First listed on: 14 May 2022

HSE Manager


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The Opportunity

  • Provide leading-edge development and delivery of health, safety and environment (HSE) programs
  • Make an IMPACT and contribute to CSIRO’s HSE and wellbeing culture
  • Lead and implement HSE projects to enable strategic outcomes 

CSIRO are excited to announce that we are seeking a health, safety and environment professional for an indefinite opportunity in Newcastle or Melbourne. Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) partners with all levels of the organisation coaching and influencing to make HSE personal.  They provide future focussed, leading-edge development and delivery of HSE programs that result in significant improvement in CSIRO’s wellbeing and HSE culture. 

The HSE Manager – Energy will be responsible for proactively partnering with, coaching and positively influencing CSIRO’s operational line management and HSE advisors and delivering HSE goals to broader organisational goals. This role will provide tailored support and coordinate the consistent delivery of improving HSE outcomes and metrics, HSE activities and initiatives for the Energy business unit across regions and the wider organisation, as well as providing support with process safety risk identification. Their key impact is to improve CSIRO’s HSE and wellbeing culture. 

Your duties will include:

  • Driving, strengthening and supporting the implementation of CSIRO’s HSE plan whilst helping to improve the HSE performance of the organisation through technical leadership, influence, and strong communication. 
  • Driving the consistent delivery of CSIRO’s HSE activities across businesses and multiple operational sites to cultivate a consistent and organisational approach to HSE. 
  • Leveraging and harnessing proactive partnering relationships with key site leaders and people, HSE Executive Business Partners and external stakeholders through being a trusted advisor, listening, discussing and providing clear advice towards set goals. 
  • Through HSE conversations & partnering, developing knowledge and understanding of any unique HSE needs across the business or sector to drive the delivery of HSE priorities and initiatives, with a focus on consistent future-focussed and positive HSE practices becoming embedded across the organisation. 
  • Coaching to enable the growth and development of BU Directors, Site Leaders, staff and HSE team members in utilising best practice and leveraging capability and communities of practice to improve HSE Performance.
  • Leading and implementing HSE projects to enable strategic outcomes and improvement. 
  • Guiding, supporting and empowering HSE Advisors to develop solutions to complex and challenging HSE issues in partnership with relevant workgroups. 
  • Establishing, motivating and leading successful teams of people that can seamlessly work across multiple sites and business units to build both positive working relationships and influence positive, consistent HSE outcomes  
  • Developing and contributing to a cohesive, collaborative, innovative HSE management team, ensuring seamless and proactive connection between all areas of HSE and regional areas more broadly – modelling desired culture, positive behaviours and empowering high-level delivery.  
  • Being an advocate for the HSE cultural change program by leading by example, acknowledging and actively promoting key desired behaviours to enable the growth of a high performing, positive and proactive HSE culture across the business. 
  • Leading the HSE resourcing requirements across multiple operational sites to meet Business Unit and HSE team requests for support. 
  • Promoting an informed culture of continuous HSE improvement by working closely and proactively with HSE Executive Business Partners, HSE Managers and the HSE team to ensure HSE knowledge, best practice and lessons learnt is shared across CSIRO. 
  • Driving development of innovative best practice solutions to regulatory non-compliances and HSE performance deficiencies. 
  • Adhering to the spirit and practice of CSIRO’s Code of Conduct, Health, Safety and Environment procedures and policy, Diversity initiatives and Making Safety Personal goals.

Location: Newcastle, NSW or Clayton, VIC
Salary: AU$102k - AU$111k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 84356

To be considered you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant health, safety, environment degree, or risk management along with at least 5-10 years’ demonstrated experience in leading HSE management within large or complex organisations. Experience working with industry scale operations such as in mining, oil & gas, manufacturing or energy highly desired. 
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and facilitating HSE and process safety hazard and risk studies such as HAZID, HAZOP, Fault Trees, FMEA, hazardous area classification, chemical reaction hazards assessment, SIL and LOPA assessments. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of HSE legislation and codes of practice as well as experience with the integration of process safety principles to support research activities in areas including safety in design, change management, adequate diversity and redundancy in the control measures.
  • A significant record of influencing and effecting impactful HSE changes in team culture in alignment with the strategic direction of the organisation. Further, a strong track record of enabling positive organisational change, by innovating and adapting strategies, goals, and priorities, and driving culture change in health and safety.
  • Demonstrated collaborative leadership skills and the ability to & lead remotely – utilising collective leadership skills to create connection across all teams within the HSE function and with other stakeholder teams.  
  • Demonstrated experience in collaboratively sharing and utilising team resources to provide a seamless and organisational approach to the delivery of the HSE strategy. 
  • A proven ability to coach and be the trusted advisor to leaders by influencing a positive culture where HSE is prioritised and considered ensuring alignment between client needs and CSIRO’s objectives. A strong record of influencing HSE teams and internal and external stakeholders on at times contentious HSE matters to provide a seamless organisational approach to the delivery of the HSE plan.
  • Exemplify strong interpersonal skills in managing client expectations. Communicates clearly (both in orally and in writing).   
  • A strong working history of understanding goals and targets, taking accountability, driving outcomes and delivering on commitments & achieving results. Ability to take direction, deliver on set objectives and a passion for continued learning, development and growth in yourself and in others.

For full details about this role, please review the Position Description.


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only.

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. 

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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

10 June 2022, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

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