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Project Safety Engineer, Irlam, Manchester

The Role

Freedom Fibre are looking for a Project Safety Engineer with a sound understanding of infrastructure type projects through the design, construction and commissioning phases.

The Project Safety Engineer will support the delivery of portfolio of projects that are associated with building a nationwide fibre network. The Project Safety Engineer will support the delivery and the implementation of quality and reliable infrastructure in a safe manner.

Core Responsibilities

  • Ensure adequate arrangements are in place for planning, managing, monitoring and co-ordinating the health and safety for all projects

  • Ensure CDM duties are fulfilled including those of Client, Principal Designer and Principal Contractor

  • Development of CDM strategies in co-ordination with FFL Compliance team

  • Support appointment of competent designers and contractors, along with notification of duty holders

  • Support compliance with applicable legislation, practice and policies

  • Work with the Planning function to ensure programmes factor in relevant activities and are realistic

  • Notify the HSE where appropriate e.g. F10’s etc

  • Co-ordinate health and safety aspects of design to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to mitigate hazards wherever possible and/or appropriate safety arrangements are in place

  • Identify and collect the pre-construction information and request additional surveys if they are needed to fill significant gaps

  • Develop pre-construction information documentation for projects

  • Support in planning and preparation for build including coordinating transition from design into build

  • Attend design and build meetings advising on and acting on risk/ H&S requirements and considerations

  • Manage the flow of health and safety information between those involved

  • Develop and maintain construction phase plans

  • Ensure RAMS are in place and suitably developed for each project

  • Coordinate with H&S team to investigate and monitor accidents/incidents/near misses

  • Produce and update H&S files

  • Support lessons learnt exercises at the various stages of the lifecycle

Reporting to

Project Manager

Skills and Experience

  • Substantial experience in an infrastructure sector e.g. construction, telecoms, nuclear, water, rail

  • Expertise in H&S legislation and guidance including but not limited to CDM

  • Experience and sound understanding of design, engineering assurance and construction

  • Broad sector experience fulfilling client duties and acting as Client/Principal Contractor/Principal Designer

  • Knowledgeable in design risk management process and techniques


  • NEBOSH Construction or H&S qualification(s)

  • Membership to APS, IOSH or similar

  • Engineering qualification – Degree/HNC/HND etc

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Good computer literacy skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to work on own initiative with little or no supervision

  • Work well under pressure

  • Good organisation and planning skills

  • Strong evidence of people management skills

Our Ideal Fit

Someone who is a team player, they must be willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time, to take this business from what is a start-up to one that is an industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere; you will be encouraged to speak out and contribute wherever you feel you have something to offer. Our offices are open 07:00 through to 19:00 and we are happy to be flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work life balance that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive package including bonus, generous pension, private health care and flexible working along with other benefits.

Freedom Fibre is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to being a successful, caring, and welcoming place for all employees. We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone, from any background can reach their full potential without prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding are fostered, and the diversity of our people is positively valued.

Place of Work

The place of work will be our offices in Irlam, near Manchester.



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