Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) Director

Teesworks is looking to recruit an Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) Director.

Teesworks is part of the Tees Valley Combined Authority Group and is situated in Redcar. The Combined Authority was established in 2016 to drive economic growth, create jobs and transform the five local authorities of Tees Valley. It is chaired by the elected Tees Valley Mayor, who also chairs the South Tees Development Corporation board.

Working within Teesworks, the first Mayoral Development Corporation outside of London, it is a high-profile opportunity to fulfil a key role in creating the UK’s largest industrial zone.

This senior role will oversee the Teesworks Regeneration Programme from an EHSS and Risk Management perspective; a programme covering some 2,300 acres of developable land, currently designated an upper tier CoMAH site. The position carries responsibility for ensuring the successful delivery of all facets of the organisation’s operations, projects and activities in a safe, secure and environmentally compliant manner.

The programme of works covers an extensive and diverse array of construction related projects under the direct control of the Development Corporation, including ground investigations, asset decontamination and demolition; earthworks and ground remediation and transport and utilities infrastructure provision. Within the next year alone, numerous construction and demolition contracts will be let, creating 775 jobs, with an initial investment of almost £400million.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate extensive, senior level EHSS and Risk Management knowledge and experience, gained in construction and/or operational environments, and be capable of leading on the establishment and delivery of the various policies, standards and systems necessary to ensure the organisation and the Teesworks site operate in line with applicable industry best practice guidance and legislation.

For this critically important post we need a truly exceptional person. You will need to be a highly driven, well-organised, self-motivated and strategic leader. Strong influencing skills and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders are fundamental to the role, and the individual must possess substantial gravitas and credibility.

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Please send your CV to TVCARecruitment@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk  by midnight on 9th Oct 2020.