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Location: United Kingdom, Bridgwater, South West England

Health & Safety Advisor - Tunnelling

United Kingdom, Bridgwater, South West England

Job Description

The Hinkley Point C Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. During the business construction phase over 5,600 people will work on the site. The project marks the rebirth of the UK's nuclear industry and will present invaluable opportunities for Somerset, the South West and wider UK.
This is an exciting opportunity to work on one of the largest and most significant construction and infrastructure projects in Europe.
The Health and Safety Advisor will primarily focus on the tunnelling works at HPC. Working as part of a team of Health and Safety Advisors the role requires the successful candidate to provide the highest standard of advice and support to the HPC CDM Client and Principal Contractor management teams. Working in a collaborative, assertive and supportive manner, the Health and Safety Advisor will undertake a range of safety programme based activities which include day to day provision of technical advice and guidance on all project health and safety matters and risk based intelligent monitoring. Flexibility is worked to work nights and weekends on a rota basis.

Principal Accountabilities

Participate in creating, maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace

Influence the Multi-Disciplinary team on health and safety issues relating to pre-construction planning & project evolution

Develop timely project based health and safety risk profiles to direct risk based inspection and other assurance activities

Provide assurance to the Client organisations that Designers and Principal Contractors are complying with their requirements under Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015.

Participate and advise as a subject matter expert in constructability, maintainability and operability reviews

Undertake inspections, carry out accident investigations, keep records and write reports.

Co-ordinate and collate information required for the production of scheduled H & S reports and identify trends and early warnings of possible issues and recommend appropriate action.

Carry out audits of construction activities on site to ensure that the requirements set out in the construction phase plan are adhered to.

Provide advice on the interpretation and application of the H & S management system. This to include provision of relevant training, briefings and information.

Carry out regular behavioural safety conversations with construction contractors on site.

Pro-active creation and implementation of programmes to underpin zero tolerance to HSE issues/problems.

Work with peers in other disciplines to ensure creation of coherent and integrated polices and systems that avoid unnecessary duplication and dissipation of effort.

Knowledge & Skills

Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop wide network and working relationships

Results focus tempered with team centred approach

Highly skilled in the analysis of technically demanding and detailed information and quickly identify the underlying issues and risks.

Strong capacity to be future focused in identifying risks and implications. Strong communication skills to be able to put across complex concepts and data in a way that is readily understood and actionable, using a variety of media.

Skilful in engaging others with technical issues and maintaining their interest and enthusiasm.

Skilful in distilling knowledge and building skills in others and the capacity to be pragmatic and practical in the way that technical issues are addressed

Good knowledge of large organisational, process plant and site, operations

Ability to establish a vision and develop/implement strategy to attain it.

Excellent knowledge of national and international HSE standards

Excellent knowledge of CDM Regulations

Proven track record of achieving excellent safety results on major engineering and construction projects

Qualifications & Experience

Previous working experience within a Heavy Civil Engineering / Major Construction Environment

Practical experience of managing Health and Safety issues within a tunnelling/mining environment essential

Experience in creating and implementing tunnelling safety strategies and plans across complex and high risk operations

Health & Safety experience within a large project setting

Tech IOSH or equivalent

NEBOSH HSE Diploma or European equivalent

PAYE Contract (+ 33 days paid leave). Closing date 01/04/19
For more information, please contact Kay Hemsley at Rullion on 0203 201 1215.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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