Construction Health and Safety Advisor

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Full Time / Flexible hours considered

About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, flexible working hours, workplace nursery, government pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies, a restaurant and good public transport links.

The STFC Estates and Facilities Management department is responsible for the development of our three principal campuses; the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, the Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire and The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

About The Role

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Construction Safety, Health and Environment Advisor to join the Estates Team based at our Harwell Campus.

This role will actively support the successful and safe delivery of assigned construction works at our sites in Oxfordshire and Hampshire, to programme and within budget.

You will also be responsible for the management, development and control of the Estates Asbestos Management Plan, including asbestos control, supervisory responsibilities for contraction projects and Building Maintenance.  You will also be responsible for the management and coordination of appointed external professional teams and contractors.

You will be required to provide qualified professional support, advice and training to the organisation’s Estates and Operations teams to ensure that the organisation fully meets its compliance obligations relating to construction activities. This will include the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the organisations’ Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) codes.

Further responsibilities will include:

  • providing health and safety advice and oversight for various projects incorporating all building disciplines, with the assistance of in-house construction professionals
  • instructing, implementing and managing works using NEC3 TSC and NEC3 ECC processes and protocols
  • liaising closely with the STFC Safety Health and Environment department to influence policy development
  • reviewing and commenting on contractors’ Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • undertaking site inspections to ensure that contractors are complying with organisational SHE codes
  • coordinating management information from contractors to produce monthly analytical reports
  • available periodically for local call-outs and weekend working or occasional overnight stays when required.

About You

You should hold a formal building qualification and a nationally recognised Health and Safety qualification; while qualifications in fire risk assessment and formal asbestos training are desirable.

You will have significant experience and knowledge of current and relevant Health and Safety legislation, and of the construction industry.

Experience of management of safe systems of work, management and control of Asbestos, experience of CDM, Quality Systems and Safety are also essential.

You will display excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills to liaise with a range of staff and contractors.

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

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