Occupational Hygienist

Job Description

Job Title: Occupational Hygienist
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £42,245 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF58455

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Occupational Hygienist at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As an Occupational Hygienist, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Babcock has started a series of major infrastructure projects at Devonport in Plymouth. Over the next 10 years Babcock will develop state of-the-art facilities to meet the evolving requirements of the UK's Royal Navy.

Day-to-day, you'll be working within the Major Infrastructure Projects Safety Health and Environment team and Construction Projects. You'll assist with the assessment of exposures to physical, chemical and biological agents in the workplace, and to partake in assurance and monitoring activities for health-related workplace hazards at Devonport Royal Dockyard in accordance with the relevant legislation and the best practice.

  • Advising management and employees on compliance with relevant legislation e.g. COSHH, noise, vibration, lead and in-house standards.
  • Conducting workplace inspections, audits and assessments to check compliance status and identify potentially harmful activities.
  • Assessing health risks as required by legislation, including, where appropriate, measurement of levels of exposure to harmful substances, noise, vibration etc. and supporting COSHH assessment process.
  • Investigating, researching and providing recommendations, suitable and cost-effective measures to prevent or reduce exposure levels as low as reasonably practicable following the hierarchy of control, e.g. by process/equipment change, local exhaust ventilation, respiratory and personal protective equipment etc.
  • Managing occupational hygiene information, and literature and promote its communication by various routes in the business e.g. Technical Bulletins and Toolbox Talk's. Providing continuing personal development, presentations and articles to support learning to colleagues and contractors.

This role is full time 35 hours per week and is based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Essential experience of the Occupational Hygienist

  • Experience in occupational hygiene.
  • Work experience in a construction industry

Qualifications for the Occupational Hygienist

  • Certification of minimum 4 BOHS core occupational hygiene modules - M(W): 501, 503, 505, 507.
  • Bachelor's Degree in science studies (BSc).
  • BOHS membership
  • Certification of Competence in Occupational Hygiene - Desirable
  • Master's Degree (MSc) in Occupational Hygiene - Desirable
  • P601 Thorough Examination and Testing (TExT) certification - Desirable

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 21/07/2024