Principal Risk, HSE

Whitehaven Coal
Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive Salary
Apr 09, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Job Role
Risk Manager
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 Risk, HSE

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 Risk to join our Corporate team located in Sydney or Gunnedah. . We promote flexible work and options will be considered for the right candidate with locations including Sydney and Gunnedah. 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 Risk Management. You will be responsible for the continued development, maintenance and implementation of the Risk Management Standard to be applied at all operating mine sites and future projects.

To be successful in the role you will:
  • Embed a culture of risk based decision making into the company HSE Strategy
  • Establish strong relationships with operation and executive leadership teams
  • Engage and enable key customers at operations and projects by providing deep functional knowledge and coaching and mentoring in the application of HSE risk and management systems with potential to impact to WHC strategic outcomes
  • Facilitation, coaching and monitoring of risk management systems and controls within the business
  • Depending on scale lead, coach or participate in risk assessments to ensure effective risk based outcomes
  • Participate in HSE audit and assurance activities as required
  • Contribute to the development of 5 year plan ensuring there is clear integration with Risk Management outcomes and the HSE Strategy.
  • Input risk performance into Group wide reporting, data visualisation and analytics
  • 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, Risk Management or other suitable qualification (preferred)
  • Experience in risk heavy industry / mining (preferred)
  • Risk Management development and implementation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to engage and influence large and diverse teams 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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