Head of SHEQ

Head of SHEQ


Role Reference No: UK/51/HSHEQ

Location: Manchester, UK

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive 


  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Car allowance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • Childcare Vouchers


The Role

BCEGI UK has an exciting opportunity for a Head of SHEQ to join our expanding business in Manchester.


With a flexible approach to supporting all BCEGI activities, preferably but not limited to:


  • To manage and lead the team of SHEQ professionals, provide visible leadership and coaching to continually raise the skills and capabilities of SHEQ professionals and the quality of the service, insights and ideas
  • To ensure the business has appropriate SHEQ strategies & plans in place to achieve the business plan
  • To ensure delivery of these strategies and plans is comprehensively monitored, managed and assured
  • Together with the Board & Senior Management Team, develop and agree SHEQ targets, outcome measures and provide regular reports on progress
  • To identify and drive improvements to SHEQ processes, systems and policies, to make it easier to achieve objectives set
  • To work as a member of the Senior Management Team advising both the Directors and Senior Managers on any aspect of SHEQ
  • This position performs the key role in establishing and maintaining the highest Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality standards


  • Oversee the management and standards of safety service provided by the safety professionals, providing visible leadership, and targeted individual coaching and development, to build their capability, skills and experience
  • Direct the Management Team to develop and agree Health and Safety targets and outcome measures, and identify long term strategy
  • Lead the identification of the improvements required to Health & Safety policies & procedures to provide improved systems, services and support
  • Develop and use appropriate metrics to measure and drive improvement in the service being provided by Health & Safety
  • Work with the BCEGI Board and the Senior Management Team to develop and deliver clear, measurable, strategic plans which will:
  • make a real difference to the safety and operational performance                        
  • identify key risk areas that will need to change to meet our business goals and the actions required to make the transition
  • include a suite of metrics by which progress against these strategic safety plans can be measured
  • Compliance with clients and statutory standards, processes and procedures across all projects and sites – driving continuous improvement at all stages
  • Liaison with delivery teams, supply chain partners and subcontractors, designers, product suppliers, client, enforcement agencies and other relevant parties on all safety matters
  • Effective communication and reporting, particularly with regards to accidents and incidents
  • Ensuring that accidents and incidents are investigated and the findings communicated with the required timescales and lessons embedded across all future schemes


  • Oversee and lead the development of a common Environmental Standard and Management System
  • To ensure full compliance with our CRS objectives ensuring we have no pollution or species or regulatory infringement notices
  • Guide and support the SHEQ Managers to promote a risk based approach in supporting delivery and assembly teams, minimising waste, reducing risk and ensuring we maintain a flourishing environment


  • Oversee and lead the development, implementation and maintenance of a Quality Management System (QMS) that supports and helps deliver the goals; ensuring alignment and collaboration across partner and client systems and processes
  • Ensure team responsibility for quality is defined and objectives are owned and report performance against the QMS
  • Develop relationships and lead clients to ensure understanding of auditing requirements and processes regarding QMS with a commitment to continually improve quality standards, advising action and recommendations for changes



  • Previous experience in implementing and leading Construction/Health & Safety/Environmental and Quality systems
  • NEBOSH diploma
  • Chartered membership of IOSH – CMIOSH


  • Recognised Environmental & Quality qualification and experience
  • NEBOSH National Certificates
  • MSc/PGD in Occupational
  • Health & Safety Management or equivalent
  • NVQ/level 4 or above in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Demonstrable track record of leading a team
  • Good communicational skills (both verbally and written)
  • Persuasive with ability to influence
  • Strong attention to detail, able to closely monitor processes and practices in order to ensure best practice across the entire organisation


We are always looking for new talent.

If you’ve got the ambition to work for a highly respected, international construction business, as part of our dynamic, friendly and multi-cultural team, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always looking for local talent to work with us on our range of exciting projects across the globe.