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Group Manager, HSEQ - Newcastle location

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
The Safe Step - Sydney - 2635121


  • Newcastle Location
  • Executive level role
  • Full autonomy to drive the HSEQ strategy


The Company
This local utilities business has been in operation for over 100 years and manage an asset base of more than $2.5 billion. With close to 500 employees they are committed to delivering safe, affordable and reliable services to both the local community and businesses. Whilst they are aware of their heritage and the significance of the organisation to the region, they are currently going through a period of change in order to develop their long term vision and strategy.

The Role
The position of Group Manager, HSEQ is a newly created role that has been established to provide leadership, direction and development to the business and Executive Team in order to assist them in achieving their 2020 strategy. You will be instrumental in determining the overall strategic direction and cultural approach in relation to Health, Safety, Environment and Quality whilst managing a large team of HSEQ professionals. Key responsibilities will also include:

  • Lead the review of performance across all HSEQ activities and priorities in consultation with the executive team
  • Liaise with managers so as to understand all necessary aspects and needs of HSEQ activities and to ensure they are fully informed of HSEQ objectives, purposes and achievements
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for measuring necessary aspects of HSEQ development including monitoring, measuring and reporting on HSEQ issues, opportunities and development plans and achievements 
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement through identifying practical solutions to complex and diverse HSEQ issues and recommend appropriate action plans
  • Ensure regular reporting on the overall HSEQ performance of the operation
  • Manage compliance of all HSEQ regulations, standards and policies
  • Manage HSEQ training and development in accordance with industry and business requirements and statutory compliance
  • Drive change through the implementation of innovative ideas for continuous business improvement
  • Act as a role model and provide HSEQ instruction, supervision, training and leadership in all company related activities
  • Manage and develop the capabilities and skills of the HSEQ team

Your Experience

The business requires a Senior Manager who can demonstrate the ability to lead a HSEQ function in a diverse and complex environment. This position will sit within the executive team and require the incumbent to possess strong leadership and change management skills in order to influence across all levels of the business. Whilst there is always a requirement to meet legislative compliance, the successful individual will be able to demonstrate more future and innovative thinking rather than a compliance based approach.
The ability to effectively coach and manage a large team is essential and confidence around presenting to and engaging with the Executive Leadership Team is a prerequisite. This opportunity would suit an individual from a high risk industry background whom already has a deep understanding of a diverse contracting workforce.

Whats on Offer

$175k package + benefits + relocation assistance if required

For more information or to have a confidential discussion, please contact Katie Johnson on 0423 947104 or