SHEQ Officer – Parc Adfer

September 9, 2022 | Recruitment

Job Summary

The SHEQ Officer will report to and work collaboratively with the SHEQ Manager in the safe, efficient and reliable operation of the Energy from Waste (EfW) facility.

The SHEQ Officer will actively promote a culture of safe working practices and regulatory compliance and will assist the facility to ensure that the requirements of the SHEQ Management Systems are met. This will include working within approved budgets and working closely with internal and external support teams to meet all regulatory and legislative monitoring and reporting requirements.

The role requires close liaison with the broader enfinium SHEQ team, Parc Adfer SHEQ Manager and other site teams, so that Parc Adfer can function as an integrated whole, and run at maximum levels of safety, compliance, availability and efficiency.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Positively influence thinking and behaviours so that the site personnel engage, promote and understand the benefits of good SHEQ practice.
  • Provide frontline Health and Safety advice to staff and contractors on site. Communicate effectively with staff and act as a point of contact (together with the SHEQ Manager) for all site personnel in SHEQ matters.
  • Provide support with improvements of SHEQ performance and engagement throughout both the site’s internal and external customer base.
  • Support business ownership of Health and Safety reporting, investigations and effective monitoring.
  • Actively contribute to, and chair when necessary, the site SHEQ Committee.
  • Identify and report to the SHEQ Manager any failings with company policy, procedures and health and safety standards and expectations.
  • Check and audit Safe System of Work (SSOW) and Permit To Work (PTW) systems for general site safety and safety from the system across the facility.
  • Support the relevant teams in the planning and monitoring of plant outages to ensure they are undertaken as safely as possible, posing minimal risk to staff and contractors.
  • Assist with risk reviews, gap analysis and site inspections to identify non-conformance enabling the site to address areas of concern.
  • Conduct and assist with the investigation of incidents to determine root cause, prevent recurrence and identify areas of improvement.
  • Record all incidents and near misses in the SHEQ Management systems, so they are communicated within the organisation and that all lessons learnt are available for the company.
  • Supports the SHEQ Manager in generating robust analysis of information to inform effective decision making and action plans.
  • Encourage innovative ways of working and challenge existing operational practices to continually enhance and drive SHEQ excellence and continual improvement.
  • Audit site operations and procedures to confirm compliance with enfinium Policies and Procedures, as well as regulatory requirements, e.g.: ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2018 and 45001:2018.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Science based bachelor degree.
  • NEBOSH general certificate preferred but not essential.
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in EfW, waste management, or a similar industry.
  • Strong practical understanding of relevant UK Health and Safety legislation.
  • Good understanding of the contents of the ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2018 and 45001:2018 standards and how they determine what the company Management Systems should contain.
  • Some practical knowledge and understanding of DSEAR/ATEX, COMAH, LOLER, PUWER, Noise, Vibration, PSSR, PPE/RPE.
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of the roles and requirements of CDM would be preferred.
  • IT literate with good competency in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint for reports, spreadsheet and presentation production respectively.


  • Scientific and technical oriented mind.
  • Organised, confident and highly motivated individual in environmental, quality, health and safety disciplines, who takes care and pride in their standard of their work.
  • Good communication skills and builds constructive and honest working relationships.
  • Demonstrable personal commitment to Environmental, Quality, Health and Safety and promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and take the lead in tasks.
  • Confidentiality and attention to detail are prerequisites for the role.
  • Team player with strong influencing and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and implement pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
  • Contributes to a positive team spirit and enhances plant morale.
  • Demonstrates respect and sensitivity for cultural/work style and learning style differences.
  • Works ethically and with integrity at all times and requires the same from staff.

Work Environment

The normal environment for this role is an operational EfW facility. Detailed below are the key points regarding occupational and environmental demands of the workplace. However, reasonable accommodations may be made, where reasonably practicable, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • May be required to provide work on a shift-rota cover (rare), that may include weekends and public holidays, to ensure the continuous 24/7 operation of the plant.
  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc).
  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects of size and weight, relevant to the job role.
  • Exposure to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc) and must be capable of assessing these risks and applying suitable preventative measures to prevent injury.
  • Exposure to a physical environment which involves, but not limited to: working from height, unlevel surfaces, climbing stairs and ladders, entering confined spaces, dirt, odours, noise, weather extremes and other similar elements.

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