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Senior Project Planner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: R0032309
Date Posted: Nov 2, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Project Planner who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Brisbane, Australia.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology, and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 14,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

About the Position

The role of Senior Project Planner will be to apply integrated planning processes for assigned projects/bids through the development and monitoring of project schedules.


  • Ensure the development of resource loaded overall master schedule and project schedules align with client and management expectations.

  • Ensure the implementation of integrated planning processes and standards.

  • Responsible for Earned Value Analysis (EVA) and Earned Value Management (EVM).

  • Critical path analysis, S-curve and progress reporting.

  • Support Project Team in analysis of scope of work, definition of the work breakdown structure by implementing and optimizing project execution plans.

  • Support Project Controller with finance management and reporting activities.

  • Deliver project reporting in a reliable and timely manner.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ project planning experience.

  • Expert knowledge of Primavera P6 and MS Project.

  • Well-honed stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Resourceful, flexible, and self-motivated.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent.

  • Experience gained in the rail industry will be highly regarded.

At Hitachi Rail, we know that a diverse business is a sustainable business. Working collaboratively with a range of internal networks, we’re continuously improving our policies and products. From accessible, sustainable design to achieving a better gender balance. We base these efforts on our core values: Harmony, Sincerity, and Pioneering spirit. And by aligning with these, we’re able to create a workplace where people not only feel comfortable but are given opportunities to thrive.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

What we offer:

  • Be part of a Global Company that offers a great work life balance.

  • Many opportunities to progress your career with training and development available.

  • Salary Continuance Insurance

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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