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SHEQ Advisor

SHEQ Advisor (MSSHEQMAN1) Manchester, England

Salary: GBP45000 - GBP47500 per annum + + Car Allowance

Our client are a leading Utilities and infrastructure business who are going through an exciting period of investment and growth and a looking for a SHEQ advisor to add to their growing team across the power division.

Typical work for the client covers asset replacement, substation build and refurbishment, switch gear upgrades and installation and HV new connections work.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role and ideally within the utilities and infrastructure market.

Role Purpose

To positively challenge, advise, support, coach and mentor all key stakeholders to aspire to health & safety excellence


  • Maintain a dynamic and driven approach to promoting and supporting SHEQ across the group and the divisions/depots within own remit. Be an ambassador for SHEQ and promote “out of the box” thinking which enables solutions to problems to be identified and implemented effectively within the customers & work crews you support.
  • Facilitate the development & implementation of policies, procedures and management systems which help reduce risk and support a positive SHEQ culture.
  • Support and work closely with the various internal customers, divisions, work crews as well as clients and key stakeholders in relation to planning, reviewing and achieving SHEQ objectives and targets as well as promote continuous improvement and development throughout.
  • Support the divisions in measuring and monitoring performance against the Group and Divisional SHEQ plans.
  • Undertake visits to operational work sites to monitor performance and feedback results along with advise and solutions for any non-conformances identified.
  • Develop and promote positive working relations with all key customers i.e. operational management teams, work crews as well as external stakeholders.
  • Ensure that operational teams you support within own remit undertake regular planning and engagement workshops with management teams, operational crews and supply chain partners on a regular basis.
  • Assist operational management & supervisors in preparing RAMS and briefing workers, and ensure that they are reviewed and updated at regular intervals.
  • Where appropriate, for example planned high risk work packages, support operational management teams with client and project pre-start workshops so as to ensure that the works are planned and will be executed safely prior to commencing on site.
  • Where working practices pose a significant risk to health, safety or the environment ensure that the unsafe operation is stopped and inform depot and senior operational management immediately.
  • Ensure appropriate support, advice and assistance is offered at all times and work with the operational management teams and work crews within own remit to ensure that any necessary remedial actions are implemented effectively and timely.
  • Promptly investigate all health, safety and environmental incidents as required by company policies, in accordance with company guidance and timescales. Make known to all relevant parties any significant findings/recommendations and ensure lessons learnt/alerts are captured, developed and communicated effectively throughout the business.
  • Assist operational management in closing out all incident investigations promptly and completely and work closely with such people to ensure all investigation recommendations are implemented.
  • Monitor the operational teams and work crews within own remit and work with them where appropriate to ensure that all staff, including office-based personnel, receive appropriate H&S training and information.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all relevant H&S standards, policies, procedures and guidance to a level which will allow you to guide and support operational management and work crew’s in their effective implementation.
  • To be individually responsible for professional and personal development. This will include but not be limited to; appropriate internal and external research and learning, continuous professional development and taking on the role of ‘Champion’ for at least 1 H&S topic.
  • To be individually responsible for professional and personal development. This will include but not be limited to; appropriate internal and external research and learning, continuous professional development and taking on the role of ‘Champion’ for at least 1 H&S topic.
  • Develop and deliver suitable training courses for staff to ensure we remain compliant with current legislation and industry best practice.
  • Support the wider SHEQ team and key function heads with the day to day advise and support around, safety, environmental, systems compliance, accreditations and fleet operations.
  • Lead and support third party audits and accreditations and assist with the timely close out and action of any observations, non-conformities etc.

Typical expected output will include but not be restricted to:

  • Undertake regular engagement workshops with key stakeholders and customers both internal and external (depots/offices, work face, snr management, clients, supply chain).
  • Undertake incident investigations & produce suitable reports which identify lessons learnt and actions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Undertake regular “Joint” inspections with operational and senior management.
  • Work with local management teams and the workforce to assist with the production of RAMS
  • Produce lessons learnt, alerts and guidance documents where relevant.
  • Undertake statistical data reviews to identify common trends and produce suitable reports with recommendations and solutions.
  • Develop and deliver suitable training courses.
  • Produce and maintain “Topic Champion” guidance.
  • Produce monthly SHEQ board report information as directed.
  • Produce written briefs and/or presentations following attendance at seminars, forums etc to promote shared learning.