Occupational Health Nurse

Posted Date 3 months ago(28/05/2020 13:55)
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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.


The Regional Delivery Partnership is a framework contract with Highways England for the development, design and construction of capital road projects that form part of the Regional Investment Programme during Road Period 1 (2015 to 2020) and Road Period 2 (2020 to 2025). The Costain Jacobs Partnership were awarded two lots; Lot 7 (East Region) & Lot 8 (North Region).


This vacancy relates to Lot 8 for the delivery of 3 schemes along the A1 corridor in Newcastle and Northumberland, with combined scheme budgets in excess of £550M.


A1Scotswood to North Brunton – Construction March 2020 – late 2022

A1 Birtley to Coal House – Construction March 2021 – late 2023 

A1 in Northumberland – Construction March 2021 – late 2024


The current early works are being undertaken in Stockton and Leeds (with our designers Jacobs) but will move to the north east prior to construction. It is essential that applicants are willing to travel to and work in the north east.


This particular role for A1 Scotswood to North Brunton will be based from the Jacobs office in Stockton (nr Middlesbrough) before moving to Newcastle early 2020 as advance works for the construction commence.


Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

What will I be doing?

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced Occupational Health Nurse to support the Regional Delivery Partnership (RDP) in North East England. The candidate will play a proactive and dynamic role in support of the Health and Wellbeing programme. We aim to deliver excellence in all matters relating to health and wellbeing and will provide a framework which enables the workforce to work safely and without harm to their health whilst improving their personal wellbeing. We will manage a diverse group of stakeholders including, Costain and our Delivery Partners employees, client, supply chain, contractors, subcontractors and agency personnel.


Reporting to the Framework SHE Manager and Group Senior OH Nurse the Occupational Health Nurse will have a high level of autonomy. They will work within a multidisciplinary team consisting initially of Framework SHE Manager, Environmental manager, SHE Advisor, Document Controller and the Operations team.


Part of the role and responsibility of the post holder will require them to assist the Senior Occupational Health Nurse in the development of a Nurse led Occupational Health Service in accordance with Costain’s Wellbeing Strategy and Sector Targets.


The Occupational Health Nurse may also be asked to advise and provide support to other projects in addition to the assigned role at RDP.



You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).


Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values.   We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Costain closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and you do not have to provide a response.



About you



  • Experience undertaking medicals
  • Experience undertaking health surveillance
  • Experience report writing
  • Experience of work-related health conditions / lone working / insight into the Equality Act



  • Fully licensed RGN/RN
  • Minimum of 2 years Occupational Health experience


  • Able to work independently with minimum guidance or supervision and on own initiative.
  • Confidence in decision making
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills [written / verbal / presentation skills].
  • Hold a clean current driving license
  • High standard in report writing
  • Computer literate

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, 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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