Professionals Program, Planner And Scheduler (Vpsg5.1)

Rail Projects Victoria

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 4/22/2019

Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) comprises of Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), Rail Projects Victoria (RPV, MTIA), North East Link Project (NELP), West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) and Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV). Rail Projects Victoria, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (RPV, MTIA) is the Victorian Government body responsible for the development and delivery of the Metro Tunnel Project, Regional Rail Revival, future Melbourne Airport Rail Link and a portfolio of other rail projects. RPV, MTIA is responsible for all aspects of the projects including planning and development of the project reference design, site investigations, stakeholder engagement, planning approvals and procurement, through to construction delivery and project commissioning.


Planner and Scheduler

Do you want to work within the largest portfolio of major infrastructure delivery in the State's history including the Metro Tunnel Project, Regional Rail Revival and Airport Rail Link?

Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) are taking applications for a self-starting engineer or similar discipline with an interest in planning and scheduling to fast-track their career through a structured training and development program.Over 2 years you will be involved in carefully structured learning modules that will introduce you to best practice planning and programming methods and techniques from a high performing team of Senior Planners within RPV, many with more than 15 to 20 years' industry experience.

Planning and programming is a crucial function at RPV, and robust programs that have the project team's buy-in are fundamental for the successful delivery of all RPV projects.

Planning and programming extends well beyond the ability to develop and update programs. Successful Planners are expert communicators and facilitators, have strong project management skills and seek to develop a detailed and comprehensive overview of the status of projects. For these reasons they often adopt the role of ‘trusted advisor' to Senior Management.

As well as providing advanced training for Primavera P6 and other software applications the 2 year course will focus on developing professional communication and collaboration, reporting, negotiation and project management skills. Training modules will include:

  • RPV's Best Practice Planning Methods
  • Managing Complex Program Interfaces
  • Estimating Durations – First Principles and Benchmarking
  • Allowing for Risk & Contingency
  • Successful Communication & Reporting
  • Undertaking Meaningful Program Reviews

Embedded within RPV's project delivery teams and working closely with RPV's Planners you will have the opportunity to put your existing and developing skills into practice by assisting with the development, management and reporting of programs and strategic plans for RPV's portfolio of major infrastructure projects.


  • Structured learning and development program
  • Ongoing training and support
  • An emphasis on work / life balance
  • High-performing team environment
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Personal & Professional development opportunities
  • Committed to safety & wellbeing 
  • Training & development opportunities


Please include a Cover Letter, CV and response to Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description. We want to know why you want to work at RPV, why you are interested in the role, and, taking into account the Key Selection Criteria as a whole, how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the program.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Becky Fry on (03) 9655 6086.

Applications close 11.59 pm – Sunday 12 May 2019

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