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IMAS Operational Safety Advisor

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Laboratory & Research Support

IMAS Operational Safety Advisor

  • Full time, Ongoing Position
  • Based in Taroona

The Opportunity

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) hosts world-leading research strengths in Oceanography, Fisheries Sciences, Marine and Freshwater Biology, and Southern Ocean and Antarctic sciences.  The Operational Safety Advisor is responsible for supporting the effective and efficient implementation of work health and safety legislation, policy, systems and programs within IMAS.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Provide technical advice and guidance on the practical interpretation and application of Work Health and Safety Regulations, Codes of Practice, UTAS policies and industry guidelines relevant to IMAS activities.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of IMAS safety procedures to ensure compliance and best practice.
  • Support, coach and guide IMAS staff, managers and students on the identification of hazards, assessment of risk and reporting of incidents.
  • Play a leadership role in maturing the safety culture at IMAS by being a facilitator who positively supports and helps develop best practices.
  • Provide written and verbal reports to IMAS SMT and the Operational Risk Management Committee to provide effective analysis and interpretation of WHS performance to support the objectives and targets of IMAS and the University.
  • Provide management oversight to the risk software system and deliver workshops on how to use this system to managers, staff and students.
  • Be a member of the Emergency Response Team for IMAS field operations. Responding to missed check-ins, being on call and acting as a Designated Person Ashore as required.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A degree with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience in Work, Health and Safety, or extensive experience and management expertise in Work, Health and Safety.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of work, health and safety practices, behaviours and expectations and the ability to influence positive change.
  • Demonstrated ability for problem solving and achieving best practise in a research or technical work environment.
  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Ability to develop, write and implement WHS policies, procedures and documents (eg risk assessments, Safe Work Plans, Standard Operating Procedures) together with proven computer literacy including familiarity with word processing applications, spreadsheets, database management, risk management software and WHS performance reporting.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO Level 7 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $112,425 comprising base salary within the range of $87,423 to $96,090 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Dr Kirsten le Mar, Operations Manager 03 6226 8343
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at 5:00pm

Download File Position Description - IMAS Operational Safety Advisor.docx

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