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Zero Harm Advisor

Job ID: 549758
Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Darwin
Categories: Health Safety & Environment

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Position summary

Downer's Road Services business unit is one of the largest non-government owned road services businesses in Australia. We operate from a network of over 50 depots and maintain more than 40,000 km of road. Our Business is involved in many exciting ventures within the civil road industry throughout the country.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Zero Harm Advisor to join our NT Team in a permanent, full-time role.  Reporting to the NT State Manager, you will be instrumental in the development and implementation of Zero Harm (Environment, Health and Safety) policies and programs across the Northern Territory. This is a hands-on role that will actively lead and ensure ongoing compliance with statutory obligations whilst mitigating risk across our diverse NT business. 

This role will contribute to the continual improvement to Downer's Integrated Management System (IMS) and associated programs; the role will also be responsible for performance monitoring and data analysis, audit processes, guide incident investigations and provide support and coaching to Downer Infrastructure's stakeholders across the NT regarding risk mitigation and statutory interpretation.

Exposure in the Civil Road Maintenance or Construction space will be highly regarded as will the ability to influence and engage a wide range of stakeholders, maintaining strong relationships with both operational and management personnel to achieve best outcomes. 


You will possess experience in a similar role ideally gained within a high risk industry operating heavy accredited vehicles together with;

  • Diploma or higher qualification in Occupational Health and Safety. A QSA auditor certificate and/or training & assessment qualifications would be highly advantageous.
  • OHS Exposure gained within a high risk industry operating accredited heavy vehicles
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to evaluate and implement Zero Harm policies and procedures and ensure compliance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to influence at various business levels.
  • Strong computer and data analysis skills that extend to report collation and presentation.
  • Ability to think strategically, considering both corporate and local objectives/drivers.
  • Ability to conduct audits; investigations of safety issues and assist in developing improvement plans based on findings.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop Zero Harm improvement plans to drive and promote proactive safety awareness programs.
  • The ability to travel as required
  • Prior experience with managing return to work programs in consultation with line management; liaison with Injury Management Team.


  • Highly supportive, team orientated organisation
  • A strong commitment to Zero Harm environment for all our employees and visitors
  • Competitive remuneration with on-going training and support
  • A long-term career opportunity for working with an ASX listed company

For more information please contact:  Helen Kruimel – Talent & Sourcing Business Partner, Infrastructure Services, mobile number 0409 072 562


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