SHE Advisor

  • Job Reference: 78842
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Employer: UK Power Networks
  • Location: Hounslow, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + car, bonus, benefits
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

78842 - SHE Advisor

This Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE) Advisor will report to the Lead SHE Advisor and will work within UKPN Services, SHE based in our Heathrow office and along the M3 corridor as far as Salisbury Plain. You will be a permanent employee.

This role does not offer hybrid working as it will require travelling to multiple sites across our network.

You will attract a salary of £61,723 and a bonus of 3%.

Close Date:.24/06/2024

We also provide the following additional benefits

  • Annual Leave - 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Job Purpose:

You will give competent health, safety and sustainability advice to advisors, Managers, staff, contractors, clients and the general public to promote the requirements of the health and safety management system.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide Health, Safety, Sustainability and Environmental advice to other advisors, managers, employees, contractors and the general public. Enhance the UK Power Networks Services 'safety relationship' with our Clients to maintain the primary electrical infrastructure across the Services business
  • Contribute to the review of existing and development of new procedures and communicate relevant changes to those affected as produced by the Central SHE Team
  • Interpret SHE Central SHE procedures and monitor to ensure implementation and application within the directorate. This will also include any procedures guided by the client
  • Monitor compliance with SHE procedures and legal and moral obligations
  • Participate in Stay Safe, Health, Safety & Environment Committee (HESEC), Risk Management, Client SHE Forums or specific committees and Safety Action Teams
  • Work with the management team to implement realistic short/long-term goals, advise on priorities, document the Directorate SHE Strategy/Action Plan and provide on going monitoring of performance
  • Provide a monitoring function to ensure that contractors engaged and services provided exceed our expectations for SHE
  • Engage and consult with Union Safety Representatives and Non Union Safety Representatives including participation at HESECs and Safety Action Teams and other relevant forums
  • Participate in and co-ordinate compliance audits of legislative requirements and new amended SHE procedures following Business Systems procedures and external auditors. Agrees and communicates actions required to rectify non conformances
  • Help with the development to provide appropriate SHE training and communication materials relating to new procedures for implementation/communication to employees and contractors
  • Help deliver SHE specific training and awareness courses including induction course at the training schools and occupational health/wellbeing promotion
  • Support the SHE incident investigation process by participating in investigations.
  • Review method statements, providing guidance on SHE matters
  • Undertake regular random inspections/audits (Behavioural Exchanges) to monitor performance of field teams and identifies issues requiring improvements and good performance. Be a mentor to the business conducting inspections/audits and provide support
  • Together with the Operational Assurance Team help monitor compliance with safe systems of work and supporting the Worker Accreditation Scheme
  • Monitor workplace facilities to ensure they are aligned with company facilities management procedures and consistent with environmental requirements
  • Monitor the provision and maintenance of vehicles and more general transport arrangements.
  • Monitor and champions SHE management in the business
  • Provide SHE reports to managers.


  • Hold, or work towards the National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Certificate
  • Hold, or work towards, an IOSH in Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities
  • Have multiple work experience which covers the main activities undertaken by staff and contractors working in the UK Power Networks Services Directorate and ideally have or previously have operational competencies
  • Flexible in your approach to work and be prioritise as directed by SHE Lead Advisor
  • Have experience undertaking safety inspections or audits
  • Can demonstrate experience as a team player
  • Build relationships within a team and with other staff and clients within the business
  • Can work with IT software packages such as Microsoft office
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence
  • Attain and retain multiple MOD, airside and rail access passes and licences.

Nature and Scope:

  • You will give SHE advice at Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport, London City Airport, Luton Airport and High Speed 1 (HS1), and also be able to work across other areas of the business, in delivering our H&S Policy requirements. In addition to this you will advise the business sectors to achieve coordinated Health, Safety and Environmental improvements.
  • You will represent us at operational and senior management level with external partners and provide cover for colleagues within the Services SHE Team.
  • The job requires someone with experience of SHE. You will need to flexible when resolving issues.

Health & Safety Responsibilities

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

Employees will ensure they understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

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