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Delivery Health & Safety Manager

Ref no. BHN557988
Location Milton Keynes, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract
Job status Closed

Job summary

Matchtech seeks to find an experinced Health & Safety Manager with the skills to deliver major railway infrastructure projects in the Milton Keynes area on a contract basis.

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Job description

Delivery Health & Safety Manager
Location: Milton Keynes
Duration: 7 Months

Are you passionate about ensuring safety and security in major construction projects? Do you have a strong background in health and safety management in the rail industry? If so, we want you to join a team as a Delivery Health & Safety Manager for a large railway infrastructure project working out of Milton Keynes.

About Our Client:
Their dedication is to achieve a 'Safe and Secure' outcome. As the Delivery Health & Safety Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing all aspects of health and safety management during the design and construction phase of the project.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
As the Delivery Health & Safety Manager, your key responsibilities and accountabilities will include:

  • Acting as a subject matter expert (SME) for design and construction Health, Wellbeing, Safety, and Security (HWSS).
  • Developing and implementing health and safety strategies, standards, and procedures that align with our Health and Management System (HSMS).
  • Leading efforts to ensure compliance with legal duties under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM), including educating relevant personnel.
  • Preparing and implementing project delivery health and safety deliverables, such as CDM plans, Project Safety Strategies, and Health and Safety files.
  • Establishing processes to report, investigate, and remediate accidents and incidents in line with industry best practices and statutory requirements.
  • Monitoring key performance criteria and indicators related to HWSS.
  • Collaborating on the preparation of tender documentation and assessing supplier bid submissions.
  • Reviewing and accepting contractors' and designers' submissions, particularly for high-risk activities.
  • Developing and implementing site-based HWSS strategies and campaigns to achieve 'zero harm.'
  • Managing competency schemes like Sentinel and CCS where applicable.
  • Conducting pre-work briefings and site health & safety inductions.
  • Performing regular site monitoring, reviews, and inspections to ensure compliance with policies, plans, procedures, and legal requirements.
  • Overseeing site-related activities, including the survey management program.
  • Collaborating with all partners to align HSMS system requirements.
  • Conducting site and supplier health and safety audits as part of the Delivery Audit Plan.
  • Liaising with the Occupational Health and Safety Manager to ensure provision of suitable site health and safety training and equipment.
  • Managing and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Proactively seeking innovation and efficiency opportunities.
  • Supporting our commitment to customer service and the customer journey.
  • Taking responsibility for personal and team health and safety.
  • Promoting diversity in the workplace and fostering appropriate behaviours when interacting with colleagues.

Team Dimensions:
You will report to the Delivery Director with functional accountability to the corporate Head of HWSS. Given the project's early stage, the role may evolve, and ad-hoc activities may be required.

Experience and Skills:
To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • 10 years professional experience, with at least 5 years in the UK rail industry in a construction and major project delivery capacity.
  • Experience in fast-paced and complex environments, particularly during the setup of new organizations.
  • Extensive practical experience in project delivery health and safety management.
  • Knowledge of management system standards (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001) and relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Strong risk management skills.
  • Experience in delivering education, training, and cultural change programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Conflict resolution skills and experience in managing risks and issues.
  • Leadership and team management in matrixed environments.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Confidence in dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity.

Education and Qualifications:
You should have:

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent demonstrable experience in engineering, science, environment, or business.
  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (CMIOSH).
  • Lead Auditor certification.
  • Industry-standard health and safety qualification (e.g., NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent).
  • Rail-related safety skills, such as holding a current CCS/Sentinel card, would be advantageous.

If you are a dedicated health and safety professional ready to take on this important role, apply today and be part of our mission to create a safe and secure railway environment. Join us in building a better, safer future. Apply now!

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