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Burns & McDonnell Health & Safety Manager in Birmingham, United Kingdom


The Health & Safety Manager is responsible for leading all Occupational H&S initiatives and system maintenance with a focus on supporting our engineering and delivery teams deliver exceptional H&S performance. This role will facilitate adherence to OH&S policies and procedures while maintaining compliance with the UK OH&S rules and regulations. This role will build upon the OH&S system put in place and developed in line with our corporate systems over the last three years. Key responsibilities are as follows:


  • Act as the UK point of contact for Burns & McDonnell corporate safety & health team in the US who will provide relevant support and guidance.

  • Develop and maintain the Burns & McDonnell ISO 45001 OH&S Safety Management System

  • Enhance and develop relevant procedures and ensure they comply with all company, regulations and industry standards

  • Manage all project OH&S reporting and communication

  • Provide guidance and leadership for OH&S

  • Serve as the lead on all UK OH&S issues where assistance is needed.

  • Provide part-time support on site to assure operations are planned and conducted in a safe manner.

  • Provide advice, guidance, and assistance to personnel regarding OH&S issues and work practices.

  • Schedule Safety / Audit / Inspections

  • Carry out Investigations, with recommendations and learning

  • Coordinate and mentor project OH&S assessments. Review any assessment findings with appropriate parties. Follow up by documenting the items which require immediate correction.

  • Provide information on latest OH&S information / best practices to the business.

  • Lead training on OH&S to the UK business and Supply Chain.

  • Review and complete, as necessary, Near Miss, Incident and Accident Investigation reports and recommend countermeasures as appropriate.

  • Report to Corporate Safety & Health periodically regarding the UKO OH&S progress, challenges, and objectives.

  • Collaborate with operational teams to identify needs and resolve potential risks while driving consistency throughout the process.

  • Evaluate supplier performance and ensure performance information is included in the company’s supplier database and improvement plans implemented.

  • This roll will lead in all matters concerning safety and health but will manage a department with environmental and quality professionals as well as other safety professionals.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Diploma or equivalent in a Health & Safety related subject.

  • A working knowledge of environmental legislation and good site environmental practices

  • Graduate or CMIOSH. Consideration will be given to working towards CMIOSH

  • Experience in a similar role, ideally within the electricity sector and as a minimum within the built environment.

  • A minimum of seven (7) years experience in an electricity networks construction environment

  • Working Knowledge of Electricity in Construction, (substations, OHL and cabling)

  • Good knowledge of data analysis & risk assessment

  • A strong understanding of HSE standards and CDM regulations

  • Full driving licence

Job Safety & Health

Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 200927


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