First listed on: 20 June 2019

HSE Advisor

The Opportunity
  • Are you interested in Health, Safety and Environment?
  • Do you have an understanding of the wellbeing & safety culture?
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position
CSIRO’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is currently looking for an HSE Advisor to provide technical & practical HSE support to our internal and external stakeholders while delivering HSE services regionally. 
You will be expected to deliver consistent education, training regulatory advice and solutions to the organisation that will improve regional safety and wellbeing, and enhance personal accountability for HSE. You will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and will work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to implement CSIRO’s HSE strategy.

Note that the position is offered across two salary levels.  For appointment at the higher salary level (CSOF4), as well as satisfying the essential criteria (listed below), you will need to demonstrate higher level skills in hazard management and have the ability to influence senior leaders.  You will also have considerable/significant/extensive experience in HSE.
This is a Full-Time role, however Part-Time requests from suitable applicants may be considered.

Your duties will include

•    Supporting the implementation of CSIRO’s HSE strategy through the planning and delivery of priority HSE activities and initiatives, with a focus on organisational consistency across CSIRO sites.
•    Contributing to HSE projects and positively challenge the status quo in an effort to influence continual HSE improvement across the organisation.
•    Developing and maintaining strong relationships with site work groups, understand their unique HSE needs and make recommendations to guide management decisions.
•    Contributing to a cohesive, collaborative and innovative HSE team, provide hands on HSE practical support to operational staff, and liaise with the HSE Specialist team when more specialist HSE support is required.
•    Coaching and educating staff through knowledge sharing across relevant organisational teams, utilising best practice and communities of practice to enhance the overall HSE performance.

Location:      Werribee VIC (with 1 day a week at Waurn Ponds, VIC)
Salary:          CSOF3 AU$63,594 - AU$80,937 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
                      CSOF4 AU$83,687 - AU$94,679 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    61995

To be successful you will need
  • Relevant tertiary degree in a related discipline such as science, Health, Safety & Environment, risk management, or relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other teams across HSE and specific stakeholders to build strong relationships and the desired culture, with the ability to adapt to changing environments and challenges in the interests of achieving team objectives
  • Experience in leading and participating in ongoing knowledge transfer across HSE teams and stakeholders, and providing support and direction for others in the team by coaching and supporting staff and fostering open communication and strong collaboration
  • Proven experience to understand stakeholder priorities as well as leveraging and contributing to HSE teams in the design, delivery and implementation of communication strategies (written and verbal, e.g., training) to deliver consistent messaging across the organisation
  • Proven ability in interpreting legislation and regulatory standards, as well as other information to proactively identify problems and appropriately respond to issues
  • Demonstrated ability to partner and improve performance by continually improving the delivery of a consistent, best practice HSE service, e.g., making changes, different ways and methods, reviewing procedures

For appointment at the higher (CSOF4) salary level, further to satisfying the Essential Criteria listed above, you must also have:

  • Significant experience in hazard management
  • Higher level communication and interpersonal skills

Special Requirements:
The person appointed will need to lodge a National Police Check (CSIRO will reimburse all costs associated) and receive clearance before commencing. A further security clearance may be necessary according to site requirements.
To be appointed to this position, the successful candidate must hold a current Australian Drivers Licence as some driving between sites may be required.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description 

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Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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Applications Close

Wednesday 10 July 2019 at 11.59pm AEST

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