State HSE Manager

Vacancy number • PUB408624

State HSE Manager

  • Closes August 5
  • 40 hours
  • Academic Bachelor

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About this job

  • Industry: Building & Construction
  • Area of expertise: Construction & Commissioning
  • Location: BRISBANE

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor


Our client are a Tier 3 builder with projects across Queensland in the Government, Defense, Aged Care, Healthcare and Commercial industries. They're looking to bring on board a State HSE Manager in order to improve clunky processes and streamline their safety.

With 15+ years already operating within the industry and a vast wealth of construction knowledge amongst their senior staff, they're on an incredible journey of growth with turnover growing year on year ($100m+ last year across QLD). You'll be joining at a pivotal moment of growth as this begins to taper off in the coming few years cementing their place in the market.

You will have a team of experienced Safety Advisors to work alongside and be provided with the support and tools needed to succeed within the role.

About this role


As the State HSE Manager, you will ensure a high standard of Health, Safety, and Environmental practices across projects. Duties include:
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership on all HSE matters across the state.
  • Develop and implement HSE policies and procedures in line with company standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure all projects comply with local, state, and federal HSE regulations, particularly within the defense and government sectors.
  • Conduct regular HSE training sessions for staff and subcontractors to promote awareness and adherence to safety standards.
  • Identify, assess, and mitigate potential HSE risks on projects, implementing corrective actions as necessary.
  • Lead investigations into HSE incidents, ensuring thorough reporting and analysis, and implement measures to prevent recurrence.
  • Prepare and present regular HSE performance reports to senior management, highlighting key metrics and areas for improvement.
  • Conduct regular HSE audits and site inspections to ensure ongoing compliance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Liaise with clients, regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders regarding HSE matters, maintaining positive and professional relationships.


  • Minimum 5 - 7 years of experience in HSE management within the commercial construction industry (required).
  • Relevant qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science, or a related field (including professional certifications such as NEBOSH, Cert IV in WHS, or equivalent)
  • In-depth knowledge of Australian HSE laws and regulations.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Proficiency in HSE management software and tools.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with a continuous improvement mindset.


  • Career progression encouraged with strong examples of personal growth displayed within the company.
  • Relevant construction software's in place with the outlook to increase / improve on these in the coming months.
  • 5-day work week with a good work / life balance.
  • Opportunities to travel / move regionally if desired.
  • Stable future pipeline working with the government and trusted private clients.

Brunel in the United States

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world.

We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

At Brunel, we believe that safety is not just a priority, but a value that is integral to our company culture at all levels of our organization.

  • We establish measurable objectives and targets, consistently reviewing our activities, risks, legal obligations, and performance.
  • Brunel Americas is a proud member of Houston Business Roundtable, & Utah Safety Council, and a participant of ISNetworld RAVS Plus Audit.
  • Brunel consistently utilizes performance measuring and monitoring. This includes meticulous record keeping and routine inspections.

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While compensation is important, finding the right cultural fit is equally crucial. At Brunel, our longstanding cultures and values have contributed to a positive employee experience, which is why some candidates have chosen to stay with us for 30 + years.

  • Our values are at the center of everything we do –Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Results-driven, & Passion for people.
  • Brunel is committed to an inclusive workforce and we understand that Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are essential for a successful working culture, business, and community. Thus, Brunel takes both a global and regional approach to DE&I.

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At Brunel, we prioritize candidate’s career abilities and needs even before the hiring process begins.

  • With open lines of communication and a dedicated team assigned to every contractor, we strive to make every employee experience with us as easy and seamless as possible.
  • Our contractors create and maintain lasting industry relationships that can be leveraged throughout their career.
  • We prioritize employee needs in order to build strong partnerships that support our employees’ long-term professional success and development.

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