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Title:  WHS/Rail Safety Advisor

Job Number:  5374

Sydney, AU

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.  

From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.

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.

Are you up for the challenge?


We are currently looking for a WHS Rail Safety Advisor to join our team located in Seven Hills. As WHS Rail Safety Advisor you will monitor and support the safety function under general supervision and to provide support and coordination of safety practices, systems and procedures on a project.


Responsibilities of the role include;
- Lead the ongoing development of our safety culture
- Support the project team to implement our safety framework and systems
- Analyse performance and address issues through targeted initiatives and programs
- Lead risk management and mitigation processes across multiple work sites
- Design initiatives for employee health and wellbeing
- Lead and support the incident management and Investigation process
- Provide an extensive understanding of Rail Safety Accreditation from both a construction and operations and maintenance perspective, ensuring John Holland maintain the competence and capacity to manage safety risks associated with our rail construction and operations
- Assist with conducting incident and accident investigations that may require litigation.
- Support the communication of SQE requirements to the project

To be successful in this key role, you must have;
- Diploma qualifications in H&S or other related discipline
- Experienced in an industrial environment or heavy industry (7+ years)
- Strong communication, leadership and influencing skills
- Excellent knowledge of H&S legislation and associated regulations
- Demonstrated ability to initiate, lead and implement change across the H&S area
- Problem solving capability with practical solutions
- Ability to work with people at all levels
- Experience with change management in an organisational setting
- Highly developed literacy skills with experience in the preparation of reports, plans and other business documents


In addition, in order to be successful in this role, you must have exceptional communication and influencing skills. You will also need to have a keen understanding of key business and industry success drivers, be motivated and have an enthusiastic and collaborative approach to the delivery of your service. 

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. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

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. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.