Job Title: HSQE Lead (Water / Construction)
Location : Navan
Reporting to the Managing Director and Commercial Director the HSQE lead will be required to manage the day-to-day aspects of Health, Safety, Quality, Environmental (HSQE) and wellbeing within the organisation. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of working in the construction, civil engineering and/or M&E industry for a Main Contractor. The Senior HSQE advisor will be responsible for maintaining company standards and making improvements as necessary.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
The main duties and responsibilities of the HSQE Lead are outlined as follows:
• Work as part of a team in the delivery of the HSQE function, leading staff by example as a “one team” culture.
• Continuously promote a positive Health and Safety culture within the team in their thinking and actions.
• Ensure compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental legislation, standards, policies and procedures.
• Ensure standards are maintained at a site level through liaison with project delivery teams and regular site audits/inspections.
• Facilitate customers in conducting Health and Safety audits/inspections.
• Engage with our customers on Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental matters arising on projects and within the organisation.
• Liaise, co-ordinate and cooperate closely with agencies such as the IFI, NPWS, HSA, EPA, OPW, etc.
• Prepare and review preliminary and construction stage Safety and Health Plans.
• Maintain Health and Safety Management System OHSAS 45001.
• Maintain Quality Management System ISO 9001.
• Maintain Environmental Management System ISO 14001.
• Achieve and maintain Workplace Wellbeing Certification – KeepWell Mark.
• Develop and maintain standard forms and procedures in line with OHSAS 45001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
• Conduct and facilitate internal and external audits/inspections on OHSAS 45001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems.
• Ensure sustainability of the company and seek opportunities and improvements for reducing the carbon footprint of our operations. In the long term implement and maintain Energy Management System ISO 50001.
• Prepare monthly reports on HSQE for presentation at Management and Board meetings.
• Obtain and review Health and Safety documentation, including insurances, from sub-contractors and suppliers to complete works on our sites.
• Assist and guide the project delivery teams in preparation and submission of effective Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
• Facilitate and advise on the role of PSDP for live projects with internal and external designers. Co-ordinate the role of PSCS on live sites and ensure that project delivery teams have all required documentation in place and up to date.
• Provide assistance, oversight and guidance from time to time on tendering opportunities. Including preparation of technical input on HSQE write-ups and drafting of Construction Stage Safety and Health plans.
• Ensure positive experience for the customer and their representatives instilling an ethos of HSQE awareness, collaboration and co-operation.
• Respond to and address any customer and stakeholder complaints in a timely manner. Obtain customer satisfaction surveys and provide any feedback on how to improve our customer service.
• Seek to improve Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental standards in the organisation by providing lessons learned feedback and innovative solutions for adoption on future projects.
• Keep appraised of latest legislation, standards and technology through continuous professional development (CPD).
• Provide input to business functions and operations in shaping and implementing efficiencies and improvements.
• Other duties as required from time to time.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
The main knowledge, skills and experience required of the HSQE Lead are outlined as follows:
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a similar role in the construction, civil engineering and/or M&E industry for a Main Contractor.
• Extensive working knowledge of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013.
• Ability to liaise directly with customers as the company's International representative on Health, Safety Quality, Environmental and Wellbeing issues.
• Minimum of a Level 8 Honours Degree in a relevant Health and Safety and/or Environmental Qualification.
• Ability to work as part of a team with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• A highly motivated individual with an ambition to improve and enhance the Health and Safety culture in the Construction industry.
• Ability to use own initiative, problem solve and adjust as issues arise.
• Ability to work under pressure and react in a calm, professional, efficient and effective manner in the event of an near miss, accident or incident.
• Excellent working knowledge of MS packages such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint.