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Reporting to the Unit General Manager and Regional HSSW Manager, the role will manage the Unit and sub-division health and safety team, with responsibility for leading, identifying and driving improvements in health and safety across the Middle East business. The H&S Lead will be motivated, pro-active, focused on adding value to the business through effective engagement with staff and management.


The role is essential to our business in assessing not only compliance with our systems and external standards, but also identifying how we can improve what we do. It is an opportunity to make a difference to how we work on our projects, in our offices and how we interact with our customers.


Key responsibilities and duties are listed, but not limited to, the below:

  • Promoting a dynamic safety culture across the Unit, continuously looking for improvement
  • Providing regular health and safety advice for staff and managers in the Unit
  • Promoting effective and timely communication of relevant HSSW information within the Unit
  • To keep abreast of developments in relevant HSSW legislation and practice, and act upon any changes accordingly
  • Reporting monthly to the Unit GM and Executive on HSSW performance, including analysis of trends and issues arising from incident reports, audits and the dissemination of lessons learned as appropriate
  • Carry out Annual HSSW management review, to cover the remit of the function
  • Set and monitor Unit HSSW objectives in line with Regional and Group requirements
  • Compiling Unit risk profile and recommend a schedule of targeted HSSW Audits
  • Conducting internal audit of offices, project sites within the Unit and provide report on remedial actions taken
  • Review and update safety plans with the Unit General Manager on a regular basis, at least once per year
  • Conducting an annual review of relevant country / territory specific HSSW legislation registers
  • Assisting with project WIN bids and DO implementation stages, including client relationship meetings
  • Support portfolios in closing out non-conformities and escalating issues where necessary
  • To contribute to or undertake internal incident or accident investigation when required
  • To work with the Unit HR team, as required, to ensure employment policies and other HR issues incorporate required HSSW requirements
  • Promoting and improve incident reporting and positive interventions across the Unit
  • Co-ordinating HSE reporting requirements with the Unit’s Business Management Systems Manager
  • Undertaking safety related training and mentoring as required
  • Ensuring any serious incidents are raised to relevant stakeholders within specified time limits
  • Liaising with the enforcement authorities and other bodies as necessary
  • Liaising with the Regional and Group Safety Manager as required
  • Representing the Unit and Divisions on all HSSW matters
  • Setting a personal example


Candidate specifications

  • Candidates should hold a NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent and Membership (or working towards) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or equivalent (CSP, IIRSM)
  • Candidates should hold certification as Lead/Internal Auditor under ISO 45001
  • Operational experience across the industry as a lead HSSW practitioner, ideally at consultancy level, with experience in both design and construction fields, you will have a solid appreciation and understanding of health and safety legislation and its application across sectors
  • You will be able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft packages and proven experience of working with databases, reports and data analysis.
  • You will be required to engage, develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees and stakeholders and should therefore possess excellent communication skills and effective planning and time management skills. A working knowledge of health and safety management systems is also essential
  • The candidate must be willing and able to travel within each of the territories in the Middle East region
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