Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Manager

Salary: (£39,559 - £57,186) – subject to qualification and experience
09 Jan 2013
25 Jan 2013
Job Type

Help build London’s future

Every day, more than 4 million passenger journeys are undertaken on our network whilst we deliver one of the biggest investment programmes in Europe. Ensuring the safe delivery of our projects will be your challenge in this key role. You’ll be joining a high profile organisation at a particularly exciting time, with a broad range of innovative projects both on the ground and in the pipeline. The experience you’ll gain here will open up exceptional career opportunities both internally and externally. 

About us

A rich heritage. A strong customer focus. An iconic brand. They all add up to make Transport for London a unique public service – and a great place to develop your career. 

The role

You’ll be part of a team transforming TfL.  Working with project managers on a day to day basis and reporting functionally to a HSE Senior Manager, you will work closely with our project teams to provide direction, advice and support on HSE matters. Adopting a risk based approach you will carry out monitoring of project team and supplier HS & E performance to verify compliance with legislation and TfL requirements. You will identify and share best practice, including influencing and supporting improvement activity.

What you’ll need

We’re looking for a first rate communicator with excellent influencing, problem-solving and prioritising skills. You will have significant HS & E experience gained on rail or large construction projects in a highly regulated environment. We’ll also expect a good knowledge of the CDM regulations, qualifications to NEBOSH Certificate level as a minimum and / or a degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline. Your ability to engage with stakeholders, relate to people at all levels and instil a pro-active approach with your peers will be matched by your collaborative working style.

We are looking for candidates who wish to work day shifts, night shifts and/or part-time (including job-share partners).  You should ensure that you outline your preferences with regards to working hours in your covering letter.
Key Accountabilities

  • To work as a member of a team, delivering HSE projects and work assignments across TfL, that meet time, cost and delivery specification targets.  
  • To provide competent advice on HSE matters, including legal compliance and good practice to staff, managers and other stakeholders across TfL; interpreting business requirements within existing policy frameworks and making recommendations for remedial and preventative actions.  
  • To work with internal customers to assist in the efficient and effective delivery of defined HSE processes, procedures, standards and systems, including support on risk assessment, safety improvement planning and coaching.
  • Undertake monitoring and assurance activities of service deliverers, which may include inspections, investigations, surveys and Safety Management System audits; making recommendations for remedial and preventative actions and highlight areas of improvement within the overall HSE strategy.
  • To produce appropriate reports for use by managers and regulators.
  • To undertake a representative role, attending and reporting to and from relevant safety and other stakeholder meetings, maintaining relationships with stakeholders to ensure common understanding and approaches.
  • To undertake Environment and Sustainability management activities, making recommendations for remedial and preventative actions.
  • To maintain up to date knowledge in the relevant areas of the role including in legislation and industry best practice and to ensure that this is shared effectively with those that the role supports.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • A self-starter, capable of working as an individual with energy and effectiveness but without supervision, and/or as part of a team.(Essential)
  • Good organisational and work planning skills. (Essential)
  • Identifies problems, analyses and evaluates their implications and develops and assesses effective, timely and risk based solutions. (Essential)
  • Able to collect and analyse complex data, using this to develop recommendations for action. (Essential)
  • Confidently challenges existing ways of thinking and behaviours and suggests positive alternatives for action. (Essential)
  • Sets and monitors SMART objectives and performance measures, and able to respond effectively to both excellent and poor performance in meeting these objectives and measures. (Essential)
  • Builds and sustains relationships with all levels of management and staff, both internal and external to the organisation, and with appropriate regulating bodies and trade unions. (Essential)
  • Communicates, influences, and motivates at all levels within the organisation. (Essential)
  • Able to operate core MS Office IT packages.(Essential)


  • Degree or equivalent qualification (and/or NEBOSH Certificate or other relevant professional qualifications).  (Essential)
  • Sound and current knowledge of the relevant legislation, standards and procedures for the sector/role. (Essential) 
  • Knowledge of the CDM Regulations for the following duty holders: Client, CDM-c, Designer and Principal Contractor.


  • Significant HS & E experience gained on rail or large construction projects in a highly regulated environment (Essential)
  • Experience of producing and delivering reports for use throughout the organisation to support local business process. (Desirable)
  • Experience of advising managers at all levels of the organisation on HSE activities in line with legislative and policy requirements. (Essential)
  • Experience of working in a unionised environment (Desirable)

 Closing date: 25th January 2013.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter with any supporting information you may wish to add, demonstrating as far as possible how you match the criteria for this role.

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