Construction Health, Safety and Environment Director

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    Construction and Development

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  • Salary:

    £100000 - £150000 per annum + Excellent benefits and bonus structure

  • Contact:

    Sarah Davenport

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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A world class Property Developer with a track record of developing and operating hundreds of Data Centre's globally, backed by a major investment management firm is recruiting a 'hands on' and best in class Health, Safety and Environment Director to develop and embed a culture that values and elevates H&S standards at all times. Forming part of the board, this position will report into the CEO of their Development Company and be responsible for overseeing HSE activities across multiple construction projects across the globe at any time, each with a capital budget of between USD $100-800M. As an integral part of the board, this opportunity involves offering assurance to globally recorgnised clients around HSE. Operating across 4 continents, there are multiple challenges posed around HSE and our client is pedantic around raising standards regardless of location, to ensure a united and common approach to HSE which is their clients number 1 priority.

Core Responsibilities

* Developing, establishing, building, managing and monitoring HSE standards, policies, processes, procedures, communications, training and systems

* Being an influential advisor and coach to line management by building and fostering understanding of HSE standards, processes, procedures and best practices

* Ensuring the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to HSE and welfare at work, including statutory training, reporting and record keeping

* Ensuring that HSE policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated

* Ensuring the completion of and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations

* Ensuring that all near-misses, accidents and incidents are documented, investigated (Root Cause) and reported as required (RIDDOR) and that recommended improvements are implemented

* Ensuring that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, risk assessments and lone working procedures are effectively managed, and that line management and employees are aware of their responsibilities

* Establishing and completing a programme of formal HSE inspections, audits and checks

* Establishing a programme of HSE training across the Company, including construction sites

* Devising and managing the agenda for, acting as committee secretary, producing and distributing minutes for HSE Committee meetings and ensuring that all agreed action points are completed within set deadlines

* Keeping up to date with HSE & welfare at work legislation, regulatory guidelines, industry standards and best practice and communicating relevant changes to management

* Providing regular reports to the Management Team on HSE activities and participating in monthly leadership meetings

* Contributing to the development and implementation of HSE Improvement Plans

* Leading on the implementation of ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Accreditation

* Driving continuous improvement to achieve year on year improvements on all HSE metrics

* Maintaining any required Climate Change Agreements metrics and Carbon Reduction Commitment compliance

* Providing an HSE consultancy services across the business, supporting decision-making through sound, expert advice and practicable solutions

* Assisting as necessary with the preparation of Risk and COSHH Assessments

* Assisting in the development of and the preparation and reporting of KPI's that support Company objectives.

Knowledge and Skills

* Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to communicate internally and externally at all levels

* Extensive planning and project management skills

* Exhibiting persistence to influence others and promote a positive HSE culture

* An ability to lead and motivate, particularly through periods of change

* Well organised, possessing self-discipline with commitment, drive and empathy with management, employees and other stakeholders

* Positive influencing: Ability to convince others, gain agreement or acceptance of plans, activities and to move others towards a desired goal or course of action

* Ability to drive continuous improvement of standards, policies and processes

* Naturally collaborative with an ability to influence and engage with site operations and administrative teams and 3rd party contractors to ensure collective objectives are met

* Confident with a proven ability to set and lead the HSE agenda

* Passionate about continuous improvement

* Excellent IT skills (Microsoft OFFICE, email etc).

Qualifications and Experience

* NEBOSH General Certificate (or equivalent - minimum), ideally NEBOSH Diploma, or degree qualified * IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management desirable

* Previous experience in a similar HSE role, construction and engineering services, with a proven track record of improving performance. Applications from other industries is encouraged where applicants are able to demonstrate a track record in excellent HSE delivery.

* Significant experience of ISO 18001, ISO27001, ISO 14001 (OHSAS 18001) and ISO 9001

* Experience of being a member of a Board or are at Director level and are working towards a Board level appointment

Experience of industry Best Practice such as Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) and other proven HSE practices

* Full UK driving licence

* Remote working/working from home

* Requirement for international travel.

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