SHE Advisor

BAE Systems

Location: Edinburgh

Job Type: Full time


  • All Systems GO! Be part of the next generation of defence technology
  • Ongoing career development and interesting work
  • Enjoy flexibility, engaging work and a culture that embraces diversity

Due to an internal promotion, we currently have an excellent opportunity for a SHE Advisor (Safety, Health & Environment) based at our Edinburgh Parks Adelaide offices, however we would also consider candidates to work from our Melbourne offices.
You will also have the flexibility to work from home on occasions.
What this opportunity will mean for you:

  • Purposeful work where your efforts are recognised in an environment where you can thrive
  • Joining an organisation that is passionate about developing some of the most impressive careers in the world
  • Industry-leading flexibility options to unlock the talent and diversity of every individual
  • Unique opportunities to contribute to programs of national significance whilst growing your skills
  • A strong safety culture, inclusive teams and work to be proud of, underpinned by a compelling set of values

Your new role:
As a SHE Advisor, you will support the line of business through the provision of specialist advice, support and knowledge of SHE principles and practices to continually improve safety, health and environment performance to meet our legal obligations.
This opportunity will see you:

  • Contribute to the development of project/function training needs analysis, and work with the SHE Capability and Governance team to co-ordinate and deliver training activities.
  • Lead initial response to incident investigations and identifying and contributing to the close out of corrective actions.
  • Facilitate the identification and management SHE implications to minimise adverse effects and maximise positive effects.
  • Provide technical, organisational and strategic information to inform risk analysis and risk assessment processes.
  • Liaise with and maintains positive relationships with the key clients, industry leaders and SHE regulatory agencies.
  • Lead and facilitate SHE knowledge and skills development to meet legal and risk management requirements.

About you
As an ideal applicant for this role, you'll have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels.
  • Be an Australian Citizen with eligibility to obtain and maintain defence security clearance to a minimum of NV1.
  • Experience in the management of safety, health and environment in a high risk work environment (i.e. mining, construction, manufacturing).
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of relevant legislative, regulatory and compliance frameworks and governance requirements.
  • WHS Diploma, Tertiary Qualification in Safety or related discipline (Desired).
  • Demonstrated experience in providing advice at middle to senior management level on high risk/impact matters.

Research shows that some candidates hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don't meet 100% of the criteria. So, if this opportunity excites you and you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.
As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:
Applications should be addressed to: Matt Hart, Talent Acquisition Specialist, and made online here.
We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.
Our culture
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment where our people can thrive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation.
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