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Regional Safety, Health and Environment Lead

Willmott Dixon
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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At Willmott Dixon Construction, we're committed to creating environments where our people and projects thrive. As a leading UK main contractor, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional safety, health, and environmental (SHE) standards, ensuring the well-being of our teams and the communities we serve. We're looking for a dedicated individual to join us as our Regional Safety, Health, and Environment Lead.

Why You're Needed: As the Regional Safety, Health, and Environment Lead, you'll play a pivotal role in championing SHE excellence within your region which covers London and East LCO and Interiors (main offices in Hitchin and the city of London). You'll serve as the local point of contact for Senior Managers and LCO Boards, ensuring a consistent and efficient approach to delivering SHE services that align with our strategic direction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver SHE services to the region, meeting business and customer needs (leading investigations, support audits, implementing new procedures, training/educating others, report writing,etc.).
  • Demonstrate leadership and expertise in SHE with customers, supply chain, and internal teams.
  • Increase organisational knowledge and consistency in SHE through best practice sharing.
  • Lead, motivate, and manage a high-performing SHE team, providing expert guidance and support.
  • Review and report SHE performance data, driving continuous improvement.

Key Success Indicators:

  • You're recognised as the local SHE leader, valued by the business, customers, and supply chain.
  • Safety, health, and environmental performance consistently meet or exceed targets.
  • Customer needs are not just met but exceeded, leading to positive feedback and repeat business.
  • Your SHE services are delivered efficiently and effectively, to your regional businesses.
  • Timely and accurate SHE data is completed to demonstrate team's high performance.

Are you passionate about safety, health, and environmental excellence? Do you thrive in a dynamic role where you can make a tangible difference? We're seeking a Regional Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) Lead to join our brilliant team at Willmott Dixon.

Willmott Dixon is passionate about its people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development, offering you a career of a lifetime!

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • CSCS Card.
  • Certificated Member (CertIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safetyand Health (IOSH)
  • Level 6 qualification in Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Associate membership with IEMA.
  • IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management.
  • SEATS certification.
  • Valid driving license.
  • Commitment to ongoing CPD.

Desirable Skills:

  • Chartered Member (CMIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • Degree in Safety, Health & Environment.
  • Relevant operational experience in Construction/Interiors.
  • Transferable skills.

Attributes We're Looking For:

  • Strategic and operational acumen.
  • Exceptional relationship-building and influencing skills.
  • Ability to drive change through understanding people (behavioural change).
  • Proven leadership and team management capabilities.
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn.
  • Self-motivation, positivity, and resilience.

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace and will consider flexible and agile working. We are a disability confident employer.

Benefits: In return we reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, full / heavily discounted private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

About Us

With over 170 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths. Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

Willmott Dixon was awarded No 1 in the Best "Big" Companies (2022) to work for and already holds the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022. We are the first major contractor and developer to win a King's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.


Willmott Dixon is the 2nd largest capital works, regeneration and support services. We pride ourselves on our long history, and in being a sustainable company which respects and care for people in the wider environment.

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