UK HSSE Manager

Job Title: UK HSSE Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bromborough, Merseyside
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Contribution pension (very strong) Bonus
Reference: J908362_1621333014
Contact Name: Charlie Ward
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Job Published: May 18, 2021 11:16

Job Description


This is a global company with over 1000 staff and nearly a century of working within Oils and Process Engineering


Responsible for managing and setting the strategic HSE direction and implement improvement

programmes that deliver safe, reliable and compliant operations.

Defines and formulates policies, strategies, minimum guidance and procedures relating to health, safety, environmental, security and energy to meet compliance requirements for the role and company.

Provision of response in the event of emergency situations at the UK sites.

Dimensions of Job

Reporting to the Business Area Director this role is both strategic and operational with responsibility for ensuring compliance with all relevant HSE related legislation; ensuring the company meets all group minimum standard requirements and developing and improving HSE management systems.

Working across operational and customer sites within the UK and WE, driving the business and educating stakeholders.

As a vital member of the UK Team responsible for a number of key tasks including:

  • Developing the ongoing UK and WE strategy for Health and Safety, through the evaluation of statistical data and knowledge of corporate, industry and wider external trends and developments.
  • Provide routine communications, reporting, analysis and performance metrics for the Senior Management Team and input for the Bitumen Management Meetings.
  • Identify and assess key business risks for the Group Risk Register and work with the Internal Audit function to develop effective processes and controls to manage those risks across UK and WE sites.
  • Coordinate and participate in Emergency Response / Crisis Management Exercises at Operations sites and tabletop exercises at commercial and administrative sites.

Actively acts as an ambassador and mentor for HSE towards all activities working on the continual development of an effective safety culture within the organisation.

Accountabilities of Job

Lead best practice and implement health, safety and environmental standards, codes of practice, safe systems of work and new initiatives and programmes.

Establish, record, report and develop UK and Group HSE related KPIs.

Oversee HSE inspections and audits (including legal compliance audits) in all workplaces including customer audits / site inspections

Chair and document the UK HSSEQ meetings.

Represent company within its Group HSSE network forums and initiatives.

Represent company within its relevant trade association forums.

Maintain, develop and continually review the Management Systems (in line with the company Management System) to ensure they satisfy the requirements of ISO45001, ISO14001 and support to ISO9001.

Liaison with environmental (EA; SEPA) and safety (Health & Safety Executive) regulators and other relevant external organisations to ensure compliance with required standards and legislation.

Lead investigate incidents and accidents then oversee the implementation of improvements and corrective actions utilising reporting system.

Identify, coordinate, deliver and monitor HSE required training.

Ensures environmental monitoring and reporting requirements are identified, completed and met.

Support in the provision and review of safety critical procedures for safety critical tasks including the UK Permit to Work system, Management of Change and Task Risk Assessments.

The job holder will take part in the review, completion and approval of risk assessments, hazard identification, HAZOPs and other safety procedures as well as supporting the company in meeting legislative requirements, company policy and other safety related duties.

Undertake Health and Safety reviews and management of change on engineering projects, in accordance with agreed working practices and group standards, appraising the relevant risks, processes and controls to identify opportunities for improvement.

Devise and implement specific tools, processes and interventions (including risk management frameworks and audit methodologies) appropriate for the business.

Develop and manage a comprehensive "process safety" framework in accordance with recognised industry standards to protect the business from known safety risks and to meet regulatory requirements

To carry out monitoring and reporting in support of compliance with the requirements of the Energy Management Policy, energy management objectives, targets and commitment to Sustainable Development.

Skills required

Ideally educated to degree level in a relevant subject, IOSH member and NEBOSH qualified the role holder will have a record of providing genuine and visible HSE leadership and culture change programmes leveraging extensive knowledge of HSE and relevant legislation and regulations. They will be a proven leader and natural influence with self-motivation, resourcefulness and resilience to deliver results.

Extensive relevant experience in a HSE role demonstrating personal and process safety leadership skills with highly advanced knowledge of HSE, Crisis and Continuity Management, Emergency Response and regulatory systems and standards.

Advanced technical knowledge and experience in hazard identification, with detailed knowledge of HSE practices and procedures and delivery of safety programmes.

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