HSE Advisor

At Hickory, we don’t believe in standing still, for over three decades we have continually invested in researching and developing systems and products to improve the way we build. Our philosophy is ‘MADE for LIFE’ – it’s a commitment we honour, each day. Everything we do and everything we build is ‘MADE for LIFE.’ Whether it’s refining our patented, prefabricated building products, developing more efficient and sustainable construction practices, or bringing expertise inhouse to supply critical components, we always believe there is a better way. As a result, Hickory have become one of the most diverse property companies in Australia.


Due to winning a new project, we are seeking a HSE Advisor to join the Hickory team. The HSE Advisor is pivotal in fostering a culture of safety, health and environmental compliance across diverse industrial operations. This role aims to ensure the wellbeing of employees by implementing and monitoring robust safety measures, regulatory compliance and environmental sustainability initiatives. The HSE Advisor works collaboratively with operational teams, conducts risk assessments, drives safety communication and leads incident investigations to continuously improve safety protocols. The primary purpose is to safeguard lives, prevent workplace incidents and maintain environmental responsibility in alignment with industry regulations and best practices.


  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy a balanced work-life schedule with a standard 5-day work week.
  • Continuous Career Advancement: Unlock your potential through ongoing career development and growth prospects.
  • Employee Wellbeing: Access our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for valuable support and resources.
  • Travel Perks: Benefit from exclusive travel perks, including discounted flights and hotel rates.
  • Expert In-House Team: Collaborate with our dedicated structures and facades team.
  • Family-Friendly Policies: Receive paid parental leave to support your family needs.
  • Supportive Culture: Thrive in a nurturing team environment that values both collective and individual achievements.
  • Diverse Opportunities: Gain exposure to a wide range of roles and industry leaders in our leading market company.


  • Ensure that the site operations comply with the Site Safety and Environmental Plans, as relevant.
  • Conduct site-specific inductions for all workers and daily informal safety walk (plus weekly formal inspection).
  • Consult regularly with the workers (and management) on-site and ensure all safety issues are discussed and communicated with the workforce.
  • Continually monitor works on-site to ensure that all workers are complying to their SWMS and work processes, including completion of task observations.
  • Complete weekly Risk Forecast, as appropriate, with the Hickory team and update the Project Risk Assessment for the workplace, as required.
  • Assist to identify hazards and ensure that subcontractors and Hickory are providing adequate supervision to workers on-site.
  • Complete weekly Risk Forecast, as appropriate update the Project Risk Assessment for the workplace, as required.
  • Identify training opportunities for Hickory employees on-site so that they can complete their tasks in a safe manner whilst ensuring the plant is as per procedure.


  • Tertiary qualifications in WHS, or a Diploma in WHS, or Cert IV WHS with relevant experience, or a trade background. ICAM Lead Investigator qualification is desirable but not essential.
  • Proficiency in Hammertech and other HSE construction technologies.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Exceptional understanding of plant safety requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively to large groups of workers.
  • Advanced documentation management skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of workplace safety legislation.
  • Familiarity with construction-related industrial relations.
  • Exceptional understanding of construction processes, including precast concrete panel manufacture and erection, electrical installations, mobile plant, and fixed plant.
  • Previous safety auditing experience.


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