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Senior Health Safety Environment Advisor

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Job Type

Full Time (Hybrid)

About the Role

This role will be working on a strategic infrastructure program where Balfour Beatty has been appointed as the delivery partners to deliver a defence infrastructure project in a safety critical environment. The project includes many aspects of heavy civil engineering and has an approximate total value of £100m.

The HSE Advisor will support the planning and safe delivery of the project. Informing Balfour Beatty and the client on all statutory and best practice requirements throughout design to implementation.

You will have the following accountabilities:

Undertake planned project inspections and tours

Deliver pre-work site inspections to evaluate and address potential risks at planning stages

Review, track and trend unplanned events and support project / site management in their completion of investigations

Support local management in their liaison with clients and contractors by attending meetings and other events such as working groups

Prepare written reports following all site visits, inspections, audits, and investigations

Review and update Project documentation

Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm and the Zero Harm Events Calendar

Ability to communicate and promote a positive Health & Safety culture

Ensure effective communication of essential safety documents, e.g. safety alerts / bulletins


Balfour Beatty have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor to join our Regional Civils team based in Plymouth.

  • The following qualities/experience are required: -

    • NEBOSH Diploma OR equivalent

    • GradIOSH working towards CMIOSH

    • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) competence

    • Hold OR be willing & able to undergo security clearance through United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV)

    • Good understanding of CDM2015 Roles and Responsibilities

    • Competence in incident investigation

    • Demonstrable experience in a health and safety advisory role within construction.

    • Strong HS&E legal knowledge and practical application

    • Experience of delivery of HS&E training

    • Proven ability to influence and promote a positive safety culture

    • Demonstrate ability to develop and implement risk free environment using best work practices and innovations

    • Proven track record delivering H&S support to multiple project teams

    • An exemplary communicator and able to build and maintain positive professional relationships at all levels

    The following qualities/experience are desirable: -

    • Environment / Sustainability qualification

    • Internal Auditor qualification (ISO 45001, ISO 9001 and or 14001)

    You will have a construction background within the nuclear and defence sector and hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Balfour Beatty has to offer

About the Company

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. With 24,500 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.

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