Senior Health & Safety Manager

London & South East
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Carmichael UK are looking for a Senior Health & Safety Manager on behalf of a Tier 1 contractor. 
Start date : Immediate
Salary : Negotiable 

Support the Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing for Area Central in the management of HSW, including the implementation of the H&S Management System (HSMS) to ensure compliance with OHSAS 18001:2007 certification and with Works Information. Regular liaison with other MWCC and works packages to ensure sharing of best practices, innovation and continuous improvement.

The position plays the key role in helping to establish and maintain the highest and where possible, new industry Health and Safety standards for the project. The role may involve the managing of one or more direct reporting staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support and manage the implementation of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy.
  • Understand the SCS Health & Safety Policies and Processes and statutory requirements as they affect operations and ensure that the requirements are implemented
  • Provide operational and functional management advice on the practical implementation of the company’s H&S policies and processes including external stakeholders such as customers if necessary.
  • Assist and provide advice to Contract Management in the understanding of stakeholders (internal and external) aims, priorities and risks with regards to H&S
  • Assist, where needed, with the development of Health and Safety Management plans if applicable and coordination of review
  • Provide operational and functional management with advice on the prevention of accidents, incidents and ill health
  • Undertake and provide advice in key tasks to assist in the development, management, implementation and monitoring of the Health and Safety Management System
  • Undertake and/ or assist Contract Management in establishing, managing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders such as local authorities, HSE and others as required and directed
  • Assist with and undertake H&S surveillance where required of operational sites. Participate, as requested in Parent Company H&S audits
  • Provide advice, guidance and independence with regards to the assessment of and appointment of sub-contractors
  • Assist if necessary with the preparation of H&S risk assessments and safe systems of work.
  • Undertake and/ or assist with the monitoring, analysis of and reporting of H&S performance.  Utilise data to highlight areas of further consideration, evaluation and intervention
  • Assist and/or manage the investigation of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents as directed.
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of H&S training/ briefings, as directed.
  • Promote best practice, capture best practice and ensure it is fed-back into the business and parent companies
  • Set standards and lead by example in the management of H&S
  • Liaise with the other members of the HSS Team and the wider organisation with regards to H&S
  • Maintain own level of knowledge and competency in relations to H&S Management and responsibilities including appropriate qualifications and professional membership
  • Obtain competency cards in line with the Competence Card Compliance Standard
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project
  • Act as Deputy for the Area Head of HSW as and when required.
  • Take a lead on the day to day management of the Safety team within the HSW team.
  • Be a proactive, solution orientated leader within the business building strong working relationships with Operational teams and stakeholders
  • At least five years’ experience in relevant field of Construction / Infrastructure Health & Safety, ideally having worked your way up the ladder from advisor, senior advisor, manager etc. 
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Diploma, Degree or equivalent NCRQ or NVQ
  • Working towards chartered membership of IOSH – CMIOSH
  • Managerial and team management experience 
  • Comfortable working with senior leadership
  • Heavy civils & tunnelling experience in the UK
  • Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5
  • Training Qualifications