Title:  Safety Advisor

Job Number:  17815

Broadbeach, QLD, AU, 4218

About John Holland


At John Holland, our purpose is simple, we transform lives with everything we do. We've always known that at its heart infrastructure is about people - our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work. 

That's our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way.

Be part of a team that thrives on rising to the challenge of transforming lives for good.

About Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3


Gold Coast Light Rail has transformed public transport on the Gold Coast, helping create an integrated network that connects more people to more places in one of Australia's most dynamic and fastest growing cities.

John Holland is GoldlinQ's nominated design and construction contractor for GCLR3, to extend the existing light rail network by 6.7kms from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads, including eight new light rail stations, two new light rail-bus connections, and intersection upgrades along the alignment.

Jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, and the City of Gold Coast, this city-shaping project will link communities to business centres, shopping, dining, education and medical facilities and cater to the Gold Coast's expected population growth in the coming decades.

As construction of GCLR3 gets under way, John Holland is actively recruiting for a talented and driven Safety Advisor join our team and play a key role in the successful delivery of this iconic Gold Coast project.


About the Role


Our Safety Advisors work to monitor and support the safety function under general supervision and to provide support and coordination of safety practices, systems and procedures on the project.


Responsibilities of the role include


  • Monitor compliance with safety systems and procedures within the workplace and provide operational support to the project management team
  • Assist with the development of safety policies specific to the project
  • Administer safety programs for the project
  • Assist with conducting incident and accident investigations
  • Conduct routine safety inspections and monitoring work areas
  • Prepare and maintain reports and documentation concerning the aspects of project safety performance
  • Monitor and evaluate the success of project safety programs 
  • Maintain professional relationships with regulatory bodies and clients to foster the professional image of John Holland
  • Review high-risk planned works to be undertaken to ensure compliance with the method of work
  • Support the general communication of SQE requirements to the project



To be successful in this key role, you must have


  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent
  • Current First Aid qualification
  • Previous experience working as a Safety Advisor or similar on a large infrastructure project
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative risk assessment and monitoring of risk controls


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 want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority. 

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


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 industry-leading leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits. 


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


A note from John Holland to Recruitment Agencies


John Holland politely asks that you do not make any approaches or send any unsolicited resumes to our Resourcing Team or Hiring Managers across our business. John Holland is not responsible for any fees for unsolicited resumes or candidate introductions.