SHE Advisor

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Washington, Tyne & Wear

Salary: Up to £45k per annum

Benefits: Car or car allowance and pension

Hours of Work: Full time

Start Date: ASAP

The client:

The client is a UK gas and energy engineering specialist offering design, build and maintenance on critical national infrastructure for the UK gas asset owners. The client provides a comprehensive range of water infrastructure services covering all aspects of pipeline networks including investigation, design, planning infrastructure maintenance, mains rehabilitation, new connections, metering and repairs. Fixed Line Telecoms provide construction of networks including cabling, splicing and testing on networks.


To support the delivery team, providing specialist coaching, advice and training that will drive, motivate, inspire, and encourage managers, staff and contractors to deliver legislative compliance and promote continuous improvement to create, achieve and sustain world class health, safety and environmental performance resulting in net zero and improved sustainability.

To drive the implementation of the company strategy to enable responsibility and accountability to reside with line managers and staff, with particular emphasis on behavioural safety and to be a business source of expertise on safety and health issues. On telecommunications projects provide coordination of the Health and Safety aims of the project teams. Drive engagement and collaboration across delivery teams.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • To support projects in the delivery of the companies Health, Safety and Environmental strategy and ensure managers assume full responsibility for the discharge of responsibilities, associated with their normal activities.

  • Provide appropriate Health, Safety and Environmental input into the tender and contract award process

  • Act as a single point of contact for advice and expertise on Health & Safety matters to the project teams to ensure the effectiveness of the Construction Phase Plans during the lifecycle of the project.

  • Provide environmental & sustainability guidance towards meeting our targets, metrics and net zero drivers.

  • Support and undertake when required accident / incident investigations, to establish root causes and communicate learning points to prevent re-occurrence.

  • Challenge existing working methods to incorporate Health, Safety and Environmental good practice during both the design & construction phases without compromising business priorities

  • Contribute to a safe & secure culture through behavioural based coaching at all levels within the project, contributing towards Formal Process Safety Assessments where required.

  • Liaise with the wider construction industry to ensure that lessons are shared and implemented

  • Co-ordinate, develop & maintain positive relationships with local stakeholders, the HSE, Local Authorities, EA and SEPA

  • Have an in-depth knowledge & provide expert advice on the CDM regulation requirements for telecommunications projects covering various roles such as Client, Principal Designer & Principal Contractor.

  • Provide support & guidance to ensure project representatives are aware of their SHE roles and responsibilities in line with CityFibre.

  • Undertake reviews of United Living / contractor documentation, participate in site safety meetings, H&S Audits & Sensible Monitoring Inspections on telecommunications projects.

  • Provide independent H&S audit capability to the delivery teams for a portfolio of projects through pre-construction & construction phases.

  • Ensure suitable controls and processes are in place for the development and ongoing management of the CDM Risk Register and monitoring of the suitability and effectiveness of the Contractor’s temporary works inspections on CityFibre projects

  • Assist the project team representatives with the review of contractor’s competence and identification of training needs

  • Provide monthly H&S data & safety stats to line management as needed

  • Develop internal relationships to resolve issues, develop internal learning and identify opportunities for collaboration

The successful candidate will have the following:

Interpersonal, Supervisory or Management

  • Good inter-personal skills with proven skills in coaching and motivating people

  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively at all organisational levels (including Senior Managers)

  • Ability to recommend preventative action, develop new initiatives and co-ordinate or ensure their implementation

  • Ability to develop & deliver training/briefing material in an innovative, enjoyable but effective way

  • Demonstrates determination to achieve business goals despite opposition and displays personal commitment

Technical or Specialist

  • Experienced in auditing and root cause analysis techniques

  • Ability to identify and assess patterns of resistance and effective problem-solving skills

  • A good understanding of CDM Regulations, specifically in relation to Client, Principal Designer & Principal Contractor role.

Thrive within our values and culture of relentlessly striving to excellence through:

  • Doing the right thing

  • Raising the bar

  • Positive attitude and energetic pace

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Integrity

  • Ability to make things happen – starter/finisher

  • Tact and the ability to deal with difficult situations

  • I.T literate particularly Microsoft Office and Excel.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills

  • Team player, but also comfortable working alone.

  • Understands the need for respect, sensitivity and discretion in a public facing role.

  • Some flexibility of working hours may be required.

  • Self-Motivated, enthusiastic and calm under pressure.

Qualifications: Essential (at appointment):

  • NEBOSH Certificate and considerable relevant construction SHE & Gas industry experience.

  • Knowledge & experience of Environmental management requirements.

  • Current full UK driving license


  • Diploma (or equivalent) in Health & Safety and or considerable relevant SHE & telecommunications industry experience.

  • Membership of a safety or environmental professional body or engineering institute to incorporated or chartered level

  • Formal auditor training ISO 9001 /14001/18001 trained


Contact for this job: Lisa Doyle

Method of application: CV

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