First listed on: 14 November 2023

OHS Coordinator


Ding! Ding! Trams are the heartbeat of Melbourne – come be part of our team on the largest and most iconic tram network in the world.

Role Purpose

Keolis Downer is the proud operator of Yarra Trams, the oldest and largest light
rail network in the world. Since 2009, Keolis Downer has significantly invested in Melbourne’s tram network and community.

As the operator of Yarra Trams, we bring our international expertise to Melbourne
to ensure we deliver safer, more reliable passenger services and performance, while increasing the value of the tram network for Melburnians and the thousands of visitors to our city every day.

To support this, Yarra Trams requires the services of an experienced OHS Coordinator to provide OHS support and advice to functional areas on the Yarra Trams Safety Management System. 


  • This is a great opportunity for an experienced OHS Coordinator to embed a set of OHS standards through engagement with Functional Areas. 
  • Providing OHS support and advice to functional areas as part of compliance to legislation, accreditation and ongoing safety culture improvements
  • Implementing the schedule for Drug and Alcohol testing and ensuring all testing documentation is managed in accordance with the DAMP
  • Reviewing and maintaining current documentation for asbestos within the hazardous materials library including the review of registers and assurance activities to the asbestos management plan
  • Providing project support and carrying out assurance activities to meet requirements associated with the company’s Federal Safety Commission Accreditation
  • Conducting and supporting company assurance activities including audits and inspections
  • Attending Management Safety and Risk Review Committee Meetings and undertaking any actions assigned

Skills and experience 

  • Demonstrable experience in the application of relevant OHS Legislation and/or Rail Safety Legislation
  • Sound understanding of relevant Operational Rules and Procedures, Codes of Practice, Policies and Practices
  • Proven experience in conducting risk assessments, site inspections, task observations, corrective actions and audits
  • Previous experience in system management for chemicals, asbestos, hazardous substance and dangerous goods would be advantageous, or a clear understanding of the legal requirements
  • Strong Communication skills
  • A high level of proficiency in Microsoft software: Project, Visio, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

We really do want you to bring your whole self to work. There’s no such thing as
the perfect candidate, so if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the list below, please still get in touch.

We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit. 

Interested? Apply now!

Why Yarra Trams?

Do you want to be a part of a workplace that is based on respect, promotes diversity, and encourages inclusiveness?
If you choose to work with us, you will be joining a team of passionate professionals dedicated to the delivery and improvement of Melbourne’s biggest icon! Additionally, you will receive:

  • A Free travel pass for Victoria’s Public Transport Network
  • Competitive salary and great conditions
  • Professional Development
  • Career growth opportunities
  • A commitment to your health and wellbeing including free flu vax, discounted gym membership, and access to our Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Paid Parental leave and paid superannuation for primary caregivers 

About Yarra Trams

Our passengers, community, people, and operations are the four foundational pillars of our organisation, which help us to continuously improve and deliver safer, better, and more efficient tram services across Melbourne.

As the proud operator of the world's largest tram network and integral part of Melbourne's transport network, Keolis Downer is committed to moving Melbourne forward by delivering solutions for better tram journeys.

We are dedicated to caring for each other, our passengers, and our communities. Yarra Trams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity across our teams. In support of our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, we encourage candidates with a disability, of all ages and people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander heritage to apply

Please note, our selection process will include pre-employment checks, including police check and pre-employment medical check. Yarra Trams employees are required to adhere to Yarra Trams Policies and Procedures such as, but not limited to, Health and Safety Policy, Equal Employment Opportunity & Workplace Bullying Policy, Drug and Alcohol Management Program Policy (including drug and alcohol testing programs. Additionally all workers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses) unless they have a legitimate and lawful exemption. Evidence of your COVID-19 digital vaccination or exemption certificate will be required. 

If you would like further details about an advertised role, or if you require an adjustment in the application process please email

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