Operational SHEQ Manager

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Milton Keynes

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Operational SHEQ Manager - Job Description

Our Company

CityFibre is the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale fibre infrastructure and the builder of Gigabit Britain. Known for our Gigabit City projects in which we deploy next generation digital infrastructure to the public sector, businesses community, mobile operators and homes, CityFibre is disrupting a stagnant UK telecoms market and helping spark our digital economy. With bold plans, and partners signed up, to deploy fibre direct to 5 million homes and businesses, we will soon be transforming the digital capabilities of towns and cities up and down the country. Full speed ahead!

Our Team

A company of ambition is nothing without the right team to deliver it and we are looking for people to join us. We are committed to delivering a better digital future for our customers, their customers and for the towns and cities in which they live. We are nimble, quick and creative in our approach while holding firm in our beliefs. To be part of the CityFibre team means to go the extra mile in support of your colleagues and to enjoy making a real difference. Get in touch, find out more and join us on our journey.

Our Values

• Integrity – Honest in our beliefs, in our actions, in our promises
• Agility – We are nimble, quick and exact on delivering our commitments
• Transparency –we strive to be transparent in the things that we do and the decisions we make
• Excellence – We aim to be the best we can be
• Collaboration – We are a team that embraces collaboration with colleagues and customers.

The Position

Job title: Operational SHEQ Manager
Department: Compliance
Location: Midlands
Reports to: Head of Compliance

Job Purpose

We are looking for a pragmatic, energetic and resilient Operational SHEQ Manager who cares about delivering quality outcomes as well as healthy and safe ones. This role is Midlands based with extensive travel to CityFibre offices and construction sites Nationally.

Job Scope

You will lead a team providing professional health and safety advice, guidance, training and support to the project, design and technical teams across Network Operations and in particular our Network Delivery capEX programmes. You will facilitate compliance with the management system and work closely with the company ISO and Policy Assurance Manager to comply with relevant legal, industry and organisational standards. You will help CityFibre fulfil its client and PC CDM duties by undertaking inspections of our construction sites and conducting accident investigations to help make sure our external Principal Contractors, Designers and others fulfil their CDM duties.

Key Responsibilities

• Build and maintain relationships across Network Operations and with external construction partners.
• Work with project teams to determine practical and deliverable measures to improve health & safety performance within projects
• Develop and implement strategies to reduce incidents and failures associated with design, quality and workmanship weaknesses.
• Periodically review/audit processes to identify and overcome areas of weakness.
• Inspect construction sites to monitor and improve CDM and health and safety compliance through the issuing of professional challenge.
• Lead and support project teams in the investigation of accidents and incidents and in the implementation of resulting recommendations.
• Identify and escalate risks to the project and leadership teams.
• Attend and lead on health and safety matters at meetings offering support, guidance and challenge, sharing lessons learnt and helping to improve performance.
• Develop and deliver internal health and safety training via the regional SHEQ Advisors
• Keep your knowledge and CPD up to date to ensure we receive relevant and current advice.
• Deputise for the Head of Compliance where required

Key Relationships

• Head of Compliance
• Compliance team
• Delivery team, facilities and middle management
• Internal/external auditors and regulatory bodies
• Procurement, legal and policy

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge


• Three years minimum managing construction health and safety on behalf of the Client as defined by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
• NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent and
• Professional construction qualification or evidence of construction training or NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
• Desirable - Construction related quality training or Quality Assurance Assessor qualification or equivalent.

• Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH)


• Embracing and driving change
• Commercial appreciation
• Planning and organising skills
• The ability to interact with people at all levels and across wide stakeholder base
• Team Player, collaborative and coaching/mentoring in nature
• Customer focused
• Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.