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Senior SHE (HSW) Manager

Job Title: Senior SHE (HSW) Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: 2021-5532, HS2, HS2 -
Job Published: February 25, 2021 11:54

Job Description

Job Description

Costain helps to improve people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

The HS2 Main Civils Contracts include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels).

Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM driven), SCL tunnels/adits, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, utilities diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds., The Area East section of London Tunnels is arguably the most complex engineering section of the SCS London Tunnels programme. This includes extensive surface and underground structures in a high-density urban environment with national rail [Network Rail] and other significant stakeholder interfaces. The role will require a person with significant experience in working within joint ventures in challenging technical and engineering environments involving multiple stakeholders. The ability to work collaboratively and operate in a matrix organisation is essential.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing [HSW] Manager on the Area East section of London Tunnels is primarily responsible for supporting the Area Head of HSW and the wider team in the safe delivery of the works programme. The HSW Manager will be responsible for leading and supporting the HSW Strategy. This is a joint venture organisation involving Skanska, Costain and Strabag [SCS]. The programme operates an accredited SCS Health and Safety Management System (HSMS), which is based largely on the Costain HSMS, and you will be responsible for providing support in the compliance with this.

You will have a team to manage. You will ensure that we meet and where possible exceed client requirements/ expectations and look to embed continual improvement, lean and innovative processes throughout the lifecycle of the project.

You will be responsible and accountable for providing proactive leadership on the project in line with SCS values to embed and drive a positive health, safety and wellbeing culture. You will work collaboratively with other disciplines, including the environment department.

As SCS Railways is a 3-way joint venture you will be a collaborative person used to working within a wider team towards the same consistent goals.,

  • Understand the SCS Health & Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) Policies and Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the organisation's operations and ensure that the requirements are implemented on the project/contract/framework.

  • Provide operational and functional management advice on the practical implementation of the company's HSW policies and processes including external stakeholders such as customers if necessary.

  • Assist and provide advice to the delivery team in the understanding of stakeholders (internal and external) aims, priorities and risks with regards to HSW

  • Assist, where required, with the development of Health, Safety and Wellbeing plans.

  • Provide operational and functional management with advice on the prevention of accidents, incidents and ill health.

  • Provide advice and guidance, and where necessary liaise with the environmental and delivery teams with the obtaining of legal environmental consents, licenses and exemptions.

  • Undertake and provide advice in the development, management, implementation and monitoring of the HSMS, for example the Contract Targeted Risk Monitoring [CTRM] process.

  • Undertake and/or assist the delivery team in establishing, managing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders such as local authorities, HSE, EA, Network Rail and others as required and directed.

  • Assist in the development and management of a programme to undertake and support the wider SCS programme HSW assurance programme, including the use of CTRM and audits.

  • Provide advice, guidance and independence with regards to the assessment and appointment of sub-contractors.

  • Support the preparation of risk assessments and method statements and risk readiness reviews.

  • Undertake and/or assist with the monitoring, analysis of and reporting of HSW performance and provide advice on actions based on the data.

  • Assist in and where appropriate undertake investigations into accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents.

  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of SHE training/briefings.

  • Actively promote the SCS values such as Love for Life and Costain's values.

  • Promote and capture best practice and ensure it is fed-back, for example using Eliminating Harm Case Studies, into the SCS and Costain businesses and set standards and lead by example in the management of SHE.

  • Maintain own level of knowledge and competency in relations to SHE Management and responsibilities including appropriate qualifications and professional membership,

  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills (including developing presentations and report writing, providing advice, direction and support to key stakeholders).

  • Superior listening skills and interpretive capabilities to gather, understand and analyse relevant information.

  • High level of analysis skills to identify issues and develop recommendations to address causal factors contributing to the occurrence of incidents

  • In addition to the above discipline role, the HSW Manager must carry out their duties in accordance with the SCS JV Core Values.

    You'll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador). SCS Railways is a Disability Confident employer. We welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

    It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    HS2 - working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.

    All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated

Candidate Description

  • At least five years' experience in relevant field of construction and infrastructure health and safety with demonstrable experience in managing health and safety in high risk and complex engineering environments. ·

  • Strong understanding in the application of behavioural management strategies and techniques.

  • Extensive experience of the Costain Way and knowledge of JV partners systems.

  • The ability to thrive in pressure situations and to empathise and communicate with a diverse team of people.

  • Health and Safety or Safety, Health and Environmental Diploma, Degree or equivalent NCRQ or NVQ.

  • Working towards chartered membership of IOSH - CMIOSH or other relevant professional membership.

  • Incident Investigation training.