Quality and Environmental Manager - Kilmarnock

09 July 20242024-07-09
Ayrshire, West Central Scotland

Quality and Environmental Manager - Kilmarnock

The Job

As a key role within the HSEQ Team, your advice and support to Managers, supervisors, and colleagues will be instrumental to the improvement of the service the HSEQ department provides to all employees.

By ensuring that sound Quality and environmental practices are identified, document and fully aligned to the key business drivers whilst ensuring these are understood and complied with throughout the organisation, you will support and enable the business to exceed its statutory and contractual obligations in managing all HSEQ aspects across a diverse risk landscape.

This role will be responsible for supporting the maintenance and continual improvement of the Integrated Management System (IMS) covering ISO9001, ISO14001 & ISO45001. Ensuring that our IMS is fully compliant against applicable standards

The Quality and Environmental Manager will provide support to the Strategic Lead for Q&E in all areas relating to environment and quality, while fully supporting the Health and Safety Manager in the discharging of their duties.

  • Develop a strong working relationship with all levels of employees and promote a culture of engagement and all together better across the business.
  • The delivery of HSEQ initiatives throughout the business and the management of Quality and Environment generally, in raising the operational standards and in contributing to the development and effective operations.
  • Carry out management system audits and inspections and manage a programme of corrective/preventative actions for continuous improvement to ensure the highest standards in technical competence and safe working practices are met.
  • To monitor, review, improve and amend the Integrated Management System to ensure continual improvement and compliance.
  • To lead and coordinate the completion of ISO9001 / ISO14001 / ISO45001 audits and support operational teams with any external audits.
  • To provide coaching, mentoring and support to action owners, and provide authoritative advice on the close out of actions.
  • Support the Implementation, design and development of risk management processes, including Risk Assessment, COSHH Assessment, Fire Risk Assessment, CDM Compliance Audits.
  • Development and completion of HSE Statutory Health, Safety and Environment Compliance audits and site safety inspections.
  • Support production of construction phase plans, RAMS, traffic management plans, safe systems of work and associated construction related risk management documentation.
  • Support the delivery of health and safety inductions.
  • Identify knowledge or skills gaps (specific focus on safety, company policies and procedures) and implement supportive corrective actions to meet these needs to help ensure competency levels are attained and maintained.
  • Providing internal training and coaching to operational teams.
  • Deliver oversight and assurance to managers of their risks, recommend and implement solutions to improve the level of compliance and regulatory risk control and ensure any breaches are addressed.
  • Identify any operational and regulatory risks, escalating as appropriate and provide competent advice and recommendations.
  • Compile reports to inform the MD for H&S of internal audit findings, risk profiles, non-conformity to contractual or external audits and incident trends in order to facilitate improvement.
  • Identify and understand the health, safety, environmental & associated legal requirements that are relevant to the work and ensure the teams comply with these. Help the teams understand and actively promote issues regarding health, safety & the environment.
  • To support and where necessary, lead accident and incident investigation, utilising root cause analysis and provide advice to Operational teams on effective preventative measures to reduce risk.
  • Deliver presentations to Operational Management Teams giving insight into performance, risk management and initiatives relevant to areas within the business.
  • To provide concise, factual and accurate information through status reports to the Strategic Lead for H&S, ensuring all information is available to enable effective decisions and improvements to be made.
  • Maintain accurate paper and computer-based records and filing systems.
  • Maintain HSEQ and Training related registers and documentation e.g. Document Registers, Incident Registers, Employee Feedback Reports, HSEQ KPI Register, Audits, deviations, and other HSEQT registers
  • All other duties as directed by the Strategic Lead for H&S.

The Experience

  • Experience in a full time HS&E role.
  • Full working knowledge of ISO45001 (18001) and experience in working with ISO14001 and ISO9001, (ISO50001 / 27001) is an advantage.
  • Trained auditor or can demonstrate on the job auditing experience.
  • Delivering presentations and writing competent reports.
  • Experience in issuing, following up and closing corrective actions.
  • Experience in dealing with external auditors.
  • Knowledge and experience of operational activities within - Electrical and Construction industries.
  • Experience of working for large Principal Contractor – acting as duty holder.
  • Practical experience of producing procedures, risk assessments, method statements, construction phase plans, waste management plans – construction-based HS&E documentation

The Qualifications

  • Membership of IOSH at Tech IOSH level (or similar). – (Grad IOSH / CMIOSH level desirable)
  • Experience within a full time Health and Safety / Environmental role.
  • NEBOSH General Certificate.
  • Internal auditing / management experience of ISO 45001/14001/9001.
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate. – (desirable)
  • Level 5 / 6 qualification in Health and Safety. - (desirable)
  • CDM related qualification (SMSTS). – (desirable)
  • Qualifications in Fire Safety & Fire Risk Assessment. - (desirable)
  • P402 / P405 Asbestos Management. – (desirable)
  • Fully conversant with all Microsoft Office applications.

The Person

  • Computer literate.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility for own tasks
  • Able to organise own workload and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Effective learner & agile thinker.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships at all levels.
  • A strong commitment to high quality customer service
  • Approachable
  • Driven by achievement
  • Have a can-do approach
  • Support colleagues by sharing information and expertise
  • Seek to make improvements, efficiencies and look for new opportunities
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and to quickly gain the confidence of others 
  • Hold a current valid driving license.

To apply to the Quality and environmental Manager position please upload an up-to-date CV or call Lorna on 07765292201.

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