Project Scheduler

McMahon Services is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned construction, industrial and environmental services organisations. As an international business, we operate from city centres through to remote locations and employ over 1,100 people across Australia and New Zealand.

McMahon Services is committed to long-term employment rather than just for projects. We are a family business and pride ourselves on our values of reputation, integrity, safety and excellence to deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers.

Our people are central to what we do. Our work environment is positive, collaborative, and open, and we operate as a team.  We are firmly committed to looking after our staff, from safety in the workplace through to professional development, ongoing training, and equal opportunities.

We are looking for an experienced Project Scheduler to join our team based in Darwin.

Our range of projects include building, civil, environmental / remediation projects and demolition / decommissioning projects; which consistently ensure high quality project delivery outcomes.

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Darwin, NT

Key Responsibilities:

This will include, but is not limited to:

  • Responsible for creating detailed project schedules that include baselines, all relevant tasks, milestones, as well as managing float and critical path.
  • They must ensure that these schedules are realistic, achievable, and aligned with the construction project’s scope of work.
  • Identify any dependencies between tasks or projects and ensure that they are managed effectively to avoid delays or bottlenecks.
  • Regularly monitor project progress and update schedules in conjunction with Project Team. Communicate any changes to project managers, contractors, and subcontractors in a timely and effective manner.
  • Produce earned value forecasts and report on same weekly with project team.
  • Ensure that resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials, are allocated effectively to meet construction project requirements.
  • Identify potential risks to project schedules and develop contingency plans to mitigate those risks. They must work closely with project managers, contractors, and subcontractors to manage project risks and ensure that construction projects are completed safely and efficiently.
  • Compile and analyze data related to project schedules, resource allocation, and progress. They must use this data to inform decision-making and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders, including project managers, contractors, subcontractors, and other key stakeholders, to ensure that schedules and plans are aligned with construction project goals and objectives

About You:

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • Degree/Diploma qualified in Engineering, building or construction project management preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experieince on Australian commercial, residential and/or civil projects or experience in a similar role
  • Advanced proficiency in project scheduling software (Primavera P6, MS Project)
  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically excel & project
  • Proficient reporting skills (both in writing and presenting)
  • Firm understanding of the best practice scheduling
  • Hold a construction safety card

What We Offer:

Embrace the Darwin lifestyle that offers a unique combination of thriving city atmosphere with the beauty of its tropical surroundings. Joining our team in Darwin means embracing a vibrant, multicultural city with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Darwin is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Engage in a wide range of activities such a world class fishing experiences, boating, hiking, camping & exploring the unique wildlife of the region.

McMahon Services has a family orientated culture, we value our people who are central to what we do. We offer generous remuneration packages, opportunities for growth and advancement and a supportive work environment that holds work-life balance in high regard.

Relocate to Darwin with your family to be apart of our team & we will assist with relocation costs!

How To Apply:

If you believe this opportunity matches your experience, skills and work approach, and you are looking to join a construction company that embraces diversity and fosters its employees for long-term career progression, then send your application to [email protected]


Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted. This position is open only to those eligible to work in Australia.

As an employer who embraces equal opportunity and diversity, we encourage female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.