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Rail Safety Manager

Rail Safety Manager

Job Title: Rail Safety Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Australia, Sydney
Industry: Construction
Reference: 3470267
Contact Name: Sophie Potts
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Job Published: July 13, 2022

Job Description

The role 

Joining a tier 1 contractor who are working across a number of major rail projects throughout Australia. You will be responsible for implementing and managing Rail Safety and WHS Management recruitments, strategies and initiatives across a major rail freight project based in Sydney. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Guide and support the Project to develop and implement a safety culture that aligns to the company vision, including adequate development and training in safety critical roles
  • Ensure the project maintains robust risk management processes, capability, focus and discipline related to safety
  • Initiate and administer safety improvement, education and compliance programs
  • Align client, business unit and project Rail Safety & WHS requirements with the relevant business plans and facilitate the implementation of them
  • Investigate all causes of events on site and recommend actions to prevent future occurrences
  • Coordinate and provide day to day specialist support, coaching and mentoring to internal stakeholders including the Project Leadership, employees, contractors, clients and visitors during the project lifecycle
  • Develop and guide project safety professionals to ensure day to day specialist project support
  • Ensure the project understands and have the tools to meet their regulatory and legal safety obligations
  • Maintain comprehensive safety records, manage statutory reporting requirements and monitor safety performance progress
  • Monthly internal and client reporting

About you: 
  • Advanced Diploma Safety in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
  • Safety Lead Auditor Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Quality, Safety, Environmental, Project Management or other associated disciplines desirable
  • TAFE Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Construction safety management (6+ years)
  • 8 + years of construction/heavy industry experience 
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative risk assessment and monitoring of risk controls and actions involved in delivery and implementation of projects is preferred
  • Knowledge of Safety legislation and statutes, and ability to interpret any applicable statutes or legislation relevant to Project is preferred
To have a confidential discussion about this position or to discuss your next move in the rail industry please call Sophie Potts at Design & Build on 0468 927 182/