Construction Safety Advisor

Imperial College London - Estates Development and Projects

South Kensington Campus

Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Imperial has one of the largest and most diverse university estate portfolios in the country, with over 500,000 sq.m of space predominately in Central and West London, and further operational, commercial and investment property interests elsewhere in the UK. The varied portfolio includes state of the art research facilities, a broad variety of teaching and learning spaces, student and private residences, sports and recreational facilities and commercial accommodation (including retail, office and land).

Based at South Kensington the Estates Development & Projects Division has a rolling programme of major construction projects to improve and provide research, teaching, business, recreational and residential facilities currently with an annual investment level of around £100 million. We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious construction safety professional to further their career with us whilst playing a key role in safe and successful the delivery of the programme. 

Working as an integral part of the Estates Development & Projects team, the Construction Safety Advisor will support the Head of Health and Safety-Estates Development & Projects achieving excellence in the management of health and safety across the College’s large scale and diverse estate development programme.  You will provide administrative and technical assistance and will work closely with our approved contractors, monitoring and reporting against agreed best practice construction standards on site.

Candidates will have gained construction management or construction safety management experience and be confident in undertaking site safety inspections. Preference will be given to candidates with construction safety qualifications. The NEBOSH Construction Certificate, CITB training courses and the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) qualifications, are good examples of the training preferred. Strong IT skills are also essential.

On the job training will be given, including advice and direction from the Head of Health and Safety-Estates Development & Projects. It is expected that candidate will have membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), with the goal of achieving Chartered Membership of (IOSH).

For a confidential discussion and the full job particulars please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( and Nick Coppard ( at The Management Recruitment Group on 0207 959 2368. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to

Interviews scheduled for: Early September 2017

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Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

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