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SHE Advisor

Posted: 8 Oct 2020 Closes: 22 Oct 2020
UK Competitive
Temporary COS_4993

About Costain and your project.

Temp until 31st March

We are looking for an experienced SHE Advisor to assist in mobilisation of the Construction Management Organisation and ensure the safe delivery of the contract scope.

Cadent is the UK's largest Gas Distribution Company, operating 4 of the 8 UK Gas Distribution Networks (East of England, London, North West and West Midlands). Their service spans over 131,000 kilometres of pipes supplying to 11 million homes & businesses. They also operate the Gas Emergency Helpline for the whole of the UK.

Cadent's Investment Programme is a critical part of their business, accounting for approximately 60% of the operational workload. The activities includes core mains and service replacement, customer diversions and reinforcement works.

Cadent has tendered a change from a traditional Tier 1 Utilities Contractor framework to a direct relationship with its Tier 2/ 3 supply chain. However, these key operational activities will be managed by a new Construction Management Organisation (CMO) on Cadent's behalf who will also undertake Principal Designer and Principal Contractor duties. Costain is the preferred bidder for the East of England Construction Management organisation (CMO) and as the Client's agent, develop and optimise the Network Investment Programme, scheduling and resourcing the agreed programme, manage 3rd parties, stakeholders, permits and approvals, manage/ supervise/ support the delivery by Cadent's Local Delivery Partners (tier 2 & 3 contractors) and manage all customer relations for an incentivised 10-year contract. The CMO will also undertake Principal Designer and Principal Contractor duties.

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

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What will I be doing?

Key Accountabilities
  • Understand the Company and Client Health & Safety and Environmental (SHE) Policies and Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements are implemented.
  • Provide operational and functional management advice on the practical implementation of the company's SHE policies and processes including external stakeholders such as customers if necessary.
  • Assist SHE Managers and Contract Management in understanding of stakeholders (internal and external) aims, priorities and risks with regards to SHE
  • Assist, where needed, with the development of Health, Safety and Environmental Management plans if applicable and coordination of review
  • Provide operational and functional management with advice on the prevention of accidents, incidents and ill health
  • Assist in the development, management, implementation and monitoring of the Safety, Health and Environmental Management System
  • Undertake and/ or assist SHE Managers and/or Contract Management in establishing, managing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders such as local authorities, HSE, EA, and others as required and directed
  • Assist with and undertake SHE surveillance including audits and targeted risk monitoring inspections. Participate, as requested, in SHE audits
  • Encourage proactive use of the techniques and principles learnt within the Company's behavioural improvement programme to enhance what we do and help create a culture where we are continually improving our health and safety performance
  • Participate in the review and acceptance of risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Undertake and/or assist with the monitoring, analysis of and reporting of SHE performance. Utilise data to highlight areas of further consideration, evaluation and intervention
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of SHE training/ briefings, as directed
  • Assist and/ or manage the investigation of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents as directed
  • Maintain own level of knowledge and competency in relations to SHE Management and responsibilities including appropriate qualifications and professional membership
  • Promote best practice, capture best practice and ensure it is fed-back into the business
  • Set standards and lead by example in the management of SHE
  • Liaise with the other members of the SHE Team and the wider organisation with regards to SHE
About you
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate or equivalent
  • 3 years relevant SHE Experience
  • Experience within Gas industry
  • Valid EUSR Safety Passport
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to thrive in pressure situations
  • The ability to empathise and communicate with people
  • Excellent organisation, communication and time management skills
  • Can work on own initiative when required
  • Experience in coordination of engagement with multiple stakeholders
  • Knowledge and practical experience in environmental legislation and auditing applicable to Street Works
  • Has understanding and practical experience in the production and implementation of Safe Systems of Work
  • Full UK Driving Licence
Final Statement

Why work for us?

Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique.

As a mark of our progress we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer.

Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.

Our employee benefits

We're dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits. As well as a competitive salary, our employees enjoy a comprehensive core benefits package which includes:

  • Group Pension Plan, to help you save for the future
  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help employees and their families balance the pressures of work and home life
  • Incentive payments to recognise high-performance
  • Life assurance, to help protect your loved ones financially
  • Funded membership to a professional Institute
  • Private healthcare and dental packages
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be
  • Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community
  • Save as You Earn (SAYE) scheme, that lets you save towards buying shares in Costain

Costain, and the Armed Forces

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK. You may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

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