WHSEQ Advisor, Northern Territory

McMahon Services is an industry leader in construction, industrial and environmental services.

We employ over 1,000 people Australia-wide and undertake highly challenging and rewarding construction projects throughout Australia.

McMahon Services is committed to employing for the long term rather than just for projects. We have family business values, whilst integrating our reputation, integrity and relationships to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Our people are central to what we do. Our work environment is positive, collaborative, and open, and we operate as a team. We are firmly committed to looking after our staff, from safety in the workplace through to professional development, ongoing training, and equal opportunities.

Due to recent growth and expansion, we are currently seeking a professional, driven, and highly motivated person to fill the role of WHSEQ Advisor to be predominately site based on major infrastructure projects located throughout the Northern Territory. The core purpose of the role is to provide continual improvement at the Project level through implementation of the WHSEQ Management Systems and providing support and assistance to Project Teams. The role will involve coordination of WHSEQ reporting and compliance to company and client requirements. Maintaining current knowledge of legal and regulatory WHSEQ matters is key to the role.

Our range of projects include building, civil, environmental / remediation projects and demolition / decommissioning projects; which consistently ensure high quality project delivery outcomes.

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Darwin, NT

Applications Close: Ongoing

Success in this role, will enable you to demonstrate the following:

  • Promote the Safety Certainty 2.0 Program and ensure it is effectively implemented on site(s)
  • Complete incident investigations as required
  • Assist in the development of the project Risk Assessment Register
  • Assist the Project Team in the development of SWMSs and JSEAs
  • Conduct SIFER Self Assessments and Safe Act Observations on a regular basis
  • Ensure Toolbox meetings are held weekly and encourage workforce feedback on WHSEQ matters
  • Attend daily prestart meetings and provide WHSEQ input applicable to the works
  • Assist the Project Team in the subcontractor onboarding processes
  • Conduct Drug (indicative) and Alcohol testing as requested by the National WHS Operations Manager
  • Assist in the facilitation of Union and Regulator visits with regards to safety matters on sites
  • Ensure new / changed Company WHSEQ processes are communicated to the Project Team and workforce, and are effectively implemented
  • Ensure project specific WHSEQ Management Plans are reviewed as required by Project Teams
  • Assist project teams prepare for upcoming audits
  • Complete any other reasonable adhoc tasks / activities requested by Management
  • The ability to work away may be required in this position.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Certificate IV or greater in WHS
  • Ability to obtain ADF DCAC & Police Check
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Good time management skills and ability to work independently
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience as Construction Safety Advisor (desirable)
  • ICAM Lead Investigator Training (desirable)
  • Willingness to work remotely for periods within the NT (desirable)
  • Good knowledge of Asbestos Removal & Demolition (desirable)

The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, take pride in their work, have attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

How To Apply:

If you believe this opportunity matches your experience, skills, and work approach, and you are looking to join a progressive construction company that embraces diversity and fosters its employees for long-term career progression, please click on the link below and send us your resume and all applicable supporting documents with the position referenced in the subject of the email.


Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please note: Only successful applicants will be contacted.