Group Health and Safety Manager

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Group Health and Safety Manager - Lead Culture and Workplace Safety Excellence

Full Time - Christchurch

  • Lead a culture of safety and impact the “hearts and minds” of our people
  • Drive behavioural and process excellence - contribute to overall company strategy
  • Join this innovative, family owned business and lift your career to the next level 

About the company

Calder Stewart is a national construction and property company specialising in design and build services to the industrial, commercial, rural and public sectors. Founded in 1955, Calder Stewart has a thirst for building innovation, pride in traditional business values and a commitment to 'build a strong future.'  With a vertically integrated business structure, Calder Stewart is proud to have its own reinforcing, precast concrete and structural steel divisions which is unique to their building process. 

Keeping our people and workplaces safe is of critical importance to Calder Stewart and an unquestionably safe workplace will ensure that Calder Stewart can continue as a leader in smarter building solutions and achieve its strategic and commercial objectives.  The current Group Health & Safety Manager is ready to embark upon a new chapter in his life and as a result, Calder Stewart needs a talented and proactive leader to join the team and take on this essential role. Is this you? 

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer – Shared Services and Manufacturing and working integrally with business leaders across Calder Stewart, the Group Health and Safety Manager takes overall accountability for developing and leading a culture that holds safety as a core part of the Calder Stewart identity and enhancing the capability of all Calder Stewart people to support this culture. In doing this, the Group Health and Safety Manager will, amongst other things: 

  • Contribute to organisational strategy from a health and safety accountability perspective; ensuring the company has the right framework to operate effectively;
  • As a leader; guide a team of Health and Safety specialists to achieve their objectives as they positively impacting the behaviours and approach of people across the company;
  • Engage closely with all leaders within the company; developing strong relationships and influencing behaviours and outcomes that enhance the company culture of safety;
  • Champion process and system improvement; ensuring that all processes and systems are fit for purpose and align with Calder Stewart ways of working;
  • Contribute to commercial arrangements and contracts to ensure work safety accountability is clear and that contractors operate in a manner consistent with Calder Stewart expectations and culture; 
  • Ensure the company meets all health and safety regulatory and reporting obligations. 

This is a critical leadership role that requires a comprehensive understanding of workplace safety together with the ability to engage with and influence others to improve their approach to safety within the workplace – appealing to both hearts and minds. As the Group Health and Safety Manager, you will continue to lead a significant cultural evolution within the company to ensure workplace safety is the priority and is embedded as part of its fabric. 

About you 

To be successful as the Group Health and Safety Manager, you will have proven experience as a Health and Safety leader ideally within a construction, infrastructure or project management context and you may hold a relevant tertiary qualification. An exceptional communicator with the ability to engage across an organisation and with all stakeholders; you will be able to demonstrate your success in impacting culture to enhance positive behaviours; creating workplaces that are unquestionably safe. A down-to-earth approach and a willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done, you are always looking for better ways to do things and more effective methods for getting your messages understood and embedded. Sound like you?   

In return, you will be rewarded with this unique opportunity to further your career while contributing to the health and safety goals of this successful family owned business with strong links to the heartland of New Zealand. Interested? 

How to apply

To discover more about Calder Stewart, visit 

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Leanne Crozier on 021 245 2224 or by email to 

Applications close: Friday 28th August 2020 

Calder Stewart is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. A negative drug test result will be a condition of any offer of employment.

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