Area H&S Manager

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Environmental Health and Safety
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Palmerston North
  • Job Reference:15007
  • Closing Date:28 Dec 2019


Area H&S Manager 
* Be a part of the Higgins leadership team
* Growing and evolving organisation
* Two regional positions available: From Palmerston North to Hawkes Bay, and from Wellington to Levin

About Higgins 
Higgins (part of the Fletcher Building Group) is a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. Many people have built great careers with Higgins over the last 60 years. As a member of the Higgins Green Team that opportunity is open to you as we work, grow and have fun together building tomorrows New Zealand.

The health and safety of our people and the environment is paramount at Higgins. Based on the belief that all accidents are preventable, our long-term goal is to eliminate all serious workplace injuries across the company. Put simply, our goal is to ensure zero harm.

To achieve this, we are enhancing H&S at Higgins, strengthening our business partner model and investing in talent and enablers to reduce risk across the business. Promoted by our Executive and business leadership, we have ambitious but achievable H&S goals for the business. To do this we need talented H&S professionals to join our team.

The Opportunity 
Our strategy for long term growth has created opportunities for senior health and safety professionals to join the Higgins business. Safety is the cornerstone of our success, ensuring in everything we do we “Act with Care”. Reporting to the Group EHS Manager the role is responsible for fostering an organisational mindset that upholds health and safety as a core principle value.

This is a leadership role and will partner with an effective team of health & safety professionals who focus on supporting/coaching front line operational leaders. As our H&S area lead you will be responsible for developing, launching and embedding health and safety objectives, consistent with Higgins and Fletcher Building Construction strategies, policies and processes.

You will bring your experience as a genuine influnencer and as a H&S professional to life and work directly alongside our business operational leaders to continuously enhance our safety culture.

Critical to this role will be your ambition. You will possess outstanding non-compromising leadership and be capable of driving transformational change through innovative thinking and delivery of H&S solutions. You will be inquisitive and seek out improvement opportunities by challenging the status quo. You will strengthen our H&S capability within the business, improve engagement through employee involvement and provide technical expertise.

What We Offer:
We are a leader in roading and infrastructure construction in New Zealand and Fiji that continues to grow. Higgins has all the benefits of a large organisation with the heart of a smaller close-knit values-based business. Higgins is a member of the Fletcher Building family of companies and we offer an Employee Welfare Fund, Share Scheme and an Employee Education Fund to help you and your family reach educational aspirations. A career with Higgins can lead to opportunities for career development in the wider Fletcher Building business.
How to Apply:
 Ready for the challenge and want to align your goals with ours? If so, we would love to hear from you! Please apply directly online