Executive Search - HSE Manager

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A Department Manager Health and Safety, who could drive safe employee behaviour to lead and enable a water and sewage services company to achieve their safety vision of Zero Harm.

​The Client

An incorporated company providing water and sewage services to homes and businesses across the state.

The Challenge

The Client was seeking to appoint a Department Manager Health and Safety, who could lead and enable their safety vision of Zero Harm by driving safe employee behaviour. The position was required to lead the health and safety function with accountability for providing quality WHS Management systems supporting the Zero Harm program. The incumbent was expected to bring extensive leadership experience and the ability to implement successful behavioural based safety programs.

The Solution

Our specialist consultant visited the Client, completing a tour of the main facility and spent time obtaining a complete brief on the role, and more importantly understanding their unique culture. Following this Safesearch conducted a talent mapping project for 2 weeks both within the State and Australia-wide. Due to the level, seniority and location of the role our broad national search also targeted candidates who were prepared to relocate. We then conducted a very intensive recruitment and selection campaign in order to ensure we engaged with the highest calibre of candidates, who were open to a relocation opportunity and clearly understood the strategic direction and requirements of the Client.

Services Provided included:
  • Talent Pooling, Market Analysis and Reporting;

  • Social media posts to LinkedIn;

  • Telephone screening, interviewing and interview coordination;

  • Psychometric testing delivery and interpretation

  • Reference checking and candidate offer management

  • Facilitating the successful candidate’s relocation process and on-boarding

The Result

  • The successful incumbent has reached their 2 year milestone and the Client has expressed their satisfaction with the search process and final outcome.

  • Some of the incumbent’s key achievements has included a restructure of the Health and Safety team to better define roles and enable clear career progression.

  • Elevating the Safety function to report directly to the executive level to influence critical risk understanding and move away from a compliance only strategy.

  • Coordinating the Health and Safety program during a major infrastructure construction project

  • Candidate care calls with the candidate and Client continue to be positive and engaging.