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Health safety and Environmental Advisor

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Location: Newton Aycliffe, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45682
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Repair & Maintenance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Optional

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!



Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.



Your new role


In this exciting new role you will responsible for developing and implementing sustainable SHE systems and procedures and supporting the effective rollout to all departments with continued maintenance to ensure reliability.



Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:



  • Develop and maintain a proactive Health, Safety and Environmental culture within RSUK.
  • Identify and implement appropriate systems to manage all aspects of Health, Safety and Environment
  • Ensure that the relevant documentation relating to the requirements of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) are compliant with external requirements.
  • Ensure that relevant documentation relating to the Health & safety and Environmental Systems are issued in accordance with the company policy.
  • Coordinating all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health and conservation
  • Maintain compliance and complete submission of packaging compliance data
  • Review and update of the SHE legal register as required
  • Manage the risk assessment process ensuring adequate levels of risk assessments are performed and records maintained.  Provide recommendations for improvement as part of management reviews.
  • Manage the investigation of accidents and incidents, report findings and ensuring actions are complete.
  • The effective operation of internal safety and environmental audit programme.
  • Support and where required chair the site SHE committee meeting and issue minutes
  • Oversee first aid arrangements
  • Organise and deliver SHE training
  • Write and issue reports as required
  • Write and issue Health and Safety briefings
  • Carry out regular safety audits and tours
  • Carry out Health and Safety monitoring and assessments
  • Develop and lead health and safety and environmental initiatives
  • Manage PPE
  • Liaison with Hitachi and external personnel as required by the duties of the post.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the position as and when required.
  • To be aware of, actively promote, and implement Hitachi’s ethos, culture and values.
  • To adhere to the Hitachi Rail Ltd Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail Ltd Health and Safety policy.
  • To deputise for the Senior SHE advisor as determined by business needs
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required


About you

Applicants should be able to demonstrate all of the Essential Requirements listed below

  • Experience of Health, Safety and environmental management in a manufacturing or engineering operation of a similar size and complexity

  • Experience as an internal auditor
  • Practical experience of Environmental permitting, OHSAS18001 and / or ISO 45001, ISO14001 and or similar management systems

  • Fluent with Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Proactive, enthusiastic and a have dedicated work ethic

  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Professional
  • Approachable
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Working knowledge of occupational health issues
  • Commitment to working as part of a team




  • Qualified to a minimum of NEBOSH Diploma level
  • Relevant environmental qualification.( IEMA)

Why Hitachi Rail Limited?

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

Closing date for applications is 21st September 2020.

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