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Schedule Programmer


Location: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Job Expectations

Build your career and Australia’s future.

Not many people can say they are working on building Australia’s future. With us you’ll be doing just that, leaving a legacy for all Australians. Plus, there’s equal employment, great training, and true flexible working arrangements.

A fantastic opportunity at nbn, Australia’s largest infrastructure project, as Schedule Programmer, reporting to the Network and Complex Team Leader, where you will join the Workforce Operations Centre (WOC) business unit.

A bit about your role

The Schedule Programmer is part of the Schedule Management team that is accountable for taking the capacity plan and producing an optimal work order schedule for the on-the-day teams to execute along with the field workforce. This includes ensuring all work orders are scheduled and are aligned to business and operational priorities to meet SLA’s prior to technician start of day.

You will be responsible for work order validation (receipting, validating and enriching work orders) and creating project plans (for certain work types including MAC), preparation and completion of Before the Day make-ready functions. Other duties include the coordination of outages / CRQ activities, asset management for routine maintenance, coordinating resource planned requests (eg. after hours, volunteers, remote/regional milk runs) and managing the workflow of tickets to meet SLAs.

A bit about you
To be successful the role you will be a team strategist, working closely with nbn groups as well as relevant external contractors, suppliers, industry bodies and other third parties to deliver Workforce Capability.

You will need to possess an excellent understanding of planning, scheduling, and dispatch services to proactively highlight risks to the business, and take action where able, or escalate appropriately. This includes understanding and reacting to the impacts of changing weather conditions, and their impact to a telecommunications network.

You will need to be comfortable working with ambiguity and will need to be able to quickly adapt based on changing conditions and a dynamic rollout schedule.

Life at nbn

Please note that this role will be a 12 Month fixed term position and applications for this role will close at midnight on Friday 2nd of December 2022.

In your personal career, you’ll benefit from technical training for professional development, leadership programs and access to the latest technology, as well as being led by a diverse executive team.

nbn is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected and have equal opportunity to thrive and succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTI+ community and people living with disability. We're happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – we encourage you to advise us at the time of the application via

We actively focus on our people having a fair go at reaching their career aspirations. We’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees. With initiatives like Women’s Leadership Programs, a commitment to equal pay, flexibility and market leading parental leave, we truly are paving the way for true equality in the workplace.

Continue the conversation

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending in your resume only. We do not require a cover letter or any selection criteria to be addressed.

At nbn, health, safety and wellbeing will always be our highest priority and we are committed to protecting our employees, families, partner workforces, and the customers and communities we serve. nbn recognises that vaccinations against COVID-19 are critical and necessary for our future. As such certain workers are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a valid medical exemption is provided. For further information please refer to our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

At nbn our people and our planet matter. We have an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our employees so that everyone goes home safely each day and can perform at their peak to deliver the nbn™ network. nbn also aims to build a network that minimises energy use and can be operated with minimal impact on the environment.

Worker Type

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time