Senior Advisor - Audits


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Senior Advisor – Audits


12-month fixed-term

Want a corporate career combined with lifestyle? V/Line takes you there! With over 2,500 employees, locations throughout Melbourne and Regional Victoria and a true commitment to workplace flexibility, have your dream career and the lifestyle you want. We can get you there with free myki travel.


As a member of the Safety Risk & Assurance Department, this role is responsible for providing expert internal and external advice for V/Line.

The Senior Advisor – Audits provides both independent verification and quality support to the business and is responsible for engaging numerous stakeholders within the team, across the business, and with regulators.

You will interact closely with the Senior Advisor – Investigations, Engineer – Risk, and the wider Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) team to identify the critical lessons learnt and risk controls that require audit and verification.

You are also responsible for organising resources to complete audits, including Senior Advisor Audits, Advisor - Audits, Advisor – HSE, other HSE staff, and external service providers.

There’s also the requirement to be on call outside normal business hours and attend incident sites and travel within Victoria or interstate, including overnight stays.


The key accountabilities in this role are to:

  • Coordinate and liaise with external audit certification bodies (ISO 9001; 14001, AS4801), including tracking Improvement Notices and Non-Conformances.
  • Identify and prepare an audit schedule that provides a layer of assurance across V/Lines operations.
  • Develop an annual fixed audit schedule, and accommodate short notice, ad hoc requests to verify compliance and/or identify gaps.
  • Make sure audits are structured to identify and address operational risk and ensure legislative compliance.
  • Lead large, complex audits looking at both systems and engineering elements.
  • Provide detailed audit reports to an acceptable standard suitable for presentation to the Board.
  • Monitor the overall progress of action closure.
  • Ensure audit findings are used by the business to close gaps and improve performance.

About you

This is a lead auditing role that requires you to work within linking management systems. Familiarity with SharePoint and Power BI would be an advantage.

You must be able to lead the auditing team, offer & encourage ideas & innovation, and champion continuous improvement.

It is essential that you hold a qualification in Occupational or Work Health & Safety (OHS, WHS), from Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma level.

Safeworking credentials are a plus, but full training can be provided.

You have willingness and ability to travel for site visits and to accompany external auditors on site audit activities.

Importantly, you share our V/Line core values of Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership, and Human Rights.

What we offer

§ Workplace flexibility

§ Personal development

§ Commitment to culture

§ Inclusive environment

§ Career opportunities

§ Paid Parental Leave

§ Free Myki travel

§ Contribute to connecting Victorians

The base annual range for this full-time, fixed-term role is from Classification SNR OFF D07, 135,981 (base hourly rate of $68.58), plus 4-weeks annual leave, 17.5%leave loading, superannuation, and free myki for metro & regional travel.

This is a Medical Category 3 position.

Get more information

To obtain a Position Description and arrange a confidential discussion about this unique opportunity, please contact Dee Morris, Talent Acquisition Business Partner at

Please be aware, the selection process may include a behavioural event interview, medical check, probity (police check), and reference checks.

Apply now

Click ‘Apply’ to go to our Careers page and submit your application.

Send us an up-to-date resume and a brief cover letter telling us why you’re the best person for this role.

Please attach your documents as PDFs

Applications close: 5pm on Thursday, 8 June 2023

V/Line is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and we welcome applicants from any background . We value diversity and are continuously working towards creating a flexible and inclusive environment that is representative of the Victorian community.

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