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Senior Occupational Hygienist

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - Melbourne
Safety / Health / Environment / Quality
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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. 

Your opportunity:

We are seeking applications for an experienced Senior Occupational Hygienist with a background in Civil Construction projects. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual who can support and lead the project personnel on the health hygiene management fundamentals and processes for the project. This role will be based in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. 

About the role:

  • Develop processes, implement and monitor programs to provide a healthy working environment for all personnel.
  • Provide strategic advice, assistance and support to project teams across all aspects of health and hygiene.
  • Conduct health and safety audits and inspections relating to the health and hygiene risk profile.
  • Champion the implementation of the Hygiene Management Plans.
  • Support delivery team and ensure compliance to the project construction documentation processes.
  • Undertake regular health monitoring activities, ensuring compliance to safety management systems, contractor agreements/contracts and relevant legislation.
  • Participate in and provide guidance to contractors and stakeholders during on site safety engagements and inspections, audits and the like.
  • Coordinate and conduct health hygiene training/workshops, assessments and inductions for project team members.
  • Identify needs, develop and lead a health monitoring program for dust generating activities.
  • Liaise and coordinate specialist contractors during planning of their works and when on site.
  • Participate in the development of the health and well-being programs for the project and support implementation of any associated actions.


  • Ideal candidate will have 5+ years’ experience in Occupational Hygiene roles in High Risk Construction.
  • Civil and Roads experience is preferred but not essential.
  • Mid-level management positions held previously.
  • You will have extensive experience working with sophisticated Asbestos Management systems on large infrastructure projects (earthworks / civil).
  • Contaminated land management and experience is mandatory.
  • You will have a well-developed understanding in the interpretation of Occupational Health and Safety legislation applicable to Asbestos and Hygiene requirements.

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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