Graduate Health and Safety Advisor

Fantastic entry level role in a growing industry, Training and development opportunities, Above award remuneration available to top candidates.

About the business

Brimble Rail is synonymous with rail resurfacing.  This family-owned business spans three generations, bringing with it over 100 years of local rail construction and maintenance experience.  

With a proud history of providing excellence in track tamping and resurfacing, Brimble Rail provides tailored services of the highest quality to clients throughout Australia and across networks.

Brimble Rail's resurfacing machines are some of the most advanced in use in Australia. The machines have received expert modifications using the latest control systems, which allows for better control, smoother track and higher accuracy of the track asset.

Brimble Rails Senior Management supports a creative and innovative learning culture, where current and best practice systems and processes are highly valued. This has led to Brimble Rail being recognised as a preferred contractor, above the industries tier one companies, and will help to drive continued sustainable growth.


About the role

Due to sustained and scheduled growth of the business, we have created a new role for a full time Graduate Health and Safety Advisor. This role will support the People, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager in the ongoing development and implementation of the business Health and Safety Management System.

The role will be based in our Thornton office and involve a considerable amount of hands on site-based work, both locally and interstate. In the first six months, there will be a significant focus on developing our Safety Management System, in consultation with the Operations Team, to achieve accreditation with the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator.

Once accredited, the focus will turn to the implementation and continuous improvement of our evolving SMS and the development and delivery of internal WHS training. It will also provide the opportunity for you to apply what you have learnt in recent studies to the business, thus ensuring we maintain our reputation as an industry leader in workplace health and safety.

To help you build knowledge of the business and industry and gain firsthand experience in the implementation and effectiveness of our SMS, we will provide you with the opportunity to work within the Operations Team. We will do this by making a significant investment in your training and development and will guide you through the pathway from an entry level Operations Team member to a competent Track Machine Operator.

You will typically work 38 hours per week Monday to Friday. There will, however also be a need to work some weekends and overtime. In addition, you will occasionally work away from home in locations throughout NSW, as well as interstate. Typically, when working away from home you may be away for periods of 1-5 nights, however some project work may require you to be away for longer periods of time.

You will be employed under the Rail Industry Award 2010 and will have the opportunity to demonstrate that you merit above award rates of pay. Being paid a wage will entitle you to receive substantial overtime payments throughout the year, as well as a generous Living Away from Home Allowance for all overnight stays.


Essential Selection Criteria:

  • A genuine passion for a WHS career within the Railway Industry.
  • Completed your university studies in WHS within the last 12 months, or on track to graduate within the next 12 months and capable of working full time plus overtime.
  • A degree in WHS or, as a minimum, you must major in WHS.
  • We will consider WHS graduates (or soon to be graduates) of the Bachelor, Graduate Diploma or Master level.
  • Capable of passing a Category 1 Rail Medical and ongoing drug and alcohol screening
  • High level literacy and numeracy skill
  • High level of professional writing and presentation development and delivery skills
  • Confidence to liaise with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • High level of achievement in your studies
  • A very high work ethic and the ability to multitask and adapt to change and multiple priorities.
  • Valid C Class Driver's Licence
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development


Desirable Selection Criteria:

  • Previous work or voluntary experience



  • Please apply for this position through the Seek website
  • Your application must include a cover letter of 500- 1200 words outlining:
    • Why you are a suitable candidate for this role
    • The value you will add to the company
    • A brief discussion on what you believe are the most critical aspects of WHS and how you could make a significant contribution to implementing these within the business
    • Your career goals over the next 1, 2, 5 and 10-year periods
    • The date you finished or expect to finish all university course work
  • Your application must include a resume outlining previous work experience and education, as well as a copy of your university transcript showing the grades you have achieved
  • Applications close 8 December 2019

25/11/2019 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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