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Burns & McDonnell Site Health & Safety Advisor - Transmission & Distribution (Motherwell, UK) in Motherwell, 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 7,600 professionals working in 50 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 Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) 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.

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 the collation data for environmental KPI’s including any client specific measures and put in place plans to meet objectives and targets.

  • Influence the design and construction teams to support safe by design concepts.

  • Work with the SHE Manager to develop, manage, implement and monitor the Safety, Health and Environmental Management System.

  • Establish, manage and maintain relationships with external stakeholders.

  • Undertake site advisory visits, inspections and audits of operational sites in accordance with the plan.

  • Monitor actions resulting from audits and inspections through to completion

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

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

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

  • Prepare and facilitate the communication of health & safety training/briefings.

  • Promote good practice, capture good practice and ensure it is fed-back into the business.

  • Set standards and lead by example in Health & safety.

  • Maintain own level of knowledge and competency in relations to Health, Safety and Environmental Management and responsibilities including appropriate qualifications and professional memberships.

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


Minimum Requirements

  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in a construction environment, including: strong knowledge of electricity networks construction, HSE and IOSH Standards.

Strongly Recommended

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

  • Good knowledge of data analysis & risk assessment

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Full driving licence

  • Good working knowledge of CDM Regulations

  • Understanding of Incident Investigation Techniques


  • 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 organizational, communication and time management skills.

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

  • Be able to work on own initiative.

  • Computer literate.

At Burns & McDonnell qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability or protected veteran status. We believe an inclusive culture is necessary to grow a successful and strong organization.

Job Safety & Health

Primary Location GB-Motherwell, UK-Motherwell

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 230890 Job Hire Type Experienced