Permit Superintendent

CPB Contractors - Melbourne, VIC

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin



A Permit Superintendent is required to join the West Gate Tunnel project to manage the Permit to Work (PTW) systems and procedures.


CPBJH JV brings together two of Australia's leading construction partners, CPB Contractors and John Holland, with unparalleled expertise in large-scale and complex project management, civil construction, traffic management and tunneling.

The West Gate Tunnel is a partnership between the Victorian Government and Transurban. The Joint Venture has been chosen as the contractor for construction, which began in early 2018 following planning assessment. 

About the Project

The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge, provide quicker and safer journeys, and remove thousands of trucks off residential streets. The project will include:

  • Widening the West Gate Freeway from eight lanes to 12 between the M80 Ring Road and Williamstown Road;
  • Building a 2.8km eastbound tunnel and a 4km westbound tunnel under Yarraville;
  • Constructing a bridge over the Maribyrnong River providing an alternative to the West Gate Bridge;
  • Constructing an elevated road along Footscray Road to the Port of Melbourne;
  • Major new cycling and pedestrian paths. 

Gender Diversity

We aim to maximise the potential of all our people. This means having an inclusive culture that values and sustains diversity and a work-life balance. To achieve this, we are focused on:

  • Embedding flexible work practices
  • Providing development opportunities for our women
  • Leaders championing and supporting our females to succeed
  • Actively looking to attract and promote women into non- traditional roles and putting support structures in place to help them succeed.

Your new position:

Reporting directly to the Safety Director, you will ensure all PTW Procedures are developed and reviewed to comply with all the applicable standards. You will facilitate project construction PTW requirements by liaising with Superintendents, Supervisors and the wider team to support the delivery of works.

Further to the above your responsibilities will also include:

  • Provide technical support and coaching / mentoring to project permit personnel.
  • Assist the Zone Safety Manager to ensure adequate resources are available for the successful development and implementation of the PTW system.
  • Ensuring PTW personnel, Permit Officers/Permit Issuers and Permit Acceptors are formally trained, assessed as competent and Authorised to carry out their assigned tasks and to ensure this authorisation remains current.
  • Conducting audits and report findings at regular intervals to ensure compliance.
  • Assisting incident investigations associated with PTW breaches.
  • Assist Project Directorate Office Safety team with Safety procedural reviews, audits and technical queries.
  • assist with the coordination of the Permits Officers/Permit Issuers and ensure they issue PTW in accordance to PTW procedures.

About you:

To be successful you will ideally have the following experience and capabilities:

  • Formal qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in Permit to Work Management in Construction and/or heavy industry and high risk workplaces.
  • Knowledge in Safety and Health Management Systems
  • Knowledge of Permit to Work Procedures development and implementation
  • Knowledge of Safety and Health legislation and statutes, and ability to interpret any applicable statutes or legislation relevant to Project
  • Ability to lead high level investigations involving multiple internal and external parties.

CPBJH JV is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and actively seeks to remove barriers people may face in gaining a successful position on the West Gate Tunnel Project. We value diversity in our team and people who share our values of authenticity, respect and excellence are encouraged to apply.

Melbourne, VIC

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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