Collins McNicholas

About the Role – 

The SHEQ manager is in charge of the safety, health environment, and quality assurance side of the business, He/She supervises and coordinates work systems to ensure that the products or services of the company meet the highest quality standards and that the working conditions of the company are favorable and safe.

Your Key Tasks and Responsibilities –

  • Take the day to day lead for SHEQ within the business.
  • Monitors developments in EHS Regulations and interpretations of these by regulatory agencies. Advise site management of changes in regulations or interpretations.
  • Provide accurate health and safety advice to all business unit teams.
  • Advise the management teams on all matters of Health and Safety in accordance with the company’s safety management systems and legislation in Ireland.
  • Development of risk assessments, method statements, preliminary and construction health & safety plans.
  • Develops and implements site strategies to ensure 100% compliance with all current and future EHS requirements.
  • To assist in the implementation of the training within the business.
  • Undertake reviews with the management teams of all high-risk activities.
  • Carry out incident investigations to establish root cause and share lessons learned.
  • Encourage near miss reporting and implement improvements from such reporting.
  • Liaise with clients or client’s representatives as required and ensure a good working partnership to achieve the best practices in SHEQ.
  • Carry out regular site audits/inspections within the business activities.
  • Provides SHEQ input, guidance, and direction to the review of equipment modifications, new process introductions, and capital installations.
  • Manages the site’s EHS Self Assessments programme to ensure conformance with Site, Corporate and/or Statutory SHEQ requirements.
  • Set a personal example to lead in the vision, values, and behaviors of the company.
  • Encourage a consistent incident reporting culture across the company and promote the use of Near Miss reporting.
  • Ensure that all incidents are reported and investigated; the type and level of investigation will depend on the severity of the incident.
  • Actively share lessons learned from any incident investigations.
  • Leads and implements improvements to EHS management systems and programs.
  • Compile weekly and monthly reports, review with the business teams and provide weekly updates to the SHEQ Director.
  • Compile and deliver Toolbox Talks, and seminars as required
  • Attend client Safety Meetings as directed by the SHEQ Director.
  • Support the sharing of best practice within the business.
  • Provides technical support and advice to line management on new and existing process and equipment in support of the EHS department’s overall objectives. 

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Strong leadership, influencing and collaboration skills.
  • Be persuasive, presentable, and confident with a proactive approach.
  • Be impartial during auditing and investigation activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft office 365 suite of applications i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and on own initiative.
  • Superb organisational skills.


  • Technical primary degree with a post-grad EHS qualification
  • 10+ years SHEQ experience in an operational environment.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Edel O’Brien on 021-4911065 or email


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