IMS/SHEQ MANAGER – MANCHESTER

The Company

Resource & Environmental Consultants (REC) is a national, multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with over 20 years’ experience in environmental, regulatory and risk management services. With over 120 staff based throughout the UK, REC provides technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from public sector bodies and housing associations, to major developers and retailers.

REC provides a range of expertise across Air Quality, Asbestos (including air testing, surveying, project management and bulk analysis), Acoustics, Ecology, Contaminated Land and Ground Investigation.

The Role

The key aspects of the role will be to take responsibility for the development, implementation and enforcement of policy, practice and procedure within REC; to help to deliver and monitor the quality of our services; to protect the brand and reputation of REC; to comply with relevant laws, regulations and professional standards; and to mitigate risk from all aspects of our operations.

There will be regular travel to our offices and sites around the UK and we are looking for an experienced SHEQ Manager.

Applicants will be expected to be goal driven and possess a desire to continually improve REC’s business by creating a safe and organised work environment that enables customer expectations to be met and exceeded.  The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate:

Main Duties to:

  • Implement and maintain the aims and objectives of the Company Health & Safety policy including reviewing and updating on any legislation, revisions or updates.
  • Ensure Health & Safety standards are implemented across all sites by providing support and advice to company employees on all aspects relating to health, safety and environmental matters.
  • Work in cooperation with the Quality Managers in the Asbestos Division.
  • Provide timely and appropriate recommendations to the Board.
  • Chair quarterly Health & Safety meetings.
  • Ensure that regular audits take place in accordance with our documented procedures and that the findings are reported and communicated in an open, frank and transparent manner to the Managers and Directors as appropriate, along with proposed actions/mitigation.
  • Set, monitor and review objectives relating to health, safety, environment and quality – and learn from the outcomes in order to continuously improve.
  • Risk management in cooperation with the Operation Managers and Technical Managers to embed safe and suitable methods, working practices and operations and to ensure that our procedure and practice is fit for purpose and all times and that safety is never compromised.
  • Prepare and produce regular metrics and reports on the performance of the H&S, quality and environmental management systems.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to the operational and technical management team in relation to the development of RAMS.
  • Deliver health & safety workshops/tool box talks to employees.
  • Provide input and technical support and knowledge to tenders.
  • Ensure that all work undertaken comply with the requirements of relevant legislation and internal H&S procedures and standards.
  • Carry out a programme of site and manufacturing audits and safety inspections.
  • Maintain records of audits and inspections, ensuring necessary corrective actions are agreed and implemented.
  • Develop a culture of ‘team working’ to ensure smooth operations, consistency and process improvements where possible.
  • Provide clear objectives for employees in terms of daily activity, weekly, monthly and annual SHEQ goals.
  • Investigate all accidents and near misses within 24 hours, including liaising with clients and/or enforcement authorities as necessary.
  • Working with all levels of management, generate business growth through public and private sector tendering.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  •  A strong communicator with excellent verbal, written and influencing skills.
  • Able to evaluate, monitor and present ideas and data.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a SHEQ Management role ideally within an environmental and/or engineering consultancy.
  • Full understanding of relevant UK Health, Safety & Environmental legislation and standards including BSI ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001.
  • NEBOSH Diploma.
  • Proven experience of Quality Management from an Asbestos perspective would be a distinct advantage – particularly in relation to maintaining the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 and 17020 standards and REC’s Quality Manual.
  • Experience of delivering results against operational, service, quality, safety and cost targets.
  • A full UK driving licence.
  • Collaborative and inclusive personal style at all management levels.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office packages including email and document management software.

Working Hours

  • 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending upon the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard.  In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount Scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

Principal Consultant /Team Leader – Land Team – Manchester

The Company

Resource & Environmental Consultants (REC) is a national, multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with over 20 years’ experience in environmental, regulatory and risk management services. With over 120 staff based throughout the UK, REC provides technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from public sector bodies and housing associations, to major developers and retailers.

REC provides a range of environmental consultancy expertise across the disciplines of Air Quality, Asbestos (including air testing, surveying, project management and bulk analysis), Acoustics, Ecology, Contaminated Land, Geotechnics and Ground Investigation.

The Role

As part of REC’s ongoing growth and the development, we are looking for an experienced Principal Consultant/Team Leader for our Northern Region based in our Manchester office.

