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Safety Advisor | Monash Freeway Upgrade

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - Melbourne
Safety / Health / Environment / Quality
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CPB Contractors is the CIMIC Group's construction company and a leading international construction contractor, with operations across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Combining the expertise and track record formerly delivered by Leighton Contractors and Thiess, we deliver projects spanning all key sectors of the construction industry, including roads, rail, tunnelling, defence and building.

Our Mission is to generate sustainable returns for our shareholders by delivering projects for our clients, while providing safe, rewarding and fulfilling careers for our people.

We need people who are talented, motivated and disciplined, and who have a strong work ethic that drives them to succeed.

About the Project

The Monash Freeway is in Melbourne’s fast growing south east and outer south-east region and the $761M design and construct project will expand the Monash from eight to 10 lanes slashing nearly ten minutes off the morning peak hour commute and better connect the Monash to Eastlink.

Works include the addition of 36 kilometres of new lanes to the Monash Freeway, upgrading the Beaconsfield interchange with new freeway ramps, the extension and widening of O’Shea Road and the roll out of the Freeway Lane Management System to better manage traffic flows.

Construction has commenced and due to be completed in 2022.

Your Opportunity

We are currently seeking applications from motivated and passionate safety professionals with a background in civil construction projects.  As an experienced Safety Advisor, you will actively drive the S&H culture on site while providing support and coordination of safety and health practices, systems and procedures on the project.

As Safety Advisor, you will be accountable for: 

  • Developing processes, implementing and monitoring programs to provide a safe working environment for all personnel
  • Conducting health and safety audits and inspections as per audit schedules and risk profile of the works
  • Supporting delivery team and ensuring compliance to the project construction documentation processes
  • Monitoring safety and health performance and ensuring compliance with safety and health policy, procedures and legislative requirements 
  • Participating in and providing guidance to contractors and stakeholders during on site safety engagements, inspections, audits and the like
  • Coordinating and conducting safety training/workshops, assessments and inductions for management and project team members
  • Supporting the implementation of the projects safety strategy and associated actions
  • Facilitating and coordinating relevant safety meetings and forums for project team members, stakeholders, and contractors
  • Coordinating and leading incident investigations to determine causes and mitigating and preventative measures.

Requirements for this role are: 

  • Formal qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
  • 3+ years experience in mid-level management safety role in high risk construction with civil and roads experience
  • Well-developed understanding in the interpretation of Occupational Health and Safety legislation
  • Demonstrated experience supporting or leading incident investigations including the development of reports and close out of corrective actions
  • Experience in undertaking safety inspections and other safety monitoring activities including the development of audit reports and close out of corrective actions.


The Monash Freeway Upgrade is committed to maximising the potential of all our people.  This means having an inclusive culture that values and sustains diversity.  To achieve this, we are focused on:

  • Embedding flexible work practices
  • Providing development opportunities for our people
  • Leaders championing and supporting our people to succeed
  • Actively looking to attract and promote from within and putting support structures in place to help them succeed.

If you are interested in this role and meet the above requirements, please apply below.

We support diversity in the workplace. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with a multicultural background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: This role is being sourced through CPB Contractors directly and we will not accept applications via external recruitment agencies.

How to apply

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