Safety, Health and Quality Consultant


Position Filled!

Location: Dublin

Type: Permanent

Salary: Negotiable

Updated: 17/01/2018 17:29:58

Position Title

Principal Consultant

Reporting to the Associate Director for Safety, Health and Quality.

Main Purpose of the Role:

Our Client is seeking to recruit an experienced SHEQ Consultant with a good track record in delivering across a broad range of construction projects. The successful candidate will assist in the delivery of a large multi sector portfolio immediately upon appointment.

You will be responsible for delivering SHEQ consultancy services to existing and new clients, inclusive of delivery of the PSDP function and provision of site inspections.

Challenges of the role are to understand our various clients and ensure consistent delivery of SHEQ services to meet their needs and expectations, alongside efficient commercial and people management.

The role will be based from the Dublin 2 office and will require the ability to travel to numerous locations throughout Dublin and the East Midlands (Meath, Monaghan, Louth, Cavan, Westmeath, Longford and Westmeath).

Key Accountabilities:

Legislative Compliance - Working knowledge of Irish safety, health and environmental legislation and remain cognisant of legislative changes.
Project Supervisor Design Process Role (PSDP) - Extensive knowledge of the design process and associated legislation.
Construction Experience - Familiarity with the type of construction work involved in the project and a sound understanding of the safety and health issues associated with that work.
Business Relationships – Ability to create and maintain open and constructive relationships with internal and external clients. Respond helpfully to their requests and be sensitive to their needs with the aim of securing repeat business and maintain and grow current external client base.
Problem Solving – Capacity to analyse situations, diagnose problems, identify key issues and establish courses of action and produce logical, practical and acceptable solutions.
Running Meetings – Ability to chair meetings effectively and to set meeting objectives, actions, responsibilities and hold people accountable.
Presentations – Ability to prepare and deliver presentations.
Reports / Audits - Compile all reports/ audits and statistical analysis in a timely manner.


Procedures and Manuals - Compile and update procedures, manuals, guidance notes and ensure quality of submittals in a timely manner.
Fairness and Consistency - Be assertive, fair and consistent when implementing
Company or legislative requirements or when reprimanding contractors or individuals.
Commission Management - Maintain high standards of commission management.

Minimum Requirements:
Degree in Safety and Health or similar awarded as part of the national framework of qualifications.
7 years minimum construction experience.
Sufficient training appropriate to the type of work, e.g. a recognised certificate, higher certificate.
PSDP experience.
Safe Pass.
Driving license and own transport.

Highly Desirable (but not essential)
NEBOSH Diploma.
IOSH Membership.
Construction Industry Federation Safety Management CPD Card Holder incl. PSDP Course – Desirable.

Personal Attributes:

•Initiative - Ability to plan and execute one’s own work in an efficient manner within the pre-determined time allowed to achieve identified objectives and ensure profitability.
•Teamwork – Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues of all levels and disciplines and make proactive contributions.
•Negotiating Skills – Ability to identify, articulate and use clear and logical arguments when negotiating with contractors and design team members to achieve compliance with statutory requirements and project objectives.
•Leadership – Ability to assign to individuals tasks and activities that contribute to the achievement of work objectives and manage Principal Consultant role on projects which leads to accurate and timely delivery through all work stages.
•Communication Skills – Ability to communicate and influence effectively across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, to facilitate achievement of objectives. The ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing and provide well-reasoned responses.
•Personal Presentation – Present a professional well – groomed, business like image to both internal and external clients.

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