HSSEA Advisor

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Position Type
Staff / Permanent
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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a HSSEA Advisor with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry for a permanent staff role based in Ware.


The Role

  • Supports the HSSEA Delivery Manager with the delivery of the functional HSSEA plan
  • Day-to-day management and continuous improvement HSSEA systems (e.g. HSSEA management system, HSSEA performance reporting etc).
  • Participation in functional HSSEA assurance activities
  • Support of regional HSSEA projects (e.g. Emergency response, HSSEA intranet, CAIRS etc)
  • Monitors Site HSSEA activity and performance
  • Acts as point of contact for site HSSEA matters
  • Provision of competent advice to site management team, contractors and client
  • Support & Coaching of WOOD HSSEA initiatives and Client initiatives where applicable


  • Deliver the objectives of the functional HSSEA plan, and assist with projects and their objectives.
  • Point of contact and provision of advice on all HSSEA matters
  • Monitor and evaluate site based HSSEA activities (e.g. improvement plans, incident trends, best practice development etc)
  • Deliver functional assurance activities (e.g. audits)
  • Communicate the important messages from high profile incidents and accidents as a part of the safety alert/lessons-learned process to all relevant parties
  • Ensure compliance against agreed procedures within the interface matrix
  • Liaise with and build relationships with Framework HSSEA teams and client teams
  • Manage attendance and participation at project HSE meetings, workshops and forums
  • Promote workforce involvement in all HSE activities, initiatives and programmes

Skills / Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in relevant technical, industry or HSSEA specific discipline (desirable)
  • Internationally recognised Diploma. (desirable)
  • NEBOSH General or Construction Certificate. (essential)
  • Trained Internal Auditor (desirable)
  • RCA – Accident/incident Investigator, e.g. Taproot/Helix (essential)


Minimum Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in a HSSEA role in Pharmaceutical, O&G, Petrochemical or other process-related industry.
  • Familiar with Construction, Engineering and CDM:2015 (essential)


Job-Specific Skills:

  • Familiar with HSSEA management in a process industry-related contractor organisation
  • Broad HSSEA experience in contractor and/or process-related industry
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Effective/competent MS Office Suite User
  • Good communication skills in both written and spoken format

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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