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WHS Coordinator

Requisition ID:  222827



Bechtel, a global leader in project management, engineering, procurement and construction, has been selected by WSA Co as its Delivery Partner and Project Manager (Definition) for the Western Sydney Airport, a $5.3 billion greenfield facility in Badgerys Creek, New South Wales. This will be a landmark project for both New South Wales and Australia, and is due for completion at the end of 2026.

Western Sydney Airport will provide much-needed additional aviation capacity to meet growing demand in the Sydney basin and improve access to flights for people in Western Sydney. One of Australia's most significant infrastructure projects in decades, the international and domestic airport will open in 2026, bringing social and economic prosperity to the Western Sydney region. Learn more about this exciting project at the following: 

Work Location: Badgerys Creek, south west Sydney.


The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Coordinator reports to the WHS Manager, assigned to an area/package, and is responsible to proactively support the Package Manager to assure the Contractors adhere to their contract obligations and monitor and enforce the health and safety requirements. 

The WHS Coordinator is required to be fully familiar with the contract terms, health and safety requirements, and respective Contractor WHS Management Plans. The WHS Coordinator works pro-actively with the DP, WSA Co and Contractor team members to relentlessly drive our goal of zero accidents across the Project.

The WHS Coordinator participates and supports the various WHS activities including progress meetings, monthly zero incident forums, including attendance at pre-starts, toolbox talks, and completing leading indicator engagement activities.

The WHS Coordinator is a leader within the team that demonstrates the highest standards of WHS through their personal leadership and engagement.  

Essential Job Duties

  1. Monitoring and reporting on the WHS management program for assigned area(s).
  2. Providing technical support to WHS issues and assessments and other applicable reviews.
  3. Provides specialized input to engineering, construction, contractors, procurement and assigned contractors, thus ensuring that WHS requirements are properly integrated into project planning, design criteria, construction plans and specifications.
  4. Providing assistance to project and construction management in implementing and complying with project WHS requirements and in addressing WHS issues as they arise during project execution.
  5. Coordinating and providing technical assistance to other project-assigned functional leads (e.g., engineering, subcontracts, procurement, project controls) with regards to compliance with project-specific WHS requirements.
  6. Participating in meetings with WSA Co., DP project team members, and Contractors to advise them of WHS requirements that may affect project design, schedule, and cost.
  7. Providing technical support and assistance directly to construction management and subcontractors in planning and executing field activities in accordance with the project WHS requirements.
  8. Conducts field health and safety reviews of project construction activities to monitor compliance with requirements including contractual commitments, contractor WHS management plans, permits, and other applicable standards.

Job Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Construction, and NSW Workplace Health and Safety laws and regulations and proficiency in applying them to the project.
  • Working knowledge of WHS work practices and experience in conducting incident investigations, compliance audits and project health surveys.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication and knowledge of computer applications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Post Graduate Diploma in WHS/Management or related science/engineering area.
  • Minimum of 7 years of WHS professional experience in heavy construction.
  • Knowledge of WHS management, monitoring programs, principles, and methodologies.
  • Previous Bechtel experience is highly regarded.
  • Previous Senior Advisor/Supervisory experience is essential.
  • Proficient in written and oral communication in English.
  • Lead auditor qualification desired.
  • Experience of incident investigation techniques i.e. ICAM or TapRoot Certification.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.