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SHEQ Manager - Fire Protection - Tilbury, Borough of Thurrock

Key purpose of the role: Reporting to the Commercial & Operations Director, the Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Assurance Manager will oversee and manage these areas of the business. The SHEQ Manager will be fully responsible for the development, management, supervision and coordination of work systems and procedures to ensure that the operation of the company meet the highest quality standards, and that the working practices of the company are delivered to the highest safety standards and comply with all relevant Fire Safety and Technical standards, mitigating risk and escalating all instances of non-compliance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, develop and maintain office and project/contract SHEQ management programmes and systems in written and online format, recording and delivery through face-to-face contact, communication and team briefings.

  • Support line management in delivering site SHEQ objectives.

  • Determine the strategic direction and work priorities (in conjunction with management) for the continuous improvement of the office and sites SHEQ management programme and systems.

  • Advise management and assist with the implementation of new or existing SHEQ related legislation, rules and Company standards to include health and safety awareness training, site inspections of the company and sub-contractors.

  • Complete prevention inspections on a regular basis and ensure records maintained of same.

  • Investigate accidents / incidents and ensure all documentation is updated.

  • Develop a monthly SHEQ Communication Strategy for all sites and levels of staff, to include written information, tool box talks and management briefs.

  • Full completion of duties of CDM Coordinator as required by the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 as updated and where required.

  • Produce, review, define and amend company operational procedures and processes including all documentation, flowcharts and forms used.

  • Full responsibility for company preparations for monthly and external H&S and Quality audits.

  • Liaison with management and HR Director for initiating and coordinating the training plan and updating information for personnel.

  • Assist in retaining all current quality accreditations and work towards the attainment of new quality accreditations (SMAS, CHAS, etc.).

  • Advise line management in the office and on site of health, safety, quality and environmental matters and manages this process to ensure all advice is incorporated into day-to-day processes and operations.

  • Lead the company in meeting its obligations under the Health & Safety Act 1974.

  • Provide support and expertise to line management in incident investigation and reporting (including dangerous occurrences and occupational diseases).

  • Facilitate all forms of risk assessment e.g., general, manual handling, COSHH, fire prevention and acts as a final authority where a specialist response is required in relation to risk assessments performed by others on site.

  • Conduct occupational health and safety related surveys e.g., noise, lighting, exposure to chemical substances and makes associated recommendations.

  • Produce and coordinate the yearly SHEQ action plan and longer term SHEQ roadmap, prepares reports for monthly update of same to senior management team.

  • Monitor the site “permit-to-work” system to ensure compliance with company and client/site standards.

  • Monitor the site Quality Record system to ensure compliance with company standards.

  • Assist with tender/submission documentation.

  • Interface with all Site personnel, including front line and management staff and contractors, Internal/external auditors and regulatory bodies.


Essential – General NEBOSH Certificate Construction related Degree CSCS Site Card (Black) and First Aid Basic Certificate. Environmental Management Systems qualification, General Management Qualification, Graduate IOSH Status or CMIOSH status.

Desirable – Construction related Degree.


3 years’ experience (ideally 5) in a SHEQ Management role. Experience of BSI ISO 9001, BSI ISO 14001 and BSI OHSAS 18001 standard and Fire/Building/Construction regulations.

To include - Risk Management, Method Statement Review, Site inspections and investigations, Policy development to support site/contract audits, Compliance and maintenance of relevant standards, Risk Assessment experience, knowledge of CDM Regulations, an in- depth understanding of and the ability to interpret SHEQ-related legislation, Company standards and programme requirements in order to pass on knowledge and requirements to others. Experience in information provision to tender and submission process.


- Full working knowledge of Microsoft office suite to include day to day experience of excel sheets, excellent report writing skills and document management experience. ability to demonstrate Results Delivery. Partnership Building (internal and external) Influencing skills.

- Excellent Information sharing ability at all levels with visible SHEQ values.

- Improvement & motivational Drive.

- Accuracy and attention to detail embracing and driving change.

- Effective verbal and written communication skills.

- Planning and organisational skills.

- Ability to interact with people at all levels within and external to the Company.

- Ability to self-prioritise workload.


  • Must have full driving license.

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