Title:  Safety Manager

Job Number:  18656

Cairns City, QLD, AU, 4870

About John Holland:

At John Holland, our purpose is simple – we transform lives with everything we do. We’ve always known that infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work every day. That’s our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way. Be part of the team that’s up for the challenge of transforming lives for good. 

About the role:

As a Safety Manager, you will play a vital role in our Draper Road WTP project. This contract involves the building of a water treatment plant, water intake, reservoir and various pipeline related infrastructure. Your primary responsibilities will be to implement and control Work Health & Safety Management requirements, strategies and initiatives across a workplace and report progress to the Project Manager and Project leadership team. Key responsibilities include:


  • Guide and support the Project Leadership Team to develop and implement a safety culture that aligns to the company vision, including adequate development and training in safety critical roles
  • Ensure the projects maintains robust risk management processes, capability, focus and discipline related to safety
  • Ensure the project implements and complies with the John Holland Safety Management System.
  • Investigate all causes of events on site and recommend actions to prevent future occurrences
  • Provide specialist support to internal stakeholders including operational leaders, project employees, contractors, clients and visitors

About You:

  • Advanced Diploma Safety in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
  • Safety Lead Auditor Qualification
  • Construction safety management (5+ years)
  • Audit management practices (2-3 years)
  • Quantitative and qualitative risk assessment and monitoring of risk controls and actions involved in delivery and implementation of projects
  • Knowledge of Safety legislation and statutes and ability to interpret any applicable statutes or legislation relevant to Project

We Offer:

We’re about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee. We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From generous leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.  

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