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Burns & McDonnell Site Health & Safety Advisor - T&D - (Multiple Locations, UK) in Glasgow, United Kingdom


Chart your own course and change the world — with the support of people whose interests are aligned with yours. At Burns & McDonnell, opportunity is waiting. We’re looking for people with big ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset. It’s those kinds of people who’ve helped us grow from a small consulting business back in 1898 to a global leader in engineering, construction and consulting solutions. Today, we’re a thriving company with 10,000 professionals working in 55 offices worldwide and recognised as the global leader in Transmission & Distribution.

We’re growing our UK business and have opportunities for experienced and motivated industry professionals to join us in our Birmingham office as we continue our journey to help make our clients successful. We have a specific opportunity for an experienced Site Health & Safety Advisor to join our Team.

We are addressing projects across the energy spectrum, encompassing substations, overhead and underground systems, and smart networks as the UK expands investment and technology to support the net-zero future. If you are excited about working both on the grid edge and in the heart of the electricity network, then we want to hear from you.

We are Burns & McDonnell and we Create Amazing.

This role will provide project & site level advice and guidance on the practical implementation of the company’s heath safety and environmental policies and processes including those of external stakeholders such as regulatory bodies and clients

Job Profile

  • Understand the Company Health & Safety and Environmental (SHE) Policies and Processes and statutory requirements and ensure the requirements are implemented at a project and site level.

  • Communicate, reinforce, and champion the Burns & McDonnell ‘Safety First’ approach.

  • Support project teams in the development of project Health & Safety Management plans and arrangements, and review to drive continual improvement.

  • Monitor project risk registers to ensure design and constructions risks are captured, managed, and mitigated.

  • Coordinate within the operational team to ensure actions are undertaken to meet the requirements of the Safety Action Plan.

  • Provide project and site management with advice on the prevention of incidents.

  • Lead on data collation for safety, health, environmental KPI’s including any client specific measures and put in place plans to meet objectives and targets.

  • Support safety by design concepts, working with construction and engineering design teams.

  • Work with the H&S Manager to develop, manage, implement, and monitor conformance with the Safety, Health and Environmental Management System.

  • Establish, manage, and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, including customers, clients, local authorities, enforcement agencies, impacted communities and other interested parties.

  • Undertake site visits, inspections, and audits to help assure compliance to CDM and other HS&E legislation.

  • Coordinate with the operational team to ensure actions are delivered. Track actions resulting from audits and inspections through to completion.

  • Review and provide guidance on the preparation of safe systems of work Risk, Assessments and Method Statements

  • Undertake and/or assist with the monitoring, analysis and reporting of SHE performance. Utilise data to highlight areas for further consideration, evaluation and intervention.

  • Assist and/or manage the investigation of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents.

  • Prepare and deliver health & safety training/briefings.

  • Promote and capture good practice and harness innovation.

  • Set standards and lead by example.

  • Maintain own professional development, knowledge, and competency in relation to Health, Safety and Environmental Management and responsibilities.

  • Deputise for the Environmental Advisor when they are not on site.

  • Assist with the onboarding of project and site personnel making sure they receive inductions and check that they have suitable competencies and provisions for their activities.

  • Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree and 3 years experience in a construction environment, including: strong knowledge of electricity networks construction, HSE and IOSH Standards.

  • Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in a construction environment, including: strong knowledge of electricity networks construction, HSE and IOSH Standards.

  • Full driving licence

Strongly Recommended

  • Working Knowledge of Electricity in Construction, (Cabling, Transmission, sub stations),

  • Good knowledge of data analysis & risk assessment

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Good working knowledge of CDM Regulations

  • Understanding of Incident Investigation Techniques


  • NEBOSH Diploma

  • Chartered or working towards chartership of a relevant professional Institution (e.g. IOSH etc.).

  • National Grid Person Training

Skills / experience

  • Experience of delivering presentations, training etc.

  • The ability to thrive in pressure situations.

  • Proactive and pragmatic approach

  • The ability to empathise, communicate and influence stakeholder and the project team.

  • Excellent organisational, communication and time management skills.

  • A passion for Health & Safety improvement and sustainable outcomes.

  • Be able to work on own initiative.

  • Computer literate.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Safety & Health

Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham

Other Locations GB-Glasgow, UK-Glasgow

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time

Req ID: 240439

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JA #UKO N/A