Safety Advisor

Torbanlea, QLD, AU,
June 25, 2024
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About John Holland

At John Holland, our purpose is simple – we transform lives with everything we do.


We’ve always known that infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work every day.


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


Be part of the team that’s up for the challenge of transforming lives for good.

About the Role


Establish procedures and implement and monitor programs to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all personnel. Whilst assisting the Project Leadership Team in developing Health and Safety strategies and training for the desired workplace.

This role will be site based in Hervey Bay working on the Queensland Train Manufacturing program. 

What you will do:

  • Provide support, coordination and advice of Health 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
  • ­Conduct Health And Safety audits and inspections
  • ­Identify hazards and event prevention programs
  • Provide direction and support to the Project Leadership Team to develop and implement adequate Health And Safety training within a defined workplaces
  • ­Implement occupational health and safety procedures based on approved company policies in the areas of health, safety and fire prevention
  • Coordinate the investigation of causes on site and maintain documentation in accordance with Health and Safety procedures 
  • ­To provide Health and Safety specialist advice and technical input to delivery, ensuring that legal and contractual obligations / risks are identified and communicated appropriately
  • ­Maintain records of all Health and Safety requirements at the work place, in accordance with legislative company requirements and provide statistical summaries of these records 
  • ­Conduct return to work coordinator activities 
  • ­Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems and procedures 

What we are looking for;

  • ­Diploma Safety in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
  • ­Cert IV in Environmental Management desirable 
  • ­Construction HSE management (3+ years)
  • ­Experience in HSE management techniques and tools
  • ­Quantitative and qualitative risk assessment and monitoring of risk controls and actions involved in delivery and implementation of projects
  • ­Advanced skills in relevant computer software packages; use of basic functions of word processing, spread sheet and email software
  • ­Ability to conduct and interpret audits and reviews
  • ­Experience in an operational safety role in the construction industry

As part of the team, you can help us 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 we understand that different perspectives and ideas are critical to 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.