Senior Health & Safety Officer - Civils - Mayo

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1812-11564

Consultant: Sheila McNeice

Are you a Senior Civils Health & Safety Officer with 3-4 years experience on Utilities/Civils construction projects?

Are you interested in working with a large civil engineering contractor based in Mayo?

If you are interested in discussing this role further, contact Sheila on 091 395625 or send your CV to for review.

Senior Health & Safety Officer - Civils - Mayo


Our clients are a multi-disciplined Utilities and Civil Engineering Contractor working throughout Ireland.

They are leading specialists in Trenchless and Utilities Contracting and have undertaken numerous major civil engineering projects throughout Ireland.

Role Description

The successful applicant will be primarily based in the Mayo Head Office and report to the Health and Safety Manager covering sites in Galway and Sligo. 

In order to succeed in this role, you will have a minimum of 3/4 years’ experience in Middle Management in a HSQE role preferably in Utilities/ Civils reporting to Senior Management and Directors ideally with a Main Contractor.


Maintain and Implement the company’s health, safety, quality and environmental policy, procedures and management systems

Advising & assisting site management in drafting and communicating Method Statements, Safe Plans of Action and Tool Box Talks

Provide advice, guidance and instruction in all health & safety matters to management, safety representatives and employees (including sub-contractors where appropriate)

Delivering Health & Safety induction programmes for new employees or sub-contractors working on site

Conduct regular inspections and site audits, reporting findings to site and senior company management. Strict follow-up is required to ensure that actions are dealt with immediately

Ensure that all accidents are reported, recorded and investigated and that suitable notification is given to the Directors, Health & Safety Authority and Insurers as required.

Compiling relevant information for inclusion in the Safety File and preparing for handover to the Client at the end of the project.

Promote the Company mission of being a healthy and incident and injury free work environment.

Ensure that all employees have appropriate training, information, and knowledge to ensure that their work activities are carried out in a safe manner.

Responsible for facilitating and conducting on-going safety training for all employees in the business, and ensuring that new employees (including agency personnel) receive timely inductions prior to commencing their role.

Training records for all employees to be maintained in an appropriate systematic format, and in format that is consistent across all sites.

Ensure that all activities across the business have robust and up-to-date risk assessments.

Develop and implement standard operating procedures and training to ensure that all risks are appropriately managed.

Continuously monitor, evaluate and review Health and Safety policy and practice, and make recommendations and implement new policies and procedures as required.

Conduct accident/incident investigations to identify root cause analysis and implement control measures to prevent recurrences

Ensure Site Managers and Supervisors are actively engaged in the audit process and all Health and Safety systems.

Provide site personnel with the appropriate training and systems to ensure that they can adequately monitor this. Conduct regular programme of audits to evaluate compliance with same.

Ensure all internal and external health and safety reporting requirements are complied with.

Operate Traffic Management Systems for projects

Work with the EPA, HSA, RSA and all relevant public bodies who visit the sites to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and bodies


Relevant H&S Qualifications

Excellent knowledge of ROI legislation

Based in Mayo Head Office with some travel to project sites in Galway & Sligo

Strong communication skills both verbal and written

Ability to prioritise workload

Excellent problem solving skills

Expertise in gap analysis

Excellent reporting skills

Motivated and diligent individual

Full Clean Driving licence


Competitive salary with transport, and negotiable for the right candidate

Full time permanent staff role with great career prospects


Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position. 

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact Sheila by e-mail or phone 091 395625


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