First listed on: 15 October 2017

National EHS Manager 

Who is Schindler?
Schindler Lifts Australia is part of the Schindler Group, one of the top elevator companies in the world, spanning 100 countries with more than 58,000 employees worldwide.  We are one of the largest suppliers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways in Australia today, employing over 1000 employees who install, service and modernise urban transport systems for almost every building type.  We have branch offices in every State, with our Head Office in Sydney. At Schindler, we differentiate ourselves with our modern technology and collaborative, innovative people.

What is the role?
Reporting to the HR Director, the national EHS team works with Operations and branch EHS Officers/Managers to ensure that the company's EHS Strategies are understood, implemented and maintained at all levels of the organisation. What is unique about our organisation is that 75% of our employees do not work in our offices, they work on construction sites and facilities installing, modernising or servicing equipment. The National EHS Manager is the company champion for all things Health, Safety and Environment. You will create, challenge, develop, improve and embed Schindler's safety culture and strategy to all parts of the business as the leader on our journey to interdependence. We are looking for someone who is collaborative, responsive and customer focussed who wants to work responding to business needs. Critical to this will be your alignment with their values and demonstration of leadership capabilities including coaching, developing, managing diversity and thinking strategically.
What we are looking for?
To be considered for this role you will have at least 5 years in an EHS Management role in any of the following industries - lift, construction, facilities management, manufacturing, mining or industrial; with proven experience in engaging and influencing stakeholders on EHS matters together with:
  • Tertiary qualifications in OH&S or similar discipline
  • General Construction Induction Certification (White card)
  • Demonstrated experience working directly on EHS matters with operations in construction, manufacturing or related industries
  • Demonstrated experience developing EHS strategy, plans, initiatives and systems and implementing in business  
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Proven experience in building, coaching and mentoring team/s
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of Australian EHS laws and regulations
What's in it for you?
This is an excellent opportunity for you to join a global organisation that has complex safety issues to solve.  You will be given every opportunity to develop your skills and to make a difference so that you grow both personally and professionally.  We have a great culture where everyone is very supportive and have recently won an Employer of Choice Award.   We work hard but we also like to play. Package includes a great annual salary, company bonus program, opportunity to access educational support, staff discount scheme and a wide variety of social activities - even a day off for your birthday.
How to apply
If you are seeking an opportunity to join a Global Industry Leader and believe that you possess the required skills and qualifications to succeed in this role, please visit our Career site -; click on the "Apply" button and complete our online application form.
If you are an existing Schindler employee, please ensure you have discussed your application with your line manager prior to applying.
Please note we do not accept applications from recruitment agents for any position, this includes those that are submitted directly to the company or where the recruiter has contacted a manager.

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