Compliance Specialist | Construction/High-Risk Environments

  • Australia
  • Sydney
  • Permanent
  • AU$130000 - AU$139000 per annum + + super + generous leave + more
  • 3 year initial fixed-term contract
  • Highly reputable Australian Higher Education company with incredible benefits
  • Must have hands-on operational compliance, safety &/or quality management experience in high risk industries

About the Company
Our client is a highly reputable Australian Higher Education Institution located within Sydney’s CBD.

About the Role
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing compliance assurance operations to ensure the services provided by the University Infrastructure unit are well designed, fit for purpose, and meet legislative requirements & organisational policies, whilst maintaining a continuous improvement approach. You will provide subject matter expertise regarding legislative requirements, assess gaps, lead and implement appropriate changes.


  • 4 + years’ experience in operational WHS compliance within high-risk environments is essential
  • Must have hands-on safety management practitioner experience as opposed to just hands-off compliance experience
  • Must have experience in the construction industry (or mining, or heavy industry)
  • Experience in safety and quality management is essential including auditing and/or compliance reviews
  • Data analytics experience is highly desirable
  • Experience using/familiarity with data/automation tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Sharepoint or similar is highly regarded
  • Excellent communication & stakeholder management skills


  • Highly generous leave entitlements (including 5 weeks paid annual leave, generous sick leave, 36 weeks parental leave, community leave, study leave and more)
  • 17 % super paid on top of annual salary or option to offset to the standard super rate in order to receive a higher base salary
  • Access to $5 all day parking
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Discounts on selected banking products and health insurance
  • Financial wellbeing advice and services
  • Career development support and advice
  • Access to sport and fitness Centres with benefits and discounted rates
  • Access to free counselling
  • Carers support network
  • + more


  • 3 year initial fixed-term contract with strong potential to convert to perm
  • Paying up to approx. $154K package ($132K + 17% super/$138K + 11% super) commensurate with skills and experience
  • Must be able to come into the office 5 days per week for the first 3-4 weeks and then it will become flexible
  • Must have PR or Australian Citizenship


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