Health, Safety and Environment Manager – Midlands/South
14th Jun, 2024 Read time 3 minutes

Health, Safety and Environment Manager – Midlands/South

Company Website: http://Derbyshire
Location: Derbyshire
Last Updated: 15th July 2024

Full Job Description

Who are we? And why you should work for us?

Sapphire Utility Solutions are a leading provider of award-winning services to the clean water, wastewater, gas, digital networks, and highways sector. Established in 2013, we have quickly gone from strength to strength and continue to grow.

As now part of the Lanes Group, we firmly believe in looking after our people and our customers. It’s a big part of who we are.

Due to continued growth, we are looking to recruit within the Health and Safety department, based in the Derby region with responsibility for contracts across the Midlands and Southern Regions. Reporting locally into the HSEQ Director, Sapphire’s HSEQ Manager you will be responsible for providing the support, advice and information necessary for the operations team to deliver their services in a continually improving safe and environmentally friendly manner.

The role will be responsible for the monitoring of Health, Safety and Environmental performance, reporting to HSEQ Director and Operational Management on trend analysis, incidents, investigation findings, lessons learnt whilst highlighting any deficiencies within the Safety Management System and providing suitable solutions and best practice for implementation. Working closely with key stakeholders – internal and external to provide professional HSEQ guidance and support.

Key Responsibilities:

· Adding value to the Sapphire operations team through sound advice and engagement.

· Expanding their knowledge and competence of other areas of health, safety, environment and assurance in order to become a multi-skilled member of the HSEQ family.

· Writing clear, concise and readily-understood reports, procedures and guidance documents.

· Taking ownership of Sapphire procedures and guidance documents, amending them as necessary to reflect best working practices and legal and other requirements for the Contract.

· Assisting in developing, rolling out and monitoring compliance with the Divisional 9001 / 14001 / 45001 Management Systems to demonstrate compliance with the corporate systems.

· Assisting in the collaborative development of processes and procedures.

· Applying technical or specialist knowledge to observe, inspect and audit as necessary to identify areas of strength and weakness.

· Conducting audits / inspections on operational teams to ensure that the Company’s HSEQ systems and associated control measures are being fully implemented and remain effective.

· Leading the operations teams in identifying the causes of any weaknesses and put into place actions that will improve performance.

· Identifying, initiating and facilitating projects to improve performance.

· Leading a team to investigate incidents, identifying their root causes and actions to prevent recurrence.

· Keeping abreast of legislation, developments and best practices within their areas of expertise, highlighting any implications for the business.

· Giving detailed training on HSEQ topics and procedures to enable the information to be cascaded further.

· Assisting with determining the HSEQ competencies needed by the operational team.

· Promoting and demonstrating a consistently high HSEQ ethic.

Training & Qualifications

· NEBOSH Diploma or Equivalent / Environmental Qualification / Training Qualification (Desirable)

· Knowledge and experience of Quality Management Systems particularly 9001/14001/45001 (Desirable)

· Qualification and full membership of a professional institution (IOSH, IEMA, CQI, etc.) (Desirable)


· Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products, excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel

· Strong Utilities understanding

· Strong knowledge of HSEQ in a contracting context

· Strong desire to maintain client relationships whilst not compromising contractual entitlement

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Knowledge & Experience – A minimum of 5 years in a HSEQ Management role

Hours of work 40 hours

Benefits to include:

Company car or car allowance


Death in Service

25 days holiday plus bank holidays


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £55,000.00-£60,000.00 per year


  • Company car


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Derbyshire: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • GCSE or equivalent (preferred)


  • health and safety management: 5 years (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: db/jghsmid

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