Health & Safety Manager - Smart Motorways Programme

Posted about 1 year ago by Highways England
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £40,188 - £44,208
Sector Corporate HSE, Environmental Health & Safety, Transport
Posted about 1 year ago
Apply by Sunday, 30 September 2018

Highways England 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.

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The Role

Highways England has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Health and Safety Manager to support delivery key infrastructure projects as part of the Smart Motorways programme. The role will be based in one of our locations in the South East of England, likely to be our Guildford office, with regular travel to sites across the South East, with a project office in Reading, and to the Programme Office in Birmingham.

The Health and Safety Manager acts 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 important role involves collaborating widely to colleagues and partners in achieving high standards for health safety and wellbeing at work, complying with safety legislation, policies and practices, to minimise incidents, injuries, occupational health problems and reputational harm. The successful Health and Safety Manager will use their knowledge and experience of health and safety management in large construction projects, in particular a sound knowledge of CDM2015, to support successful delivery of projects on the strategic road network.

Day to Day

Support employees and business leaders from all organisations to put health and safety at the forefront of project and business planning to develop and sustain a high performing health and safety culture.

Collaborate widely to ensure that employees comply with safety legislation, policies and practices.

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 future decision making

Monitor organisational health and safety performance and feedback to appropriate governance forum.


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 of projects.

Experience of strong networking and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and present results to both internal and external stakeholders

Knowledge of the design, construct, operate and maintain asset lifecycle



So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application. You’re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.

For further information please review the job profile.

All candidates will be required to provide valid proof of Right to Work in the UK and ID at interview.

We’re expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible.

Help keep England moving. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 30 September 2018, 11:59PM.

Highways England

Highways England 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 advance...

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