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Health & Safety Advisor

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Construction management

London, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any


The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.


We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering team in London, by recruiting an experienced Health and Safety Advisor on a permanent basis.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of experience within the Civil Engineering/Rail Transportation/Infrastructure sectors.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Health and Safety Advisor to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.


The role


To be responsible for providing the project team and suppliers advice and guidance on Health & Safety Matters. Provide HS Training, Behavioural Based Safety and Rail Interface safety including guiding the construction teams throughout the construction of Old Oak Common Station


Main Duties


  • Provide Health and Safety Training
  • Promoting Health, Safety and Wellbeing throughout the Project; 
  • Advising managers and operatives of good practice; 
  • Managing the operational Health, Safety and Wellbeing requirements of the project undertakings, Common Safety Services with rail interface.
  • Ensuring project compliance with statutory legislation and contractual Health, Safety and Wellbeing requirements indicated in the Works Information. 
  • Planning and undertaking onsite inspection, monitoring and auditing of Health, Safety and Wellbeing. 
  • Promoting: 
    • Project Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy 
    • Project Values, aspirations and commitments
    • Project Golden Rules
    • Clients Values and commitments




  • Relevant degree, NEBOSH Diploma or Health, Safety and Wellbeing and Health vocational qualification. 
  • Member of the Institution of Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing and Health (TechIOSH / GradIOSH) 
  • Experience in H&S within the Civil Engineering sector, rail possession, demolition and ground engineering on major projects
  • Ability to prepare technical inspection, audit reports and other documentation for submission to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Previous experience in conducting incident investigations to a high standard including the utilisation of incident reporting software and including Root Cause Analysis.
  • Confident with Microsoft Office 365 suite and online databases and general IT 
  • Proven ability to effectively lead & manage teams, particularly in a functional capacity or as client.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience relevant to Health and Safety in construction and rail
  • Wide-ranging experience with major projects in the building, civil and rail sector


In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.


Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services, and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.

Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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