Senior Health and Safety Officer

Dublin (Hybrid)

Job Requirements:

  • Hold a relevant 3rd level qualification in Health & Safety (Minimum Diploma)

  • 3-5 years' experience in a similar position

  • A genuine passion for H&S matters, with a record of making measurable improvements to operational practices

  • Experience in developing and implementing behavioural and Health & Safety Management Systems

  • Experience in conducting audits, investigations & root cause analysis

  • Thorough knowledge of Irish H&S legislation and ability to efficiently manage all health and safety issues on site

  • Ability to work and communicate confidently and effectively with both senior management within the company as well as external clients and contractors

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with strong decision-making expertise, and the ability to engage and influence employees and senior management

  • Ability to lead a safety team, use own initiative and be self-motivated

  • Experience with the ISO 45001 standard and management system

  • Issue and develop performance reports to the Health & Safety Manager

  • As part of the management leadership team, you will be expected to lead by example and be a subject matter expert in relation to health and safety matters

Reporting to the Health and Safety Manager, the key responsibilities of this hybrid role will include:

  • Ensure maintenance of the safety management system to ensure that the policies and procedures are consistent with best safety standards and that all elements comply with regulatory requirements and reflect continuous improvement initiatives

  • Promote the highest standards of site safety by influencing the behavioral aspects of safety performance & ensuring all safety policies and procedures are met and adhered to

  • Oversee and review site performance by completing routine inspections and audits, including analysis of all risk assessments and method statements

  • Support the training, coaching and development of a project H&S team

  • Proactively support and drive the operational teams to ensure continuous improvement, reduce risk, develop statistics and targets and objectives for the project

  • Regularly review and update project Risk Assessments, Safe Operating Procedures and the Construction Stage Plan

  • Lead Accident/Near Miss investigations processes

  • Monitor and drive timely closure of actions agreed in response to health & safety related findings, e.g., audits, accidents, regulatory visits, statutory inspections, non-conformances etc.

  • Identify new and on-going safety related training requirements, ensuring all mandatory all mandatory training is reviewed and delivered on time

  • Liaise and build effective working relationships with Senior Management, Clients and Local Authorities and continually strive to build our overall H&S performance.

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