HSEQ Manager

Location Aberdeenshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Samantha Carlisle

Contact email: samantha@superior-recruitment.com
Published: 25 days ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for an experienced HSEQ Advisor on behalf of our client based in Aberdeen. This is a full time permanent role.

Purpose of the Role:

  • To manage the HSEQ function and provide advice and support to the client on all aspects of HSEQ activity, in support of core business functions

  • To maintain the management systems and associated aspects, including certification and registrations for the client and facilitate HSEQ compliance with legislative, industry and internal requirements

  • To establish and promote a proactive and effective safety performance culture across all areas of the business and adopt an active role to review, monitor and report all HSEQ related performance data and promote continuous improvement opportunities

  • To provide HSEQ input and undertake other duties as required throughout each Company and on all operational projects

Level of Supervision:

  • Responsible for department and own workload and time management. No Supervision required

Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing all aspects of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality across all the client sites

  • Ownership of both the client company management systems; continually improving policies, processes and procedures, streamlining, integrating and harmonising wherever practicable

  • Working directly with Senior Management to improve HSEQ throughout the client leading initiatives for each company

  • Contribute to the strategic planning process with particular reference to HSEQ matters

  • Advising, supporting and providing guidance and recommendations in Health and Safety, Security, Sustainability, Environmental, Quality Assurance and Quality Control aspects throughout projects for each Company

  • Establishing, maintaining and reporting company HSEQ objectives and KPIs for each Company

  • Analysing data, maintaining statistics and producing output reports for the client on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis

  • Leading and encouraging a proactive safety culture through regular communication and initiatives. Driving philosophies of Personal Responsibility for Safety throughout each Company

  • Completing Client HSEQ requirements, questionnaires and reviewing contracts / collating information for tenders as required for each Company

  • HSEQ facilities support for Company sites as necessary

  • Undertaking hazard identification and risk assessments for all operations – project and non-project related - for each Company / Site. HSEQ input to return to work risk assessments

  • Maintaining ISO certification and main focal point for ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 for each company

  • Maintaining the various accreditations, certifications and memberships and working with management to maintain technical aspects of the standards and requirements

  • Conducting HSEQ internal audits and leading external audits on all sites for each Company. Supporting any Sister Companies as required

  • Facilitating Group HSEQ meetings, improvements and initiatives

  • Overseeing safety inspections for the client, on each site, including Ellon workshop facility and work closely with the operations team(s) to ensure safe working practices at all times

  • Managing databases, approvals and registers, including: Suppliers, COSHH, risk assessments, audits, feedback, standards, legal aspects, environmental aspects, incidents, lessons learned, non-conformances and actions for each Company

  • Leading incident investigations and reporting / liaising with the relevant authority as necessary for each Company. Supporting Sister companies as required

  • Maintaining the company intranet portals and external database registrations for each Company

  • HSEQ inductions for new employees / personnel for each Company

  • Overseeing Fire Warden and First Aider roles for each Company / site

  • Providing assistance for client training and competency management

  • In addition, you will carry out any other duties that reasonably and naturally fall within your role and which the Company deems you to be competent to undertake


  • You will demonstrate a personal commitment to Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment

  • You will apply Company and where appropriate, the group and / or Client’s Health, Safety, Quality and Environment Policies and Procedures

  • Maintain and embrace ownership of Company policies and procedures, and ensure that all HSEQ and Operational procedures as identified in the Company HSEQ Manuals are adhered to at all times

Working With Others:

  • You will work cooperatively with others and provide support to all colleagues to achieve identified shared business goals through effective teamwork

  • You will communicate openly with others in the organisation, exchanging progress information freely

  • You will propose and agree ways to improve tasks, ensuring interpersonal relationships are effective and support business objectives

  • At all times, you will carry out your duties ethically, lawfully and respectfully

Customer Interface:

  • All roles in the Company contribute to a successful and profitable relationship with our customers

  • You must have a thorough understanding of how your role contributes to the service our customers receive and, as a result, will appreciate the importance of adopting a professional approach at all times in carrying out your duties

Financial Awareness:

  • You will carry out your duties in accordance with the Company’s Policies in respect of good financial practices, ensuring all spend is necessary to achieve the organisation’s objectives and is properly approved

  • You will understand how costs impact on profitability to ensure you’re able to contribute to the business’s positive financial performance

Essential / Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Previous experience in a similar role within a relevant sector

  • Ability to demonstrate a successful track record in managing the development, implementation and evaluation of management systems, HSEQ activities and processes - both in relation to corporate and operational project related activities

  • Excellent knowledge of HSE legislation and applicable ISO standards

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to analyse data, statistics and produce reports

  • Good presentation skill

  • Highly organised and able to manage multiple workloads across different Companies and provide flexibility and adaptability's or approaches to problems

  • Ability to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with legislation, regulations or standards

  • Knowledge of industry certification and accreditation standards, with experience of leading audits, i.e. UKAS, LEEA, BSI

  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships, manage conflict and support and advise personnel

  • In addition, maintain Company and personnel confidentiality

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Training experience

  • Document control experience

Essential Professional, Academic or Other Qualifications:

  • NEBOSH certificate as a minimum, or suitable equivalent. Diploma preferred

  • Internal auditor qualification. Lead auditor qualification preferred.

  • Environmental certificate as a minimum, or suitable equivalent. Diploma preferred

  • Professional memberships in health and safety / environment / quality preferred

Desirable Professional, Academic or Other Qualifications:

  • Fire Safety training

  • First Aid training

  • 3rd party assessor qualification

  • Training qualification

Essential Tools and Technology:

  • Excellent IT literacy and competence in standard Microsoft applications, including proficient use of SharePoint or other similar web portals


  • Experience working with Achilles, SafeContractor, ISNetworld or other similar databases

For more information and to apply, please submit your up to date CV and our specialist team will be in touch as soon as possible.