ASC is Australia’s only established sovereign submarine company. Our team of leading, submarine platform engineers, trades and professionals are committed to the delivery of an agile and potent submarine capability for the Royal Australian Navy.
About the Opportunity
To support our growing team, the WHSE Specialist will be responsible for leading the design and development of industry best practice in WHSE management systems, processes and tools to support delivery of the overall WHSE strategy.
The WHSE Specialist will support the continuous improvement and proactive effort from the broader WHSE function, to design and develop systems, and tools and drive governance across all capability groups at ASC. This role will also support with our System vendor relationships and design improvements to reduce information overlap and support digital transformation at ASC. Candidates that desire growth and demonstrate leadership qualities, can-do attitude and willingness and passion in driving improvements in WHSE will be highly regarded to support future growth and opportunities within the team.
This Permanent role is open for candidates in Osborne, SA or Henderson, WA.
Acting as a leader, coach and facilitator this role will drive collaboration with the broader WHSE function and assurance groups within ASC
Assist in building a WHSE coaching capability and capacity
Lead improvement projects aligned to strategic WHSE outcomes using appropriate change management principles
Support and contribute to a positive people culture that values continuous improvement and support design, development and review systems, processes and procedures in line with the Company’s focus on ‘Lean’ thinking
Relevant tertiary qualifications in workplace health and safety management, environmental science, engineering or equivalent and/or
Up to 5 years of experience in a similar role or senior WHSE role
Desire to expand knowledge of WHSE and grow as a leader
Advanced understanding of WHSE legislations and management systems
Ability to problem solve and apply analytical thinking
Ability to lead strategic WHSE improvement projects
Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication and stakeholder management skills
Desirable competencies and experiences
Superior comprehension of Work Health and Safety and Environment Legislation and application of relevant standards
Experience in driving improvement initiatives, analytical skills, workflow design and governance
Strong Microsoft Office skills (particularly MS Project and MS Excel) and basic understanding of digital systems in WHSE
Demonstrate strong ability to collaborate with a whole of team approach
Demonstrate high level of integrity and resilience
If you would like to be considered for this opportunity and secure yourself a promising future with an industry leader offering long term career growth prospects and exciting learning opportunities, please submit your application by applying online.
Eligibility and Requirements
The successful candidate must provide ASC with a current National Police Clearance prior as well as be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance. Part of this eligibility requirement includes Australian Citizenship and ability to be cleared and eligible to access protected US Defence Technology. Clearances will be taken into account in assessing an applicant's suitability for this role.
ASC also requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. If you are applying for a role at ASC please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. ASC will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.
About our offer
We offer more than just a challenging and rewarding career. We have put together a range of programs, initiatives and benefits that help empower our employees to reach their personal and professional goals to ensure their career with us is both challenging and rewarding.
Staff training and leadership development programs
Additional 2 weeks of leave
Paid parental leave
Salary sacrificing options
Paid defence reservist leave
Flexible working arrangements
Onsite cafeteria & parking
Access to our onsite gym and wellbeing programs
Annual Flu vaccinations and onsite health centre
ASC has proudly served as Australia’s sovereign submarine builder and sustainer for over 35 years and our 1,800 strong workforce are based in the Osborne Naval Shipyard in SA and in the Henderson Maritime Precinct and Garden Island in WA. We are an enduring and integral part of Australia’s maritime strategy and national security, and a trusted and efficient partner with sovereign design, build and sustainment capabilities, driving best value for our customers. At ASC, our values of protect, respect, integrity, discipline and excellence drive our standards, behaviours and the decisions we make each day to create a culture which is safe, engaged and customer focused.
Supporting a Diverse Workforce
At ASC, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing a work environment where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We encourage diversity of age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, thinking styles, experience, family background and gender identity or expression. We know there are many aspects of our employee’s lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits including flexible working options, a generous parental leave policy and other leave entitlements. ASC’s Reconciliation Action Plan sets out our commitment to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities – the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on or near our operations in WA and SA, the Whadjuk Noongar people of Perth’s Swan Coastal Plain and the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We pay our respects to past, present and emerging elders and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.