Regional EHS Business Partner - South Island

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Environmental Health and Safety
  • Business Group:PlaceMakers
  • Location:Christchurch
  • Job Reference:PMK 21814
  • Closing Date:01 Oct 2021


Help us build New Zealand! PlaceMakers is New Zealand's leading and largest supplier of building materials to New Zealand’s commercial and residential construction markets. Part of New Zealand’s largest listed company, Fletcher Building, we employ more than 2,400 people in over 60 locations across the country and stock more than 100,000 product lines from concrete to paint and plasterboard.

The Role:
Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for an experienced EHS professional that will work as a trusted business partner between our national safety function and our South Island branch network, taking annual safety plans and core standards and supporting the branches to apply these. You’ll report to our Head of EHS and be given full autonomy to be hands-on supporting safety training, investigations and compliance to ultimately inspire, engage and develop our people to shape mindsets and drive behavioural change.  As this role has a regional focus, travelling throughout the central/lower South Island will be required on a regular basis in order to support key stakeholders however you would ideally be based in Christchurch.
This is a very exciting time to join us as Fletcher Building have undertaken a significant safety reset which creates huge opportunity for someone with tested expertise and a passion for H&S to come on board and really shift the safety dial. We are working towards ensuring that ‘Protect’ as a value will drive this into the DNA of the organisation and our people at all levels. 

About You:
We are looking for an individual with excellent stake-holder management experience and the ability to work with a diverse range of people to influence our safety journey - the goal of which is to ensure that all injuries are prevented.  This role will ideally suit someone who wants to feel deeply connected to the organisation they work for and it will be your ability to influence and shift mindsets which will result in your success. Ideally you have 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role with proficient knowledge of NZ Health and Safety legislation and Codes of Practice.  

What's in it for you?
If you are looking for an organisation where you can truly make an impact around keeping people safe and getting them home every day, all whilst raising the bar on all aspects relating to H&S – then this is the opportunity for you.  In return, you’ll be joining a reputable company offering a competitive salary package, company vehicle and a fantastic culture, real opportunities for career advancement and a range of other benefits that come with being part of the Fletcher Building Group. 

Come and join us on our journey!

Please note a full pre-employment medical, including drug test will be required as well as the legal right to work in NZ indefinitely.