Health & Safety Superintendent

Location: Gunnedah NSW Posted Date: July 26, 2019
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Employer Job Id: WHC10000011 Careermine Job Id: 1790274
About The Organisation
is the leading Australian producer of high-efficiency, low emissions coal, and the dominant player in Australia’s only emerging high-quality coal basin. We help to power highly-developed and emerging economies in Asia where there is strong and growing demand for our product.

We operate six mines in the Gunnedah Basin in North West New South Wales and have developed a reputation for excellence in operations, project delivery and safe and efficient operations. We are proudly local and employ locally-based employees where possible.

Whitehaven is at an exciting stage in its development with a robust development pipeline in both NSW and Queensland and real opportunities for employees to contribute to our strategic growth agenda.

Whitehaven is an ASX100 company committed to recruiting, retaining, and investing in a modern and diverse workforce which values teamwork, respect and recognition. We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a healthy, smoke-free workplace.
About The Role: Health & Safety Superintendent (Maules Creek, NSW)
An outstanding opportunity has become available for a Health & Safety Superintendent to join our Health & Safety team based at our Maules Creek Open Cut Coal Operation in NSW.

Reporting to the HSE Manager, you will need to be a creative safety thinker with a good analytical mind and an eye for detail. You will apply your extensive experience in safety management systems, WHS legislation and the broader WHS Act, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Australian Standards to drive continual improvement and support the development of workforce capabilities. Whilst being focused on the need for compliance, you will be an engaging person who can listen, develop strong relationships and be a confident communicator at all levels of the organisation. You will be single minded in the pursuit of the work required to close systems gaps identified via audit, thorough analysis and consultation and then proactively implement effective solutions and documentation.

Your experience

Having spent a minimum of 5 years in mining or heavy industry you will be capable of demonstrating;
  • a relevant qualification in occupational health and safety (minimum Diploma level) constructive and persuasive communication skills with the ability to engage and build effective relationships
  • an ability to facilitate risk assessments and manage risk management processes
  • the ability to develop and undertake effective OHS audits and inspections
  • evidence of an ability to undertake effective incident investigations (ICAM qualification preferred)
  • the ability to write and create documentation at a professional standard
  • experience using health and safety data management systems
  • a high level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • the ability to coordinate emergency management activities on site


About You or Skills / Experience
The successful applicant will possess the following experience and qualities:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Workplace Health & Safety or related discipline
  • Root cause incident investigation facilitation
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of WHS legislation and statutory requirements in the mining sector
  • Strong commitment to workplace safety and ability to act as a role model
  • High level oral and written communication skills, particularly in delivering information and liaising stakeholders
  • Strong problem solving skills and initiative to drive change for improvement
  • Highly motivated with an ability to prioritise and work well under pressure
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position:
  • Complete the questions contained in the application below, then click Apply
  • Attach a resume. Please note this is a mandatory requirement of the application process


  • is committed to increasing the representation of women and Aboriginal people in the workplace

    Whitehaven aims for an inclusive workplace that brings both men and women from diverse backgrounds and welcomes applicants who reflect diversity of gender, culture, experience and skills.