First listed on: 02 June 2023

HSE Manager - Manufacturing


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The Opportunity

  • Are you an experienced HSE Manager looking for your next opportunity?
  • Provide future focussed, leading-edge development and delivery of HSE programs 
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science and Innovation Agency!

CSIRO has an exciting opportunity for an experienced HSE Manager to provide future-focussed, leading-edge development and delivery of HSE programs across our Manufacturing business unit.

CSIRO’s Manufacturing Business Unit brings together multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering capabilities, using world-class infrastructure to partner with industry. The goal is to develop innovative products and processes to allow Australian manufacturers to be globally competitive and environmentally sustainable.

As the HSE Manager, you’ll report to the HSE Executive Business Partner and will be responsible for proactively partnering with, coaching, and positively influencing CSIRO’s operational line management and HSE advisors to deliver HSE objectives aligned with broader organisational goals. 

You’ll provide tailored support and coordinate the consistent delivery of improving HSE outcomes and metrics, HSE activities, and initiatives for the business unit and the wider organisation. Your key impact will be to improve CSIRO’s HSE and wellbeing culture.

Your duties will include:

  • Driving, strengthening, and supporting the implementation of CSIRO’s HSE plan whilst helping to improve the HSE performance of the organisation through technical leadership, influence, and strong communication. 
  • Guiding, supporting and empowering HSE Advisors to develop solutions to complex and challenging HSE issues in partnership with relevant workgroups.
  • Driving the consistent delivery of CSIRO’s HSE activities across businesses and multiple operational sites to cultivate a consistent and organisational approach to HSE. 
  • Leading and implementing HSE projects to enable strategic outcomes and improvement.
  • Coaching to enable the growth and development of BU Directors, Site Leaders, staff, and HSE team members in utilising best practice and leveraging capability and communities of practice to improve HSE Performance. 
  • Leveraging and harnessing proactive partnering relationships with key site leaders and people, HSE Executive Business Partners, and external stakeholders through being a trusted advisor, listening, discussing, and providing clear advice towards set goals.
  • Other duties as required. 

Location: Clayton, VIC
Salary: AU$121k - AU$142k pa plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite, Full-time.
Reference: 93046

To be considered you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant health, safety, environment related degree or risk management along with at least 5-10 years demonstrated experience in leading HSE management within large or complex organisations.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of HSE legislation, codes of practice, and standards along with experience in influencing and effecting impactful HSE changes in team culture in alignment with the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • A significant record of innovation and creativity in HSE, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate and/or promote the inclusion of novel ideas and approaches into the organisation.
  • Collaborative leadership skills and the ability to & lead remotely – utilising collective leadership skills to create connection across all teams within the HSE function and with other stakeholder teams.  
  • A track record in enabling positive organisational change, by adapting strategies, goals, and priorities, and driving culture change in health and safety.   Demonstrated ability to embrace ambiguity and positively persist towards an end goal.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaboratively sharing and utilising team resources to provide a seamless and organisational approach to the delivery of the HSE strategy. 

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

CSIRO is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our activities and programs, whether we are undertaking research, engaging with the public or nurturing future scientists in person or online. Source – CSIRO Child Safe policy 2023

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

15th June 2023, 11:00pm AEST.

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