HSEQ Director ROI & NI

Employer Information

KN Circet

E: recruitment@kncircet.ie

T: +353 (1) 457 5000

W: http://www.kngroup.com/

Reporting directly to the MD of Ireland & Northern Ireland, and working closely with an experienced senior management team, the main focus of this position is to shape, agree and reinforce strategic direction for the HSEQ culture of the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review of existing systems and processes, and making changes were necessary
  • Implementing an effective KPI framework and ensuring all systems and processes are rigid, fit for purpose and that they are fully aligned with customer and legal obligations
  • Mapping out a whole progression plan for the company and ensuring that there is consistency across the Group – ie.  a shared culture with the same standards and beliefs.
  • Consistent leadership of the HSEQ function of the business across the various locations, managing 45-
  • 50  subordinates  to  achieve  excellence  handling  HSEQ  issues  effectively  and  in  line  with  current legislation.
  • Drive the development of the HSEQ strategy and management systems including review and feedback on improvements
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with customers, colleagues and HSEQ representatives to ensure HSEQ activities are consistent with business priorities and are understood by colleagues across the business
  • Empower and provide clear direction to others who manage day to day site operations and/or require solutions to complex and uncertain situations in the areas of HSEQ
  • Developing  those  you  manage  on  day-day  basis  in  order  to  support  succession  planning  and organisational development
  • Report back to Group CEO and Board on regular basis with updates on all HSEQ matters

Areas of Focus:

  • Work with leadership teams to advise on health and safety matters and give health and safety a resounding and positively constructive voice in operational matters
  • Support and influence senior business leaders on health and safety matters affecting delivery of organisational and Directorate targets
  • Translate business strategy and requirements into company health and safety plans and ensure that the relevant key objectives of the 5 year Health and Safety Plan are appropriately represented in the business area strategy/ plan
  • Attend Major Project's senior leadership meetings and events and be an integral part of the team.
  • Concentrate on strategic issues and complex and high-risk cases, considering risks and determining solutions and initiatives
  • Monitor organisational performance in respect of health and safety and providing feedback to line managers and other appropriate colleagues


  • In depth knowledge of health and safety legislation and its interpretation and good health and safety practice in a client, infrastructure asset and employer context 
  • Knowledge of the design, construct, operate and maintain lifecycle. 
  • Complex health and safety risk assessment and evaluation
  • A degree or NEBOSH Diploma in health and safety
  • Membership of a recognised professional body, e.g. CMIOSH
  • Demonstrable experience of working at a senior management level and Directing health and safety teams 
  • Demonstrated experience aligning health and safety strategy and services with business strategy and needs 
  • Contributing to the development of health and safety strategies and internal policy (Essential)
  • Demonstrable experience in managing and assuring health and safety in design or construction, preferably working for a major infrastructure asset owner or developer (Essential)
  • Permanent
  • ROI
  • Closing date: Thursday 30 Jun 2022
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