Regional SHEQ Advisor

£50,000 - £55,000 per annum

Barking

Permanent

Job Description

Our client, a leading power and telecom utilities service provider, is looking to employ a Regional SHEQ Advisor on a permanent basis to assist in the management in the health, safety, quality, and environmental matters through the provision of professional advice and solutions, ensuring compliance with legislation and best practice.
Reporting to the SHEQ Manager, the role would require the right candidate to undertake, and have demonstrable experience in, the responsibilities below. The role will involve occasional weekend and/or night work.
• To aid in the development and implementation of Health and Safety best practice, ensuring the Company complies with current health and safety legislation, approved codes of practice and guidance in relation to employment and service provision and to work proactively with all levels of management, so to establish and maintain a safe system of work and a safe environment for colleagues and clients.
• To advise and assist in the planning and promotion of health, safety, environment, and quality programs and establishing a suitable organisation to put them into effect.
• To interpret and advise on the implementation of company’s policies, procedures, and safe systems of work.
• To communicate with site teams, for example, but not limited to the delivery of TBT`s.
• Ensure that the requirements under the company’s integrated management system are followed accordingly and to ensure that the contracts you cover are doing the same.
• Discharge your specific duties for matters regarding health, safety, welfare, environment, and quality as defined in the company policy and in any procedures, efficiently and effectively.
• Assist in monitoring the health, safety, environment, and quality performance on the contracts under your control and take such steps as are necessary to improve the performance.
• Carryout out regular/continuous site, compound and CDM audits/inspections. There is a minimum requirement of one site audit a month on each team and sub-contractor delivering your assigned contracts. This may require working out of hours from time to time including occasional night working.
• Ensure that all sites are CDM compliant, and the relevant documentation is in place and in date.
• Ensure site notice boards are current and are erected in the appropriate place.
• Attend clients contract meetings as and when required (in addition to a SHEQ Advisor).
• Carryout company inductions for all new starters and ensure that the relevant paperwork has been completed in its entirety along with undertaking re-inductions for existing employees and contractors.
• Assist in the preparation of pre-qualification questionnaire’s (PQQs) and tender documentation.
• Assist the Manager in compiling records from SHEQ related meetings.
• Investigate the root causes of accidents, the circumstances leading up to them, introduce preventative measures to prevent re- occurrence and compiling the required reports and forwarding them to the SHEQ Manager/Director in a timely manner.
• Assist the Manager in identifying training requirements.
• Facilitate employee rep meetings and record minutes of the meeting. Ensure that any actions arising from the meetings has the name of the person who is responsible for closing out the action and a close out date.
• Ensure that when employees have done well, they are praised, where they have contributed to a change within the company they are informed and that actions arising from meetings/inspections are fed back to the employee/contractor.
• Co-ordinate with the SHEQ Department in all health, safety, environment, and quality matters.
• Set a good personal example, wearing the required protective equipment for the site you are entering. Lead by example.
• Ensure so far as you are able, that effective arrangements exist to protect the health and safety of your work force and ensure that all relevant operational and emergency procedures, codes of practice, instructions and legislation are implemented and observed.
• Shall be accountable to the SHEQ Manager in respect of health, safety, quality, and environmental matters.
• Responsible for exercising a general duty of care for the health, safety, environmental, quality and welfare of employees under your control.
• Notify any changes in your duties to all others who may be affected by these changes.
• Shall ensure strict adherence to the reporting and recording procedures for accidents and dangerous occurrences as required under RIDDOR.
• Shall monitor arrangements to ensure that health and safety standards applied by contractors are satisfactory and in accordance with contract and company specifications, policy, and procedures.
• Shall ensure that site employees work in accordance with the company’s health and safety requirements, policies, and procedures along with the client’s requirements.
• Shall take appropriate action when notified of disregard of safety on site.
• Shall ensure the provision of a safe and healthy working environment for persons working in or visiting any company operation, site and/or premises.
• Shall monitor provision and effectiveness of adequate and existing welfare facilities.
• Promote the reporting of near misses throughout the company.
• Undertake tasks as assigned by the SHEQ Manager.
• Comply with all reasonable requests required by the SHEQ Manager.

Experience and Qualifications:
• Strong spoken and written communication skills.
• Good negotiation skills.
• A tactful but assertive manner.
• Logical thinking and problem-solving ability.
• Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
• The ability to cope under pressure.
• The ability to understand and interpret relevant legal requirements
• Self-motivated but able to work as part of a team.
• Trustworthiness and discretion when handling confidential information.
• A smart appearance and professional manner.
• Demonstrable experience in a construction / utility related similar role
• A flexible dynamic approach
• NEBOSH/NCRQ Level 6 (NVQ Level 5 as a minimum standard)
• EUSR or CSCS in a related subject
• NRSWA (SWQR)
• Working knowledge of HSG47
• Multiutilities or Highways experience
• Proficient in Accident/Incident investigation & RCA
• Proficient in data analysis & compiling Reports.
• Competent in core standard Microsoft Software.

Minimum Experience Needed:
• Demonstratable experience as a SHEQ Advisor within the construction / utility industry on Multiutilities or Highways projects.
• Demonstratable experience of HSG47
• Demonstratable experience of Accident/Incident investigation & RCA
• Demonstratable experience of data analysis & compiling Reports.
• Demonstratable experience of core standard Microsoft Software.

Qualifications Needed:
• NEBOSH General Certificate
• NVQ Level 5 or equivalent in a related H&S subject
Desirable:
• NEBOSH Construction Certificate
• NCRQ Level 6 or equivalent in a related H&S subject
Training required:
• EUSR or CSCS in a related subject to Multiutilities or Highways projects.
• NRSWA (SWQR)
• Full UK driving license

If rate of pay is a sliding scale what is needed to get to the top amount:
• Significant demonstratable experience as a SHEQ Advisor within the construction / utility industry on Multiutilities or Highways projects with a main/leading contractor, including HSG47 work.
• NEBOSH Construction Certificate
• NCRQ Level 6 or equivalent in a related H&S subject
• A professional membership/chartership with a relevant institution or professional body.
• Significant development of experiences listed in the personal attributes and experience needed sections.

The salary banding is indicative and dependent on experience. Details on the full package are to be discussed during shortlisting.
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Luke Taylor

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luke.taylor@linearrecruitment.co.uk

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