Health & Safety
South West
£50,000 - £65,000

Rail Health & Safety Manager (South West)

Ref: 10417| Posted: 22nd Jun 2021

Brief Outline


  • An industry leading company in the rail and infrastructure sector requires a Health & Safety Manager on a permanent basis for work focused around the South West & South Wales area.
  • The role will suit someone who is a hands-on, enthusiastic individual who will be involved and invested in the company’s ongoing progress.


About our Client










  • The client has been active in the rail and civils sector for over 20 years with an established client base and consistent work across the UK.  

About the Role


·         Provide Health, Safety and Environmental support within the South West & Wales region; supporting the regional managers delivering complex civil engineering and construction projects.

·         Proactively promote HSQE best practice and incident prevention strategies throughout the regional managerial/supervisory/workforce levels.

·         Work with the managerial/supervisory teams across the region in the implementation of H&S standards and procedures necessary to ensure compliance with regulatory and industry standards.

·         Provide professional H&S advice, coaching, mentoring, training and education to management/supervisors/workforce and contractors where identified as necessary.

·         Support the central Group Compliance Manager with the collation and supply of site-based evidence for internal and third-party audits. Provide on site support to the site managerial team during second-party audits.

·         Operate within the practices and procedures of the IMS system by ensuring all systems, processes and records are accurately maintained and appropriately retained.

·         In conjunction with managerial and supervisory staff manage and close out all associated investigation recommendations and remedial actions arising from accident & incident investigations.

·         Conduct HSQE audits on worksites throughout the region, reporting the findings and recommending on corrective action to the site team, the regional manager and HSQE Director.

·         Produce a monthly regional HSQE report summarising accidents, incidents, close calls, audit outputs and continual improvement opportunities.

·         Represent the company at regional Health, Safety and Environmental forums and liaise with client H&S management at project related meetings.



About the Candidate

  • Previous experience in overseeing rail civil engineering works 
  • Flexible self-starter with ability to prioritise 
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant Health and Safety guidelines

Points of Appeal

  • Competitive salary and package
  • Clear path for progression with a route to higher management
  • On-going training and development
  • Working with a market leading contractor
  • Company with a full order book and continual long-term work