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Corporate HSSE Manager (Land&Property)

Company HS2 Location Birmingham
Contract Permanent Position Salary Competitive
Sector(s) Engineering, Health & Safety/ Environment

Job Description

As Corporate HSSE Manager (Land & Property) at HS2 you will be responsible providing HSE direction, developing operational processes and providing on-going support for the Land & Propetry Directorate. Identifying and managing HSSE risks to effectively deliver the programme of CPO/possession/access requirements. In order to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety, landlord and CDM legislation to protect the safety of staff, suppliers, tenants and members of the public About the role:  Provide on-going support to Land & Property colleagues and provide competent advice on all related areas including management of suppliers, roles/responsibilities and client expectation, incident reporting requirements, risk assessment and wellbeing. Liaising with Phases and Directorates (all areas) on opportunities within L&P for the collation of pre-construction information (through cross directorate working); in order that the organisation can comply with CDM/related legislation. Development of methods to share known site information, across the business, to identify and manage significant risks associated with sites and when attending sites. Development and implementation of a risk criteria review for acquired properties to ensure all H&S considerations and subsequent actions have been completed to reduce business risk from acquiring a property that is non-compliant or has inherent risk. Provide specialist support for high risk or complex acquisitions in order to comply with the required legislation; to ensure compliance with land lord or CDM duties to reduce business risk. Develop and implement a monitoring/assurance programme for the L&P business in order to provide SMT assurance of compliance with relevant legislation and effective monitoring of suppliers/contractors; provide SMT sight of activity and any areas requiring additional discussion or clarity, as well as identifying where action is required to minimise any emerging risks. Use above monitoring/assurance programme to provide proactive direction of future monitoring and to identify trends or business risk; current year’s activity used for this. Develop and provide on-going monitoring of L&P risk register and ensure links with corporate risk register. Provide monthly H&S report commentary; L&P incidents, emerging trends, previous months assurance activity, future months activity planned, items of note to keep SMT and wider business sighted on activity and issues. Update monthly tracker for DfT/managing agent/internal review; including high risk acquisitions and incidents relating to L&P.  Review of supplier/contractor management plans and feedback on adequacy or further assurance requirements. Monitor and seek assurance on suppliers/contractors processes as part of the monitoring and assurance programme to effectively demonstrate management of suppliers/contractors.  


About You  Ability to quickly understand business processes so that identification of improvements can be made and effectively implemented. Ability to collaborate to ensure any processes developed are fit for purpose and achieve desired result, including ability to identify relevant parties to contribute to solving the issues and review where processes fail/require changes.  NEBOSH diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (or equivalent) Chartered Member of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) or equivalent A sound understanding of current health and safety legislation to ensure legal duties are fulfilled at all levels of the organisation Understanding of the CPO process with the UK  Knowledge of the relevant Act to understand it’s requirement and limits  when delivering an ambitious programme of property acquisition  Responsibilities as a property land lord The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations in relation to Client duties and application of the relevant parts of this legislation Experience of land lord duties and legislative requirements for managing properties Previous experience in the application of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations in relation to Client as well as a sound understanding of the roles of Principal Contractor and Principal Designer in refurbishment and CPO environments Experience of developing H&S processes in a similar environment An understanding of Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) process and legislative requirements, with experience in developing or reviewing processes to support CPO and improve them where possible  Experience of performing an assurance and an audit role Strong engagement capability.   It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI. About Us: High Speed 2 (HS2) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.  HS2 will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. HS2 Ltd aims to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living the HS2 values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.  HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to the HS2 ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times. HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.   


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