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Head of HSSE (Dublin)

Requisition ID:  244800

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/08/2021

Project Overview 

This position is for an aviation project in Ireland. Bechtel will be working in an integrated team with our client to support the delivery of a Capital Investment Plan of circa €2bn within an operating airport environment. 


The ideal candidate would be a team player capable of adapting to an integrated team environment. A driven self-starter, confident, agile, articulate, and capable of leading change by example. Collaborative and flexible to meet all the demands of the client. 


Role Overview

The Head of Health Safety, Sustainability, and Environment (HSSE) is responsible for advising on overall compliance in matters of Health, Safety, Sustainability, and Environment. The role holder must lead by example and serve as a role model in mobilising all project contractors and ensuring the highest standards of HSSE are adopted throughout the programme.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Review, develop and implement a credible HSSE Management System, including but not limited to KPIs, dashboards, procedures, best practices, lessons learned, and reporting systems / applications, which align to the company policies, procedures, and legal requirements
  • Provide an appropriate level of oversight of the management of HSSE impact within the Programmes.
  • Develop and deliver HSSE induction to staff and sub-contractors.
  • Conduct site audits, site inspections, task inspections, environmental audits.
  • Review PSDP, PSCS project documentation – Preliminary plans, Construction stage plans, Emergency plans, Risk Assessment Method Statements, Temporary Works and Lift Plans.
  • Assist with implementing ISO standards and ensuring these standards are maintained.
  • Review and update SOP’s, construction site permits and safe plan of actions.
  • Enforce preventative measures, review control measures, amend where required.
  • Ensure that record of statutory inspections is kept for all projects.
  • Manage the Permission to Work (P2W) system, review all submitted documents before permission to work is granted.
  • Incident investigation oversight to ensure lessons-learned are implemented.
  • Ensure the HSSE management systems, processes and tools are fit for purpose and drive continuous improvement. 
  • Lead the development of processes that enable safety, and occupational health risks to be identified and mitigated – including those associated with organisational and operational change.
  • Maintain theoretical and practical competence in the field of HSSE management, including the application of relevant legislation and industry requirements.


Basic & Preferred Experience

  • 15 years+ experience in HSSE across major infrastructure and engineering projects particularly in the aviation industry.
  • Previous experience managing HSSE on site.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining HSSE Management Systems, Safe T Cert, OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with contract documents, forms of contract, and specifications will be advantageous.


Essential Skills

  • Strong planning, governance, and delivery skills.
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office, Excel, AutoCAD, MS Project Primavera.
  • Ability to manage a contractor site meeting.



  • Health and Safety Diploma or Degree.
  • Good Health & Safety awareness with safepass accreditation.
  • Basic Fire, asbestos & confined space safety awareness.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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