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Transportation Assurance Manager

  • Job reference: TR-001339
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: United Kingdom, Birmingham, Derby, Croydon, Epsom, London
The transport sector is evolving. At Atkins, we provide a complete set of project-based and tailored advisory services across the Highways, Rail, International and Local Transport markets. We help to develop strategies and strengthen frameworks that effectively respond to market demands and bring ideas to life.

Through innovative partnerships, Atkins is shaping the future of transport. Our staff, forward thinking and commercially aware, understand the industry’s challenges and are able to maximise opportunities for growth and the benefit of society.

We work smart. We are focused on the needs of our clients and are committed to keeping our promises. For each and every project we safely deliver leading-edge solutions, policy outcomes and effective and efficient services for the best value.

We are seeking to strengthen our management and monitoring of Quality, Safety Security and Environmental performance and are currently seeking a full-time Assurance Manager for our Transportation business to be located in our Epsom, Birmingham, Derby, London or Croydon office, reporting directly to the QSSE Business Partner (a member of the Transportation SLT) and joining the QSSE senior team, working closely with senior QSSE Managers and senior business managers. 

Our Transportation Division benefits from some assurance provision from the wider Atkins Group in terms of office-based project auditing, office support, management of the Atkins Common BMS and specialist support.  However, the Transportation business has a higher safety risk profile than the rest of the UK & Europe business of Atkins given we undertake work on the infrastructure including, in the case of our rail business, construction work. For this reason, we have a sector-specific assurance issues to address.  These include our Principal Contractors Licence, the RISQS supplier scheme, site and supplier audits (some suppliers operating in safety critical roles), and assurance across specific issues (e.g. fatigue management).
 
Responsibilities

• Support the reporting to Transportation SLT on QSSE performance (e.g. performance dashboards)
• Lead and contribute to our thinking on an effective assurance regime in the context that much of our work is delivered in collaboration with our supply chain
• Plan, coordinate and communicate Transportation’s assurance programme including the Internal Audit regime
• Support external assessments, RISQS audits, client audits, National Highways Sector Scheme and other highways sector requirements and LRQA audits as required
• Undertake, where agreed, supplier audits in liaison with the Supply Chain Manager
• Deliver an effective and efficient assurance service including a focus on specific issues (e.g. fatigue)
• Produce brief monthly and quarterly summaries of assurance activities undertaken
• Support the review of standards and legal requirements and consultations
• Support update of the Transportation Deliver Work site (procedures, guidance, etc.)
• Review and report on trends identified as part of the assurance programme
• Actively work with the wider QSSE team including supporting safety culture initiatives
• Liaise with others, e.g. the Supply Chain Manager and Construction Manager where needed


The Individual

• Highly organised with good IT skills
• Excellent appreciation and a breadth of experience of QSSE with some quality experience and some specific QSSE qualifications (which could be one or more of Quality Diploma, Lead Auditor, NEBOSH general certificate, and IEMA certificate in environmental management)
• Ability to undertake effective auditing 
• Ability to develop and deliver effective assurance programmes
• Ability to collaborate with senior management and other stakeholders.
• Ability to engage with the QSSE team on issues relevant to assurance and wider aspects across QSSE
• Ability to carry out detailed reviews of proposed changes and assessment of implications
• Ability to communicate in a concise manner (oral and written) at all levels within the organisation, and to liaise with Senior Management.
• Membership of a suitable professional body or bodies, such as MCQI
• A broad understanding of ISO / OHSAS management systems and of commercial, project and risk management
• A construction background and knowledge of external Assurance regimes such as RISQS (Achilles scheme) and NHSS8 would be useful
There will be opportunities to broaden experience and to gain additional qualifications where relevant