Health & Safety Advisor in Bicester, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

About Us

VolkerRail is an established and experienced railway infrastructure contractor. We have a successful track record of delivering projects across the whole of the UK; working with Network Rail, London Underground as well as light rail and tram operating companies to enhance the national infrastructure.

As one of the UKs oldest railway contractors, with a history dating back over 80 years, we are passionate about the preservation and development of the railways. Our years of experience and continued company growth have earned us a reputation within the industry for high performance and innovation, and as a company focussed on timely and efficient delivery.

The East West Rail Alliance is a "pure" alliance consisting of three Non-Owner Participants (NOPs); VolkerRail, Atkins Global, Laing O'Rourke and the Owner Participant (OP), Network Rail.

East West Rail (EWR) phase 2 is a £1 billion programme and one of the most prestigious projects in the UK Infrastructure pipeline. It will provide a strategic route linking key centres of economic activity between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Bedford.

The Role

Working for VolkerRail on the EWR Alliance, an opportunity has arisen for an experienced H&S Advisor.

Key Accountabilities

The role will report to the Senior H&S Manager with the following main responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining health and safety processes and procedures to support project scheme design and construction programme delivery.
  • Ensuring regular and effective liaison / engagement on all health and safety matters with Alliance staff, subcontractors and third parties affected by the works.
  • Undertaking project inductions and support the delivery of the Alliance H&S Programme 'Safety in Every Choice' training to Alliance staff and subcontractors, where applicable.
  • Undertaking incident investigations, capturing lessons learnt and supporting the implementation of appropriate change to avoid reoccurrence.
  • Developing and delivering health and safety improvement projects to improve the Alliance's health and safety performance.
  • Collating and reporting accurate and timely health and safety KPI data.
  • Monitoring compliance against Alliance IMS through effective assurance including audit, inspection, and Key Safe Behaviour (KSB) workplace assessment.
  • Representing the Health & Safety Manager at meetings as and when required.
  • Coordinating designated office / site compound health and safety management arrangements.
  • Ensuring the timely communication of controlled documents and H&S related alerts, information notices and reports.
  • Championing workforce close call reporting within allocated project teams and/or work packages.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of H&S training courses, H&S Stand Down events and H&S briefings, as required.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following experience/skill set:

Experience:

  • Experience of supporting the development and implementation of H&S management systems on large scale multi-disciplinary rail projects
  • Experience of working with delivery teams to determine practical and deliverable measures to improve H&S performance in the workplace

Skills & Knowledge:

  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable collaborative behaviours
  • Knowledge and experience of general health & safety legislation
  • Knowledge and experience of Railway specific legislation and standards, including Railway Group Standards and Network Rail Company Standards, where applicable
  • Behavioural Change training
  • Computer literate with good understanding of health and safety reporting systems
  • Strong focus and attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Qualified Auditor

Other

VolkerRail Group offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits.

Location

Bicester, Oxfordshire.

Committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.

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