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HSEQ Director

The primary purpose of the role is to lead the HSEQ department of the O&M Co in a Public Private Partnership


Company Size:

Salary Range: 

Public Transportation

10,000+ Employees

270/320K Package + Bonus


Job Type:


Full Time

Job Description

About the company
Prominent transportation company with a growing presence in Australia.
Their core activity is to operate and maintain urban and interurban transport networks. With over 24,000 employees in 15 countries through over 110 subsidiaries and the backing of a global leader in public transportation, they provide performance, dynamism, and reliability to customers and passengers on their networks.
They have established themselves as a leader in the industry, providing reliable and efficient transport solutions to communities across the globe.

About the Role
In a context of Public Private Partnership, the company has recently secured a large rail project currently under-construction to deliver all O&M activities. The primary purpose of the role is to lead the HSEQ department. This will include :

  • Providing clear leadership and direction to set the vision for the HQSE team, based on global best practice.

  • Obtaining Rail Transport Operator (RTO) Accreditation for O&M to commence operations (Rail Infrastructure Manager and Rolling Stock Operator).

  • Producing, managing and assuring the implementation of HSQE management systems including policies/processes and procedures, and all related assurance measures.

  • Ensuring that all team members have a fundamental understanding of their health and safety (WHS and Rail) obligations and are empowered to monitor compliance, interface issues and risks.


  • Developing and implementing HSEQ strategic initiatives and the associated key performance indicators (KPIs) to meet and exceed the contractual KPIs

  • Accountable for obtaining and maintaining Rail Transport Operator (RTO) Accreditation and ensuring all obligations of accredited persons under the Rail Safety National Law and Rail Safety Regulations are met.

  • Accountable for implementation, management and continued development of the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Management System, including attaining and maintaining ISO45001 certification.

  • Leading transformational behavioural change projects across the business.

  • Creating new policies and procedures to establish the Integrated Management System (IMS) aligned with the definition of the HSEQ strategy

  • Implementation and continuous improvement of the Quality and Environmental Management Systems, including attaining and maintaining certification ISO9001 and SO14001

  • Providing legislative and regulatory advice on all matters relating to Workplace Health and Safety, Rail Safety, Environment and Quality Management

  • Leading or participating in formal investigations, specialist inspections and audits working with HSEQ and the management team.

  • Being the main point of contact with HSEQ related Stakeholders (ONRSR, SafeWork NSW, Sydney Metro, ISA, IC, etc.)

  • Defining the strategy and deployment of the Competency Management System (CMS)

  • Owning the risk management system for O&M phase

  • Representing O&M at the D&C Rail Infrastructure Manager (RIM) Review Board (RRB)

About You

  • A degree in health and safety, science, environmental studies or other related disciplines

  • Experienced Lead ICAM Investigator (or equivalent)

  • Relevant membership of a Health and Safety organisation (i.e. IOSH)

  • Demonstrated experience of planning, directing and implementing a Company’s health, safety, environment and quality management system to work toward a Zero Harm environment.

  • Experience in attaining Rail Accreditation locally or abroad

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