Contracting Capabilities

Northpower provides contracting services across the North Island including engineering, infrastructure management and maintenance and construction.

Senior HSQE Advisor

- Are you a health and safety champion wanting to make a difference with your  unique leadership style?
- Keen to join an experienced and established team who makes a meaningful impact on HSQE operations following best, trending practices in a leading company committed to delivering reliable and sustainable energy solutions to our customers?

A rewarding opportunity for a high calibre Senior Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSQE) Advisor has come about to join our amazing and supportive team in  Auckland.

Based in East Tamaki - Auckland, this is a pivotal role for a confident communicator who will foster strong relationships, engage and educate staff in Northpower across our corporate and contracting business, including contractors. You will establish trusting relations with customers, clients, managers, influencing our senior management with required recommendation on safe practices.

The role
Reporting to the HSQE Manager, you will be spending a mix of your time in office and mainly in the field of Auckland region , undertaking advisory and investigation work. Some of the responsibilities include but not limited to are:

-Manage the updating of reporting systems, advisory/assessment work, investigating incidents, monitoring, analysing, and reporting on our subcontractors HSQE performance with the view of reducing risk and embedding corrective actions
- Facilitate and coach people from various backgrounds on HSQE best practices
- Ensure safe practices are maintained through Northpower Auckland’s operational activities with emphasis on good practice, procedures and operator competencies and providing assurance on best practice being followed
- Contribute to an environment of continuous improvement where improvements are proactively identified, developed, implemented and realised
- Support the HSQE Manager in all HSQE and Wellbeing matters for the region
- Manage all subcontractors used to ensure (as a minimum) full compliance with our HSQE requirements
- Lead and facilitate incident reporting, improve the quality investigation, and assurance activities
- Foster a culture where employees are engaged and feel empowered to make decisions that ensure they keep themselves, their colleagues, contractors, the public and the environment free from harm

What’s in it for you?

You will get the opportunity to own this role . No two days will be the same and you will be able to  fully showcase the breadth and depth of your skills while working with people with immense levels of integrity and capability.  We will reward you with benefits like:

- Competitive remuneration and a  full private use vehicle
- Life Insurance and Group discounted medical insurance with Southern Cross
- A variety of retail discounts and benefits
-  Commitment to professional development and growth
- A friendly place to work where people are valued and appreciated
- A supportive and inclusive work culture focused on safety and excellence
- Free access to onsite gym and car parking
- iPad, mobile phone and laptop

About  you
You will be an experienced health and safety leader, preferably within a contracting  and /or corporate environment. Your HSQE operational competencies with exposure  ( at least 5 years) in electricity, managing large projects, civil and/or construction are advantageous but not essential. You'll have a solid understanding of H & S  principles and practices pertaining to the electrical distribution industry.

You will be a natural  people person able to build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships in a multi-cultural environment from management to field staff and external customers. Your confidence and maturity to intervene respectfully when unsafe practices are observed will also add value to succeed in this role .

You’ll be able to demonstrate your:

- Experience in root cause ICAM investigation analysis methodologies, managing audit programmes, data and risk analysis  ( essential )
- Proven ability to train and conduct presentations
- Demonstrated experience and  knowledge in critical risks including live electricity, working at height, fatigue and mental health are beneficial
- Tenacity in taking problems through to successful outcomes despite potential barriers
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills to  maintain effective working relationships at all levels
- Team player with a great ‘can do’ attitude; show initiative and a level of professionalism as expected of this role
- Ability to foresee challenges, read situations and respond efficiently and effectively
- Competency in the  use of Microsoft office products to support administration requirements of the role
- IOSH, NEBOSH certificate is highly advantageous but not essential

About us
Northpower is an electricity and fibre network provider for Whangārei and Kaipara, with more than 60,000 connected customers.

Northpower is one of the largest multi-utility contractors in New Zealand, servicing the needs of clients in transmission, distribution, generation, fibre, renewables, and commercial sectors. We have a reputation for excellence and innovation, providing commercially viable solutions for electrical and telecommunication design, construction, and maintenance requirements. 

We have over 1,400 staff working together across 14 locations to keep the power on and the lights going for our customers

Get in touch!
If you’re looking to take the next step in a leading role  and feel inspired  to join a value based, inclusive culture of care….direct your profile into our career’s website and search for #Req 1330.

Suitable applicants will be interviewed whilst the advertisement is open. Send in your interest early!

Unfortunately, applications from those without the right to work in New Zealand cannot be considered. 

Northpower has an in-house recruitment team who manage recruitment for all our vacancies.  If you're interested in a role with us, we would encourage you to apply directly online to us, as we don't accept candidates via agency (unless the role is advertised by the agency at our request).