HSE Advisor

Date: 11 Jul 2024

Location: Canberra, ACT, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The opportunity

  • Enable world class science to occur safely
  • Provide HSE services to drive a safety-first culture  
  • Contribute to meaningful work at Australia’s National Science Agency

Join the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) team at CSIRO, where we partner with all levels of the organisation to make HSE personal. We are a future-focussed team that provides leading-edge development and delivery of HSE programs to improve CSIRO's HSE culture.

We are seeking a HSE Advisor to support our Black Mountain site and deliver HSE services regionally. As our new HSE Advisor, you’ll provide technical, administrative, and practical support to research staff, affiliates, leadership teams and a range of other stakeholders, while collaborating with the broader, nation-wide HSE team. 

If you’re passionate about enhancing HSE and well-being culture, excel at building relationships and possess strong communication skills, we want to hear from you. 

Expand your HSE career and join us in solving Australia’s greatest challenges through science and technology - apply now. 

Your duties will include:

  • Supporting the implementation of CSIRO’s HSE strategy through the planning and delivery of priority HSE activities and initiatives, with a focus on organisational consistency across the CSIRO sites.
  • Contributing to HSE projects and positively challenging the status quo in an effort to influence continual HSE improvement.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with site work groups, understanding their unique HSE needs and making recommendations to guide management decisions.
  • With limited guidance, developing and reviewing policies, procedures and systems and offering solutions to challenging HSE issues in partnership with relevant work groups.
  • Contributing to a cohesive, collaborative and innovative HSE team and providing  hands-on HSE practical support to operational staff.
  • Coaching and educating staff through knowledge sharing across relevant organisational teams, utilising best practice and communities of practice to enhance the overall HSE performance.
  • Other duties as directed. 


Location: Black Mountain, ACT. Flexible working arrangements available

Salary: AU$93k - AU$105k pa plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite, Full-time

Reference: 96641

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant trade certificate/diploma/bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience in Health, Safety & Environment, Risk Management or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other teams across HSE and specific stakeholders to build the desired culture and strong relationships, with the ability to adapt to changing environments and challenges in the interests of achieving team objectives.
  • Proven experience understanding stakeholder priorities as well as leveraging and contributing to HSE teams in the design, delivery and implementation of communication strategies (written and verbal – e.g. training) to deliver consistent messaging across the organisation.
  • Extensive experience in leading and participating in ongoing knowledge transfer across HSE teams and stakeholders and providing support and direction for others in the team by coaching and supporting staff and fostering open communication and strong collaboration.
  • Proven ability in interpreting legislation and regulatory standards, as well as other information, to proactively identify problems and appropriately respond to issues.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible working arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 


CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.


Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications close

25th July 2024, 11:00pm AEST