Health & Safety Manager
14th Sep, 2023 Read time 5 minutes

Health & Safety Manager

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Location: Camberley
Last Updated: 15th October 2023

Full Job Description

Bachy Soletanche is a worldwide, leading specialist in modern geotechnics and foundation engineering. We bring our experience, innovation, and expertise together to deliver the highest quality ground engineering solutions. Whether you are seeking a small-scale sub-contractor or a major joint venture partner, we operate at every level and can offer as much support as you need to deliver your programme.
We believe that successful outcomes are based on collaboration, mutual respect and well-resourced teamwork. Our designs and advice are based on reliable evidence and relevant experience. Our designers, engineers, project managers and workforce all work together to protect your best interests.

Depending on the scale of your project, you will receive the specialist guidance of either our Core Business or Major Projects team to ensure we offer the most tailored approach to your scheme.
We listen, we question, we challenge, and we deliver.

Bachy Soletanche are seeking a Health & Safety Manager who will be responsible, to the Managing Director, for the operation of the H&S Department and advise management and our organisation at all levels on matters concerning improving the H&S in our operations.


  • Reporting directly to BSL Managing Director and indirectly to the Soletanche Bachy group SHEQ director
  • Leader in the development of a positive H&S culture
  • Responsible for developing & improving a competent H&S team
  • Responsible for managing and reporting statistical H&S performance to the board of directors, analysing the data and advising the needed strategic, managerial & practical improvement areas
  • Helping the management to foster a learning organisation mindset, advising how to learn from our incident, our positive interventions & best practices
  • Leading the investigation of our incidents to ensure that appropriate root causes are identified and targeting the continuous learning and improving in our operations
  • Report to and liaise with the UK regulator for H&S in the UK
  • Actively share and seek best practices, learnings exchanging with the SB worldwide and UK Group, FPS & EFFC respective bodies


  • Leader in the development of H&S policies. Develop, maintain and implement company H&S procedures / SSOW’s to ensure best practice is maintained
  • Develop safe systems of work including high risk activities in H&S subjects
  • Participate and co-ordinate with the other disciplines quality, environment & energy/carbon ISO standard leads in internal & external audits for ISO accreditations
  • Responsible for the aggregation of risk and opportunities, key interested parties/stakeholders taking into consideration the other management system disciplines and setting company & department H&S, targets & objectives
  • Responsible for the management of the H&S legal register along with regular communication of significant changes to the business
  • Manage the COSHH reporting system
  • Responsible for H&S regulatory and procedural compliance for BSL


  • Undertake and produce regular leadership engagement tours
  • Building close and strong relations to our operational teams in order to provide efficient support and leadership
  • Mentor staff at all levels in H&S matters. Provide advice and guidance on the training requirements to the management for all levels of the business regarding H&S matters
  • Ensure that project teams are supported and suitable H&S guidance is provided
  • Liaise with clients and supply chain partners on H&S matters
  • Responsible for supporting departments with FM responsibility and auditing these departments are compliant with UK legal requirements
  • Responsible for supporting HR in the implementation of the companies OH programme
  • Advise & support commercial, design, commercial and estimating teams on H&S
  • Assist with prequalification submissions
  • Represent the business as necessary in senior safety meeting with JV Partners/Clients
– Membership of IOSH – Chartered
– NEBOSH Construction Certificate – or equivalent
– NEBOSH Fire Certificate – or equivalent
– NEBOSH Environmental Certificate – or equivalent

  • Appropriate CSCS Card
  • Training qualifications in construction related areas
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Experience of managing Health & Safety at a management level
  • Significant Construction/Civil Engineering/Geotechnical Engineering experience
  • A desire to continuously pursue innovation and development in connection with Health & Safety, with a focus on the development of an improved culture of safety
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with colleagues under pressure
  • Comfortable in demanding client situations
  • A personal commitment to improving Safety, Health and Wellbeing standards in the workplace
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and communicate across all levels
  • Willingness to travel and stay away from home when required
  • Experience in the production of safety reports, briefing documents and procedures
  • Ability to apply relevant legislation in a practical manner
  • Experience with behavioural safety techniques
  • Experience of incident investigation and root cause analysis

The role is based in Camberley, Surrey, with travel to sites & offices across the UK

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