Health & Safety Advisor

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  478

About Us


Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity


Work Location: Eliwana


  • Fortescue’s Eliwana mine is located on the traditional lands of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama & Pinikura (PKKP) People.


Roster: 8D/6R – FIFO ex Perth

As part of the Western Hub (Solomon and Eliwana) HSES team, you will be responsible for assisting with developing, implementing and coaching Safety Management Systems to ensure continual improvement in a dynamic mining operations environment.

Key to the success of this position will be the ability to develop good interpersonal relationships with workers on all levels of the operation and the organisation; furthermore, personal commitment, competence, consistency, reliability and a practical approach are crucial elements of this role.

Key Responsibilities


  • Engage with Leaders to advise achieving the strategic plan's objectives for HSES performance.
  • Support leaders and team members with coaching and mentoring to achieve confidence and competence in safety compliance, assurance activities, and managing risks.
  • Provide assistance and guidance in the investigation of incidents.
  • Be actively involved in the Fortescue Contractor Management audit process.
  • Assist in preparing and presenting Health and Safety initiatives and promotional material.
  • Liaise with line management, consultants and government bodies.
  • Assist operations with Fortescue's Incident Management System (BMS)
  • Actively participate in the implementation of the Fortescue Major Hazard Program

Qualifications and Experience

  • Safety Advisor experience e (operational mining environment preferred)
  • Mining environment experience essential 
  • Occupational Health & Safety qualifications (Diploma Minimum)
  • Demonstrated high motivation and output under minimal supervision
  • Safety Auditing qualification (Lead Auditor) (not essential) 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WHS and Mining Legislation 
  • Demonstrated experience in contractor management. 
  • ICAM Training (demonstrated experience in ICAM investigations preferred)
  • Experience in safety procedural development
  • Current full  Western Australian Driver's License 

Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 


Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.