Job Description

About the Role

Babcock is actively seeking an experienced Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Advisor to play an essential role within our JP9101 Defence Program, where Babcock has taken the lead in managing and enhancing the existing Defence High Frequency (HF) Communications capability at multiple sites across Australia. This position will be instrumental in leading a variety of HSE initiatives with a strong emphasis on the management of construction safety and environmental hazards.

Working closely with the Senior HSE Advisor already embedded in the program, you will undertake HSE planning, implementing, assurance and advisory activities daily to meet Company, Customer and Legislative requirements. Ensuring the integrity of the Business Management Systems (BMS), JP9101 Health Safety and Environment Management Plan (HSEMP), Emergency Management Processes and contractual requirements are met and maintained throughout operational processes. The position will require developing and implementing a variety of management arrangements to effectively control and mitigate program risks. Work will align with WHS legislative mandates and adhere to international standards ISO 45001:2018 Safety Management, and 14001:2016 Environmental Management.

The role will support activities at a program level, helping to plan, develop, and implement HSE management arrangements and identify areas of non-compliance. Supporting the JP9101 program personnel with relevant HSE advice and support as required. In addition, the role will include undertaking monitoring and auditing activities and providing management information to report non-compliance and shortfalls.

You will bring:

  • Energy, knowledge and safety leadership skills and abilities.
  • Experience in a safety/environmental leadership or advisor role in a highly regulated or high-risk industry.
  • Sound knowledge of AS/NZS ISO 45001 and 14001 guidance,  WHS legislation and applicable standards.
  • Experience leading improvements in safety culture, workplace audits and investigating incidents.
  • Certificate lV qualification in Health and Safety Management.
  • Qualification as a Lead auditor.
  • Australian Citizen with a NV1 security clearance or the ability to obtain.

What we offer you


  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We offer flexible working arrangements where possible to help employees find the right balance between work and home life;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day.


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,600 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:


  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain NV1 Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks.  These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority.  To comply with public health orders or our customer requirements, some roles within the business will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to gain access to sites.  Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


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Job Req ID: 55685