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SHEQ Manager – renewable energy, Exeter, Devon UK

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Advertiser NameIgloo3Advertiser Type:Agency
Classification:Science & TechnologySubclassification:
Country:United KingdomLocation:United Kingdom
Language:English - United Kingdom (en-GB) Contact Name:
Employment Type:PermanentWorkhours:Not Specified

Position: SHEQ Manager – renewable energy, Exeter, Devon UK

Description: SHEQ Manager - renewable energy, Exeter, Devon UK, salary to 55,000 + bonus

This is an important new role for a high growth, entrepreneurial solar energy construction firm with a substantial pipeline of utility scale solar PV construction projects in the UK and abroad.

We are looking for a SHEQ Manager from a construction / HV electrical background to head-up and manage the Group Health & Safety function based in the Exeter office.

You will work alongside the Technical and Operations departments and take responsibility for managing all the health, safety and environmental aspects on multiple and varied projects.

You will have previous knowledge and experience with quality management and a working knowledge of the ISO 9001,14001 and 45001 management systems.

A NEBOSH General Certificate (or equivalent HSE qualification) and a thorough working knowledge of CDM 2015 is required. You'll also need experience of managing external agencies and liaising with various professional and regulatory agencies.

Job responsibilities

  • To advise the CEO and Senior Managers their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and supporting regulations.

  • (CDM) Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 manager.

  • Develop and produce all company's health and safety documentation including detailed Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Construction Phase Plans and company procedures in line with all current and up to date laws and regulations.

  • Produce all required Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Safe Systems of Work including the evaluation of practices, procedures and facilities to assess and mitigate risk and ensure adherence to the law.

  • Manage the development of safe working processes, policies and procedures.

  • Implement, embed, and ensure compliance with policies, procedures and training programs.

  • Management of safe working systems and controls for both Low Voltage and High Voltage systems.

  • Provide guidance and support for all company's staff with regards to all aspects of safety, health, management of documentation and to work closely with the HR Manager for the provision of mental health support for all staff members.

  • Monitor compliance to policies and laws by completing regular premises and site inspections, record any non-conformities and report to all concerned parties.

  • Head up the companies Health and Safety Committee and chair committee meetings.

  • Lead Investigations to determine the cause of accident or incidents. Produce detailed investigation reports and make recommendations to prevent recurrence.

  • Ensuring the company's emergency arrangements are defined, maintained, tested and communicated.

  • Conduct Health & Safety Induction for all employees, sub-contractors & agency staff to be completed upon their commencement.

  • Oversee employee job specific training and monitor employees' qualifications and competences to ensure all employees remain competent in their role.

  • Oversee the provision of PPE for employees and manage the correct and diligent use of PPE for employees and contractors.

  • Management of CoSHH control measures.

  • Complete pre-qualification questionnaires.

  • Review and approve all contractors and subcontractor who work for and on company's managed sites.

  • Conduct training and presentations on health and safety matters and accident/incident prevention.

  • Coaching managers to engage in sound working practices and identify areas for improvement within the company.

  • Manage and maintain the companies ISO management systems.

  • Maintain health & safety certifications and accreditations.

  • Accountable for the continual improvement of health, safety and environmental systems and ensuring that a strong safety culture is maintained within the company through all methods of communication.

  • Accountable for the implementation and management of the ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 quality management systems.

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Recognised H&S qualification (NVQ Level 4 or NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent. (a NEBOSH Construction Certificate is desired)).

  • IOSH Member (TechIOSH as a minimum).

  • Experience in health and safety controls for High Voltage and Low Voltage electrical systems.

  • Detailed working knowledge and experience with CDM 2015.

  • Detailed knowledge of all current H&S laws and legislation.

  • Strong working knowledge with Microsoft software packages.

  • Good organizational /communication skills are essential.

  • Ability to prioritise work to tight deadlines, both prescribed and self-imposed.

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships at all levels and with multiple departments.

  • First Aid at Work qualified.

  • Self-motivated and able to drive behaviour to motivate others.


    Base salary negotiable based on experience and value, likely range 50,000 - 55,000 + very attractive bonus scheme

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