Senior Safety Advisor - Early Works

North East Link Project - Melbourne, VIC

Source: Big Build Jobs


  • Contribute to the safety culture of Victoria’s largest road project to date!
  • Partner with contractors & internal NELP teams to achieve safety outcomes across our Early Works package!
  • 12-month fixed term contract + potential to extend!
  • $124, 033 - $165, 938 + super, annual salary increases, leave loading & more!

About the North East Link
The North East Link Project (NELP) will connect the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network, while increasing the capacity of the Eastern Freeway. It will slash travel times, get trucks off local roads and link key growth areas in the north and south-east.

About the Opportunity
As a Senior Safety Advisor at NELP, you will be inspired to manage activities undertaken by nominated project staff and construction partners throughout the delivery of our early works package. Following completion of service relocations, there is possibility for this position to extend into one of NELP’s $1b+ secondary packages.

Day to day, you could go from monitoring and overseeing construction contractor safety performance, to leading the development and improvement of safety systems, managing auditing processes & requirements whilst simultaneously providing expert technical advice to various contractors, technical advisory services and internal NELP project teams in accordance with all requirements. Most importantly, you will champion a positive safety culture and lead by way of example for all thing's safety at NELP!  Travel and time spent at a future site office (Bulleen, Heidelberg or Watsonia) will be requirement of this position. All applicants must have a full and current Victorian driver's licence.

About You
You are:

  • Experienced in managing safety requirements on major engineering and construction projects from a government/client and contractor perspective, with a strong track record in working effectively with contract partners
  • Politically astute, with the ability to engage with a vast range of stakeholders, from on-site workers through to senior project leaders; ensuring to delicately balance the needs of such parties in conjunction with project requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and auditing safety management systems and procedures (including preparing reports and providing recommendations for action)
  • Demonstrated experience in carrying out safety inspections & monitoring.

Our commitment to creating a workplace that inspires you, engages you and grows you is strong – we want you to be a powerful contributor to this wonderfully diverse and dynamic organisation. Our offering continues to grow but here is what we already have in store for you:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Annual salary increases & leave loading
  • Flexible work options & purchase additional leave
  • Team benefits discount card
  • Discounted public transport

How to Apply
Please submit a tailored cover letter & CV via the Careers @ VIC Gov website. A copy of the position description is available via the job advertisement on the Careers @ VIC Gov website. All first-round interviews will be conducted remotely/virtually. For a confidential discussion, contact Jessica Symes via

Applications close at 11:59pm on Wednesday 19th May.

Our advertisement is only intended for individuals interested in employment with NELP. Recruitment agencies need not contact.

We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that a diverse and inclusive culture brings for our employees and in turn, encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply.

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