Health & Safety Manager
17th Jan, 2023 Read time 4 minutes

Health & Safety Manager

Location: London
Last Updated: 17th February 2023

Full Job Description

National Highways have an ambitious plan to ensure that all those who work with us return home, safe and well every day.

As a Health and Safety Manager working with our Standards, Engineering & Safety Directorate you will ensure delivery of the plan through project and programme strategy, adding value through positive intervention, challenging behaviour, influencing decision making and encouraging innovation.

Location: Bedford / Hybrid with some travel to site

You will primarily work with the Smart Motorway Programme and Smart Motorway Alliance to support safe delivery of significant investment on the motorway network. However, as part of the Highways England Health and Safety team you may be involved in supporting other major projects and schemes.

You will use your knowledge, skills and experience to offer; support, advice and assurance on health and safety issues ensuring that as both employer and client we are fulfilling out duties and continuing to develop a positive health and safety culture.

The role will involve working from our Bedford office as well as travelling to site. You will need to have a full clean driving licence for this position during employment.

What you’ll be leading on

  • Support implementation of business strategy and requirements in line with our health and safety plan.
  • Support development and implementation of relevant health and safety plans and initiatives to engage colleagues and ensure a consistent approach across the programme.
  • Undertake health and safety assurance activities in the pre-construction and construction phases of project delivery, including; design for safety reviews, site inspections, incident review.
  • Monitor and review health and safety performance and provide feedback to project and programme colleagues in the business area that bring insight, to shape business strategy and decision-making.
  • Support, advise and influence regional or programme colleagues on health and safety matters affecting safe delivery of projects.
  • Engage colleagues as champions of health, safety and wellbeing.

To be successful

  • Auditing / Quality Assurance experience (desirable).
  • Experience of implementing health and safety strategy in multi-site organisations, preferably with a infrastructure asset owner or developer. (desirable).
  • Working knowledge of construction industry health and safety legislation and its interpretation and application within infrastructure projects (essential).
  • Experience of health and safety management within a client organisation covering large scale infrastructure projects and employer context (essential).
  • Professional level membership of a recognised body (e.g. IOSH) with relevant Continuous Professional Development (essential).
  • NEBOSH / NCRQ Diploma Level 6 (or equivalent) health and safety qualification (essential).
  • Ability to communicate and influencing effectively at all organisational levels (including Senior Managers) and across all disciplines, both within Highways England and with external organisations (essential).
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately (essential).

A bit about us

The Health and Safety Team work within the Safety Engineering and Standards Directorate. The Directorates key priorities are to support world class operational delivery and offer expert technical advice for our road network.

Safety, Engineering and Standards (SES) is an exciting place to work. SES key priorities are to support world class operational delivery and technical advice for our road network, provide support services to lead, enable and innovate in the development of the Strategic Road Network and provide expert advice on matters relating to health and safety. If you are looking for a challenging, exhilarating and world class organisation then join one of our dedicated, professional teams leading on technical services, health and safety, sustainability and diversity agendas for National Highways

Want to know more?

Please email [email protected] quoting REQ 2519

Why you should join us?

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we continually strive to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

Our vision is that everyone who uses our roads, as well as those who work for us, get home, safe and well. Our Home Safe and Well approach sets out our commitments and how our employees can contribute.

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

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