and operation expenditure track works including Re Rail, Track Renewal/Reconstruction, turnout and cross over renewal, rail stress management and rail civil works.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop execution proposals for the scope of works delivered by the respective project managers
  • Use input from track specialists, and track, civil, signals & safety supervisors to develop execution proposals (schedules, resources, methodologies)
  • Management of resources to deliver the track renewals scope of work (essentially management of plant and people
  • Assist with allocation of track and civil supervisors to packages of work so they can manage execution duties (work packs, work management, supervision)
  • Plan people resources for works including track, civil, TPOs, welding, surfacing, surveying, quality testing, traffic management 
  • Plan equipment resources to ensure sufficient equipment for works
  • Engagement with key contractors to ensure sufficient resources are maintained for the track renewals teams
  • Responsible for correct planning and preparation for execution (overall completion of work management, resources booked and allocated, plan developed and communicated to key stakeholders, confirm accommodation booked, equipment movements coordinated)
  • Utilize support resources to ensure all planning tasks are done (logistics officers, maintenance supervisors, track specialists & supervisors)

Essential Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in construction and execution planning (experience with track maintenance/renewal works desirable)
  • Risk management in execution works (track works desirable)
  • Track Renewal/Construction and or maintenance practices/methodologies
  • Sound knowledge of Railroad Operating Rules and industry standards (safety and quality)
  • Good planning skills and the ability to oversee projects to successful completion
  • Work management practices
  • Demonstrated field based supervision


  • Current full West Australian “C” class motor vehicle license or current equivalent Australian State motor vehicle license.
  • Construction management/planning qualifications (Track construction highly desirable)
  • Large scale capital and operational works
  • Ongoing opportunity
  • One of the largest Rail Networks in the world

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Construction Manager

Work Type
Contract or Temp

Monday 19 October, 2020