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HSE Advisor (FIFO)

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Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Job ID: R0036285
Date Posted: Jan 23, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated HSE Advisor who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is FIFO from Perth, Australia on a 2 / 1 roster.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology, and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 14,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

About the Position

The role provides Health, Safety and Environmental support for our Western Australia projects. 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 behaviours that foster a positive safety culture, ensure continuous improvement and good corporate governance.

The secondary purpose is to support the leadership team to provide expert advice, support and coordination to maintain compliance with Workplace Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) legislation and GBMS requirements.


  • Travel to permanent and project sites as a FIFO HSE professional to conduct activities including inductions, inspection and monitoring, audits, investigations, training and/ or awareness sessions.

  • Conduct and evaluate audits of the HSE Management System and its implementation for compliance and continuous improvement to ensure it remains effective and current.

  • Support the collection of HSE Management System performance data and reporting.

  • Advise, influence and guide workers about Health, Safety, Wellness and Injury Management responsibility to undertake their roles more effectively.

  • Implement or assist with the implementation of control measures to address HSE risk and ensure monitoring and review of control measures for effectiveness is undertaken.

  • Facilitate the communication and consultation of necessary HSE information/ lessons learned, across all sites in the region.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a HSE Advisor in a high-risk industry (ideally rail).

  • Ability to build HSE capability and safety leadership of managers, employees, and contractors.

  • Ability to influence and drive safe behaviours and performance through building effective relationships and engagement.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Well organised and able to multi-task.

  • Resourceful, flexible, and self-motivated.

  • Experience gained in a client facing role highly regarded.

  • A sound knowledge of the relevant State and Codes of Practice is essential.

  • Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.

At Hitachi Rail, we know that a diverse business is a sustainable business. Working collaboratively with a range of internal networks, we’re continuously improving our policies and products. From accessible, sustainable design to achieving a better gender balance. We base these efforts on our core values: Harmony, Sincerity, and Pioneering spirit. And by aligning with these, we’re able to create a workplace where people not only feel comfortable but are given opportunities to thrive.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

What we offer:

  • Be part of a Global Company that offers a great work life balance.

  • Many opportunities to progress your career with training and development available.

  • Salary Continuance Insurance

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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