Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Advisor

Field Based
16 days ago
Full time role


OVO Energy

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, Midlands 

We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.

Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

The SHE Advisor will work within the Energy Solutions Business and report to the business SHE Manager. 

The position is intended to support the SHE manager and enable the business to carry out its activities safely, as we grow. The SHE advisor will lead on all aspects of SHE within their area of responsibility, holding the skills and relevant experience to do so.

We need your help to inspire and help our busy operational teams and Contractors execute their work consistently, using “best in class” health and safety practices

What will I be doing?

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the SHE Manager and the wider operational business to ensure all aspects of works are procured, managed and delivered in line with internal and external SHE requirements. 
  • Acting as an informed, objective and competent advisor for SHE management across all workstreams.
  • Owning aspects of the  SHE roadmap and delivering on these.
  • Managing and executing site/project inspections and engagements.
  • Completing  audits in line with the SHE monitoring plan.
  • Assisting, mentoring and coaching, colleagues, contractors and other stakeholders. 
  • Attend project and stakeholder meetings as required.
  • Represent OVO ES at internal group forums - SHE Committee & Technical Safety Working groups.
  • Reviewing and updating business risk assessments.
  • Working with the wider team to onboard and grow our supply chain.
  • Reviewing and developing SHE documentation to support the existing Safety Management System.
  • Point of contact for the business Incident Management System (Enablon) and provision of support to users across the business.
  • Developing and delivering inhouse learning materials and toolbox talks.
  • Supporting and undertaking event investigations.
  • Identify any gaps in the SHE management system and recommend improvements.
  • Creating SHE & Technical bulletins.
  • Working with the business and others to develop and implement new initiates or sharing best practices to support safe and efficient working.
  • Championing and actively encouraging safety observation and hazard reporting.

Is this the job for me?

The ideal candidate will have a passion for health and safety and a desire to ensure  there is an effective control framework in place for contractor risk management, as well as  clear, concise, accurate reporting on risks and issues.  The ideal candidate will have had experience in driving  improvements in technical and safety risk frameworks, governance and reporting in a regulated environment. 

Ideally you will:

  • Have significant practical field experience in domestic energy efficiency refurbishment projects or construction, specifically Heating, Renewables and Insulation installation.
  • Have completed a NEBOSH certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
  • Hold a technical qualification e.g. electrical or gas qualification (Minimum of 3 years).
  • Hold an internal auditing qualification e.g ISO45001
  • Have In depth understanding of UK H&S legislation and its practical application in social housing refurbishment projects or similar (CDM, WAH, Asbestos and Gas etc)
  • Member of IOSH, IIRSM or equivalent professional body. 
  • Have experience in Incident management and investigation to root cause.
  • Have experience of H&S review of design, construction and operations solutions.
  • Be able to form solid working relationships and know how to manage expectations.
  • Have experience in developing and maintaining strong working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Be naturally inquisitive as you seek to understand the operational challenges our people face on our projects.

Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

OVO Energy

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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