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Title:  Safety Coordinator

Job Number:  2457

Sydney, AU

Job Description

From humble beginnings almost 70 years ago, John Holland has been driving positive change in Australia, and is now one of the nation’s leading infrastructure and property companies.

We work in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia offering services from infrastructure and property development, to rail and building.

By finding solutions to complex challenges, we transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

An opportunity is available for an experienced Safety Coordinator to join our Rail Infrastructure Services Business group, based in Seven Hills. You’ll be responsible for implementing JHG’s Safety Management System (SMS) on railway construction, operations and maintenance projects, develop site specific Rail Safety and Work Health and Safety plans and procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for all personnel. Provide leadership, advice and governance of Rail Safety and Work Health and Safety Management systems within the workplace.


Responsibilities of the role include;

  • Provide support, coordination and advice relating to safety practices, systems and procedures within a defined workplace.
  • Administer education and compliance programs for employees, contractors and visitors within a defined workplace.
  • Initiate and coordinate accredited training programs for occupational health and safety committee members and first aid officers.
  • Provide direction and support to the Project Leadership Team to develop and implement adequate WHS and Rail Safety training within a defined workplace.
  • Coordinate and undertake the incident investigation of all safety related occurrences and provide specialist advice on corrective actions.
  • Provide specialist safety advice and technical input to delivery, ensuring that legal and contractual obligations / risks are identified and communicated appropriately as per both the WHS and Rail Safety Legislation.
  • Conduct return to work coordinator activities.
  • Assist in providing specialist advice on Safety Interface coordination, worksite protection, rolling stock and rail transport operator accreditation requirements.
  • Conduct and support the submission of Rail Infrastructure Services tenders with WHS and Rail Safety input.


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

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Safety Coordination role on live rail construction sites.
  • Experience working on rail possessions.
  • Working knowledge of Sydney Trains, CRN and ARTC’s Network Rules and Procedures.
  • Cert IV Transport & Logistics (Rail Infrastructure) – desirable.
  • Working and practical knowledge of both the WHS & Rail Safety Legislation and applicable codes and standards.


We work hard to attract and retain the best employees, and we provide opportunities for rich career experiences, and a strong framework for on-going career development. 
We are committed to building, valuing and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across John Holland. At John Holland we understand that our greatest resource is our people. We pride ourselves on being a market leader in targeting training, career development and remuneration. We provide long-term career options within an equal opportunity workplace where we recognise the importance of flexibility and a healthy work-life balance. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.


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