Safety Systems Advisor

Safety Systems Advisor
November 2020

Title Safety Systems Advisor

Reports to Manager, Safety Policy & Risk

Direct reports Nil

Division Regulatory Policy & Standards

Job type Temporary to 30 June 2021

Annual salary range AC-D

Location Newstead QLD

Closing Date Thursday 19 November 2020 at 5.00 pm AEST

Who is the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator?
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) commenced operations in 2013 as a national entity responsible for
regulating all vehicles in Australia over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass. Located in Brisbane, the NHVR minimises the
compliance burden on the heavy vehicle transport industry, reduces duplication and inconsistencies across state and
territory borders, and ultimately for the heavy vehicle business with government in Australia.

What is important to us?
At the NHVR our workplace values set the tone for our organisational culture:

  • People matter
  • Customer first
  • We add value
  • Strong partnerships

We value staff with a genuine belief in the work they do and the benefit it will bring. We aim to develop a supportive
work environment which we believe will be achieved by a focus on professionalism, teamwork and collective values.

What do we expect of our employees?
The NHVR is seeking an individual who is:

  • committed to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and stakeholders
  • energised by identifying new approaches and solutions
  • innovative in addressing day-to-day challenges
  • Supportive towards colleagues and contributes towards making their workplace an enjoyable place to be.

Commitment to safety, diversity and anti-discrimination
The NHVR is committed to providing a safe, forward-thinking and tolerant work environment. Diversity within our
workforce is valued as being representative of the standards, values and diversity within the community and clients we

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Position Description | Safety Systems Advisor

Through leadership and influence, the NHVR administers a national system that delivers consistent and streamlined
regulatory services and administration to the Australian heavy vehicle road transport sector, reducing regulatory burden
whilst enabling greater safety and productivity.

The Regulatory Policy & Standards Division establishes regulatory strategy, policy and standards, setting desired
outcomes. From this, standards are determined and subsequently delivered through operational activities to allow NHVR
outcomes to be achieved. The function also undertakes assurance activities to ensure the continuous improvement of
the regulatory program to enhance the safety and productivity of the Industry.

Primary Objective
Assist the Manager, Safety Policy & Risk to monitor, evaluate and improve safety culture and outcomes within the heavy
vehicle industry, through the NHVR’s safety program.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
• Assist the Manager, Safety Policy & Risk to plan, monitor, develop, implement and facilitate continuous

improvement of the NHVR’s safety program.
  • Conduct appropriate safety management research and analyse data, issues and trends.
  • Prepare a range of complex documents including options analysis, business cases, reports, business processes
and correspondence relating to NHVR positively influencing industry safety culture.
  • Provide subject matter expert advice in identifying or conceptualising key Safety Management System guidance,
tools, and advice for industry participants to help improve their safety performance.
  • Research and develop appropriate Safety Management Systems tools, advice and guidance for industry.
  • Build and maintain effective networks and relationships to assist in the development, implementation and

review of externally facing safety improvement deliverables.

  • Comply with WH&S policies and procedures and contribute to and promote a safe and healthy work

Skills and Capabilities
• Subject matter expertise in the design and development of effective Safety Management Systems, guidance and

other safety improvement deliverables.
  • High level problem solving, research, analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Ability to frame complex issues clearly and precisely including the preparation of reports and other
  • Ability to effectively plan, lead and/or manage projects and initiatives in a dynamic environment with competing


  • High level of written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work collaboratively to
negotiate desired outcomes with internal and external stakeholders at state and national levels.

Qualifications and Experience
Highly Regarded:

  • Tertiary qualifications or industry experience in disciplines related to safety management systems, safety
performance, human factors and/or statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in relation to risk management and safety management systems in a
safety critical industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high level safety communication messages to and liaise with internal and
external stakeholders.
  • Experience working within the heavy vehicle industry or transport regulators.
• Demonstrated capability and skills in research.

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