24 October 20212021-10-24
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SHEQ Officer


Salary £35,000 to £40,000 per annum

Recruit12 Construction has a fantastic opportunity for a SHEQ Officer to join a group company that works within the building services, climate control, and facilities management sectors.

This company delivers bespoke design, build, and maintenance services to clients nationally who have more than 30 years of experience within its sectors.


As a SHEQ Officer, your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Advise directors of their responsibilities in relation to HSEQ services.
  • Provide advice to employees in relation to HSEQ services.
  • Advise employees on the Groups policies, to provide guidance to ensure a compliant and safe working environment.
  • Periodically review the Group HSEQ policies and implement changes to develop a system to support the Group's strategy and direction.
  • In conjunction with the directors, communicate the H&S initiatives of the company to ensure that they are implemented and understood.
  • Develop, apply, and communicate risk assessment tools and techniques and communicate any supporting documentation.
  • Assess the building and asset to identify complexities and liabilities in delivering H&S services.
  • Assess and audit H&S risks and issues, at all company and client sites; to promote a continual and high level of understanding of all H&S aspects.
  • Make scheduled and unscheduled visits to sites to assess the extent to which H&S standards are being met.
  • Complete and present reports on all site visit and assessments and provide detailed recommendations through to implementation.
  • Maintain awareness of industry developments and, where applicable, make recommendations of areas to be addressed.
  • Responsible for assessing the H&S standards of contractors and subcontractors to establish and maintain a database of ‘safe contractors.
  • Review PPQs, risk assessments, and documentation periodically to ensure compliance.
  • Respond to serious incidents which occur by providing authoritative advice and recommendations on reporting and recording the incident.
  • Seeking third-party assistance if required.
  • Notify all relevant parties of the incident and keep all updated as required throughout the process. Including RIDDOR reporting.
  • Carry out and provide advice and recommendations on all routine risk assessments to ensure compliance and mitigating risks.
  • Responsible for creating risk assessments and method statements (RAMS) with the assistance of the Project Management Team. Providing advice and recommendations on site-specific risks.
  • Manage and maintain the Groups training matrix. Identifying any Skill gaps or training needs. Communicate and arrange training as required and before training lapses. Communicating all information to the HR department, in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and conduct risk-related training programs for employees and site-based assessment where required.
  • Inform and educate employees on all work-related H&S issues, by helping them to understand the relevance and importance of maintaining H&S standards.
  • Agree on the annual training budget. Monitor expenditure and communicate performance.
  • Provide advice relating to SHEQ information. Provide advice to all internal employees and external clients on H&S issues and work with external assessors, auditors, and contractors to ensure all H&S matters are dealt with as required.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, subcontractors, and employees.
  • Review contract agreements to ensure details and parameters are in line with H&S requirements, raising any concerns.
  • Develop action plans and discuss recommendations that arise from internal and external audits and assessments.
  • Review PPQs, risk assessments, and documentation periodically to ensure subcontractors are in compliance, monitoring their working parameters.
  • Attend internal H&S meetings with Directors and other members of staff to maintain a high level of understanding of the direction of the business and operational issues.
  • Consult with Directors to formulate and oversee the implementation of short and long-term goals for the H&S function.
  • Maintain an understanding of and incorporate into all work legislative changes regarding H&S, and be committed to staying abreast of developments within H&S.
  • Manage and maintain the Groups Business Management System
  • Arrange Health & Safety Review Meetings, inviting key personnel.
  • Set & review quality, H&S, and Environmental objectives with the board
  • Report to management on the performance of QMS, HSMS, EMS HSEQ systems
  • Responsible for the QMS, HSMS, EMS HSEQ performance and policies.
  • Responsible for renewing and ensuring the Groups accreditation requirements are in place. Including individual entities' accreditations.


To be successful as a SHEQ Officer, you must have: 


  • H&S Certification i.e., IOSH or NEBOSH
  • An active member of a relevant professional industry body or being committed to keeping up to date with
  • changes with legislation and filtering required changes into policies and procedures.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within H&S; ideally in the construction industry.
  • Range of experience in H&S management.
  • Hold a valid CSCS card.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to be able to work with a wide range or people with different levels of
  • understanding of H&S, compliance, and relevant professional risk-related standards
  • Influencing skills to reason with clients and balance their needs and priorities sensitively
  • Build and maintain internal and external client relationships.
  • Knowledge to carry out H&S audits and assessments, including but not limited to RAMS and site audits.
  • Prioritization and coordination skills to complete the required tasks in a timely manner.
  • Commercial acumen to be able to balance the needs and priorities of the Groups and client’s business
  • Highly developed organizational skills to develop and manage processes and systems
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to be able to interpret technical risk-related reports to identify
  • issues and provide recommendations to resolve.
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • IT literate – experienced in using Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Previous knowledge of site audit software.
  • Presentation and training skills to deliver H&S training within your skillset.


If you are excited by the prospect of this role as a SHEQ Officer, then please apply immediately.