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EHS Advisor - FIFO

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Date: Jan 10, 2023

Location: North-Leinster & Mt Keith, WA, AU

Company: TransAlta



“Energising the Future”


TransAlta owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia, providing municipalities, industries, and businesses with safe, low-cost, and reliable clean electricity. For over 111 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and proud community-member where its employees work and live. We are committed to fostering a dynamic, productive, and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountabilities, strong leadership, and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


For more information about TransAlta, visit our website at,


Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


It is our collective mission to ensure that every single employee feels a sense of inclusion and belonging and can show up to work as their true authentic self. TransAlta is committed to hiring a diverse workforce including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. TransAlta believes that diversity enhances the quality of its performance, is an essential element to effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture




TransAlta owns and operates and maintains6 Power Stations in Western Australia. With a 25-year history in the State, we provide safe, clean and reliable power to large mining and industrial customers and have invested significantly in stable, long-term contracts. TransAlta is entering an exciting phase in our Australian business as we expand with our customers and develop multiple renewable projects within Western Australia. 


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced full-time Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Advisor to join our TransAlta team. As the HSE Advisor you will be the main interface between multiple project execution teams, main contractors and the EHS Lead. You will ensure compliance with all laws and regulations and assist in the integration of the new projects into the existing   Total Safety Management System and support our operational and maintenance teams, contractors, and clients across our project site. 


This is a FIFO role involving travel to multiple sites on a weekly basis from Perth airport. The successful applicant will be required to abide by all accommodation rules at the various sites including Port Hedland, Leinster, Mount Keith and Eastern Goldfields  




As the HSE Advisor, you are responsible for but not limited to:                                                                                                                                       

  • Establish the project specific WHS based safe working framework, and identify the applicable policies and procedures for review and implementation 

  • Monitor compliance with the TransAlta Total Safety Management System, legislative requirements, and project specific management plans

  • Assist the coordination of industry updates, client health and safety topics and company information to raise awareness and promote a safe working environment 

  • Conduct accident/incident investigations and prevention initiatives as required 

  • Perform Workplace Inspections and audits to the agreed site schedule and advise the EHS Lead, Project and Plant Manager of any concerns or areas of non-compliance 

  • Maintain the EHS&T documentation in the approved project specific format consistent with TransAlta EHS&T filing structure 




Our HSE Advisor must meet or exceed the following qualifications and experience:  

  • Qualified as a minimum in a Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety / Workplace Health and Safety 

  • Familiarity with WHS and Environmental management system requirements for site-based environments 

  • Previous construction, electrical, mechanical experience 

  • Experience with environmental data collection and reporting processes  

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to perform unsupervised, working under pressure and to tight deadlines 

  • Australian Citizen or Resident with unrestricted valid driver’s licence 



  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with experience in developing and the delivery of training material 

  • Certificate IV in Environmental Management Systems 

  • Internal auditor training 


TransAlta offers a competitive remuneration package including private health insurance and eligibility for an annual bonus. As this is a site-based role, proof of vaccination and subsequent required boosters against COVID-19 will be required. Successful candidates will be required to provide a valid Police Clearance (within the last six months) and undertake a pre-employment medical.  


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy


As TransAlta continues to navigate through unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure prospective employees of our continued commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and that we are taking additional measures to help protect our employees and their families from contracting and spreading COVID-19.  All employees hired, or who begin employment, after November 15, 2021, must provide proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment. Those applicants with appropriate exemptions must identify themselves at the time of the interview and provide documentation of the exemption to the TransAlta Disability Management team prior to an offer of employment being made.



Become part of our TransAlta team today! We look forward to reviewing your application. All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner to the best of our abilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the recruitment process.