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Head of SHE - Site Redevelopment

Ref no. BHN571918
Location Barrow-In-Furness, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our client, a prominent leader in the Defence and Security sector, is looking for a Head of SHE (Safety, Health, and Environment) to steer their Site Redevelopment initiatives.

Key skills required for this role

SHE, H&S, Health and Safety, Environmental


Strong SHE leadership expeirence within major infrastructure / construction prpgrammes

Job description

This pivotal role focuses on leading the SHE strategy, ensuring the safety and sustainability of large-scale construction projects and redevelopment efforts aimed at achieving significant environmental and safety standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Championing sustainability initiatives, particularly contributing towards achieving Net Carbon Zero by 2030.
  • Managing SHE aspects of all site construction and renovation projects, ensuring health and safety compliance during all phases from procurement to performance.
  • Delivering key SHE management information and improving project outcomes in collaboration with the Principal Contractor and client.
  • Engaging with senior stakeholders, shaping the site master plan and aligning it with robust SHE objectives.
  • Making informed decisions autonomously, identifying issues and escalating them appropriately to ensure project safety and compliance.
  • Leading both contingent and core teams, ensuring SHE compliance is prioritised by all stakeholders.
  • Influencing safety recommendations and strategic decisions that impact the overall budget and safety measures of the Site Redevelopment Project.

Your Skills and Experiences:

  • Senior leadership experience within major construction projects either as a principal contractor or client-side leader.
  • Proven track record in achieving results in complex, large-scale construction environments.
  • Comprehensive understanding of best practices in major construction projects, with the ability to influence and articulate crucial points to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Expertise in integrating SHE strategies and operations with overarching organisational objectives.
  • Experience addressing environmental impacts within major infrastructure projects.
  • Proficiency with CDM principles and their practical applications.
  • A minimum Level 5 NQF qualification in a SHE related field, ideally supplemented by professional certifications such as CMIOSH or IEMA.


  • A role at the forefront of sustainability and safety in the Defence and Security sector.
  • The opportunity to lead critical SHE initiatives that have a direct impact on organisational success and sustainability.
  • Professional growth in a challenging environment that values innovation and excellence.
  • Work with a team of dedicated professionals committed to making a difference in the industry.
  • A supportive and progressive workplace that fosters development and achievement.

If you are looking to take on a significant role that offers substantial impact and recognition within the Defence and Security sector, we invite you to apply now and join our client's committed and professional team.

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