Project Head of Health, Safety, Security & Wellbeing

Posted on | Expires on Oct 13, 2019

Employer Name

Costain Skanska

Contract Type





Not Specified


Not Specified


Not Specified


Not Specified


Not Specified


Role As project Head of HSSW, you will be heading up a team of up to 10 people and responsible for the HSSW of your £1bn+ project. You will support the HSSW Director and your project Senior Leadership Team to ensure the highest of standards in Health, Safety, Security & Wellbeing are upheld on your project. You will be accountable for providing proactive leadership on the project in line with SCS values to embed and drive a positive health, safety and wellbeing culture. As a key member of the project senior leadership team you will have the ability to recognise and develop site specific strategic opportunities and focus resource to meet the project needs. As 1 of 3 projects and a 3 way joint venture you will be a collaborative person used to working within a wider team all working towards the same consistent goals. 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. Locations: Euston – Based out of Euston, this project will mainly consist of large complex SCL works. Old Oak Common – Based out of Old Oak Common, this project will consist of 7 TBMs, 4 Shafts and complex logistics movements. West Ruislip – Based in West Ruislip, this project will consist of 2 TBMs, significant groundworks and 2 shafts. Key Responsibilities • Leading the project Health, Safety, Security and wellbeing team to support the development of the contract design and safe construction whilst influencing best practice and innovation. • Establishing a strong relationship with the SCS HSSW Core Team and managing your project in accordance with any direction. • Providing operational and functional management advice to the design and delivery teams on the practical implementation of the company’s HSS policies and processes including external stakeholders such as customers if necessary. • Utilising the wider HSS teams and experience in the SCS businesses to provide the right level of expert advice into the project • Ensuring the design teams consider H, S and W and influence the designing out of these risks • Forming strong relationships with the Client ensuring the benefits of SCS are understood and influence the provision of the relevant support framework. • Providing operational and functional management with advice on the prevention of accidents, incidents and ill health • Providing a mentoring role to the SCSJV delivery team. • Undertaking and/or assisting Contract Management in establishing, managing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders such as local authorities, HSE, EA, and others as required and directed • Providing advice, guidance and independence with regards to the assessing and managing the supply chain. • Researching Safety, Health and Wellbeing Issues and best practices. • Undertake and/or assist with the monitoring, analysis of and reporting of HSS performance. Utilising data to highlight areas of further consideration, evaluation and intervention • Assisting and/ or manage the investigation of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents as directed. • Assisting in the preparation and implementation of HSS training/ briefings, as directed. • Promoting best practice, capture best practice and ensure it is fed-back into the business • Setting standards and lead by example in the management of HSSW • Liaising with the other members of the HSSW Team and the wider organisation (Skanska, Costain and Strabag) and HS2 with regards to HSSW • Maintaining own level of knowledge and competency in relations to HSSW Management and responsibilities including appropriate qualifications and professional membership • Obtaining competency cards in line with the company Competence Card Compliance Standard • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations.

Eligibility Criteria

Required qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes Essential • Safety, Health and Environmental Diploma, degree or equivalent NCRQ or NVQ • Working towards CMIOSH or equivalent • 10 years H&S related experience • Major and/or Mega Project Experience • Experience of managing large teams. • Collaborative Behaviour Desired • Safety, Health and/or Environmental Degree • Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 • Training Qualifications • CMIOSH or equivalent • 10 years relevant SHE experience in construction/engineering industry and management and training of others experience • Framework Behaviours: Persuasive, Socially Confident, Democratic, Adaptable.

Other Information

Not Specified

How To Apply

If you are interested and would like to be put forward please forward your CV to or alternatively please contact us on 02079745161.