Group SHEQ Manager

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

We are looking to recruit a Group Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) Manager for the Company to be based in the Newcastle area, however other locations further afield would be considered depending on the right candidate.

Contract type: Permanent
Working Hours: 40 Hours

Nixon Hire Overview 

Established 52 years ago, Nixon Hire is a UK leader in the provision of construction equipment. Our core product offering includes plant, accommodation, welfare facilities, toilets and modular buildings.

With over 24,000 assets and 300 product lines, we supply products and services to commercial and domestic customers. Nixon Hire operate from over 20 Depot locations, from which our products are prepared and dispatched for hire or for sale and are refurbished or configured as required.

Job Role

To be an effective member of the Senior Management Team committed to delivering corporate objectives, promoting and supporting a business culture whereby safety, health, environmental and quality considerations are paramount whilst driving operational excellence through a demonstration of a strong business acumen.

-Leading the SHEQ strategy for the Company to provide compliance with legislative requirements and appropriate ISO standards.

-Advisory to the Board of such requirements; identifying shortfalls and remedial action.

-Ensuring that the Company complies with UK regulation relating to Health & Safety and Environmental.

-Strategic Management of ISO Quality and Environmental Management System to ensure Company compliance.

-Ensuring the Company has sustainable Risk Management Systems.

-Oversight of the Accidents/Incidents/Near Misses processes.

-Operating an incident reporting system compliant with RIDDOR, The Management of Health & Safety at Work and environmental regulations.

-To act as lead appointed person for the company in all aspects relating to lifting.

-Line manage a small team

Essential Criteria

NEBOSH and SMSTS qualified

Holds appointed person qualification

Demonstrable experience of developing health and safety strategy and implementing new procedures within a construction-related operation.

Experience of managing people.

Experience of leading programs of work and confidence in the ability to influence and communicate with others to deliver agreed targets.

Experience and understanding of lean techniques to develop continuous improvement through SHEQ and operational systems.

Extensive SHEQ experience gained in a hazard/risk management multi-site environment.

Experience and understanding of lifting requirements and appointed persons duties with regard to safe operation and delivery of products.

Experience of workplace transport solutions.

Understanding and knowledge of ISO standards relating to Health and Safety, Environment, Quality and Energy performance.

Demonstrable knowledge of the operation of construction and related site locations.

Strong leadership skills.

Ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Ability to demonstrate the highest degree of integrity, ethical conduct, and accountability.

Ability to fully engage with people, to communicate, educate and influence change. Whilst maintaining the good will of staff and developing a workforce which actively chooses to uphold safety standards is a key measure of success in this role.

Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills.

Business Acumen/Commercial awareness

Highly motivated and driven to exceed expectations and continuously improve safety and sustainability of performance.

Problem Solving/Analysis skills

Competent at using Microsoft office software.

Full UK driving licence

Willingness to travel and have overnight stays

Desirable Criteria

Holds NRCQ Diploma in applied H&S

Behavioural Safety Management Qualification


A Competitive Salary

Generous Workplace Employer Contribution

Company Car

25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays

Closing date for applications is Friday 19 July 2019. 

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