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HSEQ Specialist - Dawson South

Macmahon is a leading Australian contract mining company with projects throughout Australia and Southeast Asia. Delivering a comprehensive range of surface and underground mining, civil design and construction, performance enhancement, and mine site maintenance and rehabilitation services to the resources sector.

Due to the continuous growth and strengthening of our position Australia wide and the recent award of the contract at Dawson South, Macmahon has an opportunity for a experienced HSEQ Specialist to support our Mining Operation on a 5:2 roster.
Some of your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Implement the Health & Safety Strategy on site, coaching and influencing site personal and senior management
  • Coordinate and maintain the implementation, maintenance and review and the HSE Management System
  • Monitor compliance and Quality Assurance documents
  • Coordination of audits, site inspections and inductions
  • Conducting risk assessments, audits and inspections of site work activities and conditions
  • Provide guidance and support the Supervisors on all HSEQ matters
  • Managing incident investigations and providing assistance in leading, drafting and presenting reports
  • Managing return to work
  • Developing and implementing safety initiatives and improvements


Knowledge/Skills/Experience Requirements: 

  • Qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety, Diploma level or greater;
  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience in a leadership role within coal mining
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is preferred but not essential;
  • Incident Investigation Training (TapRoot and ICAM);
  • Lead Auditor & Internal Auditor training in ISO 9001/ISO 14001/ISO 45001;
  • Strong time management and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to cope in high pressure situations.
  • Standard 11 induction
  • Coal Board Medical
  • Drug & Alcohol Screen
  • Drivers Licence (manual)


Dawson is located at the southern end of the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland near the town of Moura; it is approximately one hour drive from Biloela and two hours from Rockhampton and Gladstone and is one of Australia’s longest established coal mines.
Macmahon see the Dawson South contract as pivotal in building and enhancing our surface mining footprint on the east coast.

As a part of the recruitment process for this role you may be required to complete a pre-employment medical, inclusive of laboratory drug and alcohol screen and complete a criminal history and qualification checks. Additionally, you will be asked to provide proof of working rights in Australia i.e. copy of valid Australian passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current visa grant notification where applicable.

Macmahon offers its’ people competitive remuneration packages, a range of company benefits and discounts, ongoing training, development and career progression opportunities as well as ability to work in diverse roles across multiple local and international locations. We are focused on ensuring our people can be involved in the future of the business and look for new opportunities for people to grow and develop.  Macmahon is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages suitably qualified women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply.