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Safety Partner Bulk East

Job number 83883-207591 Work type: Temporary - Full Time Location: Townsville Categories: Health, Safety & Environment, Business Professional

Location: Townsville

Duration: 12 month fixed term

Reporting to a Principal Safety Partner, this role partners with leadership to drive safety initiatives and supports the Bulk East Operations in their goal of "I know Safe, I Choose Safe". Collaboration is key coupled with the ability to work in an autonomous environment and delivering with integrity. This role, based in Townsville, will require travel to our key operational sites throughout QLD.

The Aurizon Bulk business has experienced significant growth and part of our growth strategy is to have the right support in place to ensure that safety remains the number one focus during this exciting transformation.  This Safety Partner role will see you supporting the development and implementation of safety initiatives and support that uplift BU safety capability, capacity, and performance.

Bulk East conducts a diverse range of work including rail transport, maintenance, terminal operation, stevedoring and road transport.

About you: You are an experienced safety professional, able to influence at and across levels. You can have courageous conversations with frontline leaders, whilst being a trusted advisor to the Depot Leadership team and have proven success in working across a broad stakeholder group to deliver results.

Experience in the following industries would be highly regarded:

      Mechanical/Mining/Electrical/Construction/Rail Industry exposure

  • A minimum of 4 years plus experience as a safety professional with relevant safety qualifications (preferred)
  • A background in high-risk industry and critical controls would be desirable.
  • An independent expert on BU safety effectiveness that provides counsel to the operations on what is working well as well as emerging safety concerns within BU.
  • Provide Safety leadership, expertise and coaching to the frontline leadership teams to uplift safety capability.
  • Proven ability to influence and coach leaders at all levels
  • Identify key business challenges /opportunities and collaborate with key corporate partners to design and deliver enterprise solutions.
  • Monitor and review the effectiveness of risk, programs and processes using agreed measures and provide feedback for improvements to policy/process owners.
  • Contributing to a high-performance culture through fostering Aurizon's values, meeting Aurizon's performance standards and championing culture change initiatives.
  • You are flexible with how you work and understand that regular travel will be required across QLD. 

What we can offer you:

At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees to reach their full potential.  With a National portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with long term and exciting career opportunities.  Some of our benefits include:

  • Development and growth opportunities
  • Access to female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring programs
  • Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, gyms, vehicles and retail brands
  • Parental Leave Program and Super Booster

At Aurizon we believe in connection

It is our ability to connect that strengthens communities, industries and builds economies. It helps to embrace diversity in our workplace and that is the experience we want for everyone. We are building a culture where everyone is seen, heard and valued, because of their diversity. We value inclusion throughout the whole company and encourage you to apply.

About Aurizon

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 100 ASX company.  Each year, we transport more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets.

We strive for a diverse, collaborative, creative and a high-performance culture that celebrates the contribution of every employee and provide opportunities for career development in a dynamic work environment.

To learn about us and our company values visit

Advertised: 11 Jul 2024 Applications close: 25 Jul 2024