Safety Manager, Development

Randwick, Australia
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Safety Manager works as part of UNSW Safety and Wellbeing which sits within the Division of Human Resources. The Safety Manager will partner with Estate Management to lead the safe delivery of construction of new buildings and assets within the University’s estate.

Estate  Management  (EM)  provides  a  range  of  services  and  advice  to  all  Faculties and Divisions  on  the Kensington campus as well as the sub-campuses. It does this by providing campus planning, infrastructure planning, development, construction, refurbishment, maintenance and environmental management. EM also provides a wide range of logistic and associated services to ensure a safe and secure campus environment.

About the role

  • $119K-$126K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading 
  • Fixed Term until March 2021
  • Full-time 

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification in health and safety and/or extensive practical construction industry experience combined with demonstrated experience in safety management on projects of a major scale.
  • Proven experience at leading construction safety management of major projects in delivery
  • Experience in the management of safety across of a variety of building forms and usage types, in particular office, specialist research and 24/7 operating environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate both strategically and operationally, with the ability to articulate a clear vision, set clear objectives and manage unplanned and complex situations in a calm and effective manner.
  • Proven ability to self-manage WHS priorities and to work autonomously to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Collaborative and team oriented with ability to quickly establish and maintain a high level of personal and professional credibility with the wider team.
  • Ability and capacity to direct and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the safety management system, especially during the design and delivery of major projects.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and problem solving skills, proven capacity to exercise initiative, flexibility and to be proactive in respect of project and team issues
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and experience in researching, analysing and preparing succinct reports, supported by proficiency in relevant computer applications applicable to the planning, reporting and delivery of development projects
  • Leadership capabilities in a team environment and a demonstrated capacity to establish build and maintain strong professional relationships within a diverse environment.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Alex Frankl, Associate Director


Applications close: Sunday, 25 March 2018

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