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Safety Specialist | WAIO Safety | Perth


Location: Perth

Job Type: Not Specified


About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success.

About the Role

We are currently seeking applications for a Safety Specialist to join the WAIO Safety Business Partnering Team on a permanent basis.

Whilst the role is Perth based the roster is hybrid with weekly travel to operations expected.

Reporting to the Safety Superintendent, you will support the delivery of safety outcomes across a dynamic and high performing function. The successful candidate will be a proactive self-starter with an ability to directly engage with functions leaders from General Manager to Supervisor, to enable safety best practice. We are looking for a candidate passionate about delivering safety excellence.

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Drive continuous improvement and best practice in safety performance through ongoing engagement with leaders,
  • Field verifications of safety systems with operational leaders while coaching leaders on quality and demonstrating expected standards
  • Participate in and facilitate HSE investigations and provide process guidance, coaching and quality review.
  • Through review of site and industry HSE events, encourage a strong culture of learning and embedment of safety improvements.
  • Partnering with the operation in the delivery of Safety improvement initiatives, aligned to the Integrated Operations Plan.
  • Participate in risk assessments and provide quality reviews.
  • Support / coach the development of effective work management tools to achieve positive safety outcomes; and
  • Support accurate and transparent HSE data reporting and elements of the HSE governance program.

About You

This role will suit a highly capable team player who is motivated to collaborate with both peers & partners to ensure that everyone goes home safe every day.

  • You will be a confident, self-motivated professional with at least 5 years’ mining / processing operations-based safety experience.
  • You’ll be confident with your communication and engagement skills, and you will have a solid record of achieving results through influence, coaching and mentoring.
  • You are qualified & experienced in facilitating, training & coaching multi-level risk management processes, accident Investigations & field leadership as well as conversant with Safety II / Human & Organisational Performance principles.

About Our Process

At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a unique BHP employee share program.

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.