Position: Occupational Safety Advisor - Shetland
Salary: GBP38600 - GBP58000 per annum
Ref: 523895_1590145731
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 22/05/2020
Expiry Date: 19/06/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Shetland
Salary: £38,600 - £58,000 depending on skills and experience + Bonus and Car/Cash allowance
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with flexible working patterns available

About the Department

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, Safety is our number one value. We live by our licence, if its not safe, we don't do it. We focus on ensuring that we have no life-changing injuries or serious environmental incidents and that people are healthy and happy at work. Our SHE function helps our teams across SSEN to deliver this and ensure that we get everyone home safe at the end of the working day.

What is the Role?

A competent professional, with an excellent technical understanding of Occupational Safety, you'll report to the SSEN Transmission Occupational Safety Manager and act as the safety conscience of the business. You'll be required to provide excellent customer service, being responsible for helping to effectively mitigate business risks by raising awareness and promoting a practical and professional understanding of occupational safety.

Your responsibilities include the development and continual improvement of the occupational safety elements of the Networks SHE Management System, including provision of information, instruction and training and active/reactive monitoring of SHE performance.

You'll provide positive engagement and support to ensure remedial actions arising from audits and investigations are implemented; ensuring incidents are reviewed, recorded, communicated and reported at the correct levels, with actions closed out.

Developing trusted working relationships with key stakeholders is essential, as is improving the safety culture throughout all aspects of the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks business.

What do I need?

You should have demonstrable qualifications and experience in safety and risk management, with a pragmatic, flexible, people centred approach.

You'll demonstrate professional internal and external stakeholder management skills to drive cross business collaboration to build a high performing, commercially and customer focused safety culture.

You should hold a graduate qualification in Occupational Safety (e.g. NEBOSH Diploma) or relevant equivalent or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge through experience. Membership of IOSH (or equivalent organisation) is also preferred. You will also have detailed knowledge of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment. Any previous marine experience would be an advantage as you'll be dealing onshore with a subsea cable.

You should be an excellent communicator with a natural ability for building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. You'll have the ability to use a wide range of techniques to influence change at all levels of the organisation and will possess a well-structured, systematic approach with the ability to identify and analyse complex technical issues and understand risks in order to provide appropriate solutions.

Due to the level of mobility required in this role, a full UK driving licence is essential.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with myself Jane Freeman,

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.