Head of Health & Safety Complex Infrastructure Programme

  • Location

    Bedford, Bedfordshire

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Liz Wigley

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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My client are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased, this has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done. Considering that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It's an exciting time to begin a career with them as they invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which is why we're so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. At the same time, we'll improve how we work. That means we will be able to plan roadworks better to minimise disruption clear incidents more quickly and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently. When you work with us, youre helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy.

The role
The Complex Infrastructure Programme (CIP) is one of four key major project programmes with the largest spend programme on some of the most exciting and interesting projects such as A14, Lower Thames Crossing and Stonehenge A3003.

The Programme Head of Health and Safety, is a senior role within the CIP that supports the Programme Director/Manager in the delivery and supports the programme's achievement of its business imperatives for safety, customer service and delivery. The role is permanent and can be based in Guildford, Bedford or London offices and it is important to note that some travel will be required as part of the role.

This is a fantastic role for a health and safety professional to work client side with design and contracting delivery teams and be part of a wider Health and Safety Team.

Day to day
*Reporting to the Major Project Director of Health and Safety
*Managing your Team of direct reports from the projects
*Attending all the Project Director's senior team meetings
*Provides dedicated support the project team at all stages of the project lifecycle
*Developing project health and safety requirements
*Engaging and challenging the supply chain
*Providing advice to our project teams
*Support incident investigation

About you
*Degree or NEBOSH Diploma in Health and Safety (or equivalent)
*Membership of a recognised engineering or safety professional body, e.g. CMIOSH
*Experience of working in a senior role within a major project (design and construction) environment
*Ideally a degree/qualification in a science or engineering discipline (Desirable).
*Experience of health and safety in a tunnelling environment and/or major infrastructure projects
*Demonstrable experience of being able to communicate effectively at all levels
*A strategic thinker and able to drive performance improvement