Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all.

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a Head of HSEQ to guarantee we deliver the needs and expectations of our stakeholders for all our operations, services and products.

The Head of HSEQ will be responsible for defining, leading and implementing the Health & Safety, Environmental, Sustainability, Quality and Nuclear Safety Assurance continuous improvement strategy for Assystem UK.

The position is based in either the Blackburn or Sunderland office with travel to Assystem offices and customer sites.

Reporting to the UK Managing Director your responsibilities are:

  • Setting the strategic direction for HSEQ for Assystem UK and CRA in alignment with the Group Delivery Excellence program,
  • Leading the continual development, implementation, maintenance and compliance of the Integrated Management System aligned to Group and Assystem UK business objectives and needs,
  • Defining and deploying a structured approach to Continuous Improvement, that focuses on a culture of customer first, agility and effectiveness,
  • Defining and deploying a structured approach to EHS,
  • Contributing to the overall business strategy to achieve Delivering Excellence,
  • Certification and maintenance of IMS to ISO 9001/14001/45001/1965-Part 2 and further certifications (ISO 44001, ISO 19443, ISO 27001 etc) as required by the business,
  • Ensuring effective management of regulatory and legislative changes impacting the business,
  • Monitoring and reporting overall and relevant performance against business objectives, key performance indicators and associated governance structures,
  • Accountability for risk management around HSEQ related issues, and the  establishment/maintenance of a preventative approach,
  • Ensuring the organisations policies, processes and plans are effective in meeting stakeholder expectations, removing variation, minimising operational risk and maximising efficiency,
  • Supporting the senior management team in ensuring that the operations approach and system of business management are continually assessed and improved.
  • Managing and processing the LFE from the business,
  • Leading the UK CSR program and linking to Group CSR reporting requirements,
  • As required integrating future acquisitions from a HSEQ perspective.

This job description is intended as a guide and does not represent an exhaustive list of tasks.

My profile

Essential Experience & Qualifications

  • +10 years, working within Nuclear, Oil & Gas, PMC, EPC’s and/or an engineering company
  • MSc/BSc or equivalent in an Engineering or Occupational Health and Safety discipline
  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent
  • ISO 9001/ISO 14001/ISO 45001 Certified Lead/Internal auditor
  • + Tertiary qualifications in Health & Safety and / or Environment
  • Chartered or Graduate Member of IOSH (Grad/CMIOSH) or equivalent preferred
  • Good knowledge of all relevant standards, in particular: ISO9001:2015, ISO 14001:2005 and ISO 45001:2018
  • Experience in the design and implementation of integrated management systems

Leadership, organisation and assertiveness are qualities that will allow you to succeed in this position as well as: 

  • The ability to confidently communicate at all levels and clearly deliver information
  • A strong team work ethic with the ability to build strategic working relationships
  • The capacity to lead projects with the ability to manage relationships, build consensus and resolve conflict  

Due to the nature of work to be undertaken applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance. 

Additional information

At Assystem, everyone is an actor and entrepreneur in their own career. We offer you the opportunity and the means to reach your full potential.

So join us and take tomorrow’s engineering to the next level!

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. Skills, talent and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !

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