Health and Safety Manager
Downer Group
Auckland, AU
5d ago


Join the Link Alliance in a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' and set new benchmarks for health & safety performance for the New Zealand construction industry!

Full Time - Fixed Term

The City Rail Link Project is the largest transport infrastructure project undertaken in New Zealand and has already attracted global attention for its exceptional environmental and sustainability outcomes.

The scope of the 5-year rail project’s largest and most complex works package (Contract 3), comprises the design, construction and 15+ year maintenance solution for the City Rail’s tunnels, stations and systems.

This includes two new stations (at Aotea and Karangahape Road), a new connection and redeveloped station at Mt Eden, and the underground tunnels connecting these stations.

Auckland Management, Health Safety & Environment, Construction

The consortium of large local and international constructors and designers delivering C3 is the Link Alliance, and our team includes Vinci Construction Grands Projets S.

A.S, Downer NZ, Soletanche Bachy International NZ, WSP Opus (NZ), AECOM New Zealand and Tonkin + Taylor.

27 Sep 2019 New Zealand Standard Time

27 Sep 2019

By building on the project’s major successes to date, our team is planning to lead initiatives within the industry to achieve safer outcomes and to maintain high levels of risk awareness and embed safer working behaviours on the project.

We are committed to taking advantage of what is a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' to drive lasting changes in safety and health and change local and international thinking and construction practice.

25 Oct 2019 New Zealand Daylight Time

25 Oct 2019

The purpose of this position is to support the Alliance Health and Safety Manager, working with the Alliance Construction teams to provide health and safety support across the project.

This role is accountable for developing and implementing strategies and initiatives to achieve industry leading standards for the health, physical safety and wellbeing of our people and the public.

Key tasks and responsibilities will include :

  • Demonstrate visible, strong and inspiring leadership across the alliance to develop and maintain high levels of risk awareness and embed safer working behaviours
  • Ensure Health and Safety team have an appropriate organisational structure, role clarity, defined accountability and tools to deliver a safer rail network and associated assets
  • Establish positive working relationships with project personnel and raise awareness of safety risks
  • Monitor compliance with the safety systems and procedures within the workplace and provide operational support to the Alliance Teams
  • Provide health and safety-based input to construction methodologies, to reinforce total commitment to safety construction activities
  • Identify, monitor and implement relevant legislative requirements
  • Understand and communicate the systems and processes to provide our people with training, equipment and support to work safely and keep the public safe
  • Engage with subcontractors to ensure they adopt the philosophy and comply with Alliance requirements
  • Lead incident and accident investigations
  • About You :

  • Bachelor degree in Safety, Environmental, Engineering, Project Management or other associated disciplines
  • Diploma of Work Health and Safety or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years operational experience in the application of safety and management principles in the construction industry
  • Experience managing health and safety teams in the construction industry
  • Practical experience and theoretical knowledge in engineering and understanding of New Zealand Health and Safety construction requirements
  • Knowledge of Hazard management implementation
  • Able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and be resourceful and participate in investigating and enquiring into issues
  • You will be a great communicator, develop and maintain collaborative and supportive relationships across various areas of the project.
  • Committed to transparency, professionalism, innovation and continuous improvement.

    Apply today using job reference number 563850 and join the team that is delivering the largest transport infrastructure project ever undertaken in New Zealand!

    All successful applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test and medical.

  • Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies for the Link Alliance. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged.
  • We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

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