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We are seeking a highly experienced EHSQ Manager to support the Waikato and Taupo regions within the Higgins business.
Driven by a can-do attitude, you will provide coaching and support to Regional and Branch Leaders to promote a movement towards an interdependent safety culture and a Line Led Safety Operating Model.

You will work in partnership with the Region Manager – Waikato, branches, depots, staff, and contractors to lead EHSQ improvement and change programs.  Building and maintaining trusted relationships, whilst having conversations that challenge the status quo to uplift EHSQ capability is crucial.

If you enjoy fast paced, challenging and complex operating environments, with the opportunity to make your mark alongside great people where no day is the same, then this is the role for you.

Come join the Higgins Team:
  • Competitive Salary + vehicle
  • Leadership role that you can shape and develop 
  • Join a supportive team within your region and the wider Higgins business.
  • Career development – opportunities to grow your career at Higgins and the wider Fletcher Building group of businesses. 
  • Access to Fletchers Building Benefits Programme, including: 
    • A brand-new market-leading parental leave policy to ensure employees are well supported throughout one of life’s most significant events.
    • FB employee share scheme, educational and welfare funds.
    • A significant portfolio of retail benefits across major NZ businesses such as ANZ, Z energy, PlaceMakers, Mico and Samsung. 

What you'll bring to this role
  • A demonstrated ability to inspire, engage and influence people
  • Proven experience in a similar role in civil construction or another high-risk industry
  • Ability to be an agent of cultural change and lead a modern EHS approach
  • Ability to deliver user-friendly, fit for purpose EHS resources designed around frontline users
  • A contemporary approach and skillset for good investigation, root cause analysis and risk management,
  • Strong verbal and written communication, workshop facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Sound conceptual and analytical skills, with effective problem solving and an inquisitive mind
  • Sound computer experience (eg Microsoft, Excel, Powerpoint and other)
  • Technical EHS expertise and driving EHS performance improvement
  • Demonstrated legislative knowledge, interpretation, and practical application with employees.

Higgins is a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. We are on a dynamic growth path with people at the heart of what we do every day. We offer a great working environment, competitive hourly rate, subsidised medical insurance and subsidised education and training for you and your dependants.

Higgins is committed to a drug-free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing along with a health check – you’ll need to be fit for work!

Building better roads for safer journeys – He pai ake te hanga o ngā rori, kia haumaru ai ngā haerenga

We welcome your individuality. We are enriched by so many nationalities, languages, religions, customs, and lifestyles. We are proud of our diversity and see it as one of the things that make us stronger.