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Title:  Manager Safety

Req ID:  612
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Safety
About the company:

Peabody was founded in 1883 and has grown to be the world’s leading pure-play coal company.  We employ over 7,000 people and have 23 operations in the United States and Australia serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products.  Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.


Peabody is a globally diverse company which offers an inclusive work environment to engage, recognise and develop employees. The company values the power of inclusion and diversity as a competitive advantage and is committed to increasing the number of diverse employees throughout its Australian operations.  We welcome applications from all diversity groups to assist us in honouring our commitment.

About the role:

We are currently seeking a Health Safety and Training Manager at our Wilpinjong Mine. Our Wilpinjong mine is an open-cut operation located 58 kilometers northeast of Mudgee, producing a high-quality thermal coal for both domestic and export markets.

Reporting to the General Manager, this position is responsible for the development, leadership and application of occupational health, safety and training policy across Wilpinjong Mine. Promoting and developing continuous improvement initiatives alongside the management of a dynamic team will be a key focus for the role.

Duties will include:
  • Leading a culture that promotes safety as a way of life
  • The championing and development of safe work behaviours and practices across the sites and implementation of programs to successfully facilitate this
  • Ensuring overall compliance with statutory obligations and corporate OH&S policies and liaison with government departments/external organisations as require
  • The overall management of successful accident and incident investigations and initiating and driving changes in procedures and equipment as required
  • Providing governance and overseeing compliance to regulations to ensure adherence with the Peabody’s Health and Safety Management Policy and Plans
  • Ensuring the elements of the Peabody Australia Safety & Health strategic plan and annual improvement plan are implemented
  • Overseeing the management of Worker’s Compensation and Return to Work practices
The lifestyle:

This position is offered on a Monday to Friday dayshift roster allowing for a residential lifestyle. Employees living locally may have the ability to salary sacrifice up to 50% of your mortgage interest or rental payments, access subsidised gym membership and other local employee benefits.

About you:

We are seeking a dynamic leader with proven experience in the following areas:

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Health, Safety & Training professional in the Coal Mining industry
  • Ability to lead and manage a team to achieve business goals and outputs
  • Thorough understanding of strategic risk management principles
  • Extensive experience in safety and health systems, auditing, incident reporting and incident investigation
  • Well-developed communication, negotiating and influencing skills and confidence in your knowledge of project management practices
  • Demonstrated track record in successful safe cultural change initiatives

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