Compliance (QHSE) Manager


Reference: COM-QHSE

Position type: Full time - 37 hours

Location: Kilmarnock

Salary: £45k

Closing date: 14/07/2020


We have an exciting opportunity within the company for a Compliance (QHSE) Manager.


The main purpose of the role is 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 ISO 9001, ISO 14001, 18001, Link-up and Rail standards compliance, offering support the business on all QHSE matters and be the primary point of contact for all workplace QHSE.


The tasks and responsibilities vary from day to day and include:

  • Evaluation of the workplace environment, develop and implement safety management policies, processes and procedures that raise awareness, increase knowledge and reduce risk across the business,

  • Maintain and improve the QHSE systems to ensure compliance with current standards, legislation and customer requirements.

  • Investigation of any workplace incidents, conduct a root cause analysis and make recommendations for preventive or corrective actions.

  • Co-ordinate and execute any HSE inspections, internal, subcontractor and third-party audits.

  • Participate in project and tender teams as the QHSE expert reviewing and assessing pre-qualification or tender requests, then compiling the required documentation in line with the project deliverables.

  • Provide Quality Management and HSE operational support to all employees through training initiatives, toolbox talks, and a safety meeting 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 and HR Manager to ensure the right level of competency is in place as each project starts.

  • Develops and facilitates HSE risk assessments and ensures controls are implemented.

  • Manage the Occupational health and wellbeing plan, ensuring all employees are fit for the requirements of their role.

  • Preparation of audit programmes and plans, carry out internal audits as required for ISO 9001,14001 and Rail standards

  • Maintenance of all the required records and reports.

  • Analysis of agreed KPI’s, reporting and presenting at monthly management meetings any changes or trends that could impact the business e.g., customer complaints, non-conformances, near misses, incidents and damage.

  • Promote Brodie Engineering’s behavioural expectations by enhancing and supporting working relationships within the business, customers and external agencies.


The role reports to the Operations Director and will work closely with key roles across the business and must be able to manage conflicting work issues and meet tight deadlines by negotiating timeframes on work in order to ensure deliverable deadlines.



  • Able to actively promote a positive “one team” environment and build networks effectively to enhance and share knowledge.

  • Methodical in approach to problems and have good attention to detail, ability to identify problems and immediate resolutions whilst under pressure.

  • Able to build contingency plans into daily work to deal with unforeseen circumstances in order to minimise potential problems.

  • An excellent communicator - a strong influencer with the ability to deliver complex or difficult messages comfortably whilst engaging an audience in the process.

  • Happy to challenge assumptions and pose questions to achieve a thorough understanding of issues.

  • Organised, methodical thinker, able to assimilate data and present it in a comprehensive way to different audiences.

  • Be a strong team player, comfortable working on own initiative.

  • Excellent at working across departmental boundaries, ability to develop & maintain working relationships.


Ideally, the candidates will be graduate calibre in QHSE, Science or Engineering and/or a Minimum 5 year’s relevant working experience in Quality, Safety, and Engineering in a highly regulated industry.



  • Knowledge of Rail standards incl RISAS and Link-up would be an advantage

  • Safety training – NEBOSH or similar and Environmental training – IEMA or similar

  • Trained lead auditor / Internal auditor

  • Proficient in Microsoft packages and have experience of other systems applications.


In the first instance, please send in your CV and a brief summary of what attracts you to this role. If we believe you will match our requirements, we will invite you to meet us and discuss the role in more detail.


Applications will only be accepted from candidates already eligible to work in the UK and no relocation will be available for this role.

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