First listed on: 11 June 2024

Director - Construction & Earth Resources


  • Attractive Remuneration Package
  • Full time, Fixed Term (5 years)
  • Melbourne location (Hybrid working model)

About the role

The Director Construction & Earth Resources will be responsible for planning within the strategic framework and providing high level strategic and specialist technical advice as part of the Health and Safety Field Operations Leadership Team while demonstrating highly specialised management skills. The role is pivotal in ensuring technical services are provided to support WorkSafe’s statutory and regulatory functions especially with the areas of Major Construction Projects, Earth Resources, Construction Programs and Construction. This role works collaboratively across the Health & Safety Business Unit (HSBU) with the aim of reducing injury, illness and fatalities in Victorian workplaces. Additionally you will:

  • Lead and manage the delivery of both the Construction Program including Major Construction Projects and Earth Resources Program across the business.
  • Lead multiple field based teams of inspectors, who regulate workplaces such as Construction sites, Mines, Quarries & workplaces that are exposed to engineered stone (Silica).
  • Oversee the assessment of Industry incident data, claims trends, program and service outcomes to develop and implement service improvement strategies and provide input into business plans
  • Provide high level technical and policy advice to the Commander of Field Operations and the Executive Director, Health & Safety on complex and sensitive matters within the industry
  • Establish, monitor and revise programs for the effective and efficient regulation of safety in the industry to address contemporary and emerging workplace risk
  • Finally, you will develop and maintain effective relationships with key decision makers and stakeholders including frequently monitoring management, political and environmental changes within the sectors to promote enhanced control of workplace risk and to preserve and enhance WorkSafe’s position

Please ensure you click here to view the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You are an experienced people leader who wants to make a difference. Your communication and organisational skills are exemplary – You have a passion for Health & Safety. You are a team oriented person who enjoys leading an impact on your team and stakeholder.

  • You have Leadership experience and demonstrated skills in managing business planning, analysis and reporting processes, building capability of teams and organisations and managing diverse teams of technical professionals
  • You must have appropriate relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive experience working in a regulated industry
  • You also have well developed technical expertise in a relevant area and a demonstrated ability to translate technical knowledge into targeted action plans
  • You have strong critical thinking, risk assessment and managing high risk situations
  • Finally, you have experience in decision making within a framework of statutory duty, including the determination of compliance demonstration

Working with Us

At WorkSafe, we aspire for every employee to feel connected, safe and valued in their team, for teams to feel valued in the workplace, and for WorkSafe to be valued in the community.

We believe that a diverse workforce is the key to delivering the best outcomes for the Victorian community and strongly encourage applications from all people, including First Nations people and people with disability, diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, sexualities and genders. 

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm on Tuesday 25th June 2024. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and/or Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Talent Acquisition Specialist, Bree Jackson via email

About Us

WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of Victorian employers and workers - as the state’s health and safety regulator and as the manager of Victoria’s workers compensation scheme. In both capacities, employers and workers are at the heart of our service.

Our aim is to keep all workplaces healthy and safe, and to deliver high quality care and treatment when workers are injured.

Our future

WorkSafe's Strategy has our core purpose front of mind – reducing workplace harm and improving outcomes for injured workers. We don’t shy away from the importance of our purpose to the Victorian community, that’s why we have a stated ambition to be world leading.

We want Victoria to be the safest place to work in Australia and one of the safest in the world; and we aspire to be a world leader in return to work after a workplace injury.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

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