Health, Safety and Environment Manager (Property and Infrastructure)

Gold Coast
Full Time
Listed on 21 November 2022

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) is an accomplished airport operator which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Longreach and Mount Isa airports – connecting the Gold Coast and northern NSW, along with regional Queensland, to the rest of the country and beyond. We are an Australian-owned company with a vision to engage customers, connect communities and deliver exceptional experiences – and a commitment to delivering for the communities where we operate.  

QAL is formally recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work – Certified’ organisation – currently the only airport operator in Australia with this certification. QAL is dedicated to a target of net zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030. With strong passenger numbers, terminal upgrades underway, and the Gold Coast Airport’s new terminal expansion officially open – there has never been a better time to join QAL. 

What you’ll contribute to: 

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Health, Safety and Environment Manager to join our dynamic team in a full-time capacity. Reporting directly to the General Manager HSE, this role is focused on ensuring effective and efficient progress of QALs projects and developments and has additional reporting requirements into the Property and Infrastructure team. The successful applicant will join a team of dedicated professionals who ensure our four airport operations and projects are compliant with applicable health, safety and environmental legislation and standards. 

Matt, who has worked within HSE for QAL over 3 years shares his experience; 

“In my role at QAL I feel like am really valued and my contribution is welcomed. We have a diverse range of stakeholders and can make a difference in many ways as we constantly improve the way we implement health and safety in our workplaces.  As a support function, it’s really important that we provide value to other departments, assisting decision making and operational processes to enable the best health and safety outcomes. 


I love the potential that I have at QAL to lead real change. There is not a day goes by where the opportunity to input and be heard is not apparent. As a result, I am continually learning and growing.  


It’s a great company (and industry) to be a part of.  As an airport, we touch on the lives of many people. We connect communities and offer exceptional experiences.   

The team enjoys delivering results and this offers a real sense of satisfaction and contribution.” 


Skills and experience we are looking for: 

  • Preferred degree in WHS, Environmental or related discipline 
  • Minimum 5 years’ work experience in a Senior HSE role 
  • Experienced in maintaining risk registers that apply to projects and relevant infrastructure 
  • Practiced in undertaking investigations and providing thorough reports 
  • Extensive familiarity with ISO standards, and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and Australian Standards 
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with workplace regulators, industry bodies, advisors and other relevant parties. 


What will we offer you? 

This is an opportunity to be part of a progressive organisation with a great culture and assist in the transformation and growth of the business. Flexible working options are available for all employees. At QAL, we uphold the philosophy that the smooth integration of life and work benefits all. We call it Living Well. 

If you are interested in this role and would like to explore in more detail the key responsibilities, please obtain the role description at: 

QAL supports an inclusive approach and values diversity within the workplace. We aim to provide opportunities that allow individuals to reach their full potential regardless of their background, gender, age, work status, religious or cultural identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to QAL’s Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP, which includes pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing, and can obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC). 

If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you – please apply today via our Queensland Airports Limited Careers page  


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