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Title:  Senior Zero Harm Advisor - WMUP

Date:  27-May-2022

Wellington, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 6011

Business unit:  Zero Harm
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full Time
Level of experience:  Experienced

Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have


Reporting to the Zero Harm Lead - CPAD, the Senior Zero Harm Advisor will partner with the Programme team and Programme Director to provide specialist frameworks, advice and support that will enable the safe delivery and outcomes of the Wellington Metro Upgrade Programme (WMUP).


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Actively promote the highest Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) standards
  • Development and implementation of SHE plans and staff wellbeing programme
  • Oversee audit and inspection activities in line with KiwiRail SHE Management System and legislation
  • Lead and support investigation of incidents
  • Identify and analyse key risks and trends
  • Develop and implement training and education programmes to build team SHE capability
  • Provide subject matter expertise to the management team
  • Establish, implement and monitor systems for Programme SHE Governance reporting
  • Build solid stakeholder relationships
  • Support and encourage positive Zero Harm business culture


He aha nga pukengae rapu ana tatou: What skills are we looking for


  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant HSE discipline
  • Be an HSE professional with experience working in a contracting environment
  • Up to date working health and safety legislation knowledge, within a regulatory environment
  • Strategic approach, with the drive and determination to deliver and lead results
  • Expertise analysing, evaluating and providing verbal and written report to stakeholders
  • Demonstrate superior interpersonal, stakeholder management and relationship building skills


What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive remuneration
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust


Mo matou: About us


KiwiRail is a state-owned enterprise delivering significant economic benefits to New Zealand through taking trucks of the road, reducing carbon emissions and road maintenance costs while easing congestion in cities and making roads safer.

WMUP is a coordinated programme of investment packages to upgrade the Wellington Metropolitan Network. The works are being funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Ministry of Transport and Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and from financial year 2023, New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP).

Each year, over 14 million passenger journeys are taken on the Wellington Metropolitan Rail Network. This figure is expected to climb as Wellington’s population increases.


KiwiRail is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded.  We are proudly committed to promoting an inclusive culture that plays an important role in the success of our business.  We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming part of our journey.


This is a role with huge potential, where you will be supported to achieve the best results within an organisation that is truly committed to Zero Harm. If you are ready to make a difference within a progressive organisation that encourages forward thinking and recognises success, then we would like to hear from you.  Apply online today, make your mark and contribute to making Zero Harm a reality for our workers within our community.


Applications Close: Sunday, 26 June 2022 unless role is filled sooner

Position Description: Senior-Zero-Harm-Advisor-WMUP.pdf (


Hononga Whaikaha. Oranga mo Aotearoa.  Stronger Connections.  Better New Zealand

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