Health, Safety & Environment Officer UK

Commensurate with experience
30 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
IRISNDT Limited (“IRISNDT”) is a world leader in non-destructive testing (“NDT”), servicing the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA, providing specialized NDT and inspection services, materials engineering, heat treatment, rope access and bolting services. Since 1953, the Company has been servicing the oil & gas, petroleum and petrochemical, chemical, power generation, and pipeline industries. A growing organization with a great demand for their services in the market, the Company employs 1000 staff in the UK, Canada and the USA. The Position Based in Immingham, NE Lincs., and reporting to the Corporate Safety Officer, the Health, Safety & Environment Officer – UK (HSE Officer) will lead, manage and continuously improve existing HS&E documentation, procedures, policies and management systems to meet client and regulatory requirements as outlined by the Corporate Safety Officer. This includes advising and amending existing policy and procedure documentation, auditing programs and internal tools governing on-site HS&E, conducting safety awareness training and environmental compliance activities. The HSE Officer will also be responsible for maintain accreditation to ISO 14001 and 18001 and all other safety related accreditations and licenses. The HSE Officer will work with all field teams, management teams and corporate units to inspire active participation in safety as a culture on every level. The ideal candidate will bring a cohesive mentality to the HS&E program and serve as a subject matter expert and mentor for the entire UK safety program. HS&E Best Practices Monitor and understand all developments in legislation related to industry trends and evaluate the impact on operations, making recommendations for improvements where appropriate; Coordinate and control audits of the HS&E policies and ensure IRISNDT exceeds standards and regulatory requirements; Provide clear and thoughtful insight aimed to continuously improve existing HS&E structures; Provide oversight over all general safety sites in the UK, with control for all safety documentation; Ensure completion of all documentation with respect to incident investigation and claims management, with a strategy of proactive risk management on all sites; and Provide relevant analysis of all policies, procedures and incident reporting and recommend appropriate follow-up and proactive action-planning. Leadership& Program Development Develop and model a culture of safety, acting as a resource to on-site HS&E practitioners and as the point-of-contact for all staff and management on general safety issues in the UK including all client-inquiries and requests; Provide leadership and HS&E expertise for all member of the IRISNDT team regarding the design, implementation and administrations of all safety related initiatives; Drive the continued integration of the IRISNDT safety program as a core value within the company culture; Build and retain a team of HS&E professionals to support and deliver the ongoing improvement of the HS&E program; Develop and participate in the ongoing training of leadership and team members in cultural safety awareness programs, meeting with staff and client contacts to review and evaluate all HS&E policies and regulation; and Identify and assist in the continued development and review of corporate and project specific HS&E systems including policies, procedures, process maps and documentation. Communication and Team Relations Act as a change agent to increase the alignment and participation in safety as a culture; Build strong and effective relationships with all IRISNDT employees that reflects the value of HS&E as part of the company culture; Communicate on appropriate levels with all team members, executives and clients to help foster a collaborative approach to HS&E policy and procedure development and implementation; Proactively educate all team members on changing safety regulations and expectations within the corporate offices and in the field; and Skilfully negotiate all amendments through diplomatic and tactful communication to all team members and relevant client parties. The Individual As this role holds responsibility for all UK Safety operations, it is imperative that the successful candidate possess all of the following criteria, efficiencies and attributes. Relevant post-secondary education in safety; certification from NEBOSH and/or NVQ – Level 5 (or similar) required; 5 years of experience in the petrochemical industry or closely related field; NDT experience considered desirable; Specific experience and knowledge of ISO 14001 and 18001. Specific experience in non-destructive testing methods considered an asset; Experience managing a radiation safety program and understanding of industrial radiography an asset. Proven track record in leadership and change management initiatives; Strong communication skills including computer and program capabilities; Demonstrated experience in auditing safety programs and understanding of regulatory skills and expectations at a national level; Self-starter with a desire to be a part of a changing and collaborative safety culture; and Highly analytical and detail-oriented with a knowledge and respect for out-of-the-box solutions based on industry experience and education. For additional information or to submit applications electronically, please respond to this posting. Resumes without direct reference to the specific role will not be considered, and applicants not being considered will not be contacted. Posted: 29 September 2016 This job was originally posted as