• Occupational Health Technician

    Job Locations UK-Cambridgeshire-GodManchester
    Posted Date 2 months ago(04/09/2018 16:12)
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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.


    Please note that this is a contract role required until 30th June 2019

    What will I be doing?

    • Assessing the work environment for potential occupational health problems;
    • Monitoring employee exposure to hazardous environments and undertaking statutory health surveillance;
    • Conducting a range of health (Safety Critical) assessments;
    • Conducting drug and alcohol testing
    • Designing, developing and delivering health promotion initiatives;
    • Conducting wellbeing clinics
    • Delivering a range of occupational health related training programmes;
    • Undertaking a triage role with regard to injuries sustained as a result of accidents on site
    • Contributing to accident follow up;
    • Undertaking a role in attendance management;
    • Developing return to work strategies following serious injury or a period of prolonged ill-health;
    • Advising on disability issues in the workplace;
    • Maintaining project health records;
    • Keeping up to date with legal and professional changes associated with occupational health practice.
    • Undertake sickness absence case management

    About you

    • Previous experience in a similar role
    • Ideally hold a qualification in occupational health nursing practice. Degree preferred
    • Ideally have at least 3 years’ construction and building sector experience.
    • Have a confident personality and the interpersonal skills needed to interact with personnel at all levels
    • Be able to work on own initiative when required.
    • Live within a commutable distance of the site offices
    • Have a flexible attitude towards working hours as shift changes may be required due to work patterns.
    • Be computer literate
    • Hold a driving licence

    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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