Project Safety Coordinator

Job Description

Company Description

BESIX Watpac is an Australian multi-disciplinary construction company, backed by a century of global expertise and financial strength. A wholly owned subsidiary of the award-winning international contractor BESIX Group, we specialise in complex construction across all sectors, including building and infrastructure projects.

Today the Group has more than $7B work in hand and is operating in 25 countries, employing 11,000 people globally. The world’s tallest tower, the iconic Burj Khalifa, showcases our innovation and engineering distinction. With international hubs located in Australia, Europe, and the Middle East, we are united by one common purpose - we excel in creating sustainable solutions for a better world.

Job Description

BESIX Watpac is seeking a Project Safety Coordinator for a large meat-processing facility project in Rockhampton.  

This role will be responsible for:

  • Assist the Project Manager in the development and implementation of the Project Safety Management Plan.
  • Conduct operational audits, site observations and inspections, and toolbox talks.
  • Investigate all injuries, illnesses and notifiable incidents that arise at the BESIX Watpac workplace or through BESIX Watpac activities related to the project.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of emergency procedures for the project.
  • Assist in the facilitation of consultation with workers and other duty holders, including employees of subcontractors.
  • Maintain project records in accordance with BESIX Watpac's National Safety Management System.
  • Assist in the review of Subcontractor OHS performance at the start of the contract through to completion of contract.


The incumbent in this role will require:

  • Certificate IV, Diploma or Degree in Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Prior project experience in a Safety Advisor or Coordinator capacity within commercial construction.
  • Ability to communicate, influence and build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and work effectively within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate autonomously using initiative, sound reasoning, listening and decision making skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office.

Additional information

Along with a competitive remuneration package and long-term opportunities for career development, our employees enjoy access to the following benefits:

  • Wellbeing Days - three additional leave days per year.
  • Awards and Recognition Program, rewarding employees who bring our values to life.
  • Access to a wellbeing program including annual skin checks and flu vaccinations.
  • Corporate discounts to gym memberships, meal subscriptions and more.
  • Social events and Family Days.

At BESIX Watpac, we are committed to fostering a workplace where everyone is valued, supported and respected. By embracing all ages, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, education and appearance, our people feel safe, empowered, and motivated to be their best.  If you’re excited about this role but don’t tick all the boxes, we encourage you to apply if you have transferable skills and believe you would be a great fit with BESIX Watpac.

Join our talented and passionate team delivering once-in-a-generation projects.

BESIX Watpac acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging.