specialist inspector, major hazards facilities
Utilise your industry expertise and knowledge
Influence the future of health and safety
Multiple positions in Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton or Rotorua
WorkSafe New Zealand's vision is that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe. We have an opportunity for an experienced professional to join our specialist team regulating Major Hazard Facility (MHF) industries.
As a Specialist Health & Safety Inspector, you will bring skills gained in a MHF or similar environment (such as a chemical plant), with technical skills in a relevant discipline such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical/process engineering, or auditing. You will have the opportunity to influence, facilitate and guide the future of health and safety in the MHF sector. You will work to build positive working relationships within the industry, undertaking a range of advisory, assessment, compliance and enforcement-related activities to ensure organisations are effectively managing the health and safety of their workplaces.
Our ideal person will have
significant experience in a senior technical or management position within a MHF, petroleum or geothermal industry
preference would be given to candidates with formal electrical/control system competencies
excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate information, concepts and arguments effectively
good knowledge of the applicable health and safety requirements, standards, and legislation
demonstrates commitment and consistency in working for an organisation
effective relationship skills so you can encourage and support positive developments or take resolute regulatory action on areas of non-compliance
team skills to engage and interact with colleagues, share information and ideas
the ability to remain calm and level-headed under pressure or when responding to emergency situationsa current driver's license is essential
ability to travel nationally (by air) for work at short notice if required
willingness to undertake training for a certificate of appointment
appropriate physical fitness to be able to walk around large industrial sites, climb up large fuel tanks etc.
Benefits at WorkSafe
Benefits at WorkSafe
WorkSafe offers a range of benefits including discounts on health insurance and eye care, four weeks annual leave plus three days WorkSafe leave, and learning and professional development opportunities.
Reporting to the Deputy Chief Inspector, Major Hazard Facilities you will be a valuable member of the High Hazards and Energy and Public Safety team.
We operate on a flexible by default basis, allowing you and your manager to create a flexible work experience that supports you and the business to succeed.
To submit your application, please ‘Apply’ now. For any questions please email
Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically within 3 business days and applications for this role close at 5:00 pm on Friday 15th January 2021.