First listed on: 22 May 2022

Safety Manager


Company description:

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) is a multi-award winning organisation and we pride ourselves on our team of high performing talented professionals who are safety and delivery focused, and are at the core of our success.

You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance feel comfortable to bring their best to work, and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world class railway service.

Job description:

The role

We are currently recruiting for a Safety Manager to join our Infrastructure Safety Team as we prepare to integrate some exciting projects over the next few years. The safety function within Infrastructure supports a 24 hour 7 day a week business with responsibility for providing professional and strategic advice in the areas of Occupational Health & Safety, Rail Safety and Environment. The core function of the position is not to just ensure compliance with relevant legislation but go beyond this by leading occupation specific improvement initiatives, and provide coaching and mentoring to employees in their obligations and responsibilities under relevant legislation and Metro policies.

The role will be responsible for managing a small and diverse team of professionals to lead a change in the way we do things. If successful, you will be tasked with providing ideas and solutions to assist in changing the safety culture of an established industry. Furthermore, you will be influencing operations to challenge the status quo and develop new ways of working while enjoying flexible working arrangements to maximise productivity and enjoying work-life balance. To be successful you with be eager to work for a company that takes safety seriously and is open to new ideas for safe productivity.

Role responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing both the Infrastructure Safety Strategy and OHS procedures based on approved MTM policies and procedures.
  • Overseeing the conduct hazard identification and risk reduction programs.
  • Overseeing audit inspection programme, undertake analysis and identify improvement initiatives for business implementation.
  • Overseeing incident management programme, undertake analysis and identify improvement initiatives for business implementation.
  • Initiating and organising education programs for all relevant members of staff in the areas of OHS.
  • Monitoring occupational health and safety (OHS) issues with due regard to legislative requirements, to meet or exceed expectations, industry best practices and proposed actions by government bodies and regulators.
  • Responding to ONRSR for requests for information.
About you

You will have proven knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act in relation to the Rail industry.

In addition to this you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Workplace Health and Safety or related field (mandatory)
  • Experience in Rail Operations, Construction, Mining or Aviation; or other high risk environments
  • Demonstrated experience of implementing safety management systems and continual improvement
  • Knowledge of Personnel Policy and Practices and the Code of Behaviour including Fair and Just Culture
Next Steps

You will have the opportunity to work for a sustainable industry that is making an immense impact in the lives of millions of Victorians through its current and upcoming city-shaping multibillion dollar infrastructure projects. You will be backed by an engaged leadership team who has an absolute focus on being ‘fit for the future' and who will foster a customer service centric environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters.

If what you've read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!

Please submit your application by COB 27th May 2022.

Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.


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