HSQE Advisor – Highways


Role Summary:

  • Manage and promote the safe implementation and compliance of all Company Policies and procedures
  • Provide competent Health, Safety and Environmental advice and support to all sites and departments.
  • Take an active role in developing and maintaining a positive Health, Safety, Quality, Environmental and Wellbeing (HSQEW) culture.
  • Effectively communicate Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental matters through appropriate meetings and recognised company communication channels.
  • Support Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental audits, assist with readiness and hosting of external audits.


Post Specific Responsibilities:

  • Monitor compliance to safe working arrangements and support with improvements to health, safety and environment on sites/projects as specified

Support with identified HSE requirements and initiatives as directed by the HSQE Manager/Lead HQSE


Primary Tasks and Duties:

  • Undertake site inspections throughout Keltbray Highways portfolio. This may include overnight works, completing checks on the effectiveness of controls to manage health and safety risk including on plant, equipment, documentation, competence and arrangements.
  • Deputise for absence and holiday cover for existing HSQE staff on full time Projects
  • Work closely with supervisors and managers to complete joint visits and improve safety leadership
  • Attend planning and whiteboard meetings, supporting with the development of safe working arrangements
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with site delivery teams to listen to concerns, identify improvements and work these through to embed on sites and within the business management system
  • Monitor the compliance of sub-contractors to documented safe working arrangements and maintain good working relationships to promote health and safety within our supply chain
  • Provide advice on suitable arrangements including levels of supervision, selection of equipment and PPE, working methodologies. Promote innovation and new ways of working to continually improve
  • Take an active role presenting workforce engagement & behavioural engagement sessions
  • Support and / or lead on event investigations and prepare written reports as required
  • Deliver upskilling, step-ups, awareness events, toolbox talks etc as directed
  • Support with monitoring emerging, new and revised legislation to assess its impact on the business
  • Assist in the production, review and monitor suitability and effectiveness of risk assessments and safe systems of works.
  • Draft and / or advice in the preparation of ‘assessments’ required by legislation such as but not limited to, risk, COSHH, HAVS and noise.
  • Support the HSQE Manager, Lead HSQE Manger in the development of HSQE policies, strategies and action plans. Implement and monitor as directed.
  • Liaise with inspectors of the Health and Safety Executive, local authorities, fire, police, ambulance services, as necessary, and to foster links with local safety groups, trade associations, training boards, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health etc.
  • Advise on the safeguarding of members of the public and other persons who may be affected by site operations and activities.
  • Assist with the maintenance of all Company Accreditations


Personal Responsibilities :

  • Comply with all procedures and instruction contained within the Keltbray’s Management Systems applicable to your role.
  • Take immediate action in the case of risk of imminent harm or damage. Challenge unsafe behaviours in a positive manner, taking time to explain reasons and discuss next steps.
  • Report all accidents, incidents, near misses and close calls as soon as possible. Report all instances of mal-practice and poor working standards.
  • Ensure that you only undertake the activities for which you have been deemed competent.  Ensure that you hold the correct certification for any duties that require specific training. You are required to maintain the competencies that you have been trained in and to undertake all required assessment and where necessary retests to maintain these competencies.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional and polite manner at all times.
  • Notify the Company of any changes in your personal circumstances. These should be given to your Line Manager, local Human Resources or Wages department. Change to be reported should include: address, telephone number, state of personal health, Driving Licence and endorsement status or next of kin.
  • Comply with Rail Standards, Keltbray specific requirements, and Network Rail Life Saving Rules at all times. Wear PPE where mandated by the relevant safe system of work or local requirements.
  • Lead by example, demonstrating exemplary attitude and behaviour to health, safety and environment risk


Qualifications and Training


  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) – Technician min
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
  • Driving licence
  • Able to work out of standard hours as required
  • Appropriate CSCS Card



  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) – Graduate or Chartered
  • Understanding of working with National Highways
  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent
  • Kelvin TopSet 1 Day Investigator
  • Accident Investigation Report Writing
  • Environmental risk management awareness and experience
  • Occupational health risk management experience




  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of working within the relevant sector
  • Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health risks, and controls associated to Keltbray business operations



  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of working within the relevant sector/NH client

Temporary Works Awareness