Aurora Energy Group

Head of Network Safety and Risk

Aurora Energy Group

Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 28-04-2017


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Newly Established Senior Level Role
  • Electricity Industry Safety & Risk Leadership
  • Dunedin Based Role

Are you passionate about safety and looking to take the next step in your career?

Aurora Energy Limited is New Zealand’s sixth-largest electricity distributor delivering electricity supply to more than 85,500 homes and businesses throughout Dunedin and Central Otago.  The business owns the electricity network assets ensuring that the network effectively planned, constructed, operated and maintained.

The Head of Network Safety & Risk will play a key role in providing health and safety and risk leadership at operational, management and Board level for Aurora.  The ongoing development, implementation and consistent application of standardised health and safety systems, processes and procedures across the Network’s two regions and within contractor businesses is a core responsibility.  This newly created, senior level position will “own”, implement and track the Board approved Aurora Health & Safety Strategy and Implementation Plans.  It will also have responsibility for maintaining the strategic risk register, business continuity planning and crisis management processes.

This role involves vision, strategy, contractor engagement, monitoring and implementing risk management standards.  It requires senior level health & safety experience including the ability to successfully lead significant health and safety initiatives.  You will have a background in safety systems and process safety together with a strong understanding of asset risk management. The ability to passionately and proactively establish health and safety visibility, at all levels within the business is required.  Experience in the electricity or similar relevant high risk environments is regarded as being beneficial.  It is expected that you will have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or equivalent safety management experience. 

This is a key Dunedin-based opportunity which should appeal to a progressive safety professional who is looking to combine a challenging safety & risk management role with an attractive southern lifestyle.

Confidential enquiries can be made to Alan Head or Jane Cotter of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email  Applications for this role close on Friday 28 April 2017.  All applications will be acknowledged by email. 

This role is being readvertised.  Previous applicants are not required to re-register their interest.

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