Senior Health and Safety Advisor

  • Job Reference: BBUK08626-480443
  • Date Posted: 5 June 2024
  • Employer: Balfour Beatty
  • Website: http://www.balfourbeatty.com
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Balfour Beatty’s Major Projects business is delivering some of the UK’s most complex and iconic infrastructure projects including HS2, the new high-speed railway and the first nuclear power station in a generation, Hinkley Point C. Using the latest technology, we’re driving productivity and creating a lasting legacy by delivering sustainable solutions that strengthen communities.

From consultancy and design, to all aspects of construction and maintenance. We have the proven expertise to deliver large-scale projects safely and successfully.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit www.balfourbeatty.com/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: candidaterecruitmentqueries@balfourbeatty.com

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

About the role

Balfour Beatty are looking for a Senior Health and Safety Advisor to join our Major Projects Team on the Old Oak Common Project in London.

HS2’s station construction partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI Systra joint venture (BBVS) are leading the construction of HS2’s new Old Oak Common Station. Set to be the best connected and largest new railway stations ever built in the UK, Old Oak Common will become one of the country’s most vital transport super hubs. The station will have 14 platforms, a mix of six high speed and eight conventional service platforms, with an 850m-long station box. It is expected to be one of the busiest railway stations in the country with high speed rail services to the midlands, Scotland and the North and access to central London and Heathrow via the Crossrail Elizabeth Line.

The Senior Health and Safety Advisor will provide risk-based assurance that the project is compliant with all HSES requirements and provide expert HSES technical advice, guidance, and support.

What you'll be doing

  •  Implement Business Unit strategy through visible leadership to drive the delivery of Safe at  Heart.
  • Provide project teams with expert HSW technical advice, guidance and support.
  • Collaboratively engage with both internal & external customers and the supply chain to  promote zero harm delivery. 
  • Undertake regular site inspections as per project risk matrix and produce formal reports using the Project Portal to record HSW inspections. 
  • Undertake regular checks on Health and Safety Risk Management highlighting risks and opportunities.
  • Provide expert support to investigate accidents, incidents and near miss events in accordance with Balfour Beatty Group Standards and HS2 requirements.
  • Engage and develop relationships with design & engineering teams to eliminate and reduce HSW risk through design.
  • Challenge the norm by innovating and improving the way we work, whilst keeping pace with industry change and promote successes.
  • Provide support and mentoring to other HSW colleagues in their development.
  • Promoting:
    - Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy
    - Values, aspirations and commitments
    - Golden Rules
    - HS2 Values and commitments

Who we're looking for

Required experience/Qualifications:

  • Relevant Health & Safety Diploma, NVQ or Degree (or equivalent level 6 qualification).
  • Strong understanding of UK Health and Safety Regulatory Framework.
  • Ability to influence and promote a positive HSW culture by engaging and conversing at all levels.
  • Ability to undertake project planning, project management and work to budgets.
  • Competence in incident investigation.
  • Ability to prepare formal written reports on HSW topics.
  • Broad experience of complex construction and civils projects (or experience from an equivalent sector)

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UK’s most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

- Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
- 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
- Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more…

About us

Balfour Beatty’s Major Projects business is delivering some of the UK’s most complex and iconic infrastructure projects including HS2, the new high-speed railway and the first nuclear power station in a generation, Hinkley Point C. Using the latest technology, we’re driving productivity and creating a lasting legacy by delivering sustainable solutions that strengthen communities.

From consultancy and design, to all aspects of construction and maintenance. We have the proven expertise to deliver large-scale projects safely and successfully.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit www.balfourbeatty.com/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: candidaterecruitmentqueries@balfourbeatty.com