HSEQ Manager

Posted 05 September 2023
LocationCounty Cork
Job type Permanent
Discipline Manufacturing
Contact NameOliver Hayes

Job description

What you need to know

A leading and well-established manufacturer of high-quality building materials to the construction industry in Ireland and the UK is looking for an experienced, diligent, and committed Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Manager to join its team.

As a HSEQ Manager, you will report to the Head of Operations and be responsible for implementing and maintaining the highest levels of HSEQ across the business, while also taking a lead role in promoting continuous improvement and best practice.
You will require a strong working knowledge of health and safety legislation and will be the subject matter expert for all HSQE matters for the business. Working closely with the site management team, you will support them by providing professional advice and develop new HSEQ policies and procedures when required. 

This is a permanent role with an excellent salary, package, and provides opportunities to progress in your career.


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Duties & responsibilities:


  • Proactively engage, challenge and influence colleagues to deliver SHEQ compliance to drive continuous improvement in SHEQ performance.

  • Ensure the risk profile of two manufacturing facilities in Ireland is documented through suitable isk assessments and proactively create/implement action plans to reduce risk and ensure in line with the hierarchy of control methodology.

  • Ensure an effective SHEQ onboarding program for all who enter and work on the site, employees, contractors, and visitors.

  • Train and coach teams to ensure everyone has the means to contribute, lead and manage SHEQ within their areas of responsibility.

  • Work with the management team of two plants to develop and maintain practical and effective policies and procedures for all sites in Ireland.

  • Conduct regular reviews of policies and procedures to ensure they are practical and fully aligned with business needs and relevant legislation. 

  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all Health and Safety legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry.

  • Increase Safety, Heath, Environmental and Quality awareness amongst all teams. 

  • Collaborate with peers and management from other areas of the Group to shape the SHEQ agenda and foster a culture of engagement, ownership and continuous improvement.

  • Ensure adequate H&S controls are incorporated into design specifications for equipment upgrades and installation.

  • Ensure that all activities across all Irish sites have robust and up-to-date risk assessments supported by suitable training where applicable.

  • Assess workplace hazards and consider how risks could be eliminated or reduced and formulate preventative measures together with management. 

  • Conduct regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being implemented.

  • Organise regular safety inspection audits of all areas, record, analyse and report on the results, and suggest and follow up on improvements.

  • Work with all relevant regulators who audit and inspect sites and activities.

  • Ensure that all incidents and near misses are reported, investigated, and most importantly addressed in a timely manner. 


What are we looking for?

  • BSc (Hons) Occupational H&S/NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years’ Health & Safety experience with at least 3 years manufacturing experience.

  • Knowledge of BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 standards in a heavy production environment is important, and environment (ISO 14001) and quality (ISO 9000) would be an advantage.

  • Experienced in all areas of Health & Safety including maintaining policies, assessing risks, training, audits & inspection, dealing with incidents and reporting. 

  • Excellent report writing and numerical skills with proficiency in MS Office.

  • Highly organised individual with excellent attention to detail and great accuracy.

  • Proven ability to prioritise tasks and effectively time-manage.

  • An observant and analytical personality with excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to give instruction to site personnel.

  • Ability to deliver training and presentations to groups.

  • A “can do” work ethic with an ability to work on their own initiative.

  • Ability to travel one day a week to the business manufacturing facility in the Midlands. 

  • Open to change with a capacity to deal with uncertainty and a constantly evolving industry.

Apply for this job now by sending in a Word version of your CV or contact Oliver Hayes directly at oliver@matrixrecruitment.ie

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