Purpose of the position
To lead, develop and maintain the Sites SHEQ management programmes and systems.
To support line management in delivering Site SHEQ objectives.
Determines the strategic direction and work priorities (in conjunction with line management) for the continuous improvement of the Sites SHEQ management programme and systems.
Advises line management and assists with the implementation of new SHEQ-related legislation, rules and Company standards.
Manages the Site SHEQ department.
Advises line management in Site and road transport security matters and manages a team of 24 hour contract security staff.
Leads the Site in meeting its obligations under the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999. Includes stewardship of the Site safety report and its five year resubmission to the HSE, providing process safety expertise to line management and maintaining Site emergency planning and preparedness.
Provides support and expertise to line management in incident investigation and reporting, acting as the management conscience with respect to quality of response and prevention of recurrence.
Facilitates all forms of risk assessment e.g. general, manual handling, COSHH and acts as a final authority where a specialist response is required in relation to risk assessments performed by others on site.
Conducts occupational health and safety related surveys e.g. noise, lighting, exposure to chemical substances and makes associated recommendations.
Monitors compliance with the Company major hazard review (MHRP) programme.
Produces and coordinates the yearly SHEQ action plan and longer term SHEQ roadmap.
Monitors the Site permit-to-work system to ensure compliance with Company standards.
Acts as a key member and advisor to the Site SHEQ Committee.
Acts as Site Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA).
All Site personnel, including front line and management staff and contractors.
The wider Company SHEQ community e.g. the central SHEQ management team and field SHEQ personnel.
Internal/external auditors and regulatory bodies.
Required critical behaviours (suggest ca. 9)
Required key skills (functional/technical)
An in-depth understanding of and the ability to interpret SHEQ-related legislation, Company standards and programme requirements in order to pass on knowledge and requirements to others.
The ability to direct, motivate and develop a group of SHEQ functional specialists.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
High level computer literacy to use and develop Company software tools and to produce job-related material from standard office system packages.
Planning and organising skills.
The ability to interact with people at all levels within/external to the Company.
The ability to self-prioritise workload.
A recognised SHEQ-related qualification e.g. NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
Previous experience of managing SHEQ programmes and systems.
Previous line management experience.
Previous experience in a COMAH top-tier chemical processing or related environment.
A Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) qualification relating to road transportation would be an advantage.