This newly created role provides an exciting opportunity for an EHS professional looking to make their mark by leading the delivery of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) system across all Thermo Fisher Scientific sites in New Zealand and the BioPoduction site in Newcastle, NSW.
- Ensure the organisation exceeds compliance with relevant Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) legislative and company requirements.
- Deliver continuous improvement and best practice in EH&S.
- Develop the promotion of excellence in safety culture and sustainable environmental performance across all sites in New Zealand
- Hands on implementation and maintenance of the EH&S Management System
- Timely reporting to the EH&S Committees, business/site leadership teams and management
- Provide expert advice in relation to risk mitigation and risk reduction
- Drive corrective action implementation and completion of the New Zealand site’s Hazard and Corrective Action Register
- Undertake, monitor and review EH&S Audits and Inspections and assess the appropriateness of remedial actions proposed and implemented
- Implement and maintain emergency preparedness processes and ensure personnel are trained and resources are in place to support the organisations response capability
- Lead improvements to the EH&S culture by partnering with and coaching employees, committees and management to embed and improve EH&S in day to day activities
- Assist the organisation in meeting the requirements of the EH&S Management System and reducing workplace injury and illness
- Develop and deliver EH&S training programs to support risk reduction and health and wellbeing
- Manage accident compensation claims and return to work for injured employees across New Zealand
- Contribute to continuous improvement in all areas of EH&S
The EH&S Manager will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and determination. The position requires flexibility, reliability and the ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve the EH&S objectives of the organisation.
The incumbent must be able to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and manage work under time constraints.
Skills & Attributes
- A tertiary qualification in Occupational Health and Safety and or relevant experience.
- A minimum of 5 years working in an EH&S role.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and communication skills across all levels of the organisation.
- A strong team player with proven ability to coordinate activities and influence actions across team and functions where no formal authority exists
- Proven ability to balance competing priorities and meet deadlines.
- Proven experience working independently and as part of a team.
- Strong analytical skills
- Forward thinking with a delivery focus
- People coaching & development
- Initiative and determination
- Ability to implement and maintain auditable EH&S Management Systems.
- A personal commitment to best practice.
- A thorough knowledge of New Zealand EH&S legislation.
- Understanding and experience in auditing EH&S Management Systems and their implementation against New Zealand and International Standards.
- Sound understanding of risk management principles and methodology.
The successful candidate will be required to:
- Hold a current Class 1 drivers license.
- Travel to sites across New Zealand and locally in Auckland