Permit Officer

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Job Type
Permanent Full-time
Aus - Melbourne
Safety / Health / Environment / Quality
Applications close
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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 tunnelling. 

The West Gate Tunnel is a partnership between the Victorian Government and Transurban. The Joint Venture has been chosen as the preferred contractor for construction, which will begin in 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; and
  • 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.

Permit Officer

The main function is to ensure a smooth process of permitting requirements for the project, provide guidance, directions and support to permitting and safety procedures whilst ensure all activities are compliant.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and issuing all permits to ensure they are processed and issued in accordance with the Manage Work Permits procedure and all other associated procedures and Safety Essentials,
  • Auditing all facets of PTW system at regular intervals ensuring compliance,
  • Facilitating and coordinating Project Construction PTW requirements by liaising with Supervisors/Subcontractors and access and enable work flow,
  • Regularly auditing and ensuring information and procedures are adequate for isolations,
  • Being actively involved in the development of third party interface agreements to safely execute workloads carried out by external subcontractors to the project,
  • Monitoring material availability and coordinate with task scheduling.

To be considered you will have:

  • Highly regarded- applicants with previous Electrical or Mechanical commissioning experience.
  • Permit to Work experience (5 + years) in Construction and/or heavy industry and high-risk workplaces
  • Cert IV Occupational Health and Safety,   
  • Trade qualification in a related industry preferred.
  • Experience in construction on major projects.
  • Experience in participating in high level investigations involving multiple internal and external parties,
  • Knowledge of isolation procedures and compliance codes.

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. 

How to apply

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