Senior Health & Safety Advisor - Infrastructure Projects - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 65,000 - 75,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-31797

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Health & Safety Advisor with 10+ years’ experience of supervision on major civil / building programmes / projects in the aviation sector , based in Dublin?

If you are looking for a role with great scope to develop your career, contact Sheila for an informal chat on +353-1-7978720 or send your CV to for review.

Senior Health & Safety Advisor - Infrastructure Projects - Dublin

Job Description

Our client is a leading engineering, construction, and project management company with a strong pipeline of Irish projects.

This position is for an aviation project in Ireland.

The HSSE Lead is responsible for advising on overall compliance in matters of HSSE in accordance with the Contracting Entity's policy and relevant statutory provisions. 

The role holder must lead by example and serve as a role model in mobilising all project contractors and ensuring the highest standards of HSSE are adopted throughout the programme

Support the Head of Health and Safety in the development and implementation a credible HSSE Management System for the Contracting Entity's Infrastructure Department, including but not limited to KPls, dashboards, procedures, best practices, lessons learned and reporting systems/ applications, which align to the Contracting Entity's company policies, procedures and legal requirements

Provide appropriate level of oversight of the management of HSSE impact within the Programmes

Develop and deliver HSSE induction to staff and sub- contractors.

Conduct site audits, site inspections, task inspections, environmental audits

Review PSDP, PSCS project documentation - Preliminary plans, Construction stage plans, Emergency plans, Risk Assessment Method Statements, Temporary Works and Lift Plans.

Attend co-ordination meetings, site set up meetings, project status meetings

Assist with implementing ISO standards and ensuring these standards are maintained

Review and update SOP's, construction site permits and safe plan of actions

Enforce preventative measures, review control measures, amend where required

Ensure that record of statutory inspections is kept for all projects.

Manage the Permission to Work (P2W) system, review all submitted documents before permission to work is granted

Review relevant information in safety files for handover to the Contracting Entity at the end of the project.

Incident investigation oversight to ensure lessons-learned are implemented.

Report on HSSE performance of the programme using suitable key performance indicators

Keep relevant teams and individuals within the programme appraised of any proposed change in legislation that may impact on their business and advise of the implications.

Establish, drive and implement best practice in relation to HSSE across the programme

Provide expert advice, assistance and support to the Programme teams on HSSE requirements.

Ensure the HSSE management systems, processes and tools are fit for purpose and drive continuous improvement.

Lead the development of processes that enable safety, and occupational health risks to be identified and mitigated - including those associated with organisational and operational change.

Ensure that there are effective processes for the recording, reporting and investigation of accidents and incidents in order to develop a culture where lessons are learned and drive risk reduction.

Maintain theoretical and practical competence in the field of HSSE management, including the application of relevant legislation and industry requirements


Health and Safety Diploma or Degree is essential, along with circa 10 years' experience in HSSE lead roles across major infrastructure and engineering projects particularly in the aviation industry

Previous experience managing HSSE on site.

Experience in developing and maintaining HSSE Management Systems, Safe T Cert, OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001.

Knowledge and familiarity with contract documents, forms of contract and specifications will be advantageous

Excellent written communications and interpersonal skills are essential.

Team player, self-motivated and able to work using his/her own initiative

Excellent organisational skills with a positive, can-do flexible work attitude

Ability to work to strict deadlines and handle conflicting priorities

Strong computer skills including MS Office, excel, AutoCAD, MS Project Primavera

Ability to manage a contractor site meeting


€65-€75K negotiable based on experience

Life Insurance Program

Pension Scheme

Employee Assistance Program

Long Term Disability Scheme


Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Senior Health & Safety Lead interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Sheila by e-mail at or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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