Principal Audit & Assurance

Whitehaven Coal
Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive Salary
Apr 09, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
About Whitehaven Coal

Whitehaven Coal is the dominant player in Australia's only emerging high-quality coal basin. We help power developed and emerging economies in Asia where there is strong and growing demand for our product, particularly for use in high-efficiency, low-emissions coal-fired power stations. With 20 years of industry experience we have developed a growing reputation for excellence in project delivery and safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operations.

The Role: Principal Audit & Assurance

Our approach to Health, Safety and Environment is evolving and we are providing a wider range of opportunities forcareer development.Within a dedicated, free thinking environment, your valued contributions will influence our future growth and sustainability.

An exciting new role has become available for a Principal Audit & Assurance to join our corporate team located in Sydney or Gunnedah. We promote flexible work and options will be considered for the right candidate. Reporting to the Group HSE Manager the role represents a unique and rewarding opportunity for you to use your experience and creativity to build on our approach to Audit & Assurance. You will be responsible for the continued development, maintenance and implementation of the Assurance Standard to be applied at all operating mine sites and future projects.

To be successful in the role you will:
  • Develop a companywide HSE audit and assurance program from bottom up
  • Provide technically robust and cost effective recommendations to address findings commensurate to risk
  • Engage key customers by coaching and mentoring in the application of assurance processes
  • Engage deep Subject Matter Expertise in the execution of the audit and assurance program
  • Input into the development of WHC HSE 5 year plan ensuring there is clear integration with assurance findings and improvement initiatives
  • Provide direct support to the maintenance and improvement of group wide HSE Systems
  • Support the Principal Risk in determining the effectiveness of material risk control implementation at operating sites
  • Lead, coach or participate in event investigations to ensure effective investigation outcomes and response
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to HSE policies and practices, proactively identifying risks and hazards to continuously improve WHC HSE performance

  • The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications, experience and qualities:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Science, Environmental Science, Workplace Health & Safety or other suitable qualification related to auditing (preferred)
  • Experience in HSE or Auditing roles within heavy industry / mining (preferred) Auditing process execution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to engage and influence at multiple levels in the organisation focusing on customer requirements

  • Benefits for You

  • Be supported by an existing leadership group with known industry leaders
  • Full time, permanent position.
  • Excellent opportunity for career development.
  • Attractive Salary and relocation package.
  • Opportunity to work for an Industry leader.
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