Senior Environment, Health and Safety Advisor (EHS Advisor)

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  • Location:

    Chelmsford, Essex

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + + excellents bens.

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Senior Environment, Health and Safety Advisor (EHS Advisor)

  • EHS; SHE; QHSE; Health & Safety; CoSHH; Risk Management;

  • Engineering; Manufacturing; Production; Facilities;

  • £50,000 - £55,000 + excellent bens.

  • Chelmsford, Essex

We are a global leader in specialised components and subsystems for innovative solutions in medical, science, aerospace, defence and industrial applications.

Our products do many things including saving people's lives by finding and treating cancer, helping map our planet and the universe and freezing the atom down to 0° Kelvin.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Chelmsford EHS team as a Senior Environment, Health and Safety Advisor / Business Partner. You will be assisting and guiding the Chelmsford facility through an exciting time of growth, hence your ability to establish your personal and functional credibility and to build strong working relationships acting as a trusted advisor will be key.

Key responsibilities assigned to this role will include:

  • Supporting the Head of Environmental Safety and Health to ensure the EHS management system is suitable and effective and aligned with the needs of the business;

  • Engagement with production, engineering, facilities and project teams to understand and practically support their operational and business health and safety requirements;

  • Manage and support the ISO 45001 & ISO 14001 Accreditations and internal audit program;

  • Support workforce engagement, and EHS culture development initiatives;

  • Manage and support the divisional Risk Action Groups that are chaired by operational managers;

  • Actively be involved in legal and management system audits and to ensure they are effectively logged and documented within the organisations framework for legal compliance recording;

  • Deputise for Head of Environmental Safety and Health, including preparation for and presenting at the SLT Health, Safety and Environmental Steering Committee;

  • Support the development of new or existing EHS policies, procedures, and provide professional guidance on risk management to ensure they are suitable and sufficient and;

  • Assist with the introduction, implementation, maintenance and use of EHS specialist software for the management of accidents, incidents, risk assessments, audits and inspections;

Experience/ Competencies:

  • Experience of working in a large complex, higher risk manufacturing environment

  • Business focussed and pragmatic approach to Environment, health and safety

  • Able to lead and influence others at all levels and willing to challenge existing processes;

  • Experience of conducting and reviewing Risk & CoSHH assessments;

  • Knowledge of ISO 45001 & 14001 Management Systems;

  • Knowledge of EHS processes, practices and systems and the ability to drive improvements;

  • Understanding of Legal requirements and ability to interpret the legal text;

  • Strong background and knowledge of industry best practices and applicable ACOPs;

Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Relevant degree: NCRQ Diploma, NVQ 6 Diploma, NEBOSH Diploma;

  • Member of IOSH, as a minimum Grad-IOSH (evidence of CPD);

  • Certified Auditor (ISO 45001 & ISO 14001);

  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills;

  • Highly motivated and proactive individual with a pragmatic and can-do-attitude towards EHS;