Openreach Careers – Engineering Safety Lead


Job Description:

The Chief Engineer business unit is experiencing exponential growth and health. Safety and environmental management must be governed in-line with this growth to ensure employee welfare and legal compliance. Within the Chief Engineer’s team, you will be responsible for representing Chief Engineer at pan Openreach health, safety and environment meetings and ensuring that Chief Engineer regional operational teams are provided with support in line with Openreach policy and current legislation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement and maintain a true safety culture within Chief Engineer and its supporting partners, driving performance and quality improvements.
  • Act as environmental lead for the Chief Engineer team including Civil Engineering
  • Drive incident reduction and incident investigation for all of Chief Engineer.
  • Create safety plans to reduce injuries and incidents, set safety targets, provide welfare for workers and increase incident reporting across all Chief Engineer teams.
  • Provide guidance to aid delivery against performance dashboard and KPIs.
  • Accountable for delivering large scale CDM 2015 construction projects in Chief Engineer. Working with planning and field to ensure compliance.
  • Ensuring Openreach remains within legal compliance for all safety legislation for all construction work completed by Chief Engineer including Civil Engineering.
  • Leading and managing partners and suppliers to drive safe working collaboration and best practice.
  • Act as advisor to all Chief Engineer teams on all matters of safety, and environment.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in creation and delivery of safety and environmental plans for large operational departments.
  • Strong understanding of Health and Safety Legislation used in Construction Industry.
  • Experience of mitigating risks, implanting best practice and following strict governance procedures
  • An expert in their field with experience of and credibility in engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding utility networks.
  • Technically competent in understanding construction methods, work equipment and tools.
  • Experience of dealing with incident investigations and reporting to senior stakeholders up to and including CEO.

Job Details:

Company: Openreach

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Newport, GB

Application Deadline: N/A

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