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Construction Health & Safety Consultant


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About the role

We are looking for a Construction Health & Safety Consultant to join our team. The role is to work as a member of the team, leading and supporting in the provision of construction health and safety services to both internal and external clients.

You will be required to deliver construction H&S advice and to fulfil the role of CDM advisor / Principal Designer on several projects to help ensure compliance with the duties of the CDM Regulations (NI) 2016 and UK CDM Regulations 2015 as well as tasks managing the day to day aspects including bids and internal compliance.

About Capita

The Capita Construction Health and Safety Team is an expanding group of twenty five technically skilled specialists in Capita’s Health and Safety Consultancy. We specialise in the provision of a comprehensive range of health and safety advice for the construction sector. We work across an array of businesses and in sectors as diverse as commercial, healthcare, science, industry and education but with a main focus on Infrastructure, rail and water and energy.

Our services include strategic, tactical and operational aspects of our clients’ businesses. Our service delivery includes working with project management teams and designers and writing CDM deliverables, policies and procedures, carrying out site inspections and audits, writing up project progress reports and engaging directly with clients on a project basis, as well as developing and implementing training programmes. Your role will be Construction Health and Safety Consultant delivering these services and as such you will be a key member of this close-knit team. Your knowledge and skills will contribute to the growth and success of this developing and growing team as we work together to deliver robust solutions to meet our clients’ health and safety objectives, aims and aspirations.

As well as developing your technical skills we train our consultants in account management. This involves developing your relationship building skills – leading you in to becoming the ‘trusted advisor’. We will also help you develop your commercial skills so you are able to deliver value driven service to your clients that remain profitable for the business.

What you will do:

A Construction Health and Safety Professional who is competent to work independently on projects, typically throughout Northern Ireland and other areas in the UK. Although focused in Northern Ireland projects can be in any location in the UK so a willingness to travel is required. Work in Ireland may also be required in the future.

You will be required to work on a wide variety of projects, from infrastructure and specialist projects (gas, water and energy as well as new build commercial to social housing and office fit-outs.

Project duration will vary from fast turnaround fit-outs to major capital projects.

  • You will work primarily on CDM commissions
  • High technical and commercial standards must be established and maintained as quality of work and ‘added value’ for our clients are priorities.
  • Communication skills (verbal and written) requirements:
  • Written communication involves Reports, Pre-Construction Information and Health & Safety Files
  • Verbal communication involves attendance at meetings and client facing discussions.
  • Presentation skills for bid pitch and training provision
  • Computer literate
  • The role includes the capability to lead in the delivery of bid submissions.
  • Development of new work and new clients, as well as maintenance of existing clients.
  • You will need to work closely with all members of the firm who could be either clients or collaborators.

Your experience will include:

  • Preferably educated to degree level in a construction related field with a preference for a design related degree
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • An understanding of the design process and the principles of risk reduction.
  • A thorough knowledge of the CDM regulations and associated legislation
  • Appropriate experience of the design and construction processes.
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate or similar technical or professional qualification, with a minimum 5 year’s post qualification experience
  • Registered Member of the Association for Project Safety (IMaPS / CMaPS), with CDM 2015
  • Technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • A current record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • What’s in it for you?

    At Capita, training and development aren’t optional extras: they’re how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you generous holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

    What we hope you will do next

    Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process – click apply now.

Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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