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Health and Safety Consultant

  • Job reference: FG-005940
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction
  • Location: Southampton
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Do you want to join a world leading construction consultancy and drive forward your career? We are looking for an experienced and qualified health & safety professional to join our growing business on the South Coast to undertake the duties of a Principal Designer (PD) as defined by the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 and CDM Adviser roles for a wide range of high profile clients in the South. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to work in a growing, dynamic and sociable office and progress within the company. In return, we will reward you and provide the necessary support to take your career to the next level.

Faithful+Gould is renowned for the expertise, experience and excellence of its people - we place great emphasis on developing individuals to progress through the business – we invest in our staff and help you get to where you want to be whilst giving you the freedom and flexibility to practice your profession and make the most of your potential.
This role has excellent prospects for an individual who has a desire to progress and enjoys working collaboratively within a team. As well as technical competence, we are looking for someone with the ability to think laterally, who possesses first class communication skills, has strong commercial awareness and will provide a first class service to our Clients. 

We are looking for a sharp minded and motivated individual to:

• Work with our regional Health & Safety team to develop a market leading offer based in our Southampton office, becoming the first port of call for H&S matters on the South Coast, including client facing activities and business development
• Provide advice and support on H&S matters to other service disciplines, notably the Project Management and Building Surveying teams.
• Demonstrate a commitment to CDM and other Health & Safety services
• Undertake a wide range of Principal Designer duties on your own initiative
• Conduct regular site health & safety audits using a hand held PDA device
• Learn, understand and apply the principles of quality assurance.
• Keep abreast of relevant legislative changes
• Travel locally and nationally to visit client premises


Requirements:
•Chartered/Professional Qualification in Health and Safety
•NEBOSH qualified (minimum Construction Certificate)
•Member of APS / IOSH, membership of one of these professional bodies at Chartered or Certified level is essential
•Experience in fulfilling a Principal Designer / Client CDM Advisor role
Experience working in a proactive H&S role within a professional services/consultancy environment would be beneficial
•Good IT skills and working knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel and Outlook
•Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the component parts of CDMC / CDM2015 and other Health & Safety issues
•Working knowledge of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

The individual:
•Strong Communication skills - experience of communicating with people at differing levels effectively through oral and written communication
•Client facing skills - experience of working with clients at a strategic/operational level and managing the relationships effectively
•Strong Planning and Organising skills - able to prioritise workload and deadlines and manage change effectively
•Effective problem resolution skills - solution orientated with the ability to manage problems and complaints assertively
•Team work skills - ability to work with others to achieve team and personal targets or objectives
• The ability to work concurrently on a portfolio of projects, including some large scale frameworks
• Competency in reviewing contractors method statements and risk assessments
• Familiarity with contractual obligations, legal breaches and remedies
• An understanding of the need for and ability to apply accuracy in all your work.

Training:
You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. 

Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We provide a structured training scheme and endorse Continuous Professional Development Activities. Faithful+Gould are accredited Investors In People.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://www.yourrewardatkins.com

Security clearance: 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview





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