Volvo Group National SHEQ Manager in Wacol, Australia

Volvo Group Australia (VGA) is part of the global organisation Volvo Group consisting over 100,000 employees. Our reliability is renowned, and it’s underpinned by our three core values – quality, safety and environmental care. We bring each one to life in everything we do.

VGA has an opportunity for a qualified National Safety, Health, Environment & Quality (SHEQ) Manager to join our Human Resources team at our new Head Office located in Brisbane’s western suburbs. This is a great opportunity for a senior workplace health & safety leader to partner with the business and executive team to advise and influence while driving cultural change across a multi-site organisation. . You will be hands-on, providing leadership and guidance for the SHEQ team to develop and execute Volvo Group’s safety strategy.

This position reports to the Vice President of HR and is an opportunity for an accomplished SHEQ Leader to be part of a large team and a globally recognised brand. This position will require infrequent national travel.

About the role:

  • Develop, execute and maintain the national SHEQ strategy ensuring alignment with business priorities

  • Provide expert advice to the Executive Team in all areas of SHEQ regarding legal requirements, legislation changes and business risks

  • Develop and maintain risk management processes and safe work practices, procedures and policies, ensuring compliance with national/state legislation

  • Review the safety culture across all sites, influencing and implementing SHEQ best practice

  • Coach and mentor SHEQ team members to create a high performing team of SHEQ professionals

  • Develop and report on all key aspects of Health, Safety, Rehabilitations and Compensation metrics, including injury management

  • Identify and develop SHEQ training programs for employees and site representatives

  • Monitor and support environmental certification to ISO14001 with regards to external compliance

  • Oversee the Injury management process by developing forms, policies and procedures and compliance to relevant legislation in QLD, NSW, Victoria and Northern Territory

  • Coordinate and liaise with external authorities with regards to common law and factual investigation of company litigation across workers compensation and public liability

About you:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Workplace, Health Safety (or similar discipline)

  • Qualified as Workplace Trainer and Assessing (Level 2 Category 4) Workplace Health, Safety Officer (WHSO) and QES Auditor

  • 10+ years demonstrated experience within a national multi-site (15+) environment, within the manufacturing (or similar) industry

  • Extensive WHS policy knowledge and understanding of current legislation across all Australian sites

  • Extensive knowledge of OHS systems and AS 4801 and state based WHS and Workers Compensation legislation

  • Extensive experience conducting safety and environment training

  • Previous experience implementing and maintaining ISO14001 accreditation in a complex organisation

  • Ability to build and maintain strong business relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Proven ability to influence outcomes through others

  • Ability to positively promote change at both an operational and strategic level

  • Team player with excellent communication skills both spoken and written

  • Strong problems solving skills and attention to detail.

Benefits :

  • Competitive remuneration package with additional superannuation.

  • Career development with Global prospects.

  • Salary sacrifice fifth week of annual leave.

  • Service recognition.

  • Employee benefits and discounts from a large selection of Retailers.

  • Supportive and family-friendly team culture focused on diversity and equality.

  • A strong commitment to safety, quality and service.

  • A dedicated Health & Wellbeing program including complimentary fresh fruit and physio consultations.

  • Discounted Private Health Insurance & Dental.

  • Brand new office with an onsite café and free parking.

Volvo Group Australia are proud of our inclusive work environment which promotes a supportive energy, and encourages individual growth to create strong teams. We are committed to forming a workforce which reflects the exceptionally diverse customers we serve, and encourage applications from all backgrounds.

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

The Volvo Trucks brand has been built up over decades and enjoys a solid position worldwide. It is one of the world’s best known and respected brands within the commercial vehicle industry. It is associated with the core values quality, safety and environmental care. With Volvo Trucks you will be part of a global and diverse team. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran