position 480

As advertised in the Townsville Bulletin (June 25, 2011)
and online at seek.com.au and careerone.com.au

Position No 480

Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor

The Australian Institute of Marine Science is the leading national organisation researching tropical marine ecosystems. The Institute has world-class laboratory facilities in Townsville Queensland, Perth Western Australia, and Darwin Northern Territory, two modern research vessels and extensive technical support. Facilities are being enhanced with $55M of capital funds from the Australian Government. This will include a state-of-the-art experimental ocean simulator in an extensive seawater precinct to support innovative research into coral spawning, water quality and climate change.

We are seeking to appoint a HSE Advisor to provide leadership and guidance in relation to health, safety and environmental issues within our research facilities. Focal areas will include enhancing the effectiveness of the current HSE reporting and management system, procedures and practices, laboratory safety, hazardous substance management, workplace rehabilitation and legislative compliance. This role requires proactive interaction with all AIMS work teams to foster a safe workplace.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of HSE issues and practices with a proven commitment towards creating a safe workplace as well as highly effective interpersonal and communication skills. Formal qualifications in health and safety or occupational hygiene are desirable.

Attractive working conditions apply including a remuneration package of $71,258 – $81,091 commencing salary plus up to 15.4% superannuation, learning and development opportunities, generous leave entitlements, 9 day fortnight, commuter car transportation to site and many other benefits. This opportunity will initially be offered for a fixed term period of three years.

Application information is available from www.aims.gov.au/employment. Position enquiries may be directed to David Williams; dg.williams@aims.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is close of business
Friday July 29, 2011

Application kit: www.aims.gov.au/employment


Applications for advertised positions must be received on or before the specified closing date. Applications which are submitted electronically may be received up to midnight on the specified closing date.

Applications must include a completed coversheet, resume and statement addressing the selection criteria. Other documentation supporting the application will also be accepted.

Applications can be submitted via:


Postal:    Attention Recruitment Coordinator
        PMB 3
        Townsville Mailing Centre
        Townsville Qld 4810

For further enquiries, please contact the Recruitment Coordinator via:

Phone:    +61 (07) 4753 4260
Email:    recruitment@aims.gov.au

Postal:    PMB 3
        Townsville Mailing Centre
        Townsville Qld 4810



AIMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and promotes a smoke free work environment