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Principal Analytics Consultant
  • $132,814 per annum + superannuation
  • Permanent, full time position
  • Geelong based role

About the role

At WorkSafe we’re dedicated to supporting all Victorians to be healthy and safe at work and to recover from any workplace injury or illness as quickly as possible. Our Passion for safety and wellbeing is what unites us.

Our organisation is focussed on the delivery of our Strategy, as we build the WorkSafe of the future we’re committed to delivering value to our people and to Victorian employers, workers and the wider community through continuing to focus on our Customers and putting Prevention First.

Agile and curious, our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. We work closely with employers, workers and the community to prevent workplace injury and illness and to improve outcomes and the client experience. We make WorkSafe.

If you share our passion, we are seeking a Principal Analytics Consultant. This position sits in the Partner Analytics team in Business Analytics, and is responsible for the provision of quantitative analysis, advice and reporting on performance trends, projects and initiatives, and identifying emerging risk and opportunities.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Form an independent view of emerging performance that is transparent & understood, including implications to the organisation as a whole, and includes early warning of emerging risks/opportunities.
  • Act as a technical Subject Matter Expert providing guidance and mentoring to Senior Consultants and Data Analysts, to support the delivery of multiple projects across the team.
  • Provide Quality Assurance to analytics deliverables (including software code, model designs, data visualisations and presentations).
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships and proactively partner to determine needs, agree priorities and effectively allocate resources
  • Provide authoritative statistical and other advice to business partners, stakeholders and senior management – and bring it to life in a way that influences stakeholders to implement and improve strategies for achieving performance targets
  • Development and provision of analytical services including leading the design of statistical models, providing guidance on the interpretation of model outputs

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You have expert knowledge in one specific domain of Health & Safety and/or Workers Compensation partnered with strong interpersonal skills to support appropriate internal and external networks and relationships.

Additional Skills & Experience

  • Ability to lead stakeholder engagement activities to collect, identify and articulate stakeholder requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve to provide innovative, efficient and robust analytical solutions
  • Ability to present insights statistically, visually, and in easy-to-understand language.
  • Highly-developed report writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and mentor analysts, plan and schedule their activities, and check quality of deliverables.
  • Experience in leading analytical projects including setting goals and deliverables, establishing success criteria, and defining key metrics of solution success
  • Experience contributing to business case development for analytics projects and gaining stakeholder agreement
  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop and implement systems/procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of key data sources and core systems
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Programming experience within SAS and/or similar languages (R, Python, SPSS)
  • A strong knowledge of and experience using data visualisation and analytical tools in day-to-day work (e.g. SAS VA, QlikSense, R, Python) including experience designing, developing and implementing new initiatives
  • Advanced statistical, quantitative and financial modelling skills combined with a demonstrated capacity to innovate in developing solutions to business challenges.


  • Tertiary qualification (e.g. Statistics, Business, Computer Science, Actuarial) paired with extensive relevant experience

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm, Monday 29th November 2021.  Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives. Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and/or Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Alison Forbes via email

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we’re committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community. 

Our Future

Our Strategy has our core purpose front of mind; reducing workplace harm, improving outcomes for injured workers and provide community value.

We don’t shy away from the importance of our purpose to the Victorian community, that’s why we have a stated ambition to be world leading.

The outlook is a future where the system enables us to identify and mitigate potential risks and hazards before they result in harm to workers. When workers are injured the system will support the best outcomes.

Job Ref: AF000030
Submitted: 19-11-2021

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