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Title:  Senior Safety Advisor

Job Number:  12789

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

About North Western Program Alliance

North Western Program Alliance (NWPA) consists of three Alliance partners – John Holland, KBR and MTM and the client (LXRP), working together as one team to achieve shared goals. 
NWPA has a proven track record with the successful delivery of six level crossing removal projects, several premium stations, three projects currently in delivery and two in development phase.
We’re proud to make a real difference to the lives of people on our program of works and in the communities in which we operate. Our values are Care, Excellence, Creativity and Empowerment. 


We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Safety Advisor to join us, based across multiple projects on the Alliance.

About the Role

Whilst you’ll be initially based on the North Western Program Alliance, this is a long-term career opportunity within John Holland. 


As a Senior Safety Advisor, you will monitor and support the Safety function across multiple development and delivery projects, as well as provide support and coordination of safety practices, systems and procedures dedicated to the sites. You will work closely with colleagues, site supervision, sub-contractors, trades and relevant stakeholders, to ensure all OH&S policies and procedures are adhered to, contributing the safe and successful delivery of the Project.

Responsibilities of the role include;

•    Monitor compliance with the safety systems and procedures within the workplace and provide operational support to the project management team.
•    Research and assist with the development of safety policies specific to the project.
Administer safety programs for project employees.
•    Lead and mentor the
supporting safety team through direct management and regular meetings
•    Assist with conducting incident and accident investigations that may require litigation.
•    Conduct routine safety inspections and monitoring work areas.
•    Establish positive working relationships with project personnel and raise awareness of safety risks.
•    Assist in the development of communications tools and records for all project safety meetings.
•    Prepare and maintain reports and documentation concerning the aspects of project safety programs.
•    Monitor and evaluate the project safety programs for value and effectiveness.
•    Maintain knowledge of applicable legislative requirements including government regulations, standards and policies.
•    Maintain professional relationships with regulatory bodies and clients to foster the professional image of John Holland
•    Evaluate, investigate and gather information that will address inadequacies concerning safety matters
•    Review specific high risk planned works to be undertaken to ensure compliance with the method of work.
Support the communication of SQE requirements to the project

To be successful in this key role, you will have;

  • Diploma of Work Health and Safety or equivalent
  • Safety Lead Auditor qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in quality, Safety, Environmental, Project Management or other associated disciplines
  • Construction safety management (5+ years), preferably in Civil or Rail
  • Experience in conducting and interpreting audit reviews
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative risk assessment and monitoring of risk controls
  • Experience monitoring, reviewing and reporting on performance, compliance and defects
  • Skills in safety management techniques and tools
  • Generalist safety practitioner (5+ years)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel to and work at various sites across Melbourne
  • You need to be able to meet any requirements which are necessary to safely perform your role (e.g. receiving a COVID-19 vaccination pursuant to a relevant health order or by clients, or as otherwise required).

What you’ll get in return;

  • Join one of Australia’s leading Alliance’s to deliver critical Projects that make a real difference to the lives of people on our program of works and in the communities in which we operate
  • Work with and learn from leading industry experts to develop and progress your career
  • Deliver innovative, unique and award-winning Projects you’re proud to say “I helped build that”
  • A driven and supportive culture that truly lives the NWPA values Care, Excellence, Creativity and Empowerment
  • Monthly Reward & Recognition Awards to recognise outstanding employee and team achievements
  • Alliance annual ‘A Great Day’ event
  • Access to WHEREFIT, a partnership between John Holland and over 400 gyms and fitness studios, to receive exclusive corporate discounts of up to 50% off
  • John Holland’s flexible working arrangements. Be part of #HowWeFlex
  • Multicultural Leave Exchange, request an existing public holiday is substituted for a religious or culturally significant day important to you
  • To find out the benefits of working for John Holland, visit or learn more about the Level Crossing Removal works, visit

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

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. For us, a diverse, inclusive and enjoyable culture is the foundation for great work. It’s why we encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities and cultures, and promote a flexible way of working that enables a work-life balance.


We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.