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Safety Compliance Officer

WA - Public Transport Authority

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 03/10/2017

Job Category:

HR & Recruitment / Occupational Health and Safety

Job description:
   About the Job

METRONET is the State Government’s long-term public transport plan to connect our suburbs, reduce road congestion and meet Perth’s future planning needs. The project will see transport investment as a vehicle for positive land-use planning, changing the face of Perth’s public transport network, promoting economic growth and creating job opportunities.  

As a major contributor in achieving the realisation of these projects, the Public Transport Authority (PTA) has a Safety Compliance Manager role available on a fixed term basis over the life of the various METRONET projects. We are looking for qualified and experienced individuals to be placed in a pool. Subject to suitability, offers of appointment may be made over a 12 month period.

We are currently offering fixed term opportunities for 3 years with the possibility of extension and or permanency.

The role
This role is primarily responsible for performing inspections and internal safety audits and carrying out surveillance of works, inspecting records and reporting on compliance with contract safety conditions and specifications. The role also ensures that public, occupational safety & health, construction safety, traffic management safety and rail safety requirements are met. Other duties of this position include:

    • Identifying potential safety risks associated with the delivery of construction and maintenance contracts and assisting Contract Managers with risk mitigation measures;
    • Inspecting safety records of contractors and compliance with requirements, providing reports for areas of improvement;
    • Assisting contractors to improve their safety management systems and associated documentation; and
    • Providing guidance on interfacing between separate work parties or contractors working on the same site.

What’s required?
To be eligible for this position applicants must possess a Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety or significant relevant experience in a similar role as well as a recognised auditing qualification or significant auditing experience.

Applicants must also demonstrate experience in construction site safety management and supervision in the disciplines of civil, mechanical and/or electrical.

Interested & want to know more?
For further information please refer to the attached Job Description Form.

For more detailed information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the position, please contact Sandra Dunstan, Project Office Manager on (08) 9326 2675. For more information on the PTA please visit our website

How to apply
To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

  • A comprehensive resume including two work related referees; and
  • A covering letter outlining your relevant work experience related to that particular role.

Applicants must apply online, using the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of this page. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read the attached Job Application Package as it will assist you in applying for this position.  

Please ensure you allow plenty of time to lodge your application, as late, pro forma or emailed applications will not be accepted.

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