Rail & Road Logistics - Head of HSW

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  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    4 months ago

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As Logistics Head of HSW, you will be responsible for HSW in Logistics in the project. You will support the HSW Director and your project Senior Leadership Team to ensure the highest of standards in Health, Safety & Wellbeing are upheld in your area.

You will be accountable for providing proactive leadership on the project in line with SCS values to embed and drive a positive health, safety and wellbeing culture. As a key member of the Logistics leadership team you will have the ability to recognise and develop site specific strategic opportunities and focus resource to meet the project needs.

As 1 of 4 areas/projects and a 3-way joint venture you will be a collaborative person used to working within a wider team all working towards the same consistent goals.

Area/Project Locations:

Euston – Based out of Euston, this project will mainly consist of large complex SCL works.
Old Oak Common– Based out of Old Oak Common, this project will consist of 7 TBMs, 4 Shafts and complex logistics movements – This is the base of the Logistics team.
West Ruislip– Based in West Ruislip, this project will consist of 2 TBMs, significant groundworks and 2 shafts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading Logistics Health, Safety and wellbeing to support the development of the contract design and safe construction whilst influencing best practice and innovation

  • Specifically managing rail terminal operational safety at Willesden and West Ruislip for road and rail movements including loading and unloading of trains and HGVs

  • Reviewing and ensuring required HSW documentation is in place

  • Writing policies, procedures and training/briefing materials

  • Reporting performance and incidents into HS2 and SCS monitoring systems

  • Establishing a strong relationship with the SCS HSW Core team and managing your area in accordance with any SCS directions

  • Providing operational and functional management advice to the design and delivery teams on the practical implementation of the company’s HSS policies and processes including external stakeholders such as customers if necessary

  • Utilising the wider HSS teams and experience in the SCS businesses to provide the right level of expert advice into the project

  • Ensuring the design teams consider HSW and influence the designing out of these risks

  • Forming strong relationships with the Client ensuring the benefits of SCS are understood and influence the provision of the relevant support framework

  • Providing operational and functional management with advice on the prevention of accidents, incidents and ill health

  • Providing a mentoring role to the SCSJV delivery team

  • Undertaking and/or assisting Contract Management in establishing, managing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders such as local authorities, HSE, EA, and others as required and directed

  • Providing advice, guidance and independence with regards to the assessing and managing the supply chain

  • Researching Health, Safety and Wellbeing Issues and best practices.

  • Monitoring, analysis of and reporting of HSS performance.Utilising data to highlight areas of further consideration, evaluation and intervention

  • The investigation of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents as directed

  • Preparation and implementation of HSS training/ briefings, as directed

  • Promoting best practice, capture best practice and ensure it is fed-back into the business

  • Setting standards and leading by example in the management of HSW

  • Liaising with the other members of the HSW Team and the wider organisation (Skanska, Costain and Strabag) and HS2 with regards to HSW

  • Maintaining own level of knowledge and competency in relations to HSW Management and responsibilities including appropriate qualifications and professional membership

  • Obtaining competency cards in line with the company Competence Card Compliance Standard

  • Understanding the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations



Required qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes:


  • Safety, Health and Environmental Diploma, degree or equivalent NCRQ or NVQ

  • Working towards CMIOSH or equivalent

  • Extensive H&S related experience

  • Track-record of achievement in managing safety in Rail and Road Logistics operations.

  • Personal Track Safety card

  • Understand the Entity in Charge of Maintenance regulations

  • Understand the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety Regulations) 2006 (ROGS)

  • Major and/or Mega Project Experience

  • Experience of managing in large teams

  • Collaborative Behavior


  • Safety, Health and/or Environmental Degree

  • Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5

  • Training Qualifications

  • CMIOSH or equivalent

  • Framework Behaviours: Persuasive, Socially Confident, Democratic, Adaptable.

We offer

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. Please note: Currently we are unable to offer sponsorship therefore all applicants are requested to ensure they can demonstrate their right to work in the UK.