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Senior Safety Advisor (Vpsg5)

Department of Transport - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability.We’re focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.


  •  Annual Salary Range: VPS 5 $101,120 - $122,348 plus super
  • Tenure: Fixed Term [24 Months]
  • Employment Type: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual Work Location: Melbourne Metro (flexibility may be available)

About the Opportunity

This role is responsible to contribute to the development and implementation a safety strategies, frameworks and programs, procedures to ensure DOTs proactive safety culture.

About the Role:

The primary purpose of this role is to apply well-developed specialist knowledge to embed the required transformational in Occupational Health & Safety across a variety of DOT business units including high-risk construction activities aiming to reduce and prevent workplace injuries and illness.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant or related field
  • Strong understanding of high-risk activities and contractor management to ensure the appropriate identification, management, and minimisation of relevant safety risks.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills that can be applied in the context of both high-risk activities and allied and mental health support.
  • Good collaboration capabilities with a customer focus to ensure that occupational health & safety standards and programs, including mental health, are developed and delivered in line with key stakeholder expectations.
  • Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of health and safety legislation, policies and standards as they relate to the workplace, including the management of contractors.
  • Good interpersonal skills to form credible and effective relationships and networks with internal and external key stakeholders that result in improved outcomes.
  • Significant experience managing injuries & illness in construction, mining, oil & gas, aviation or similar, within a large, complex organisation.
  • Significant experience in contractor management in high risk industries
  • Good working knowledge of Victorian OHS legislation and its application in a large and complex organisation.

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network. We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable. More information on the PD attached.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and covering letter.

Applications close 11.59pm on 11th May 2021.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please call Leigh Sporle on 0418 780 736.

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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