First listed on: 19 February 2024

WHS Systems and Risk Manager


Who we are 

At SA Power Networks, you will play an exciting role in serving South Australia and leading the world in the shift to clean energy.   

It’s about more than simply keeping the power on – you’ll be joining one of South Australia’s key innovators, helping to build a sustainable and renewable future that our people, our customers, and our community can all be proud of.  

As one of SA's largest employers, we offer a varied and opportunity-rich workplace where you can forge an interesting and financially rewarding career, now and into the future. You’ll benefit from award-winning training, internal development programs and diverse career pathways.   

Our business sees truly diverse people coming together to drive our innovation, and you’ll work alongside some of the most talented and motivated people in the state.  

Let us empower your career, as you help empower South Australia. 

About the opportunity: 

People and Culture are seeking a WHS Systems and Risk Manager to join their team in a permanent capacity. The WHS Systems & Risk Manager provides SA Power Networks with high level expertise, direction and leadership in the identification, analysis and management of safety related systems across of a wide range of environments. The key objective is meeting compliance with business governance, health & safety, legal and sustainability responsibilities, while promoting a positive and proactive safety culture.

The role oversees the High-Risk Work Assurance Program and lead WHS Systems. This includes but is not limited to IT platforms such as Enablon and SitePass with a focus on continuous improvement, integration, technology, and lean principles applied to building relationships with key stakeholders and driving team objectives.

Key Responsibilities Include 

The WHS Systems and Risk Manager will be: 

  • Responsible for the WHS related IT management systems for continuous improvement including , documentation, performance, and reporting for owners, the Board, ELT, RMCC, Sustainability and Regulatory authorities.
  • Develop and provide safety management advice, assistance, and training to the organisation in policy, procedure and WHS IT Systems
  • Responsible for delivery, integration, development and continuous improvement of Safety Management Systems and Programs using technology and lean methodology.
  • Responsible for the WHS Risk Management framework with focus on high-risk activities and programs, including Drug and Alcohol, Asbestos, Occupational Hygiene, Dust monitoring and RTW.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and completion of the SAPN Work Health Safety & Environment strategy and annual plan.

About you 

To be successful in this role you will have previous experience in a senior safety role, (preferably in a large, multifaceted high risk work environment) or a similar regulatory business, with experience managing and improving integrated systems. While experience in WHS systems will be highly regarded it is not essential if you can demonstrate a background in systems management or analytics. You will lead by example for the benefit of the team, demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence, be solution driven and able to deal with multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines. You will be highly organised, have a team first mentality and be capable of hitting the ground running!

What’s on offer 

  • 12% superannuation (1% above current legislated employer contributions) 
  • Up to $900 in electricity reimbursements each year  
  • 17.5% leave loading payable on annual leave  
  • Automatic coverage from SA Power Networks income protection scheme 
  • Paid parental leave (4 weeks) and maternity leave (12 weeks)   
  • An industry-leading focus and reputation for safety and wellbeing 

SA Power Networks is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages applications from all genders and people of Indigenous backgrounds. 

How to Apply  

To apply click ‘Apply now’ 

To obtain further information please contact: 
Ben Tirri on  

Applications close 1 March 2024

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