Regional HSSQ Manager (Scotland & North England)

Regional HSSQ Manager (Scotland & North England) opportunity available now! Careys are looking for an HSSQ specialist with the proven ability to lead a team and act as a trusted operational partner across a variety of interesting civil engineering projects.


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About the Opportunity

As Regional HSSQ Manager with Careys, each day will be different as you lead and support your regional team to continually raise the bar on health, safety, sustainability and quality performance. Reporting to the Group HSSQ Director, this is an opportunity to manage a regional project portfolio and existing team of experienced permanent and contract HSSQ professionals. Working from our office in Glasgow, there would also be regional travel (typically 60% office/40% site-based) – supporting your team and building relationships with our operational leaders, clients, authorities and project stakeholders.

Our strategy for delivering a positive health, safety, sustainability, quality and wellbeing culture of continual improvement is encapsulated in our behavioural safety programme, Safe Home Every Day (SHED), which goes beyond compliance into best practice. SHED is not a set of rules but a culture that the leadership team is committed to and is cascaded down to every member of staff - a culture that there is never a reason to take short cuts, rush, or complete unplanned works that could place ourselves, colleagues, clients, fellow contractors, or the general public at risk.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Develop, advise on, and implement safe, healthy and sustainable working practices inc. monitoring HSSQ legal register and keeping abreast of industry standards and best practice.
  • Lead and mentor HSSQ Managers, Advisors and Trainees (typically up-to 5 people), supporting their development and career progression.  
  • Lead and consult with regional Directors on HSSQ risk profiling, action planning and monitoring.
  • Support work-winning and regional leadership team with pre-construction and HSSQ risk management inc. advising on appropriate methodology, risk mitigation and HSSQ strategy for high-risk work and delivery.
  • Monitor and support the implementation of regional inspection & test, risk assessment and management plans, and company-wide improvement initiatives.
  • Facilitate, coordinate and evaluate external auditing & reporting i.e. client/social compliance and accreditation or certification audits.
  • Act as Lead Investigator for incidents of internal severity rating Level 4. 
  • Effectively procure and control costs for project HSSQ related strategy & initiatives inc. requisition of external services i.e. specialist consultant works.

About You

  • Highly collaborative, pragmatic and influential HSSQ leader and specialist within civil engineering. Previous experience within an equivalent role (essential).
  • Certified at diploma or chartership level (essential).
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel across the region (Scotland & North of England).
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills – a proactive self-starter who can plan, prioritise and manage their and their teams’ workload across a regional project portfolio.
  • Mindset of continuous improvement; keeps up-to-date with HSSQ developments and new methodologies in workplace safety.

Unique Benefits

  • Agile working arrangement (Glasgow office/sites/home). This role requires the ability to travel to projects across the region.
  • 40hrs per week (8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday).
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including pension, healthcare and car allowance.
  • 26 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays.
  • Optional Benefits via 'My Perks': Dining Card, Gym Membership, Cycle to Work, Holiday Trading (buy or sell up to 4 days), Health Cash Plan, Dental and Critical Illness Insurance, Partner Life Assurance, Car Leasing and Discounts & Cashback.
  • You’ll be joining a brilliant team who are lots of fun, have a wealth of knowledge to learn from and will always keep you challenged.

Carey Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

How to Apply

To apply, or for further information/a full copy of the job description please contact Emma Woodall, Resourcing Partner at

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