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Governance Specialist

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: VIC, ACT, NSW, QLD, Various
Categories: Audit, Safety, Technology, Aviation, Project Management, Analysis


Airservices is undertaking a program to investigate, manager and remediate Per and Poly-fluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination at Airservices facilities across Australia. The PFAS Governance Specialist, will develop, enact, manage and improve key PFAS governance controls. The role will identify assurance requirements against the Airservices PFAS Strategy and applicable regulations and identify continuous improvement opportunities to deliver on strategic objectives.

You will be responsible for the development of an agile and effective governance model which considers all facets of the PFAS journey including site research and development, site characterisation, management actions and remediation. The information you provide will support Airservices in identifying what risks and emerging issues exist within the PFAS strategy and what mitigations are required to support delivery of the program.

The Organisation 

Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11% of the world’s airspace and provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

Our people are our greatest asset with a dynamic and diverse team operating from locations across the country - from bustling cities to regional and remote locations, including an island. This team keep Australia’s aviation industry safe every day of the year, both in the air and on the ground.

We connect people with their world safely – linking family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs, and facilitating trade and tourism.

Airservices is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful.  We encourage motivated individuals who love what they do, value a service first mindset and embrace a challenge to explore a career with Airservices. In return you will be a valued team member, be offered flexibility and experience a meaningful career in an exciting, ever-evolving aviation industry.

The Role & The Team

The role will ensure effective coordination occurs across Airservices business groups to deliver upon the multidimensional requirements of the PFAS program in the context of the Airservices Change Portfolio.  With your proven and valued expertise, this position will see you providing governance intelligence across the organisation to enable effective decision making and risk identification to support safe, effective and environmentally responsible service delivery; along with compiling intelligence for executive and board reporting. Key functions include developing, maintaining and improving PFAS governance methods ensuring a holistic view is taken to PFAS management considering people, environment, safety and our community.

Your background will shine through as you seek efficiencies and improvements in PFAS governance processes and activities. Your ability to review governance intelligence and decision making to enable early detection of issues and risks to minimize non-compliances will be rewarded 

Reporting to the Head of PFAS Strategy and Delivery and working with diverse stakeholders internally and externally including Airports, Regulators and Government bodies this is the role you have ben waiting for.

You will join a team of specialists who are dedicated to the research & development and remediation of PFAS across our sites and “your brand” exemplifies both professionalism and innovation.

Please see the link below to view the full Position Description:

Download File PFAS Governance Specialist v2.0 (1).pdf

The Person

  • A strong business acumen and customer services focus, with proven abilities to deliver positive business outcomes to diverse stakeholders
  • Developed analytical, intelligence and design skills, and the ability to be creative and innovative in developing new or improved governance methodologies to meet changing business needs.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, representation and communication skills (both orally and written) – including a proven ability to develop, influence and maintain productive working relationships at all levels.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the governance and application of the National PFAS Environmental Management Plan and regulations which apply to PFAS.
  • Demonstrated experience in risk management and compliance through proven stakeholder management skills in large organisations across multiple jurisdictions

Airservices Australia is a diverse and inclusive employer that recognises the benefits of having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. We encourage applications from diverse groups including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Security Clearance

To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian Citizen or a Permanent resident as an ASIC is required for this role. Please refer to the security check requirements successful applicants will be required to undertake as part of the recruitment process.

Should you require any further information please contact Christine Collins, TA Business Partner at or in confidence call me on 0477 165682.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please lodge an application online before Applications close 11.55 pm (AEST) Monday the 30th of January 2023.

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