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Enjoy being part of an organisation that values results, professional growth, workplace diversity and a balance between work and life commitments. At Barwon Water we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table. 

Barwon Water embraces diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and fairness.

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Health, Safety and Environment Advisor: start-up subsidiary company

  • Geelong
  • Apply by Sunday 12 November
About us: driving regional prosperity

For more than a century, Barwon Water has provided high quality water and sewerage services to customers. Building on that strong foundation, the corporation is now entering a new phase. Recognising the challenges of climate change, population growth, rapid technological advancement and economic transition, Barwon Water is shifting its mindset from water utility to helping lead our region’s prosperity.

As part of the new phase, Barwon Water is establishing a fully owned subsidiary company to provide maintenance services to the region and be a key player in building partnerships with local businesses, driving regional benefits.

We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer.  We understand that the more diverse our workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table.

About the role: 

An experienced HSE professional, you’ll provide advice and support in all HSE matters, including policy, processes, proactively managing standards and technical advice and support in line with business requirements. Understanding HSE and business priorities, you’ll implement appropriate HSE programs and initiatives across the business and operating sites.

A key aspect of this role will be providing leadership coaching to personnel to achieve our zero injury and environmental incident aspiration and act as a mentor for senior leaders to encourage and support a safety culture.

Not only will you lead and manage relevant HSE training and ensure the application of HSE best practices, you’ll also perform continual inspection and review of jobs for safe work practices to assure all activities in the day-to-day operations are executed with no harm to personnel, environment and equipment.

You’ll facilitate HSE self-assurance and auditing of business activities, including follow up and close out of remedial action plans in line with legislation, as well as leading and supporting the business in hazard effect management process, health risk assessments and HSE case documentation. 

You’ll also develop and implement HSE action plans, recommending appropriate corrective actions for non-conformity and identifying opportunities for improvement. 

Skilled in effective and current HSE methodologies and practices, you’ll participate and advise on the development of work method statements and risk assessments.

Proficient in HSE management systems, you’ll also support the business in reporting, investigation, classification, follow up and close out, including data integrity. You’ll lead the investigation of safety and environmental incidents and near misses to enable a continuous improvement and learning culture and implement recommendations with sustainable solution mindset.

About you:

With your ability to communicate at all levels, you will support and drive a safety culture, share learnings and best practices, implement and support HSE campaigns and initiatives such as coaching based intervention programs and attend regular HSE meetings.

With your strong analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems, you can assess the effectiveness of business processes and identify collective value and dependency across the business. A skilled negotiator, you can use your strong communication skills to build relationships.

A HSE professional with a bachelor degree or similar, you have sound understanding of safety and environmental legislation and solid experience in a hands on HSE role. 

With your demonstrated leadership and strategic planning skills, together with evidence of best practice and analytical aptitude, you have worked across relevant sectors, including, utilities, infrastructure, industry, manufacturing, mining or simila

Get in touch

To find out more about this opportunity, contact James Wishart, Project Manager Service Company, on 0428 576 824.

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Health, Safety and Environement (HSE) Advisor:

Start-up subsidiary company