Company: Wood
Skills: HSE Manager / Advisor
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Ware, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

HSE Manager

Wood Process & Energy is looking to recruit a HSE Manager to support our project based in Ware, England.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
  • Embraces Wood strategic purpose, goals, and objectives and translates these into practical concepts relevant to HSE management.
  • To integrate HSSE across the project teams and foster a strong safety culture.
  • To build or grow the safety function, capable of achieving best practice for HSSE performance.
  • Provide constructive feedback & coaching to all roles within the framework regarding contract and site expectations.
  • Create and maintain an annual HSE improvement plan with agreed actions amongst key Wood site leadership team members.
  • To participate and engage on all safety related matters relevant to specific phase or stage gate deliverables.
  • To ensure compliance with legal and other requirements including compliance with agreed CDM duties.
  • To develop team members and provide performance reviews.
  • Conduct periodic meetings with client, contractors, and Wood personnel in the interests of shared learnings for contractual performance and improvements to current working practice.
  • To ensure the principles of HSG65 are implemented against new and existing processes.
  • Ensure HSE Management Systems are monitored and in compliance.
  • Ensures compliance with audit protocols.
  • Promote HSE best practices in the office and on projects.
  • Support HSE presentation needs to clients (internal and external)
  • Create and maintain key documents pertinent to effective work delivery.
  • Attend and contribute to meetings such as LOPECs, Constructability reviews, site visits etc.
  • Coordinate meetings with Client and Contractors to discuss safety related issues.
  • Investigate incidents and share learnings.
  • Promote safety initiatives such as Shield, Life Saving Rules, HEART, and Safety Essentials.
  • Establish Health and Wellbeing initiatives.
  • Promote and reward safety engagement and performance.
  • Create and monitor Business Continuity and Emergency Response Plans

Join a culture of innovation , pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

What we can offer
  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across emerging energy sectors
  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
  • Flexible benefits package ; inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle
  • Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • Global connections : join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession

Skills / Qualifications

  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent (essential)
  • Trained and competent Internal Auditor (essential)
  • RCA - Accident/incident Investigator Training, e.g. 5 Why / Helix / Taproot (essential)
  • Membership of a recognised HSSE related institute i.e. IOSH, MIIRSM, IEMA etc (essential)
  • ONC/HNC or equivalent in Technical, HSEQ or related industry (desirable)

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Extensive HSE experience, preferably with some exposure to capital project type contracts.
  • Some experience practicing HSSE in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of HSE standards and legal requirements, specifically CDM 2015.
  • Experience of working in and managing a Quality and HSE Management system environment
  • Experience leading a team is required.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of internal and external audits and third-party certification audits practices

Personal attributes:
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of management techniques, department requirements.
  • Displays emotional maturity. Understands and controls one's emotions with empathy for others and uses these skills to lead others.
  • Communicates effectively. Listens to understand and is able to articulate ideas and complex concepts clearly and convincingly to a wide range of audiences.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and concisely. Seeks to understand others perspectives. Keeps accurate and organised records.
  • Addresses substantive conflicts and facilitates timely resolution.
  • Builds relationships. Methodically builds collaborative relationships with customers, peers, global knowledge networks, subordinates, and superiors to achieve business objectives.
  • Engages others. Through active involvement, fosters teamwork, aligns differences, and leverages individual's talents to achieve objectives.
  • Mentors people. Consistently teaches, coaches, and mentors to help assure individual and team success as well as develop the next generation.
  • Builds trust. Practices own chosen leadership truisms that enable others to have a firm reliance on their character and competence on their character and competence under stress.
  • Foster development of a common vision and collaboration among team members and teams effectively across geographical and cultural boundaries
  • Promotes open expression of ideas. Encourages and empowers others to achieve.
  • Maintains a healthy balance between operational involvement and leadership.
  • Delegates effectively

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.