The key aspects of the role are to take responsibility for the operation and technical output of the land team, to work with the Regional Director to develop and grow the team, to actively work with and communicate with our clients and to carry out business development to promote the capabilities of REC and develop new business in the region.

There will be regular travel to meet with clients and to attend site, as well as the occasional need to visit our other offices.

Applicants will be expected to be ambitious, goal driven and possess a genuine desire to deliver commercially focused and quality services to our clients and work to grow and develop the team and its client base.

Main Duties to:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of the leadership, management, development and financial reporting of the Manchester Land team.
  • Proactive client engagement/management.
  • Preparing commercially considered proposals and bids.
  • Managing the team and coordinating the teams activities.
  • Leading business development activities across the region to promote and develop REC’s business and service offerings in order to further establish our market presence.
  • Timely recruitment of new employees within the team, providing leadership and management.
  • Work with the Directors to develop a client focused culture within REC and identify opportunities for REC with respect to new business opportunities and new business propositions.
  • Anticipating risks to the business and mitigating them as far as possible.
  • Remaining familiar and operating in line with REC’s management system, procedures and practice.
  • Prepare weekly/monthly reports for the Divisional Director to communicate the progress, activity, operations, outcomes, sales, gross profit, etc in line with the Business Strategy and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting and tracking requirements.

Role Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A strong communicator with excellent verbal, written and influencing skills.
  • Proven geo-environmental knowledge and background.
  • Proven report writing and presentation skills.
  • Client facing/focused experience.
  • Commercially savvy with proven technical proficiency.
  • Experienced in financial management and business forecasting.
  • Dedicated team player (both immediate technical team and wider management team).
  • A track record in team management and mentoring.
  • Experience of delivering results against operational, quality, safety and cost targets.
  • A full UK driving license.
  • Collaborative and inclusive personal style at all management levels.

Working Hours & Location

  • 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm.
  • Permanent base in the Manchester office.

What we offer

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending upon the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard.  In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount Scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

 

 

 

TRAINEE ASBESTOS ANALYSTS – MANCHESTER AND BRAINTREE, ESSEX

The Company

Resource & Environmental Consultants (REC) is a national, multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with over 20 years’ experience in environmental, regulatory and risk management services. With over 120 staff based throughout the UK, REC provides technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from public sector bodies and housing associations, to major developers and retailers.   REC’s Asbestos consultancy is a significant part of our business with a network of accredited offices and laboratories servicing customers UK-wide through a series of major contracts and frameworks.

The Role

Resource and Environmental Consultants is a national company providing multi-disciplinary Health, Safety and Environmental Services.  At our premises in Media City, Manchester and Braintree, Essex we are currently looking to recruit two Trainee Asbestos Analyst.

During the period of training the candidate will be required to work towards gaining their BOHS P403 and P404 qualifications.

Main Duties to:

  • Liaise on a daily basis with clients, contractors and their representatives as well as members of the public.
  • To learn how to become proficient in air monitoring and fibre counting to the BOHS standards and working within REC’s Quality system and Integrated Management System.
  • To act within the expectations of conduct and attitude of employees in their role as ambassadors of the company.
  • To become knowledgeable in asbestos legislation, guidance and industry best practice including UKAS accreditation and quality management arrangements.
  • To become knowledgeable in relevant legislation including Health and Safety.
  • To comply with the company’s quality management arrangements including participating in the quality assurance arrangements and audit programme.
  • To be proactive to ensure that work is delivered on time by all areas of the business.
  • Other duties as requested by the Operations Manager and Regional Director.
  • To undertake training and revision in order to pass the P403/4 examinations to then become a qualified Asbestos Analyst.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • This position would suit someone with knowledge of the construction trades and building construction.
  • All candidates must possess a full and clean UK drivers license.
  • Knowledge of computer programmes such as Microsoft Office is essential.
  • Knowledge of CAD is desirable.
  • GCSE’s grade ‘C’ and above in Maths, English and Science are desirable.
  • To have a flexible attitude to working hours as the nature of the job will mean unsociable working hours and work at weekends.
  • The desire to maximise your potential through training and experience.

Working Hours

  • Full time.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending upon the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard.  In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount Scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.