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Director Work Health And Safety

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Orange, NSW

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin


  • Opportunity to provide leadership and executive management of WHS across the infrastructure environment
  • Permanent, full-time role, NSW location negotiable
  • TRP starting from $201K including superannuation, commensurate with experience

We are currently seeking a Director Work Health and Safety to join the Water Infrastructure NSW (WINSW) division within our Water Group.

About The Role

The Director Work Health and Safety is responsible for building a mature safety culture to improve on site work health and safety, establishing programs, processes and work practices that support the safe delivery of water infrastructure projects and integrating the Department’s safety management systems requirements. This role provides specialist knowledge of WHS legislation, relevant policies and programs and timely and efficient service delivery to support better work practices, the highest standards of WHS performance and regulatory compliance in an infrastructure delivery context.

This is a satisfying and challenging position that will see you defining and embedding WHS practices and systems that enable the safe development and delivery of major infrastructure by Water Infrastructure NSW.

To learn more about the role, click here to view the role description.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will:
  • Establish, embed and oversee ongoing implementation of Water Infrastructure NSW’s safety management system.
  • Build a strong safety culture across all business areas of Water Infrastructure NSW by leading, coaching and mentoring teams to develop safety leadership skills and behaviours
  • Lead implementation of safety policy, programs, standards and safety initiatives within Water Infrastructure NSW
  • Provide expert WHS advice to executives, divisional and business managers ensuring full understanding of common law, legislative and policy duties, responsibilities and obligations, in relation to infrastructure development and delivery.
  • Work closely with WINSW and Industry Partner project teams to achieve agreed WINSW safety outcomes, ensuring teams adhere to work site safety, and promote a health workplace culture across WINSW
  • Lead the application of WHS assurance activities, including site and incident investigations, safety audits, and measuring, monitoring and reporting on WHS performance and risk management for project delivery.

About Us

The Water Group leads the NSW Government in providing confidence to communities and stakeholders with the transparent stewardship of water resources, provision of services and reforms that support sustainable and healthy environments, economies, and societies across NSW.

Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

For further information, please contact Matthew Dwyer via email to matthew.dwyer@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Applications close on 21 February 2021, at 11:55pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Our Commitment To Flexible Working

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our Commitment To Diversity

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.