Closing date for applications: May 1, 2021


Job Title: SHEQ Advisor
Reporting to: SHEQ Manager

Job purpose: As a safety, health, environment, and quality (SHEQ) advisor, you will use your knowledge and skills to nurture a positive SHEQ culture within the workplace. You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable SHE regulations and quality control both on site and within other work areas.

Key duties:

  • Ensuring that SHEQ services are rendered to stakeholders effectively and efficiently.
  • Completing and /or assisting others with risk assessments and method statements.
  • Completing SHEQ inspections and audits to ensure good standards are maintained.
  • Participation in external audits and maintaining SSiP verification and corporate membership data so current.
  • Suggesting improvements to working processes and contributing to the development of effective policies, objectives and procedures.
  • Thoroughly investigating accidents, incidents and other relevant loss events to establish root cause, producing meaningful reports and retaining/analysing accident/incident records.
  • Identifying potential hazards, risks and opportunities.
  • Ensuring employees understand SHEQ procedures/requirements.
  • Checking equipment is safe / installed safely.
  • Compiling statistics for reports and presentations.
  • Monitoring remedial / improvement actions and evaluating effectiveness of actions taken.
  • Advising and training employees on best working practices and new processes. Contributing to training needs analysis.
  • Liaising with enforcing authority inspectors and employee representatives.
  • Keeping abreast of applicable legislation.
  • Producing meaningful reports, newsletters, toolbox talks and bulletins.
  • Providing knowledgeable advice on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire safety, hazardous substances, noise, HAVS etc. relevant to site operations and other applicable work areas.
  • Participating in SHEQ meetings at various levels (internal and external).
  • Delivering SHEQ induction training.
  • Assisting with PQQ / bid responses.
  • Ensuring continual professional development and proactive participation in own performance review.
  • Undertaking any other duties as might be reasonably requested to complete.

Personal attributes:

  • Working legal knowledge relevant to construction operations; particularly safety related.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Able to use own initiative and problem solve.
  • Collaborator / team player / influencer but also able to work alone.
  • Persistence and determination.
  • Construction / utility / highways experience, particularly in respect of health and safety.
  • Willing to learn, adapt and develop.
  • Established communicator at all levels.
  • Minimum NVQ level 3 / NEBOSH General or Construction Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Minimum Tech IOSH
  • Working knowledge of ISO management standards, particularly ISO 18001/45001.
  • Environmentally / quality aware, and willing to expand knowledge in these areas.
  • Good MS skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Flexible proactive approach but with ability to react effectively where necessary.
  • Able to manage own time.
  • Full and clean driving licence.

Please also see our: SHEQ Advisor Person Specification

If you can match our expectations, we want to hear from you.

Apply by submitting a CV and covering letter outlining how you would meet the role requirements to:


Post: Connaught House, Park View, Lofthouse Gate, Wakefield, WF3 3HA

Closing date for applications: May 1, 2021