Health & Safety Manager

Last updated 10 days ago
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 role

Laing O’Rourke is recruiting a Health & Safety Manager to join our growing business in Melbourne. With an exciting pipeline of major infrastructure projects, it’s a fantastic opportunity to be part of a great team and culture.

Key responsibilities

You will take the lead responsibility for all HSE aspects and ensure all works are completed in accordance with required contract conditions, standards/regulations and company procedures. Positively influence the HSE culture and performance of bids and projects. You will promote a positive safety culture. You will provide mentoring, coaching and guidance, advice on Safety issues, and identify and facilitate training requirements.

About you

You will have a relevant Diploma or Degree in Occupational Health & Safety combined with extensive experience on large scale rail/infrastructure projects, ideally in Australia.

You’ll bring experience in a Safety-focused role – preferably from an Infrastructure 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 safety function.

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.


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.