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HSE Advisor

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HSE Advisor



Location: Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK.


Salary: Competitive.


  • Reporting to: UK HSE Manager.

  • Department: HSE.

  • Location: Site based.

    Company Profile

    Our client is a joint venture company set up to turnkey electrical AC substation projects. They will undertake turnkey electrical alternating current substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, power transmission and transportation solutions. Turnkey solutions will include project design, engineering, procurement, construction, management, commissioning and after-sales support.

    Our client combined project management expertise and deep technological knowledge to create a company dedicated to substations. Their vision is to deliver the best market offering for turnkey substation projects through world-class power technologies and delivering the highest level of competence in managing infrastructure projects.

    As a leading engineering company, they help their customers with turnkey substation solutions in the field of power transmission, renewable energy and transportation.

    Job Description

    Purpose of the Job:

    The role will be site based and the HSE Advisor will be responsible for all aspects of HSE leading and lagging performance indicators relating to the above, as this is a nuclear project safety is at the forefront of all activities, a fine eye for detail and accuracy is a pre requisite to be successful in this documentation compliant role.

    Key Areas of Responsibility (KARs):

  • Maintain full governance structure of HSE within the project.

  • Ensure that the process for auditing and reporting on HSE into the company Global Incident Database is rolled out accordingly.

  • Monitor findings and closure of corrective action within the project.

  • Ensure respective organisations and contractors are compliant with the company BlueBook and with related legislation.

  • Ensure HSE risk identification and controls are applied at all stages of the internal value chain.

  • Drive behavioural change to continuously improve Project HSE through programs, initiatives and trainings as well as engage external / internal stakeholders in order to report on, raise awareness and gain commitment on their HSE efforts.

  • Site support/supervision by means of auditing, inspections and guidance to site personnel.

  • Thorough understanding of M&E & Civil quality requirements on HV substation.

  • Attend weekly HSE meetings with client reporting on progress and completion.

  • Complete regular and scheduled audits of the CPP and to adherence of ISO 9001.

  • Work with HSE manager to ensure all KPIs are recorded, monitored and improvement activities are put in place when required.

  • Intervene when the safety of individuals, plant, equipment and/or quality of work is at risk or has been compromised and escalate accordingly.

  • Provide the required training, support and guidance to the project team and supplier / contractors on all quality related matters.

  • Cascade the appropriate documentation from suppliers to the site installation teams.

  • Promote a right first-time culture and understand key risk areas and highlight room for improvement.

  • To follow company code of conduct and ethics.

  • Monitor compliance to health and safety as well as business ethics within operational work, contracts, and negotiations.

  • To strengthen Customer relationships through successful procurement solutions.

  • To hold and participate in added value reviews, sourcing strategies and innovations.

    Position Parameters:

    Typical KPIs:

  • Leading and lagging HSE indicators outlined in company bluebook.

  • HPC Project execution KPI.

    Other Position-Specific Characteristics:

  • Site based with occasional travel to UK headquarters.

    Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of NNB quality requirements and systems on site a distinct advantage.

  • SHES profession.

  • Experience working in HV substation HSE role.

  • Knowledge of various industry standards Client working practices including NNB, National Grid.

  • Thorough understanding of CDM.

  • Thorough knowledge of Civil and M&E installation & required documentation.

  • Working in a high- pressure environment.

  • Must be focused and able to communicate at all levels.

  • Problem solving skills RCA / 8D.

  • Must have good IT skills.

    Competencies/ Skills Required:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Process and procedure driven.

  • Team collaboration and be a team player.

  • Highly focused on process improvement and controls.

  • Self-motivated and a can-do attitude.

  • Not afraid to speak out when something is not right.

  • A person who leads by example.

  • A strong eye for detail.

  • A good motivator of others to make sure it is right.

  • Always looking for improvement.


  • University level education (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

  • NEBOSH qualified.

  • 5 years of experience in HSE function ideally in the EPC environment.

  • Excellent knowledge of general HSE regulatory requirements.

  • Fluency in English - both written and spoken.

    At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for any HSE Advisor looking for new employment.

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