• SHE Advisor 2

    Job Locations UK-Cambridgeshire-GodManchester
    Posted Date 2 months ago(27/06/2018 14:32)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Costain were appointed by Highways England to deliver two of the three sections of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme as part of a Joint Venture (JV). The JV will complete two packages totalling circa £600 million of work. The A14 Improvement Scheme is required to enhance the capacity and reliability of the UK strategic road network in order to ensure better journeys for road users.


    Stretching over 25 miles, the works will improve this highly congested stretch of road. Initial design work will commence immediately with the development of detailed plans for the delivery phase, which commenced late 2016. The road will be open to traffic in 2020, with the works in Huntingdon town being completed after.

    What will I be doing?

    • Understand the Company Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Policies and Procedures and statutory requirements as they affect the Project operations and ensure that the requirements are implemented.
    • Provide operational and functional management with advice on the prevention of accidents, ill health, environmental incidents and the practical implementation of the company’s SHE policies. 
    • Provide operational and functional management with advice for obtaining legal consents, licences and exemptions such as discharge consents, abstraction licences and waste management licences.
    • Assist Contract Leader and/or Delivery Leads in preparing and developing the Framework Health, Safety and Environmental Management Plan (‘HASEMP’) & coordinate reviews.
    • Undertake site SHE inspections as required. Participate as requested in “Company” SHE Audit and inspections and those of the Cleint where required.
    • Advise on the assessment and appointment of sub-contractors 
    • Assist where necessary with tenders and presentations to external bodies.
    • When requested, advise on the preparation and approval of SHE Risk Assessments and Method Statements
    • Ensure that appropriate SHE performance is monitored and reports are provided as required to the Sector SHE Manager, and Programme SHE Director.

    • Assist in the investigation of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents where appropriate. Monitor and coordinate the close out of the above.

    • Assist in the preparation and implementation of SHE training courses and ensure that staff with specific SHE responsibilities have received the appropriate training. Organise and deliver relevant SHE Training where required. 

    • Actively promote the company ‘BE SAFE’, ‘BE HEALTHY’ and ‘BE RESPONSIBLE’ campaigns in addition to the implementation of best practice principles across the business, to include stakeholders such as the supply chain. 

    • Maintain own level of knowledge and competency in relation to SHE management and responsibilities including appropriate qualification and professional membership. 

    • Obtain competency cards in line with company Competence Card Compliance policy, e.g. CSCS.

    • Work in full cooperation with staff from Costain, Balfour Beaty Skanska and Highways England (the Integrated Delivery Team – IDT) in order to ensure the successful delivery of SHE legal requirements and associated

    • expectations.

    • As a member of the IDT actively contribute to Highways England initiatives, Working Parties and other Programme requirements such as publications and document development.

    About you

    • Previous experience in a similar role
    • 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

    • Computer literate
    • Experience of working within the Highways industry desirable

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    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.



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