Title:  Safety Manager

Job Number:  18634

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3015

About John Holland


We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

About the Role

Join our Infrastructure team and initially work within our Hobsons Bay Main Sewer project! This is a permanent full-time position to join John Holland for the long term.

We're currently looking for an experienced Project Safety Manager to join our Hobsons Bay Main Sewer project team located in Spotswood, VIC. Implement and control Safety Management requirements, strategies and initiatives the project and report progress to the Project Manager and Project leadership team. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer education and compliance programs for employees, clients, contractors and visitors
  • ­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
  • ­Initiate and administer safety improvement, education and compliance programs for workplaces within the region
  • Align region and workplace Safety & Workers Compensation strategies with relevant JHG business plans and assist workplaces to implement them
  • ­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 
  • Coordinate and provide day to day specialist support to internal stakeholders including the Project Leadership team, employees, contractors, clients and visitors during the project lifecycle 
  • ­Develop and guide project safety professionals to ensure day to day specialist project support
  • ­Ensure the project understands and have the tools to meet their regulatory and legal safety obligations 
  • ­Maintain comprehensive safety records, manage statutory reporting requirements and monitor safety performance progress

To be successful:

  • Bachelor degree in Quality, Safety, Environmental, Project Management or other associated disciplines
  • ­Safety Lead Auditor Qualification
  • ­Construction safety management (5+ years)
  • Audit management practices (2-3 years)
  • ­Knowledge of Safety legislation and statutes (especially those relating to Comcare), and ability to interpret any applicable statutes or legislation relevant to Project
  • ­Knowledge of Environmental legislation and statutes, and ability to interpret any applicable statutes or legislation relevant to Project

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform our lives.

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

What's in it for you when you join John Holland?

We offer: 
Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice packaging options available. 
Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with superannuation and up to an extra 18 weeks of superannuation paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two additional John Holland Days to prioritise health and wellbeing. 
Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities. 
Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, and technical and leadership training and development opportunities. 
Inclusion and diversity is part of how we work and do what we do at John Holland. Our active commitment to being an employer of choice is evident in the delivery of our Gender Equality Strategic Plan supported by our Pride, Celebrate Women, RAP and Grow networks. 
Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether it’s flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we’re committed to helping our people work flexibly. 

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