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Senior Industrial Relations Advisor

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Aus - Melbourne
HR / Training
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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 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; 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.

About the Role

We are looking for a driven and experienced Senior Industrial Relations Advisor to work with the IR Manager in delivering the IR function of the project.

  • You will be responsible for working with the supervisors and sub-contractors to manage the Right of Entry (ROE) processes.
  • Deliver timely expert advice that facilitates resolution of disputes and grievance.
  • Conduct workplace investigations in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Regularly review and update the risk management framework.
  • Provide training to supervisors regarding ROE procedures, Workplace Relations Management Plan (WRMP) commitments and building code compliance.


  • 5+ years in a HR/ IR position in the construction, mining or manufacturing industry providing expert advice to key stakeholders on industrial relations/employment legislation, policy, awards and enterprise agreements
  • Degree/Diploma in Human Resources or similar required.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Highly developed organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively, but execute outcomes independently
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate through conflict/disputes.
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft office suite.

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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