First listed on: 12 March 2024

First Nations Identified - Safety & Environment Adviser

Are you a talented and passionate individual from the First Nations community

We invite you to join WaterNSW and be part of a thriving, inclusive team that celebrates diversity and values unique perspectives.

At WaterNSW, we communicate openly and honestly whilst maintaining respect for one another. We understand everyone is different, and this is what we value as part of our inclusive culture.
We are currently recruiting for Safety & Environment Adviser and would love to hear from you!
Acknowledgement of Country
WaterNSW acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Our perks and benefits:
We believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelines, that’s why we offer a load of benefits.
  • Aboriginal Support Network
  • Flexible working
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at full pay on the Enterprise Agreement
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance
  • Professional development and educational assistance
  • A supportive and inclusive work culture that embraces diversity, cultural understanding and values 
  • An opportunity to work on country and be part of a team that is making a real difference in the NSW communities. (Visit our First Nations programs page for more information) 
Location: Preferred Locations - Warragamba, Neapan Dam, Burrawang, Wallerawang  / Alternate Locations - Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Parramatta 
Salary: Starting from $112,042 base + super
Tenure: Permanent, Full-Time
What we are looking for:
  • A strong desire to contribute your skills and expertise to our business
  • Someone who is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent / identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and is accepted as such by the community in which they were born, has lived or currently lives
  • A commitment to promoting and preserving Aboriginal culture and value
  • Open to all experience levels including labouring, fencing, vegetation management or equivalent.
Join us on our journey to build a more inclusive workplace and make a difference in the lives of our customers and communities.
What you will work on:
  • Business Advice: Provide subject matter expertise and on-site guidance on the development, fit and implementation of safety procedures, systems, behaviours and standards for operational managers, field-based employees and contractors, enabling them to perform their roles effectively and safely.
  • Safety Culture: Drive a generative safety-first culture based on collective ownership, recognition of positive behaviour, early risk identification and mitigation by engaging and coaching operational managers and field-based employees. 
  • Environmental: Work closely with the Environmental Services team to provide technical advice, leadership and address environmental factors that present risks to employee and public safety. 
  • Investigation: Work collaboratively with operational managers to proactively Investigate safety incidents, undertake risk-assessments, ensure ongoing monitoring of safety incidents to initiate corrective action
  • Increased Field-Presence: working on-site, co-located with regional teams, based on an ongoing visit schedule to be agreed to by the Regional and Operational Safety teams. 
Who is WaterNSW?
When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information.
For full details about this role please review the Position Description. (Please note this can only be accessed on the WaterNSW Careers Page)

Need support with your application? Reach out to our Talent Acquisition Partner to set up a discussion - Jasmine Choong on  

Please note applications for this position will close on 7th April 2024.

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