9 months ago
Purpose of the Role
Provide professional leadership in all matters of safety and sustainability, working closely with the Freight, Plant and Engineering team to develop and implement the Colas Rail Safety vision statements.
Enable an industry leading safety performance to be delivered through proactive safety and sustainability management and provision of multi-skilled competent staff.
Key Success Measures
Safety - Support the implementation and management of Colas Rail Services safety initiatives, support the associated actions and deliver continuous improvement in all areas.
Profitability - Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business.
Quality - Quality is key to competitiveness. Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high quality product or service, which Colas Rail can take pride in.
Respect - Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work.
Key Areas of Responsibility and Accountability
Provide specialist safety advice as required to the delivery teams.
Managing applicable SMS standards and briefings of new and revised documents
Lead the development and guarantee delivery of the audit, internal and external and surveillance plans.
Create and maintain improvement plans for Safety, Quality, Sustainability and Environment.
Stakeholder liaison for safety and sustainability matters, including industry working groups
Create and cascade a monthly safety and sustainability briefing, bespoke briefings and inductions.
Implementation and management of safety initiatives, including behaviour based safety
Ensure all accidents, incidents, significant close-calls and near misses are investigated and that all lessons learnt from investigations, surveillance and data analysis are disseminated, understood and embedded
Produce regular reports of KPIs, analysis and improvement action plans.
As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.
Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.
The job holder will have the following essential skills and qualifications:
Leadership - Has the ability to influence and shape business direction and is a proven people manager
Communication - Be a persuasive communicator, able to express views to diverse groups both internally and externally
Proven experience - Ideally operating within the rail industry and has experience of operating at a senior level as a safety professional
A professional qualification - NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and desirably is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health - CMIOSH
Member of Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment - IEMA
The job holder is required to hold a Personal Track Safety - PTS competence
Energy - Get up and go - attitude of a leader
Energise - Lead, manage and inspire my team
Edge - Maximise my personal edge
Execute - Make things happen
Engage - Stay close to the client
Colas Rail in the United Kingdom values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination.
Colas Rail currently works with a number of approved recruitment suppliers. We will therefore not consider CVs or speculative proposals from any other agencies. Recruitment agencies not currently approved as preferred suppliers are kindly requested not to submit speculative CVs to any part of Colas Rail.