Senior EHS Advisor

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Environmental Health and Safety Advisor to join our team. This full-time permanent role would be ideally suited to an individual with a construction or trade background. As the Senior Environmental Health and Safety Advisor, you will play a critical role in ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment, and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and standards. You will be a point of contact within the QEHS department and strive to Foster a culture that radiates positivity, inclusivity, and continual growth for all.


  • You will lead the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of our EHS programs, working closely with cross-functional teams to promote a culture of safety and sustainability.
  • Conduct regular inspections and site audits, reporting findings to site and senior company management. Strict follow-up is required to ensure that actions are dealt with immediately.
  • Develop comprehensive guidelines, processes, and documentation to ensure the company’s compliance with health, safety, and environmental legislation.
  • Implement and enforce required standards to safeguard the well-being of employees and protect the environment.
  • Prepare and meticulously inspect Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMS) as well as Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) documentation to identify potential hazards and ensure safe work practices.
  • Conduct thorough administrative and site audits to verify adherence to contractual obligations, regulatory requirements, and EHS standards.
  • Monitor compliance among specialist subcontractors, agency personnel, and direct employees to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Foster relationships and maintain a positive proactive presence on-site to ensure strict compliance with EHS guidelines and regulations.
  • Lead and coordinate comprehensive accident investigations, ensuring thorough and timely reporting of incidents, utilising root cause analysis techniques to identify the underlying causes of accidents and near-misses. Implement practical and realistic corrective and preventive measures to enhance EHS performance.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to develop and implement effective corrective and preventive measures to mitigate the risk of future incidents.
  • Ensure the company’s continued compliance with all relevant regulatory standards, including ISO14001 and ISO45001.
  • Stay updated on changes in regulations and standards and adapt company practices accordingly.
  • Effectively manage and maintain employee training records in collaboration with the Training Department to ensure that all employees receive appropriate EHS training.
  • Prepare EHS reports for SMT and present reports where required, including monthly project KPI’s.
  • Act as point of contact for the Head of EHS when required.
  • Perform any other duties as necessary to enhance the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the business, as directed by company leadership.


  • Diploma to NFQ 8 in Occupational H&S. Certificate to NFQ 6 Environmental Management.
  • 7+ years’ experience in a fast-paced commercial environment. Knowledge of Electrical, Mechanical and CSA preferably.
  • Internal/Lead system Auditing including Integrated Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001) would be highly desirable.
  • Up to date with Legislation, Standards, Guidance, Advice and Compliance.
  • Conscientious with a high attention to detail and an ability to multitask.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with fluent English
  • Experience with the Construction Regulations and CDM roles, with experience working with sub-contractors.
  • Ability to work well within strict deadlines.
  • Ability to be able to prepare Audits and EHS reports, to a high standard.
  • Proactive in identifying positive and negative acts, ability to follow through with realistic corrective and preventive actions.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate incident investigations and utilise root cause analysis.