Health and Safety VACANCIES @ EDP

Our Health and Safety teams work for, within, and alongside some of the most innovative companies and leading brands in the world, providing capacity and independent expertise to deliver services ranging in scale from one-off projects through ongoing programmes of work to integrated service delivery models and interim resourcing.

Our Health and Safety services are built around our ethos to develop and deliver 'the right approach' - a service that is uniquely tailored to each client; their culture, their strategy, and their needs.

Our consultants combine technical expertise and specialisms with organisational understanding ensuring that our Health and Safety services support organisations' strategy and operations and deliver demonstrable value and return on investment.

Health and Safety jobs at EDP include Health and Safety Consultants, Fire Safety Consultants, Healthy Working Advisors, Workstation Assessors, Multi-disciplinary consultants, Auditors, Systems and Software specialists, Strategy Consultants and Administrators.

If you're a health and safety professional looking for a chance to continue to build your career and be part of innovative delivery models in leading organisations, send us your CV and a short covering email explaining what you feel you can bring to the business to recruitment@edp-uk.com

For specific vacancies and opportunities, see below:

EDP has several opportunities for experienced Fire Risk Assessors to join our project services team in delivering Fire Risk Assessments and Fire Safety Consultancy services UK wide.

Reporting to the Principal Fire Safety Consultant, this is an opportunity for Fire Risk Assessors to deliver suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment and consultancy services on assigned National Accounts. Our assessors are encouraged to build client relationships and are given the latitude to provide an offering beyond a tick box risk assessment methodology in the interests of supporting the client’s needs with the right approach.

This is a home-based role with regular travel and occasional overnight stays. As well as being allocated specific National accounts the roles also offer the opportunity to work on varied projects across a broad range of sectors and, dependant on competencies across complex and non-complex environments.

The successful applicants will have relevant experience as a fire risk assessor, delivering first class services across a range of different environments, relevant fire qualifications and professional memberships and registrations. You will be self-motivated, conscientious and have been deemed competent in your field looking to join a growing business that will support your personal development and competencies.

The ideal candidates will have experience of completing fire risk assessments to PAS79 using applicable standards, guidance and Regulations in the interests of providing the Responsible Persons with assurances that they are meeting their legislative responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in undertaking a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment.

Key activities include:

  • Delivery of fire risk assessments in accordance with PAS 79-1:2020 and the wider legislative framework.
  • A thorough, accurate and proficient aptitude to report writing and associated administrative functions.
  • Competently liaising with Clients and others, such as fire services, buildings and facilities managers, surveyors, fire engineers and landlords in the completion of work activities.
  • Being able to give complete and competent fire safety advice while developing and maintaining positive client relationships.
  • Preparation and delivery of fire safety training and awareness courses.
  • Development of pre-occupancy assessments, fire strategies and fire safety plans.
  • Keeping up to date with current legislation and participating in CPD activities that support your ongoing competencies and achievement of, or continued inclusion on a register of competent fire risk assessors.
  • Identify and define solutions to fire safety related problems.

This role is an opportunity for a fire safety professional to further their career by joining an expanding health, safety and environment consultancy service and contributing to the delivery of professional and competent fire consultancy services.  It offers a practitioner the chance to build a career within a forward-thinking consultancy practice and contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of an excellent service to clients.

Essential skills and experience

  • An accredited Level 3 Certificate or Level 4 Diploma Fire Safety/Risk Assessor qualification (IFE, Fire Service College, Xact, FPA, Colin Todd etc.)
  • Proven and previous experience in the completion of Fire Risk Assessments with Specific applied knowledge and skills and appropriate qualifications to demonstrate competence.
  • A good understanding of the relevant fire safety legislation, fire behaviour, the behaviour of people in fire, and the practical application of the principles of fire safety.
  • Commitment to CPD with evidence of specialist training and experience and maintenance of a CPD log covering a minimum of twelve months.
  • Amiable, with an aptitude to working on your own or supporting others as part of a small team.
  • Good IT skills, particularly with regards to Microsoft products.
  • High levels of literacy and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional appearance and manner with exceptional diary management and time keeping.
  • Full UK driving licence.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Listed on a professional competency register of fire risk assessors (IFE, IFSM etc.) and that they meet the competency criteria established by the Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council.
  • IFE Graduate level membership, Grad IOSH level membership of IOSH, IFSM Member grade.
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate.
  • Knowledge of Scottish, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Irelands fire safety Legislation.
  • Experience of carrying out DSEAR risk assessments and hazardous area classification.

Details

  • The role is home based with regular travel to EDP Client sites and offices as required including the potential for occasional international travel.
  • The role is available on a full-time basis.
  • We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Salary and Benefits

  • A competitive salary is offered commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • A Company car or car allowance is available with the role.
  • Other benefits include a company Pension scheme and Death in Service benefit.

To apply

Please email a CV and covering email explaining your suitability for this position and location to recruitment@edp-uk.com quoting job ref H068 in the subject line


Health and Safety Consultant (South East of England) - Ref H048

The purpose of the role is to take a position within the EDP Project Services Team delivering Health & Safety consultancy support to a variety of clients in the UK, with an emphasis on client support in London and the South East of England.

The successful candidate will work in a variety of sectors on both long term (+12 month) projects and also short-term pieces of work.

The workload will be varied and will involve engagement with client businesses at all levels from operations to management level. Working with single site companies through to multi-national businesses, the person will be expected to deliver high standards of work at all times and actively engage with other consultants in project teams to ensure that work is delivered to the required standards.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Own allocated elements of client projects and deliver them through to successful conclusion
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships
  • Partner with customers to understand their H&S needs and objectives
  • Deliver client reports on time to the requirements of EDP’s internal quality standards
  • Understand category-specific landscapes and trends, reporting on the forces that shift tactical budgets and strategic direction of accounts

Role Requirements:

  • Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively at all levels within an organisation
  • Proven ability to drive organisations towards improved H&S performance
  • Excellent listening and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Full clean UK driving licence as travel will be required

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

ESSENTIAL

  • Certificate Level qualification in H&S management (e.g. NEBOSH Certificate, NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Safety & Health)
  • 3+ years of successful operation in a H&S role, consistently meeting expectations
  • Technical membership of IOSH
  • Experience of undertaking H&S audits and inspections
  • Experience in undertaking workstation (display screen equipment) assessments
  • Ability to effectively identify client needs and articulate them successfully both verbally and within written reports
  • Experience of working within a multi-stakeholder environment where competing needs must be managed effectively in order to deliver results
  • Experience of working in an environment where commercial performance targets are part of the workload

PREFERRED

  • Be working towards a qualification level that is higher than ‘Certificate’ (e.g. NEBOSH Diploma, City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice)
  • Graduate membership of IOSH (or above)
  • Knowledge of asbestos regulatory requirements
  • Internal auditor qualification
  • Workstation assessment qualification
  • Experience of working within OHSAS 18001 and/or ISO 14001 accredited Management Systems

Salary and Benefits

  • A competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience, along with a wider employment package.

Hours & Pattern of Work:

  • Hours of work are 09:00 – 17:30. Please note that commute travel to client or EDP sites may be required outside of these hours.
  • EDP will accept applications from candidates who are seeking to work 3 days per week and above, up to a full 5 day working week Monday to Friday.

Details

  • The role is available on a full-time basis.
  • We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Location

  • The role is based in the South East of England
  • The successful candidate will work from home when not on a client or EDP site.

To apply

Please email a CV and covering email explaining your suitability for this position and location to recruitment@edp-uk.com quoting job ref H048 in the subject line