Health and Safety Manager

Ref No. BHN518932
Salary £50,000 - £65,000/annum
Location Hertfordshire, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


To provide leadership and management to cover all aspects of Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) services to support the effective and successful delivery of the HSW contract objectives


Health and Safety Manager, Highways, Civil Engineering, Infrastructure

The Job

  • To manage the HSW team in ensuring that HSW targets and standards are maintained by:
  • Knowing what excellence looks like and communicating HSW with passion and credibility, in order to inspire, motivate and lead the business to achieve the vision
  • Fostering a continuous improvement culture by actively seeking input from all members of the Teams and encouraging them to implement HSW improvements
  • Take a leading role with other senior team members in developing and embedding the business strategy
  • Take a leading role with other senior team members in developing excellent working relationships with Highways England and Connect Plus Senior Teams to improve performance and service to the customer:
  • Lead, develop and coach individuals to build a high performing team and create a pipeline of talent
  • To lead in ensuring a relentless focus on Zero Harm and wellbeing
  • To provide assurance to JV Parent Companies that the business Health and Safety Management System is understood and complied with by all staff

Role Specific

  • Manage and provide advice, support and direction to contract HSW Managers/Advisors to enable them to support the teams in a coherent and co-ordinated manner.
  • Manage the HSW team in undertaking site engagement tours and inspections and audits of HSW to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Safety Management System
  • To assist in developing, maintaining, and promoting the implementation of the Contract HSW Management Systems including the Project H&S Plan
  • To develop and deliver suitable HSW training programmes for all project personnel (including routine contract inductions) in line with budget.
  • To provide support and management of external audits and liaise to assist in the provision of corrective actions and closeout of audit findings
  • To support the operations teams in investigating, reporting and identifying recommendations/ learnings from accidents and incidents and manage the effective close out of actions.
  • To provide feedback to the Head of HSW on the efficacy of the Safety Management System and make recommendations for improvement
  • To manage the team in identifying the HSW competencies/certification required for staff and ensure these are delivered and maintained. Ensure that appropriate and auditable records are kept and maintained, monitor such records through audit and inspections
  • To lead on the reviewing and advising on Method Statements and Risk Assessments both internally and from the Supply Chain
  • Manage/drive internal and External working groups
  • Deputise for the Head of HSW where required

Qualifications/ skills/ experience:

  • Experience and demonstrable key achievements in managing teams in highway maintenance, construction or a similar complex risk industry
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills are required, coupled with an ability to influence through others and support/coach the HSW team where necessary
  • Experience of positively changing culture through leadership, coaching and mentoring at all levels within an organisation along with a focus on continuous improvement to maintain a positive HSW culture
  • A relevant professional qualification, such as NEBOSH diploma or equivalent and chartered membership of IOSH is desirable

Alex Jones
manages this role


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