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Job Ref 10435
Division Health & Safety Manager
Sub Division Health & Safety Manager
Location Dublin & Amsterdam
Salary Negotiable
Duration Permanent
Last updated 11/04/2016

Job Description

My client is an internationally-acclaimed Group of construction professionals providing the highest standards of quantity surveying, project management and consultancy services to the global construction industry.

In addition to their established offices in the UK, Ireland, Romania and the West Indies, they have expanded their operations by opening offices in France, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia and servicing clients in 150 cities in over 40 countries.

The organisation is structured into a series of specialist project service teams, each with specific skills and experience to provide faster project delivery, greater cost efficiency and maximum value for money from the built asset investment.

They are currently recruiting for the newly created post of Health & Safety Manager.

This appointment is to ensure that the highest standards of Health & Safety management are implemented across all of their construction projects. The Health & Safety Manager will oversee the implementation of high standards of Health & Safety management across each construction site.

Roles & Responsibilities:
• Assisting in the identification, and management, of high-risk activities at each stage of the projects; including liaising with design teams, and working with contractors in forward safety planning and co-ordination of works activities.
• Monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for assessment and evaluation across all construction projects.
• Reviewing, and assessing, the health & safety implications of changes as they occur during construction projects.
• Developing, and implementing, reporting and communications structures on Health & Safety management performance for each project to enable accurate assessment and evaluation.
• Actively engaging with all aspects of day-to-day Health & Safety management
• Attending planning and co-ordination reviews, for both day-to-day and longer-term safety planning for work activities.
• Assisting in the evaluation of effectiveness of Health & Safety planning at site level; e.g. through the assessment of communications with all parties; including contractors, workers, and supervisors.
• Carrying out independent Health & Safety audits on all aspects of construction management
• Assessment of accidents, incidents, & near-miss reporting; including the evaluation of findings, and monitoring the implementation of corrective and preventive measures.
• On-going assessment of the resources provided by contractors to enable implementation of the contractor’s safety management programme.
• Encouraging, and promoting, Health & Safety initiatives aimed at influencing positive safety behaviour on the sites.
• Encouraging, and promoting, contractor participation in structured Health & Safety awards schemes by recognised bodies.

• Full time senior safety adviser role based across two main sites in Dublin (Ireland), and in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior role with formal qualification in health & safety management; with relevant experience in construction Health & Safety management.
• Extensive experience in contractor communications, and liaising with design teams, and other project professionals.
• Relevant Health & Safety Membership of recognised organisation (e.g. the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH)); preferably at chartered status (or recognised equivalent).
• Strong communication skills with associated excellent reporting skills

Applications treated in the strictest confidence.

To apply for this position follow the link below or contact John Halpin on 01 8899143 or by E-mail on, quoting reference number 10435.

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