Head of SHEQ & Training

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom

Project support

Head of SHEQ & Training


The role:

We are currently seeking to appoint a Head of Safety, Health, Environmental, Quality & Training to manage the SHEQ & T function for the business. The Head of SHEQ & T will lead the SHEQ & T team to maintain the highest level of standards within the Trant organisation; having been awarded our 35th consecutive annual Health & Safety award by RoSPA in 2023, this demonstrates exactly how high our standards are.

The position supports all company business sectors, leading & supporting the delivery of Trant Engineering company policies, objectives, procedures and certifications. The Head of SHEQ & T will drive continuous development & improvement within safety, environment & sustainability and quality and will work proactively with the management teams to maintain improved systems of work that consistently demonstrate compliance with established business management systems, customer lead SHEQ initiatives and legislative/regulatory directives.

Key Responsibilities include:

·         To manage and set the professional standards of the SHEQ & T team, comprising of approximately 20-30 staff.

·         To ensure that the Business Management System maintains certification to the current editions of ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001; along with BSEN 1090.

·         Collate, interpret and present the quarterly statistics to the Senior Management Team, identifying areas of concern and continuous improvement opportunities.

·         To develop and drive the SHEQ & T strategy and roadmap.

·         To deliver clear and tangible improvements to the company SHEQ & T culture through behavioural safety programmes and barrier management principles.

·         Manage a robust portfolio of external compliance audits, achieving positive certification.

·         To drive initiatives to achieve the Company Carbon Reduction Plan and other sustainability goals.

·         To assist when required in the compilation of Tenders, to work with the Bid Management team to ensure the tender submissions are current and reflect the good working practices within Trant, this will include assisting with prequalification questionnaires and presentations to clients as required.

·         Ensure satisfactory completion and submission of the company preferred award schemes such as ROSPA and SSIP.

·         To chair and attend client and internal forums for each sector.

·         To liaise and instigate Incident investigation teams, assist the quality in the submission ready for sign-off.

·         Track, review and analyse incident data.

·         To provide continuous improvement of the onboarding process.

·         Client liaison for the best interests of the company.

·         To drive the implementation, development, and improvement of the Business Management System (BMS) relating to safety, health, environment, and quality procedures.

·         Organise and chair the annual management review meetings.

·         Conduct and chair monthly SHEQ meetings with the SHEQ team.

·         Arrange and carry out supplier and subcontractor assessments and audits as required.

·         Carry out other adhoc projects relating to SHEQ at the request of the Managing Director. 



·         A strong background in Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) management

·         Experience in managing a large team of people

·         NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent (minimum)

·         Environmental Management qualification

·         Background in construction or utilities

·         Good understanding of CDM Regulations and RIDDOR

·         Hands on working knowledge of ISO9001, 14001 & 45001 


·         Diploma in Health and Safety or equivalent (Level 6)

·         CQI Certificate in Quality Management or equivalent

·         IEMA Certificate or higher or equivalent

·         Chartered Member of IOSH or equivalent

·         Practitioner Member of IEMA or equivalent

·         Lead Auditor in an ISO Standard 

Key Skills: 

·         Strong leadership qualities and interpersonal skills

·         Very organised with effective time management

·         Methodical, analytical, problem solving mindset

·         An excellent communicator, able to comfortably liaise with people of all levels

·         Focused, detail oriented and data driven 

About us:

Trant Engineering Ltd has a long history of engineering and construction excellence, delivering high quality EPC engineering and construction services throughout the UK and overseas. We successfully deliver complex turnkey engineering projects in sectors such as Process & Water, Energy, Defence, Oil & Gas and Nuclear.

We offer clients a range of services including design, manufacturing, installation, construction and commissioning. Our in-house design and offsite manufacturing teams’ work closely to develop technology-based solutions with a strong focus on innovation and value engineering.

We have over 800 employees and with a healthy forward order book, it is an exciting time to join the business. 


At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development within a professional and friendly safe working environment. We value our employee’s and strongly support and encourage individuals to gain professional qualifications, whilst offering the opportunity to work on projects of differing sizes within a variety of industry sectors. 

Company benefits include; 

·         Competitive salary

·         Company car or car allowance

·         24 days holiday (increasing with service) + 8 bank holidays

·         24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

·         Flexible Working Policy (based on a core-hours model)

·         Hybrid working available where possible (not applicable to all roles)

·         Free onsite parking

·         Company Pension Scheme

·         Bike to Work Scheme 

Equal Opportunities: 

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, gender, disability or age 

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV to lynne.crawford@trant.co.uk or call our Internal Recruitment Team on 02380 665544 

*Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion                                                                       

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