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Paul Coyles

Date Posted: 12-Feb-19


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SHEQ Advisor

Cheshunt, UK

Health and Safety

£40,000 - £45,000 per annum


Our client are a national energy and services company. they are currently looking to recruit a HSEQ Advisor with a minimum of 3 years construction experience.


The main purpose of the role is to support the company in the operation of company systems (ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001) covering the effective management of quality, health, safety and environment. This will include extensive working on live projects across a wide geographical area.  To understand, adhere and implement the company SHEQ policy/strategy.




  • On a day to day basis provide guidance and advice to the region on compliance with statutory requirements and company standards
  • To respond to requests for advice which fall within the job holders area of expertise, through discussion with the Regional SHEQ Manager, and others where appropriate
  • Undertaking risk assessments relating to SHEQ as required.
  • Proactively working with operational teams during the project lifecycle to ensure that SHEQ is considered at all stages and that relevant control measures are identified
  • Assisting the business with the implementation of the ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 standards
  • Undertaking ‘active’ monitoring and auditing of the companies sites, providing feedback via the company’s reporting system
  • Highlighting areas where poor practice and/or significant risk have occurred. Where necessary preventing works continuing on site
  • Be responsible for ensuring effective close out of corrective actions raised, open incident reports, and significant site issues.
  • Producing a weekly activity report
  • Investigating incidents and producing detailed factual reports identifying root causes and recommendations for improvement
  • Liaising with enforcing authorities as necessary.
  • Keeping up to date with new legislation and best practices in the industry through regular reading of journals and relevant website/ site visits
  • Raise awareness on SHEQ and sustainability issues through toolbox talks and briefings, delivering training where necessary.

Skills and Experience Required


  • Suitable qualifications in either H&S, quality or environmental management. E.g. NEBOSH General Certificate, IEMA etc.
  • Relevant experience of working as part of a SHEQ team
  • Providing proactive support to operational business units.
  • Up to date knowledge of UK legislation in relation to SHE
  • Ability to work remotely
  • First rate communication and influencing skills
  • Good at developing relationships with Operational leadership
  • Flexible – able to work at all levels and at hands on level
  • Proven written communication skills
  • Good level of numeracy
  • Computer literate in MS Office


  • NEBOSH Diploma in H & S or Environmental management, and/or equivalent.
  • At least three years relevant construction sector experience
  • Operation of an OHSAS 18001 and/or ISO 14001 and/or ISO 9001 based systems
  • Specialist knowledge in a relevant subject area e.g. waste, carbon foot printing asbestos, scaffolding, fire or gas safety
  • Report writing
  • Development of strategies for improvement
  • Ability to interpret legislation and ACoPs


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