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Senior Health & Safety Consultant

Senior H&S Consultant Edinburgh

Hays Construction & Property would like to bring you an exciting opportunity to work with a world leading multi-disciplinary construction consultancy.
This role has excellent prospects for an individual who has a desire to progress and enjoys working collaboratively within a team. As well as technical competence, we are looking for someone with the ability to think laterally, who possesses first class communication skills, has strong commercial awareness and will provide a first class service to clients.


  • Work with the regional Health & Safety team to develop a market leading offer based in our clients Edinburgh office, becoming the first port of call for H&S matters, including client facing activities and business development
  • Provide advice and support on H&S matters to other service disciplines, notably the Project Management and Building Surveying teams.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to CDM and other Health & Safety services
  • Undertake a wide range of Principal Designer duties on your own initiative
  • Conduct regular site health & safety audits using a hand held PDA device
  • Learn, understand and apply the principles of quality assurance.
  • Keep abreast of relevant legislative changes
  • Travel locally and nationally to visit client premises


  • Chartered/Professional Qualification in Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH qualified (minimum Construction Certificate)
  • Member of APS / IOSH
  • Experience in fulfilling a Principal Designer / Client CDM Advisor role
  • Experience working in a proactive H&S role within a professional services/consultancy environment would be beneficial
  • Good IT skills and working knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the component parts of CDM2015 and other Health & Safety issues
  • Working knowledge of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

The individual

  • Strong Communication skills - experience of communicating with people at differing levels effectively through oral and written communication
  • Client facing skills - experience of working with clients at a strategic/operational level and managing the relationships effectively
  • Strong Planning and Organising skills - able to prioritise workload and deadlines and manage change effectively
  • Effective problem resolution skills - solution orientated with the ability to manage problems and complaints assertively
  • Team work skills - ability to work with others to achieve team and personal targets or objectives
  • The ability to work concurrently on a portfolio of projects, including some large scale frameworks
  • Competency in reviewing contractors method statements and risk assessments
  • Familiarity with contractual obligations, legal breaches and remedies
  • An understanding of the need for and ability to apply accuracy in all your work

What you need to do now

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Senior Health & Safety Consultant

Edinburgh, UK

Published on 29 Oct 2019