Planning Manager

Location:New South Wales
Job Type:Full Time

About Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with over 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. We are currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

About the role

We are currently looking for a Planning Manager to join us on a large rail infrastructure project in Sydney. This is a great opportunity to join a tier 1 contractor, which offers excellent career prospects in a growing region.

Key responsibilities

You will be resposible for preparing and assess detailed project plans for all stages and facets of the project, to help deliver project outcomes on time. You will maintain the contract programs through Primavera P6, interpret and communicate essential sequence of activities, implement robust project controls, and accurate reporting and forecasts, identify key milestones, prepare daily reports and dashboards, and maintain the project controls database.

You will have

You will have extensive experience in project planning roles on large construction projects with top-tier contractors, backed by a relevant engineering degree. You will bring a high attention to detail, computer literacy, and drive/motivation to support the project in meeting a tight schedule. You will have experience with P6 Primavera, overseeing project controls/costs, and rail infrastructure experience. Good communication skills are essential with the ability to drive a faced-paced program, and assist the team in achieving the project goals.


At Laing O'Rourke we work hard to create an environment that brings out the very best in our people.

We believe in building careers – not just creating jobs and in putting our people at the heart of everything we do.

We want to equip all Laing O'Rourke people with the skills they need to be part of a dynamic Engineering Enterprise and ensure they feel supported in their roles and rewarded for their efforts.

We have our own specialised learning and development programme, providing access to industry-leading learning tools to help every employee acquire the core competencies and skills needed to compete in this fast-changing environment.

Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.