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Date: Nov 23, 2021

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

Company: TransAlta



“Powering Economies and Communities”


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 100 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,




TransAlta operates and maintains 6 Power Stations in Western Australia. With a 20-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.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced full-time Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Advisor to join our TransAlta team in January 2022. As the HSE Advisor, you will assist in the continuous improvement of our Total Safety Management System and support our operational and maintenance teams, contractors, and clients across our project site. This role gives you the opportunity to travel to different sites on a weekly basis which in includes FIFO from the Perth airport to sites based at Mount Keith and / or Leinster. The successful applicant will be based at BHP NickelWest Single Persons Quarters camps for the duration of the projects and must abide by all client-imposed regulations whilst on site. 




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


  • Monitor compliance with the TransAlta Total Safety Management System, legislative requirements, and project specific management plans to ensure positive EHS&T outcomes are reached for staff, clients, and contractors
  • 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 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 EHS management system requirements for site-based environments
  • Previous construction, electrical, mechanical, and renewable energy (solar, wind) 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



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


TransAlta offers a competitive remuneration package including private health insurance and eligibility for an annual bonus. Successful candidates will be required to provide a valid Police Clearance (within the last six months), and undertake a pre employment medical.


Apply today to join the TransAlta team! We look forward to reviewing your application. 




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 interview and provide documentation of the exemption to the TransAlta Disability Management team prior to an offer of employment being made.  


Our Commitment to Equality, 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. Click here for our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.


TransAlta has received certification from Diversio, a technology company setting the global standard for equity, diversity, and inclusion, for its continued commitment to and meaningful performance on ED&I in the workplace.