SHES Aviation Specialist


Wood is currently recruiting for a SHES Aviation Specialist to join our team in Hides, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea on a Fly in Fly Out rotational schedule (28 days on /28 days off).

Wood is currently recruiting for a SHES Aviation Specialist to join our team in Hides, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea on a Fly in Fly Out rotational schedule (28 days on /28 days off). Reporting directly to the HSE Coordinator, this position will be responsible for the delivery of HSE systems and process in support of Contract and Business objectives. The emphasis is on implementation of HSE policies and processes to the contract as instructed by the Contract Management Team, with a focus of maintaining and improving the general health and safety of the Contract workforce.

The successful candidate will require experience in the safe execution of project related civil and mechanical works in and around an operating airport terminal. Also, the successful candidate must have enough knowledge of aviation regulations and controls to enable development of safe working practices, input into safety plans and specific risk assessments associated with discrete operations.


  • Ensure that HSE issues are given primary consideration by recommending effective preventative actions during task planning, preparation and performance, and encouraging the reporting of all incidents, near misses, unsafe acts and/or conditions, exposure incidents, near exposure incidents and injuries
  • Ensure site compliance with procedures
  • Audits, investigations including root cause analysis and why, analysis of incidents and report to SHE Manager
  • Coordinate & conduct site inductions, pre-starts and toolbox talks
  • Engage with EHL operations in order to identify high risk work and HSE support requirements such as Risk Assessment, Job Hazard Analysis
  • Maintain an active, visible presence on site with a clear focus on Permit to Work compliance monitoring and compliance assurance
  • Actively engage and communicate with operations and contractor personnel across all levels, to promote occupational and process hazard awareness
  • Ensure timely reporting of all incidents, conducting incident investigations as required
  • Focuses on delivery elements and implementation of HSE policies and practices
  • Assists in the resolution of team issues and monitors integration of health and safety programmes including hazard and risk identification, incident reporting and investigation, employee health and well-being, environmental hygiene and organisational transformation.
  • Assist with planning of, and participation in, HSE inspections, audits and tracking of corrective actions.


  • 3-5 years’ experience in Occupational health and Safety (Aviation related experience)
  • Previous experience in similar field HSE positions within an ongoing operational environment, preferably in the resources industry or major project capacity
  • Relevant Qualifications in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Preferably trained and certified for craft to PNG / Australian standards in practiced craft
  • Strong technical skills in HSE management and emergency response, including medical response
  • Previous experience working with multi-cultural team and workforces
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Actively develops relationships with customers and Wood entities via regular contact and involvement. Demonstrates ability to develop long and short-term service relationships
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to safety
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills, both written and oral
  • International assignment/project experience in similar roles will be highly regarded.

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