QHSE Manager


Reference: QHSE 04

Position type: Full time

Location: Kilmarnock

Salary: £40k to £50K

Closing date: 14/12/2018


The main purpose of the role is the development and management of compliance for of all our quality and safety systems  and take our business forward.

The key requirements of the role are:

  • To manage and develop effective, focused and fully integrated Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental systems, processes and procedures that promotes and enhances workplace safety and business operations in accordance with our ISO 9001, ISO 14001, 45001, RISQS and Rail Industry Group standards and compliance.
  • To support the business on all QHSE matters and be the primary point of contact for all workplace QHSE.


Day to day responsibilities

  • Maintain and improve our QHSE systems ensuring continuous compliance with current standards, legislation and customer requirements.
  • Investigation of any workplace incidents, conducting root cause analysis and making recommendations for preventive or corrective actions.
  • Co-ordinate and execute any HSE inspections, internal, subcontractor and third party audits.
  • Provide Quality Management and HSE operational support to all employees through training initiatives, toolbox talks, and safety meetings etc. that highlight safety responsibilities and actively promote a sustainable safety culture.
  • Identify Safety Critical activities within the relevant rail industry standards and work with the Production Manager, Technical Manager and HR Manager to ensure the right level of competency for each project.
  • Develop and facilitate HSE risk assessments, ensuring the necessary controls are in place and documented.
  • Preparation of audit programmes and plans, carry out internal audits as required for ISO 9001, 14001 45001 and Rail standards including ACOP 1003.
  • Maintenance of all the required records and reports, including business KPI’s

This is a key role and we are looking for someone who would not only relish the challenge of coming into a growing SME business, but would also have the passion and enthusiasm to lead and develop our safety culture and quality standards.

We imagine that you would hold an accredited Safety and/or Quality qualification and have at least 5 years HSE experience gained within an engineering or workshop type environment with knowledge of welding procedures an advantage. 

Experience in the rail or other highly regulated industries would be desirable, but more important is your ability to identify risk, provide and communicate effective resolutions and facilitate improvements across the business.

If you think this is you and you would like to work with us - please send in your CV and give us a flavour of what has attracted you to this role and if we think we match, we will invite you to meet us and discuss the role in more detail.

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