Health and Safety Advisor - Darwin, NT

Location:Northern Territory
Job Type:Full Time

About Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with over 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. We are currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

About the Project

Larrakeyah Barracks is a strategically important Defence base servicing the Royal Australian Navy, Army and Joint Task Force units in the Darwin Area. Laing O’Rourke is delivering both the Larrakeyah Barracks Redevelopment and Facilities Support to Naval Operations in the North projects as the managing contractor.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Health and Safety Advisor to join us on the Larrakeyah Barracks project in central Darwin, NT. This permanent role offers great career prospects with a privately owned tier 1 constructor, and an international engineering enterprise. Note that this is a residential role therefor fly in, fly out will not be offered. Support with interstate relocation is available.

Key responsibilities

As Health and Safety Advisor, you will lead and promote a positive safety culture based on our Next Gear initiative. You will provide mentoring, coaching and guidance, advice on Safety issues, and identify and facilitate training requirements. Other aspects of your role will include ensuring compliance with Laing O’Rourke systems and processes, coordinating supply chain engagement activities, conducting audits and investigations, record management and reporting.

About you

Ideally you’ll bring 5+ years in Safety – preferably from a Building background, high-level skills in safety leadership, relationship-building and communication, the ability to manage your own time, work both autonomously and as part of a small safety team. You will bring skills in Auditing, Reporting and Risk Management and strong knowledge of Safety legislation. You will bring an appreciation and interest in applying a different safety approach, and actively explore initiatives which boost the capacity of people and organisations to drive a strong safety culture. Experience in delivering defence projects, and with Managing Contractor models, would be beneficial.


We work hard to create an environment that brings out the best in our people. We believe in building careers through providing a safe, connected and innovative culture that supports ongoing growth and development. We offer industry-leading benefits such as specialised learning and development programs, a mental health and wellbeing program, industry leading paid parental leave policy, family friendly work practices, additional purchased leave option and coaching programs for staff on parental leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce.

Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.