Health & Safety Manager

  • Location

    Guildford, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Liz Wigley

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  • Published:

    about 1 year 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, they'll improve how they 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

My client is currently recruiting a Health and Safety Manager - Smart Motorways Team on a permanent basis to be based in our Guildford office with regular travel to sites across the South East and to the Programme Office in Birmingham.

The Health and Safety Manager will act as client representative with responsibility for developing robust, collaborative relationships with designers, contractors and other stakeholders to ensure health and safety is at the forefront of all design and construction projects. This key role will involve collaborating widely to ensure that both Highways England and contracting employees comply with safety legislation, policies and practices to minimise reputational threats due to operational losses, occupational health problems, accidents and injuries. The successful Health and Safety Manager will use their knowledge of health and safety legislation, in particular a sound knowledge of CM2015 to improve business awareness of the consequence of failure to act.

Day to Day
*Challenging employees and business leaders from all organisations, so they put health and safety at the forefront of business planning to develop and sustain a high performing health and safety culture.
*Collaborating widely to ensure that employees comply with safety legislation, policies and practices to minimise loss.
*Ensure effective recording of incidents, accidents and near misses
*Support the project teams in the investigation process in order to report on findings and inform decision making
*Monitor organisational performance in respect of health and safety and feedback to appropriate governance forum - success will be measured by positive engagement scores as well as a contribution towards internal and external performance improvements.

About you
*Degree or NEBOSH Diploma in Health and Safety
*Membership of a recognised engineering or safety professional body, e.g. IOSH.
*Demonstrable experience of leading collaborative interactions to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety issues and risks during design and construction phases to deliver H&S objectives.
*Experience of strong networking and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and present results to both internal and external stakeholders