• Excellent career opportunity within a safety critical industry
  • Wellington location
  • Leadership, relationship management and communication focused

HSQE Regional Manager required – leadership role within large scale, multi-site organisation, requiring proven ability from a risk perspective

 The company and role

 Our client is one of the largest multi-utility contractors in New Zealand, servicing the needs of clients in transmission, distribution, generation and commercial sectors.

Reporting to the Group Manager Health, Safety & Environmental, the successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of legislation and a strong ability to influence and collaborate with key stakeholders.

A key part of this role is building and maintaining key relationships with the customer base, managing the updating of safety systems, investigating incidents, including where necessary the use of ICAM techniques where appropriate.  Monitoring, analysing and reporting on the subcontractors HSQE performance with the view of reducing risk and embedding corrective actions.

With numerous internal customers and external stakeholders, you will be able to demonstrate your excellent interpersonal and influential communication skillset and foster an environment of continuous improvement, where improvements are proactively identified, developed and realised.

You will also utilise your excellent people management skills by mentoring and assisting direct report/s to succeed.

Duties include

  • Direct responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of all reporting staff
  • Ensure full compliance through proactive management to all policies and procedures, as well as relevant legislation
  • Foster a culture where employees are engaged and feel empowered
  • Work proactively to ensure all risks, hazards, near misses and incidents are reported in a timely and effective manner
  • Carry out incident investigations, reporting to agreed quality and timeframes, including providing a support function for ICAM investigations
  • Implement and embed corrective actions that result from both improvement opportunities and investigations
  • Ensure competency assessments and audits are carried out in accordance with the business requirements
  • Manage all subcontractors to ensure full compliance
  • Support all HSQE and Wellbeing matters for the region
  • Foster a culture of engagement and empowerment for all employees
  • Provide solid advice in order to achieve compliance
  • Provide budgeting and forecasting support to the Group HSQE Manager

Skills and experience include

  • Previous HSQE experience at a management level required
  • Tertiary qualification – NEBOSH IGC as a minimum and dependent on experience
  • Qualified in investigation methodologies (ICAM and Bowtie)
  • Experience with risk analysis
  • Proven experience and an enthusiasm for providing motivational leadership, coaching, mentoring and support at all levels
  • Robust numerical and analytical skillset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships
  • Strong ability to foresee challenges, read situations and respond efficiently and effectively
  • Tenacity in taking problems through to successful outcomes despite potential barriers
  • Able to show initiative and demonstrate a level of senior professionalism


If you meet the above criteria, we welcome your application including your CV and cover letter in Word format via Apply.

Applications are welcomed from NZ Citizens or those with a Residency or current Work Visa in place.

All applications will be acknowledged electronically in the first instance. If you have any questions, please call Duncan Cooke on 09 281 2724 quoting reference #3106


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