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HSE Advisor

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: R0013888
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2023
Segment: Energy
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS Australia Pty Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of turnkey rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, operation, service and maintenance, digital technology and turnkey with a presence in 38 countries, across 11 manufacturing sites on three continents and over 12,000 employees. Hitachi Rail is headquartered in London, UK and is ultimately wholly owned by Hitachi Ltd.  Our engineering heritage and culture is rooted in Japan, where our first steam and electric locomotives were built in the early 1920s. We continue to deliver the most current Shinkansen for Japan’s railways and have successfully exported our technology and expertise to multiple rolling stock projects across the globe - from high speed, tram and metro to driverless technologies for passengers and freight. 

In recent times, our global footprint outside of Japan has been established primarily on organic expansion in the UK. Recent acquisitions in Italy and beyond have cemented our digital growth, which has diversified revenue and added capability in signaling and turnkey in particular. We are ambitious and continue to seek to expand into new key geographies and to deliver new solutions. Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group’s market-leading technology capabilities and R&D, we strive for industry leading innovations able to deliver value for customers and help build sustainable railway systems which benefit wider society.

At Hitachi Rail we are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for an experienced HSE Advisor to join our Brisbane project delivery team. 

The role will be responsible for providing Health, Safety and Environmental support for our Brisbane project. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a high-profile rail infrastructure project as part of a global team.  

The primary purpose is to contribute to the HSE team's goals to influence positive attitudes and behaviors that foster a positive safety culture, ensure continuous improvement and good corporate governance of Health, Safety and Environmental requirements The secondary purpose is to support the Project HSE Manager to provide expert HSE leadership, advice, support and coordination to maintain compliance with Workplace Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) legislation, IMS and contract requirements.

Key duties include:

  • Providing technical advice and coaching including safety leadership, risk management, HSE systems, incident investigation, audits and training.
  • Drive continuous improvement of HSE, contributing to implementation of best practice, improved safety leadership, engagement with the workforce including contractors and influencing of positive behaviors.
  • Conduct HSE Performance Measure Reviews (Workplace Inspections, Observations and Internal Audits) and prepare reports outlining potential risks and areas of improvement.
  • Assist in facilitating and/or conducting incident investigations, SWMS and risk reviews.
  • Conduct training and awareness sessions with the project team, project / site inductions, verify and document all on-site personnel have the appropriate induction training, competency and licenses.
  • Implement HSE Management Plans and verify and maintain project HSE documentation, HSE Registers for Site Risk, Training, Plant and Equipment.
  • Responsible for HSE data collection and providing HSE performance reporting.
  • Ensure all activities undertaken on the project or site, comply with applicable Health Safety and Environment related legislation and STS IMS, contractual. Principal contractor and client documentation.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to:

  • Work autonomously and be self-motivated.
  • Build HSE capability and safety leadership of managers, employees and contractors.
  • Influence and drive safe behaviors and performance through building effective relationships and engagement.
  • Experience in reporting with good attention to detail.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • We are looking for a candidate who has 5+ years' experience as an HSE Advisor in a high-risk industry, someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with internal and external stakeholders.
  • You will have at least a Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety or similar.
  • Knowledge and previous experience working in the rail industry, rail systems and infrastructure, principal contractor is very highly regarded.
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