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Jacobs Health and Safety Manager in London, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

We are in search of a dynamic and versatile Health and Safety Manager who will be responsible for the day to day management of the H&S under the principal contractor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive all aspects of Safety, Health & Wellbeing for the assigned Delivery Area.

  • Promote and assist with both Corporate & Local SH&W Campaigns.

  • Foster relationships with onsite operational teams and supply chain to monitor and drive SH&W Performance.

  • Undertake Site Safety Inspections for all activities and proactively seek trends or anomalies within the inspections.

  • Work with operational site teams to monitor and advise close out of audit/inspection findings, investigations and any other actions relating to the Delivery Area.

  • Advise the Senior Construction Manager of common trends, events or inspection findings for local site activities to inform local campaigns, initiatives and to improve SHW performance across the Delivery Area.

  • Apply and communicate the benefits of relevant content of the Business Management System.

  • Assure the BMS requirements for all onsite activities and local facilities are met and maintained.

  • Carry out internal audits and surveillance activities for both construction and non-construction activities, as required.

  • Drive a Beyond Zero Health & Safety culture across our business both in delivery and consultancy operations. Implementing new innovative ideas to improve our safety culture and safety in delivery, meeting business objectives & metrics through positive implementation of human

  • performance tools & techniques.

  • Appear on the “on call” Rota and follow the necessary “on call” procedures, as required.

  • Contribute to and support the central SH&W Function as required.

  • Undertake incident investigations, including reporting and communicating findings to both the business and site teams.

Key Stakeholders and Relationships:

  • Principal Contractor team

  • Delivery Authority H&S Team

  • Delivery Authority Survey Team

  • External contractors

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent eg Nebosh Diploma

  • Holding TechIOSH status or higher

  • Proven experience of working in complex environments, solving challenges that may involve a variety of diverse stakeholders including other companies HSSW representatives

  • Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities

  • Strong knowledge and practical application of Safety, Health & Wellbeing on the ground.

  • Demonstrable experience of influencing Safety, Health & Wellbeing culture and performance at operational level.

  • Experience of audits, inspections and management systems

  • Knowledgeable in Health & Safety and Construction Design & Management and the ability to research details in all areas, which gain the best from a Multi-Supplier programme

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)


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