| || Lead Safety Advisor |
| || EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Poland. We are the UK’s leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy, producing around one-fifth of the nation’s electricity and employing more than 13,500 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees. |
| || EDF Energy is at the heart of the UK’s new nuclear build programme. The nuclear power stations we plan to build will be the first in a new generation. So a career in this area is a truly unique opportunity – an opportunity to be at the forefront of new nuclear, and to enjoy a long and fruitful career helping us deliver the first nuclear power stations in the UK for twenty years. The first station to be built would be Hinkley Point C, Somerset, sited next to Hinkley Point A and B stations. This will be followed by two new reactors at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Together these will form one of the biggest construction projects in Europe and they offer the chance to gain invaluable experience working with the latest reactor technology. Throughout the initial development and construction phase, opportunities will focus on project managers, electrical, mechanical, control & instrumentation engineers and specialists. In the longer term, we also want to hear from nuclear operational experts, security professionals (for both information and nuclear security), quality assurance, quality control and safety case professionals as well as highly skilled procurement experts. |
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The Lead Safety Advisor will work in conjunction with their respective HPC Programme Construction Delivery Lead providing the highest standard of health and safety support and guidance.
In addition to the responsibility to provide day to day technical support on all programme health and safety related matters, the post holder will operate successfully by providing solutions, support and guidance to enable the creation and implementation of best in class programme health and safety strategies and plans.
The post holder will work in collaboration with the Tier 1 health and safety teams establishing H&S risk management and high impact promotion programmes which enable demonstrable compliance with the NNB HPC Safety Management System contributing to the ambition of zero harm across the programme and the HPC Project.
| || The Lead Safety Advisor will operate by undertaking a range of planned advice, guidance and support activities which focus on establishing, promoting, maintaining and continually improving the HPC CDM Client and Principal Contractor management arrangements to attain construction excellence; positively promoting and reinforcing NNB Genco standards; monitoring/measuring the NNB and supply chain health and safety performance through risk based inspections and audits; and routinely reporting programme and associated projects performance against NNB H&S performance metrics.|
The Lead Safety Advisor will be assigned to a programme and integrate with the NNB core Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and; engage with and establish a working relationship as a minimum with the NNB Programme Construction Delivery Lead, NNB Programme Manager and the Tier 1 H&S Manager which enables high performance in the control of all programme health and safety risks and interfaces with other NNB programmes.
The Lead Safety Advisor will, alongside the HPC Programme Construction Delivery Lead and Tier 1 H&S Manager(s) establish and maintain the programme meetings, forums and engagements which plan, manage, monitor, coordinate and review health and safety in accordance with the HPC Safety Management System and CPP requirements.
The Lead Safety Advisor will develop and maintain a ‘one-team’ working relationship with all key project stakeholders always providing clear communication to support surrounding departments and programme teams enabling others to attain construction excellence. Collate and disseminate safety related information to influence and encourage attitudes and behaviours towards safety.
The Lead Safety Advisor will maintain clear reporting lines to the HPC Site Safety Manager whilst working in the relevant MDT programme.
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- Participate in creating, maintaining and improving health and safety performance in the control of risks across all programme operations
- Coordinate the work activities of the NNB safety advisors assigned to the MDT ensuring all MDT delivery teams receive the highest standard of health and safety support and guidance
- Establish and maintain the required programme meetings, forums and engagements which plan, manage, monitor, coordinate and review health and safety in accordance with the HPC Safety Management System and CPP requirements
- Produce relevant and appropriate health and safety performance reports ensuring all performance data is provided to the NNB Site Safety Manager in accordance with agreed timeframes, including the identification of trends and early warnings of possible issues, recommending appropriate action
- Positively engage with and influence the programme Multi-Disciplinary team on all health and safety issues relating to pre-construction and construction planning & project(s) evolution advising on constructability, maintainability and operability matters
- Establish and maintain programme and project based health and safety risk profiles and undertake associated risk based inspections and other assurance activities
- Provide assurance on compliance with applicable legal duties including the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 to the HPC Programme Construction Delivery Lead and HPC Programme Manager
- Carry out multiple H&S engagements include inspections, event investigations, and behavioural safety conversations with construction contractors on site
- Be an effective and participative member of a team of health, safety and environmental professionals.
| || Knowledge & Skills|
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop wide network and working relationships within EDF and the construction industry
- Results focus tempered with team centred approach
- Highly skilled in the analysis of technically demanding and detailed information and quickly identify the underlying issues and risks.
- Strong capacity to be future focused in identifying risks and implications. Strong communication skills to be able to put across complex concepts and data in a way that is readily understood and actionable, using a variety of media.
- Skilful in engaging others with technical issues and maintaining their interest and enthusiasm.
- Skilful in distilling knowledge and building skills in others and the capacity to be pragmatic and practical in the way that technical issues are addressed
- Good knowledge of large organisational, process plant and site, operations
- Ability to establish a vision and develop/implement strategy to attain it.
- Excellent knowledge of national and international HSE standards
- Excellent knowledge of CDM Regulations
- Proven track record of achieving excellent safety results on major engineering and construction projects
Qualifications & Experience
- Significant HSE experience including running a HSE group within a large project environment
- Significant management experience in successfully influencing and engaging senior business leaders and supporting project teams
- Significant experience in creating and implementing large scale health and safety strategies across complex and high risk operations
- Chartered membership of IOSH or equivalent
- NEBOSH HSE Diploma or European equivalent
| || Full-Time |
| || Permanent |
| || South West |
| || Hinkley Point C |
| || Competitive |
| || Health / Safety and Environment / Sustainability |
| || 03-Apr-2017|