Our client are a privately owned infrastructure contractor based in North West London. They are seeking to bring on board a high-calibre HSQE leader to join their executive team with responsibility for leading their Health, Safety, Quality, Environment and Sustainability functions.
They undertake construction and engineering works in a sector with major hazards and a complex operating environment, with a primary focus on safety. They have a large directly employed workforce operating day to day and the successful candidate will be pivotal in managing a culture change within the business to shift the ownership of Health & Safety performance from the HSQE function into the Operations teams themselves.
As the HSQE Director, you will lead an experienced team of HSQE professionals, based at their HQ and out at operational sites. This is a key role for the business and is part of their executive leadership team. Reporting into the Managing Director, you will be responsible for the strategy for Health, Safety, Quality, Sustainability and Environment, working with the business to successfully implement and embed the strategy.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced HSQE leader join a growing business in the HSQE lead role and be part of the executive team, leading a cultural change.
Key Skills & Responsibilities:
- Develop the strategy for Health, Safety Quality and Environmental aspects of the company.
- Co-ordinate the strategy with other areas of the business including Operations, Commercial and HR/Training.
- Manage the HSQE team day to day, coaching and mentoring staff.
- Ensure all staff follow the Health, Safety, Quality and Environment policies, with overall responsibility for the company’s HSQE management systems.
- Liaise with board, departmental heads, site supervisors and the wider business to achieve a step change in HSQE culture.
Qualifications & Experience:
- Recognised professional Health & Safety qualification such as CMIOSH or NEBOSH.
- Experience of leading a HSQE function in a business operating in projects, engineering or other hazardous environment.
- A good appreciation and understanding of Quality, Environment and Sustainability requirements, able to contribute across these functional areas in conjunction with Health & Safety.
- Previous experience of working within a regulated infrastructure industry would be an advantage.
- Proactive approach to communicating and leading cultural change across a business, from boardroom to operational sites.
- Good communication, interpersonal, leadership and influencing skills.