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Specialist Health and Safety Inspector - Petroleum and Geothermal

NZ WorkSafe
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Workplace Health and Safety
New Plymouth
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Job Description

  • Use your knowledge to support positive health and safety changes
  • Permanent position based in New Plymouth

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 the Petroleum and Geothermal industries.   

As a Specialist Health & Safety Inspector, you have the opportunity to influence, facilitate and guide the future of health and safety in the Petroleum and Geothermal sectors. 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 the petroleum or geothermal industry
  • good knowledge of the applicable health and safety requirements, standards, and legislation
  • operational experience in a regulatory role would be advantageous, as will experience interpreting and applying legislation
  • 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
  • a current driver's licence is essential
  • excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate information, concepts and arguments effectively
  • the ability to remain calm and level-headed under pressure or when responding to emergency situations


About WorkSafe

WorkSafe is New Zealand's primary workplace health and safety regulator. Our Chief Executive Nicole Rosie leads over 550 staff based across New Zealand, who are working to lift health and safety performance.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Inspector, Petroleum and Geothermal you will be a valuable member of the High Hazards and Energy and Public Safety team.

We offer a competitive salary range, KiwiSaver, free insurance package (Life, Income Protection and Trauma), four weeks annual leave plus three days WorkSafe leave, and career and professional development opportunities. 

How to apply

Click the apply button, complete the application form, and attach your CV and cover letter. You can find out more about this role by emailing

Applications close on 13 October 2019.

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