Position: SHE Advisor
Salary: GBP38600 - GBP58000 per annum
Ref: 522528_1575030054
Job Type: Contract
Published On: 29/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Reading

Salary: £38600 - £58000 depending on skills and experience plus car/car allowance and bonus

Working Pattern: Fixed Term Contract 18 month| Full Time with flexible working patterns available

About the Department

At SSE, Safety is our number one value. We live by the mantra: if its not safe, we don't do it and this is the key objective of our Safety team. Whether it be our own people, or a focus on our customers and communities, our SHE teams are responsible for ensuring we minimise risk and get everybody home safely at the end of the working day.

You will be project-based, reporting into the Major Project Group of our Networks Connections Business Directorate, but will have parallel reporting to the Networks SHE team to ensure the corporate SHE expectations are met. Although the Project duration is for 18 months, there is a possibility that the successful candidate could move on to further projects, extending the position duration.

What is the Role?

A competent professional, with an excellent technical understanding of Construction Safety as well as Health initiatives and Environmental Compliance, you'll report to the Project Manager to ensure the Project meets the highest standards for SHE as well as meeting obligations under CDM 2015. You will 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 construction safety, health and environmental practices for all project activities.

Your responsibilities include the implementation of all elements of the Networks SHE Management System, including provision of information, instruction, training, active/reactive monitoring and reporting of SHE performance, including statistics and trends.

You'll provide positive engagement and support to ensure remedial actions arising from audits and site monitoring 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 and their subcontractors.

What do I need?

You should have demonstratable qualifications and experience in safety and risk management, with a pragmatic, flexible, people centred approach. Knowledge and experience of the Electrical Distribution industry is preferable, but any similar background will be considered.

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 formal qualification in Construction 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.

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, as you will need to complete site visits.

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 Ciaran Gilfedder, or sse.

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 its 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.