Senior Health & Safety Adviser


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 at our global headquarters in Adelaide, this role is responsible for supporting the Manager Health and Safety (H&S) Risk to establish, implement and maintain effective health and safety frameworks, programs and initiatives focussed on preventing harm, minimising risks, building H&S capability, driving participation and engagement, and promoting a culture or care and curiosity. 

Accountabilities are delivered in line with the Santos Management System (SMS), Santos Delegation of Authority (DOA) and Corporate Governance and Safety requirements. Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing health and safety leadership, direction, expertise, and support across our global operations.  
  • Collaboratively developing and delivering organisational health and safety programs and improvement initiatives. 
  • Embedding H&S risk management into everyday operations by focusing on tailored, practical, and fit for purpose processes and platforms.
  • Building awareness and understanding of top fatal/critical risks and the effectiveness of risk controls to identify trends and develop strategies to improve performance.
  • Enhancing organisational health and safety capability through the health and safety training framework inclusive of H&S risk management, our Life Saving Rules, STRIVE program and learning (incident investigation).
  • Facilitating our STRIVE safety conversations program aligned to the Always Safe value focussed on  driving worker participation, engagement, and contribution to H&S.
  • Support the H&S communication and consultation framework, ensuring effective communication channels are established, utilised effectively and maintained throughout the organisation. 
  • Facilitate learning from serious incidents through implementation and ongoing improvement of incident investigation processes.
  • Lead, manage, mentor, coach and develop Leaders and H&S team members to enable the team to deliver on H&S strategy, objectives, and improvements. 

About you

The successful candidate will have similar tertiary qualification in Occupational Health and Safety / WHS or relevant field (Degree or Masters preferred) with significant demonstrated experience in large, complex organisations and high-risk industry. 

Essential to the success of the role is the engagement, collaboration and influencing of key stakeholders to understand H&S needs, develop effective strategies and solutions, and drive continuous improvement. 

To be successful in this position the ideal candidate will have the below skills and capabilities:

  • Partner collaboratively, engage and influence across multiple leadership stakeholder groups
  • Strong working knowledge of H&S legislation and risk management 
  • Excellent skills in developing and facilitating various H&S risk management tools (JHA, SWMS, HAZID etc) 
  • Strong research and analytical skills

Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

Santos acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people. We recognise the traditional rights to maintain the culture, identities, traditions, and customs on their country. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our ongoing success.   

We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.   

Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander jobseekers are strongly encouraged to apply.  


How to Apply 

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before COB 05 April 2024   

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