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Project Engineer

Date posted: March 26, 2015
Company: Telstra
Salary: $
Work type: Full time
Procure Global Reference: PGREF999

Position description

Who We Are:

Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company employing over 37,000 staff, being the most well known brand in the technology and communications industry.

We offer a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia, providing more than 9.6 million Australian fixed line and 12.2 million mobile services.

Our Vision:

Adding to Telstra’s portfolio of well-known Australian organisations, Defence has signed a $1.1 billion agreement with Telstra for the provision of telecommunications services.

The six-and-a-half year agreement will enable Defence to transform its communications technology including better integrating fixed telecommunications with satellite and tactical networks.

Telstra’s aim is to deliver technology that can become the backbone of Australian Defence for the next decade and beyond. The agreement represents the largest customer undertaking in Telstra’s history and will support military operations at home and abroad.

We will create 350 new positions to help serve the contract, including recruiting some of the nation’s leading IT, network and security experts.

We are seeking the most talented people to transform the Defence communication network and take it into another dimension.

The Role:

Reporting to the Design Manager, this role will assist in developing design solutions and tracking construction progress in accordance with design documentation and construction program across a number of sites. You will be responsible for conducting initial reviews of contractor documentation including design drawings as well as assess design solutions from design consultant to ensure that they are in line with design brief and site specific requirements. You will develop design solutions and conduct design compatibility testing on previously documented works to ensure they are in line with customer requirements. Conducting site inspections to ensure design compliance and inspect installation in accordance with design requirements and brief will also be a major part of this role.


Overall management of design and overseeing project delivery from a design perspective across numerous sites
Responsible for developing and collating design information, liaison with design consultant and subcontractors.
Have a thorough understanding of the facilities design brief and implement this knowledge across the project.
To support areas of Facilities team where required on issues of a technical nature.
Provide technical support for customer, which may involve site visits of both a national nature.
Liaise with design consultant to ensure Requests for Information (RFI’s) are responded to in a timely matter.
Prepare design scoping reports for the customer on specific sites.
Health, Safety Quality and Environment compliance across the business unit as a whole
Tracking and reporting on design documentation & reviews of design documentation and drawings.
Weekly contribution to design team meetings as well as regular reporting to Design Manager.
Constant interrogation of design to identify and implement cost savings, improvement, and fitness for purpose.
Ensure technical documentation, including CAD drawings, technical construction files, design calculations, bills of materials, technical specifications, test data is maintained within the document management system.

Current Defence security clearance is required. Defence Secret (NV1) is preferred; however Baseline/Protected is acceptable.

Benefits and Career Path:

Working for the most successful Telco Company in Australia also brings with it some great benefits, including: Working with the top IT Specialists in the APAC Region who provide support and mentoring, Substantial discounts on a range of Telstra products (including FOXTEL), Financial benefits such as Telstra Share Options, Great Salary Packaging Options and discounts on various retail, health and fitness and entertainment areas, Excellent work/life balance that allows you to have an excellent divide of personal needs and work commitments and performance bonuses*. Check out our website for more information and testimonials from our Employees.

*Fixed Term Full Time Positions are not eligible for Performance Bonuses but are still eligible for all other features included in our Rewards and Benefits program

We work flexibly at Telstra. Talk to us about how this job could be flexible for you

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