Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager

Location Bedford
Sector: Health and Safety, Construction and Civil Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £80000 per annum + Car or Allowance & Excellent Benefits
Job ref: KG2803_1709118465
Published: about 1 month ago

Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager
Bedford (home based with travel)
Up to £80,000 + Car or Allowance & Excellent benefits

Irwin and Colton have been engaged by a UK-leading, Highways Specialist Contractor to recruit a Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager to work across multiple civils projects on their Highways contracts. This role will also be managing a team of site-based Health and Safety Advisors that operate at a technical level.

As such, any experience managing a team on Highways projects or with National Highways would be beneficial. This role will require the successful candidate to be home based and visit project sites UK wide where required.

Responsibilities of the Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager will include:

  • Visiting site, assisting, and advising project managers to ensure they can achieve the efficient and effective delivery of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing strategy

  • Interfacing with both the client and key internal stakeholders

  • Leading on accidents and investigations as well as incident reporting and identifying the root cause

  • Managing a team of site based HSW Advisors UK wide

  • Addressing the existing systems of work to identify any flaws or training requirements necessary to improve culture

The successful Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager will have:

  • Proven experience in a similar role within civil engineering, ideally highways or infrastructure

  • Proven experience with managing a health and safety team

  • A NEBOSH or NVQ5 (or equivalent) and ideally Chartership of IOSH

  • Excellent communications skills with proven experience engaging clients and contractors

  • A strong technical knowledge across relevant health and safety legislation, compliance and regulations

This position will require a self-starter who can lead by example and hit the ground running. Contact Kristian Gribble on or 01923 432 690. Job Ref: KG 2803.

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