Occupational Health & Safety Officer

Posting date : 14/04/2024

Requisition ID : 26399

The Role:


We’re seeking an experienced Occupational Health & Safety Officer to support the delivery of the Goorambat Solar Farm by ensuring the project is constructed in a safe and compliant manner.  The role will be responsible for the daily supervision / oversight of the EPC contractor activities to ensure works are conducted in accordance with approved safety management systems and plans.


The incumbent will be accountable to the Head of Operations & HSE and will be based at the project site in Benalla, Victoria.  This is about 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne. 


This is a full time role and will be available until the Goorambat Solar Farm is constructed and commissioned.  It is anticipated this will be approximately 2 years.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Establish and administer ENGIE's health and safety management systems at the project site, development of ENGIE's health and safety management systems and tools and verifying contractors compliance of work against approved systems of work.
  • Communication of ENGIE’s expectations in relation to safe work practices and behaviours.
  • Daily supervision of contractor’s activities to ensure works being conducted safely.
  • Propose and implement safety initiatives within the work site that promotes a positive safety culture considering feedback from all stakeholders.
  • Management of contractor compliance against ENGIE lifesaving rules and One ENGIE Safety program
  • Review and audit contractor safety systems and documentation
  • Attend and actively participate in risk workshops, toolbox, simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) and daily pre-start meetings
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of plans regarding key health and safety strategies, issues and risks.
  • Participate in and conduct incident investigations and critically review contractor’s incident investigation reports.
  • Prepare monthly H&S report including reporting against H&S performance indicators
  • Review contractor SWMS and site specific HSE Management Plan



About You:


To be successful in this role, you will have experience with the application of HSE management plans and HSE management systems for construction sites and have managed contractors to meet and/or exceed safety requirements.  You will have knowledge and understanding of the requirements of a principal contractor and the asset owner’s HSE responsibilities and have the ability to instil a safety first mindset to others.

You must have qualifications in WHS (Cert IV), be first aid trained and either have or be willing to attain a construction white card. 



Next Steps


If this sounds like the role for you, please apply with a covering letter, together with your up-to-date resume.

All applicants must have unlimited rights to work in Australia.

Please note we consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.


ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, carer’s responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, marital status, health, disability or political opinions.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people of the LGBTIQA+ community are encouraged to apply. Our differences are our strengths!



About ENGIE Australia & New Zealand:

ENGIE has operated in Australia since 1996 and is supporting the transition to a carbon-neutral economy by providing energy solutions to households, businesses and communities.

Globally, ENGIE has been driving innovation for more than 180 years. Today, ENGIE is changing the face of energy and services by creating and developing a diverse range of energy solutions, supported by global expertise, and delivered by local teams who understand their local markets.

In Australia we have an ambitious goal – to achieve net zero by 2045 by deploying renewable energy, hydrogen, storage and e-mobility infrastructure at pace, while leading the transformation from coal-fired power to a clean energy future at our Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project.

We have more than 1,000MW of low-carbon generation capacity and almost 3,000MW of renewable energy under development. Our retail business has more than 700,000 customer accounts across Australia.

ENGIE’s trading arm, Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS) provides low-energy supply agreements, energy trading, risk management and asset management services to business customers.



Our Business Units

Thermal & Supply

  • Simply Energy is one of Australia’s fastest growing energy retailers, with more than 700,000 electricity and gas customer accounts in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, The Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.
  • Simply Energy offers simple and affordable energy plans for Australian households and businesses.
    They offer 100% carbon neutral plans certified by Climate Active where carbon emissions are offset from energy usage.
  • Our gas power plants in South Australia are an essential component of our strategy to achieve a sustainable energy future, and we remain committed to optimizing their performance and reducing emissions while we invest in the energy systems of tomorrow.
  • The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project is a dedicated business stream leading the safe, stable and sustainable rehabilitation of the former Hazelwood Power Station and Mine, which ceased operation in 2017.


  • With 165MW of operating wind farms in South Australia and 3000MW of identified pipeline of solar, wind and large-scale batteries under development, ENGIE is making a sizeable contribution to the progress of renewable energy production in Australia.
  • We strive for operational excellence in all aspects of green hydrogen production, including process design, equipment selection, and when up and operational in the optimization of our asset infrastructure. ENGIE and Mitsui are developing one of the world’s first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen projects to provide feedstock into Yara Pilbara Fertilisers' (Yara) existing ammonia operations near Karratha in Western Australia.

Energy Solutions

  • ENGIE is building the future of electric vehicle fast charging stations in Australia for both fleets and the public. ENGIE is aiming to be operating 300 charging points across Australia by 2024.  With approximately 1,000 charge points scheduled to be installed by 2025, this will mean the ENGIE public rapid charger network will be accessible within 10km for around 80% of the Australian population, and our Fleet network will be helping business and government to accelerate their decarbonisation goals.

Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS)

  • GEMS provides energy supply solutions and risk management services to support its clients through their decarbonization journey, while optimizing ENGIE’s assets and contributing to value creation.
  • ENGIE is leading the Australian green corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) market, with several high-profile partnerships including Coles, Pepsi, L’Oréal Australia, Sanitarium, Veolia and NAB.
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