HSE Lead (Data Centres)

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.


  • 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.


  • Collaborate with contractors to identify and manage high-risk activities throughout the project stages by planning ahead and coordinating works activities effectively.
  • Monitor and assess Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to health and safety.
  • Review and evaluate health and safety implications as they arise during project execution.
  • Develop and implement reporting and communication structures to accurately assess and evaluate performance.
  • Actively engage in day-to-day health and safety management through participation in meetings, training workshops, daily briefings, management reviews, site walks, and prestart meetings.
  • Attend planning and coordination reviews for both short-term and long-term safety planning.
  • Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of health and safety planning by assessing communication between contractors and subcontractor site teams.
  • Conduct independent health and safety audits covering all aspects of construction management, including compliance monitoring, coordination of work activities, risk assessment, training, and competency assessment.
  • Assess accidents, incidents, and near-miss reports, and monitor the implementation of corrective and preventive measures.
  • Continuously assess the resources provided by contractors to support the implementation of their safety management program.
  • Encourage and promote health and safety initiatives to foster positive safety behaviors.
  • Encourage contractor participation in structured health and safety awards schemes.
  • Report to and take direction from the client and their designated representatives.
  • Advise, report, and monitor compliance with client security requirements, including developing photo and video authorization procedures, authorizing rights, and ensuring physical site security measures.
  • Provide advice and review emergency drills, including documenting and following up on non-conformance actions.
  • Manage the ordering of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


  • Proficiency in Hammertech and other HSE construction technologies.
  • Tertiary qualifications in WHS, or a Diploma in WHS, or Cert IV WHS with relevant experience, or a trade background.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Extensive track record in effectively communicating with contractors and liaising with project teams and industry professionals.
  • Advanced documentation management skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of workplace safety legislation.
  • Experience in data center construction.


If this sounds like your next opportunity, we would love to hear from you as soon as possible! Submit your CV today. Due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted – thank you for your understanding.
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