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Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist




Wm. O'Brien (Plant-Hire) Limited

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Job Description:

Wm. O'Brien is the premier provider of engineering solutions, technical and crane hire services in Ireland having serviced the Irish construction and energy industries for over 66 years. During the last number of years, we have successfully grown our operations both domestically and throughout the UK, Europe and the USA to become one of the most significant companies in supplying engineering solutions to both the Construction and Renewable Energy sector. Wm. O'Brien currently has a requirement for an EHS Specialist. We are looking for an exceptional candidate that has the drive and ambition to develop this role and further their career. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated person, with a strong desire for continuous improvement to succeed in playing a key role in the development and success of the business.

Duties & Responsbility

Key Accountabilities:

Provide EHS support to the Crane Hire and other businesses within the group, including the implementation of the Safety Management System, performing site audits, participation at team workshops, attendance at hearings and report compilation

Carry out EHS inductions, training, risk assessments, and auditing to ensure compliance with policies and procedures

Work closely with key internal & external stakeholders to understand systems gaps and support needs – implementing improvement opportunities where identified to ensure all aspects of WOB business are conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner

Supporting the EHS audit programme. Inputting into the audit management system to record and monitor actions arising from internal and external audits, and tracking actions to close-out

Incident investigation and tracking incidents to closure

Setting and achieving goals and objectives, according to agreed metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Support the development and Integrated Management system (e.g. ISO 14001, ISO9001 and ISO45001)

Develop further the EHS culture behaviours of the Business

Administration requirements of EHS&Q office

Support function in ensuring training is planned, and all documentation in relation to training


Skills & Experience

Experience & Qualification:

Ideal candidate will have 1-year EHS experience in a similar role

NEBOSH Qualification or Higher Diploma in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work

Skills & Characteristics:

Have Excellent IT Skills, especially in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Personal organisation and attention to detail are key requirements for this position

Candidate must be able to work under pressure to deadlines

Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Package & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience

Some international travel may be required

You will report to the Director of Operations

Please send your CV before 14th March 2020


Permanent / Full-time

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