Director Safety

The West Gate Tunnel Authority (WGTA) is responsible for the management of the West Gate Tunnel Project on behalf of the Victorian Government. Contracts to build the project were signed in December 2017 and WGTA is working in a Public Private Partnership with Transurban. The West Gate Tunnel will provide a much-needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge. 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 WGTA was established in June 2016 as an Administrative Office within the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).
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Department: West Gate Tunnel Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/032904
Closing Date: 11-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $210,670 - $337,194
Job Duration: Up to three years
Attachments: WGTP - PD - Director Safety.docx (Word, 2.13MB)

Contact: Andrew Foster
03 9938 0523

Position Details

Construction is underway on the West Gate Tunnel Project and the project is due to open to motorists in 2022. For further information on this exciting project visit:

About the role

  • City Shaping Major Transport project
  • Career Defining Opportunity
  • Lead a high performing and results driven team

The West Gate Tunnel Authority (WGTA) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Director Safety to be a key member of the Executive team and manage the Health and Safety function of the WGTA.

The Director Safety will lead the establishment and operation of appropriate and consistent practices and systems in Health and Safety for the WGTA, including providing highly influential and expert advice and auditing in accordance with legislative requirements and the relevant policies and procedures.

This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) WGTA and forms part of the Executive Leadership Team, contributing to overall strategy and championing people initiatives that are consistent with ethical behaviour and a safety first positive team culture.

The successful candidate will possess proven analytical and strategic planning skills with an innovative approach to problem solving 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 WGTA 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 WGTA 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 WGTA offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Andrew Foster, Deputy Director People and Performance on 03 9938 0523.

Applications close 11.59pm – 11 January 2019


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