Deputy Director Safety

The Western Distributor Authority (WDA) is responsible for the delivery of the West Gate Tunnel Project, Monash Freeway Upgrade and Webb Dock access improvements. Being delivered in partnership with Transurban, The West Gate Tunnel will provide a much-needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge with a second major river crossing. It will reduce travel time, improve freight access to the Port of Melbourne and remove thousands of trucks from local streets. In addition, it will create around 6000 jobs and deliver an approximate $11 billion boost to Victoria's economy. The WDA is an Administrative Office established in relation to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).
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Department: Western Distributor Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPS STS
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/007021
Closing Date: 23-May-2018
Salary Range: $156,384 - $212,685
Job Duration: Up to three years
Attachments: WGTP - PD - Deputy Director Safety .DOCX (Word, 1.18MB)

Contact: Kim Flanagan
03 9938 0503

Position Details

Construction has started on the West Gate Tunnel Project and will be completed in 2022. For further information on this exciting project visit:

  • Exciting opportunity to join the West Gate Tunnel Project
  • Be part of a high performing team
  • City Shaping Major Transport project    

The Western Distributor Authority (WDA) has an opportunity for an experienced Deputy Director Safety to join the Safety and Quality Systems team on the West Gate Tunnel Project.

The Deputy Director Safety enables the implementation of the health and safety management programs and strategy at WDA and will work closely with executive staff, other senior managers and relevant stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of the desired systems, frameworks and certifications. 

The successful candidate will possess excellent time management skills and a strong ability to work independently in a complex project environment.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and resume are to be submitted online by visiting Individual responses to the Key Selection Criteria are not required. Your cover letter should include a summary taking into account the KSC as a whole and why you are interested in the role. All documents should be attached as a Microsoft Office Word document.

The WDA is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The WDA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

The WDA offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Kim Flanagan, Director Safety & Quality Systems on 03 9938 0503.

Applications close 11.59pm – 23 May 2018

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