Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor (Fixed Term)

Date Posted: April 16, 2021
Closing Date: May 9, 2021
Reports To: Health and Safety Team Lead
Location: New Plymouth
Duration: Fixed Term to December 2022

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Position Summary

To provide an expert health, safety, and environmental advisory service to assist Methanex New Zealand ensure that everyone goes safely home every day and that we minimise our impact on the environment in which we operate.

Position Responsibilities

  • Continue to actively foster a positive HSE culture that is based on care for people and the environment.
  • Develop and advise on Methanex’s Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems, ensuring continuous improvement and consistency with legislative, Company and good practice requirements.
  • Provide timely HSE guidance and recommendations to Leadership Teams and Supervisors.
  • Respond to incidents, providing advice and investigation support.
  • Maintain the Methanex New Zealand incident management system to ensure a high degree of accuracy and integrity.
  • Assess and authorise new chemical applications, ensuring a register is maintained and the hazardous substances management complies with WorkSafe regulations.
  • Lead the HSE onboarding process for contractors, facilitating contractor continuous improvement initiatives including participation in contractor engagement and performance monitoring/reviews.
  • Provide risk expertise and advice to the business; assessing and managing risk as required to meet Responsible Care objectives.
  • Contribute as a member of relevant Methanex Global Team/s. 
  • Liaise with and build effective relationships with relevant local and national authorities.
  • Keep updated and abreast of new legislation, changed legislation or any technical developments that governs HSE management and regulatory requirements to ensure statutory compliance.
  • Prepare local and corporate reports on Methanex’s HSE performance and report on Methanex’s HSE performance to regulatory bodies.
  • Assist in managing the HSE internal audit programme in conjunction with the Senior Quality Advisor: coordinating schedules, providing meaningful data trends, conducting health and safety audits and improving on effectiveness where possible.
  • Maintain the hazard management and environmental effects registers using a consultative process to ensure accuracy, effectiveness, and controls are reviewed against appropriate standards/advice.
  • Manage HSE training through developing schedules and ensuring quality and accuracy of robust processes and records.
  • Deliver actions as required on the safety action plan.
  • Provide expert work safety control systems knowledge, focusing on the work front, audit processes and continuous improvement.

Position Qualifications

  • Formal qualification in OSH preferred
  • Qualification in environmental planning, science or similar desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to implement a HSE Management system in practice essential
  • Formal training in auditing
  • Formal training in incident investigation
  • Knowledge of relevant New Zealand HSE related legislation and good practice
  • Experience in risk assessment and control systems
  • Intermediate PC and Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent relationship skills to interface and influence with both internal and external customers
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Capacity to exercise sound judgement, initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, be flexible and adaptive

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Applications close 9 May 2021 NZT

Applicants must be eligible to work and live in New Zealand.