Production Health & Safety Advisor


About Us

Santos provides reliable, affordable energy for progress and seeks to provide lower carbon energy over time.

Santos is a global energy company with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the United States.

At Santos, our goal is to be a global leader in the energy evolution to low-carbon fuels that help the world decarbonise and continue to provide the reliable, affordable energy the world needs for modern life and human progress.

Santos is an important Australian domestic gas supplier and LNG supplier in Asia. We are committed to supplying critical fuels such as oil and gas, and abating emissions through carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency projects, use of renewables in our operations and high-quality offsets. Santos will also seek to develop low-carbon fuels as customer demand evolves.

For 70 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing jobs and business opportunities, safely developing natural gas resources and from there powering industries and households.

Santos seeks to deliver long-term value to shareholders through our diverse portfolio of high-quality, long-life, low-cost oil and gas assets, carbon storage resources and infrastructure. 

The Santos portfolio is value accretive and resilient across a range of decarbonisation scenarios. Santos has a climate transition action plan that will continue to evolve for the global energy evolution.

Santos has a regional operating model with a strong local focus. The Company’s operating structure comprises three regional business units focused on enabling and executing corporate strategy. Two divisions – Santos Energy Solutions and Santos Upstream Gas and Liquids – are accountable for global portfolio management and strategy.


About the Role

Based in Iagifu Ridge and reporting to the Safety Manager, the Health & Safety Advisor is responsible for providing the support, guidance, and advice necessary to achieve a safe work environment and developing a positive safety culture.

Accountabilities for this position are:

  • Lead the implementation of HSES management systems policies, procedures, directives, and safe systems of work through the coaching and mentoring of line supervisors, general workforce. 
  • Promote and facilitate the application of various risk assessment tools in accordance with the Santos Risk Management Procedure. 
  • Provide necessary assistance to achieve timely and effective notification, reporting and investigations into incidents to identify root causes, contributing factors and develop corrective actions to address system deficiencies to prevent future recurrences.
  • Provide support to Production Operations and when necessary, Contractors in the areas of: HSES Systems development, compliance, and document bridging; HSES management planning implementation and review; incident investigation and continual improvement processes to manage risks/hazards and improve HSES Performance.
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal commitment to the “Incident Free Operations” and be a HSES Group meeting facilitator.
  • Provide ongoing assistance to develop HSES related training programs to meet approved Competency Based Training Framework Standards.


About You

  • Proficient experience in a similar HSE role in Oil and Gas or heavy industry.
  • A current PNG driving licence.
  • Solid understanding of applicable Workplace Health and Safety Legislation, Gas & Petroleum Legislation, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines.
  • Sound working knowledge of Safety Management Systems development, administration.
  • Competent in Auditing and Investigation including report compiling.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Access Database, Excel minimum)
  • Demonstrable Project Management, Incident Investigation & Risk Management Techniques
  • Excellent written and verbal communication & presentation skills/experience
  • Fluency in Tok Pisin and ability to speak or desire to learn Huli language

You must have a Certificate 4 in Work Health & Safety, or PNG equivalent. Ideally you would also have a Certificate 4 – Workplace Training and Assessment.


How to Apply 

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system by 18 February 2024.   


A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for PNG to apply.


Potential Scams 

There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place.  You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is

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