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Job Description

The Company

RPM Hire was established in Victoria in 2011. Since then, RPM Hire has established itself as an industry leader in electronic traffic management signs, electronic equipment, lighting solutions, road safety barriers and end treatments (crash cushions).

Providing end to end solutions, across small-scale one-off events through to major infrastructure projects, the RPM team is focussed on providing fit for purpose, well priced solutions to clients by supplying quality equipment in a timely manner, backed up by expert support.

With branches currently operating in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, RPM Hire is also set to launch in Queensland in the near future.

RPM Hire’s values of Trust and Respect, Thirst for Improvement, Be Memorable and Be Courageous underpin the way business is transacted and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate a commitment to embracing those values.

To learn more about RPM Hire please visit the website.

The Role

The WHS, Assets and Compliance Manager role, based in Keilor Park, reports directly to the CEO and encompasses a wide range of business-critical activities.  The successful candidate will need to have acquired a depth of experience that, when applied in this role, will underpin the ongoing growth of the business.



  • Encompassing RPM Hire’s strategic growth plans, develop and drive organisational asset, infrastructure and ICT strategy.
  • Implement and manage compliance with business processes and systems (Quality, HSE, Governance, ICT, etc).
  • Ongoing management of all infrastructure, facilities, vehicles, plant and hire equipment including operating software, equipment reconciliations, CAPEX suggestions and forecasts.
  • Supplier management and cross-hie agreement commercial negotiation, sourcing, management (tender processes).
  • Lead teams Australia wide (including in remote areas) including onboarding, training, mentoring, performance management and performance reviews, ensuring performance aligns with company Values.
  • Manage, monitor and analyse inventory, assets and infrastructure to drive improvements in utilisation and efficiency.
  • Develop and implement business improvement plans.
  • Manage ICT services nationally, including growing the adaption of suitable technology to streamline business practices.
  • Ensure equipment/vehicle register is accurate and maintenance, servicing and calibration obligations are met.
  • Integrate acquired organisations (assets, infrastructure).
  • Identify new products/services that could improve the performance of the business and/or the product offering.
  • Perform role in alignment with financial authority and compliant with budgetary restrictions.
  • Prepare carefully considered business cases to support CAPEX expenditure recommendations.
  • End to end responsibility for authorised equipment/asset/ infrastructure/service procurement.
  • Manage sub-contractor/supplier relationships including representing RPM Hire in dispute resolution process.
  • Establish and implement WHS policies and procedures, develop and deliver related training and promote a positive safety culture across the business and suppliers/sub-contractors.
  • Responsible for ensuring currency of RPM Hire Emergency Response & disaster Recovery Plan and implementing appropriate training.
  • Ensure compliance with State and Federal legislation.
  • Report and present safety data – identifying trends, opportunities for improvement and issues of concern (hazards).
  • Manage site-based audits and participate in external audits, following up on non-conformances and ensuring rectification action is taken.
  • Support the sales team by contributing to tender/proposal preparation if required by providing WHS/asset information relevant to each tender.
  • Ensure incidents are reported, investigations undertaken, risks identified and mitigation action implemented.
  • Oversee workers compensation claims across various state jurisdictions from submission to finalisation.
  • Guide managers with respect to adjustments that might need to be made within the workplace when an employee is returning from injury.
  • Liaise with internal staff and suppliers to ensure new equipment purchases (for hire or internal use) include WHS considerations as part of the selection process.
  • Responsible for the QMS – set up, monitoring and compliance.
  • Ensure QMS is supported by sound processes and procedures that are embedded into everyday tasks.
  • Include client feedback mechanisms into QMS and ensure the QMS meets ISO 9001-2015 requirements.
  • Support the wider team, however necessary, when the need arises.
  • Ability to travel as necessary is a requirement of this role.


Qualification, Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience in a similar role in a similar industry desirable.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with minimal supervision.
  • Financial and ICT nous.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality, organised, self-motivated and self-driven.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Ability to travel as necessary is a requirement of this role.


The Benefits

  • Diverse role which will help shape the future direction of the business.
  • Competitive salary package
  • Join a dynamic, fun and exciting team



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Melbourne, Victoria - Australia


RPM Hire

WHS, Assets and Compliance Manager

September 2, 2021

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