Health and Safety Manager

Location: North London

Meridian Water

Job Role:

Taylor Woodrow is recruiting for a Health and Safety Manager to join their team in working on the delivery of the infrastructure to support the construction of 10,000 homes at Enfield Council's 6Bn Meridian Water development.

This 80M framework involves the remediation of the existing site and construction of roads, bridges and flood mitigation measures; as well as electricity, gas, communications, water connections and hectares of newly landscaped parkland areas.


  • Initiate and maintain positive measures to raise standards, ensuring the company complies with OHSAS 18001 obligations, health & safety legislation and all minimum health & safety standards (MSS).
  • Support the monitoring of sites through the audit process, in a proactive manner to address any issues.
  • Establish a system to ensure that all personnel on-site, to work or to visit, have received a site induction briefing before going on-site. Ensure the induction is regularly updated to reflect current site hazards/conditions.
  • Ensure effective investigations take place to prevent accidents & incidents, whilst ensuring effective learning from all events are presented to the head of HSEQ for wider business distribution.
  • Ensure a construction phase health & safety plan is prepared and accepted before works start and make sure the plan is continually updated.
  • Introduce initiatives to improve standards and ensure safe working, whilst focusing on the proactive side of health & safety management.
  • Identify, promote and where required, implement health & safety best practice.
  • Participate in supporting the business with regards to tenders and pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs) and tender submissions, as designated by Senior Safety Manager/Pre-construction Team.
  • Work with the supply chain to establish effective relationships and ensure continuous improvement in delivering safety solutions.
  • In cases of difference of opinion on health & safety issues, lead negotiations to reach the best solution for the project.
  • Ensure a schedule of weekly health & safety inspections is established and monitored, including operational staff, senior management and support services. 
  • Ensure effective assessments of the site are carried out prior to the start of any work, focusing on potential hazards e.g. services, access, ground conditions, etc. 

Person Specification

  • Previous experience as a Health and Safety Manager working on a major infrastructure project.
  • Degree or equivalent in Environment Management / Sciences / Sustainability and/or completion of IEMA Foundation Certificate.
  • NEBOSH General or NEBOSH Construction Certificate or NVQ L3 in Health and Safety.

To apply for this role, please send your CV quoting reference IW-HSE-MRD to 

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