Senior Health & Safety Advisor

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 811437


About Us

Health and Safety Department

Curtin University’s team of health and safety professionals provide advice and assistance in the implementation of the University’s procedures within the context of its operations.

We work in collaboration with Curtin’s staff, students, contractors and visitors to provide services of the highest standard in line with legislative requirements to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all.

We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding project manager with experience managing a portfolio of improvement projects to join our Health and Safety team. This position will coordinate and contribute to change across Curtin through specific Health and Safety projects, including those related to hazardous materials (chemicals, microorganisms, biological materials, radioactive materials and radiation emitting equipment).

In this role you will:

  • Prioritise, scope, schedule and action projects identified by the Director of Health and Safety.
  • Educate staff, leaders, and key partners on a variety of health and safety initiatives, including hazardous materials management.
  • Consult with and engage stakeholders from a variety of disciplines and across multiple levels of academia, management, and operations.
  • Establish an organisation-wide hazardous materials management framework, and guide policy and systems related to hazardous materials.
  • Be supported by a range of subject matter experts and the Health and Safety team.
We are looking for someone with:
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) / Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in a related field such as Chemistry, Environmental Management, Occupational Hygiene, Materials Science, or Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Substantial relevant industry experience in hazardous materials management, or a related field such as process engineering, process safety, risk engineering, or environmental engineering.
  • An outstanding track record of project management in relation to managing schedules, cost, risks, and people across organisational boundaries.
  • An ability to interpret and appropriately weight data related to current and emerging risks, including those related to hazardous materials.
  • Sound working knowledge and understanding of legislation, codes, and standards applicable to Occupational Health and Safety, and a similar level of knowledge for one or more classifications of hazardous materials.
 Why choose Curtin?
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • State of the art offices and agile working.
  • Vibrant campus with an array of food trucks, coffee shops and restaurants
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
  • Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives.
  • A vibrant campus with gym, child care, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
  • Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework.
  • The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)

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Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

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Applications close: 9.00pm AWST Sunday 28th November 2021

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on Please note we will not accept applications via this email.

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.
We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2022).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert

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