SHEQ Advisor

Field based, UK
Competitive Salary Plus Car Allowance And Excellent Company Benefits

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Why choose us?

Choosing to work for SMS means choosing to make a difference. We are changing how businesses and consumers use energy for the better, helping achieve a greener, sustainable, and more affordable energy system for everyone. Through our range of innovative energy solutions, we are delivering the future of smart energy – working closely with private and public sector partners we are playing a critical role in transforming and decarbonising the UK economy by 2050. 


What's in it for you?

  • 25 personal holiday days per year (with additional 8 public holidays) increasing to 30 personal days after 5 years of service (includes options to buy and sell)
  • Hybrid working options.
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave.
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee assistance service.
  • Medicash health plan offers a wide variety of benefits from cashback on everyday healthcare treatments like optical, dental and physio treatments. Discounted gym memberships and free 24/7 online GP.
  • Access to our Share Incentive Plan which allows you to become a shareholder in a tax-efficient way and benefit from the success of the company
  • Life Insurance (4 x annual salary)
  • Pension matching scheme (up to 5% of salary)
  • Developing our people is important to us - we support and encourage development by offering internal and external accredited courses, secondments and study support.


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What's the role?

The Safety, Health, Environment & Quality (SHEQ) Advisor will report to the SHEQ Manager and work as a key member of the SHEQ team. The post holder will provide day to day support on all planned and reactive SHEQ related matters and support other team members and business functions across all regions as required.

The SHEQ Advisor role is critical to the overall success of the SHEQ team and SHEQ compliance of the wider business ensuring that regulatory and relevant standards and requirements are identified, understood and consistently applied as a minimum across the Group. You will work closely with the SHEQ Manager to provide national guidance on their specialist topics and ensure consistency and best practice across the team.

The role will require coordination and engagement across the business with the full range of functions and with clients, contractors, accreditation auditors and regulators where required. The role will involve travel across the UK to meet business needs as necessary.  The position provides an opportunity for you to develop their SHEQ skills across the Utilities industry including connections, metering, renewables, energy storage and smart homes whilst supporting the delivery of the SHEQ targets and objectives.

Shift Pattern is hybrid working, 8am - 16:30pm Monday to Friday . As this position is field based, you will be required to travel to site/office when needed to do so. Car allowance will be provided. We have offices in Bolton, Doncaster, Cardiff and Glasgow.


Key responsibilities:


  • Providing advice, support, training and guidance to the business in order for all employees to understand and fulfil their legal SHEQ requirements.
  • Maintenance of SHEQ Management systems.
  • Support and attend SHEQ related working groups, meetings and forums.  
  • Create, implement and deliver SHEQ action and improvement plans. 
  • Conduct investigations and produce formal reports.
  • Conduct monitoring audits/inspections to ensure both necessary compliance and continuous process improvements. 



To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:


  • A current UK driving license (essential).
  • Flexibility in terms of time, location and activity (essential).
  • Technical membership of IOSH, or working towards it.
  • Good sound knowledge of SHEQ legislation, guidance and best practice.
  • Experience in driving behavioural changes and delivering cultural change.
  • Experience in working with SHEQ Systems.
  • Excellent communication skills with good document writing skills.
  • Experience in leading monitoring activities and incident investigations.
  • Experience in engineering/construction (desirable)
  • Level 3 training Qualification (Desirable)
  • NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent (desirable)




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