First listed on: 12 October 2019

Risk, Safety & Environment Manager

An award-winning organisation, Newcastle Airport is a dynamic and friendly workplace with modern offices within the terminal.

About Newcastle
Newcastle, NSW has become a popular choice for professionals seeking balance between a challenging career and an ideal lifestyle. Known for its bustling café and beach culture, the city is on the doorstep of Port Stephens and the world-famous Hunter Valley wine region.

The Organisation
Named Major Airport of the Year 2018 by Australia’s peak airport body, the Australian Airports Association (AAA) for our commitment to the Hunter region and local visitor economy, Newcastle Airport is entering into an exciting phase of growth.

In 2019, Newcastle Airport took a giant step toward becoming a regional hub for Aviation activities with the purchase of a parcel of land adjacent to the Airport, known as Astra Aerolab Business Technology Park. This precinct is set to include new defence and aerospace related manufacturing, maintenance and research facilities, thereby ensuring the Greater Hunter is an increasingly important economic and tourism destination.  

The Opportunity
As the Risk, Safety & Environment Manager, you will play an integral part in driving and enhancing the Enterprise Risk, Safety and Environmental Management systems for the business as well as developing the organisation’s risk culture. You will be required to take the lead in the development, implementation, review and advocacy of all risk, safety, sustainability and environment strategies across the organisation. Collaborating with departments across the business your focus will be on providing specialist and timely advice to improve systems, mitigate risk and ensure best practice protocols are adopted.

About You
This opportunity will appeal to a driven and motivated individual with high level analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to work as part of a team to ensure best practice and compliant outcomes are achieved. You will possess demonstrated skills in leadership with previous experience in managing a team and building a culture aligned with our company values. Additionally, you will exhibit high level reporting, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prioritise and delegate tasks as required.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their understanding and previous application of risk, safety and environmental management principles. They will have experience working with ISO standards across all facets of their area of accountability, coupled with thorough knowledge of applicable legislation, regulations and accreditation standards. A qualified lead auditor and/or an individual with experience would be highly desirable.

Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification at a degree level in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Comprehensive experience working with ISO standards
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and accreditation standards
  • Ability to understand and apply risk management principles within a program of works
  • Experience effectively leading and managing a team

Working as part of the Newcastle Airport team, you will enjoy a friendly, flexible and supportive environment, within a highly reputable, Award-winning organisation. In addition, you will have access to a range of benefits, such as flexible work practices, paid parental leave, additional personal / carers leave, corporate fitness program and health and wellbeing initiatives. Newcastle Airport is also a proud Ambassador for Mentally Healthy Workplaces through SafeWork NSW.

To view a copy of the position description or find out more about our organisation, please visit our website at 

Next Steps

If this sounds like the role for you, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume, along with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria listed above, before 5.00pm on Thursday, 24th October 2019.


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