Saving approximately 1.5m tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions compared to coal
Based at Lynemouth Power Station
(Vacancy Reference: LPL 0005)
EPUKI (Part of the EPH Group)
EP UK Investments (EPUKI) was established in 2014 as the platform for expanding the EPH group into the UK and All Ireland Energy Markets. EPUKI’s parent company EPH owns and operates assets in the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Germany, the UK, Italy, Ireland, France and Switzerland. EPH is a vertically integrated energy utility covering the complete value chain ranging from highly efficient cogeneration, power generation, and natural gas transmission, gas storage, gas and electricity distribution and supply. EPH is the 6th largest producer of power in Europe, employing over 25,000 team members.
Lynemouth Power Station is a 420MW Biomass fired station with additional assets at Port of Tyne. The biomass conversion is one of the largest civil engineering projects in the UK, with multi millions invested by EPH at the Lynemouth Power Plant in Northumberland. This has included the construction of six new silos, the development of bespoke large-scale handling facilities at the Port of Tyne, resurrection or the trainline from the port direct to Lynemouth Power Station and a comprehensive overhaul and modification of all on-site equipment.
An opportunity has arisen to recruit a HSE Manager, who will be a key member of the Leadership team at Lynemouth Power Limited (LPL). The role will co-ordinate and lead the health, safety, welfare, environmental and chemistry functions to deliver improved HSE standards at both the power station and port assets. The role will set the safety culture and environmental and chemistry strategy to take LPL beyond compliance to world class and ensure a healthier, safer and greener workplace for the future.
Primarily based at Lynemouth Power Station, with the requirement to travel to other site locations as necessary. Main focus of the role will be zero harm to colleagues, neighbours and the environment.
The HSE Manager will work closely with colleagues in operations, projects, maintenance and engineering as well as the wider business to develop robust processes, develop and maintain leading and lagging indicators, meaningful reporting and constructive challenge.
Reporting to the Managing Director, the key responsibilities and duties will include:-
Strategy and Leadership
- Developing and leading the delivery of a co-ordinated HSE strategy
- Developing HSE policies, standards and procedures for HSE management which meet or exceed the requirements of the regulatory environment in which we operate
- Acting as a change agent and role model to drive our safety culture beyond compliance to a world class commitment based safety culture, and proactively manage risk and hazards
- Be inquisitive in approach, bringing innovative ideas and solutions to improve HSE practices
- Leverage HSE expertise across the Group to support Lynemouth
- Be an influential adviser to business leaders; building their understanding of processes, standards and best practices. This will include process safety management, behavioural-based safety, health and wellbeing, site security and emergency response standards
- Leading, coaching and developing the HSE team and facilitating talent management and succession planning
- Keeping up to date with changes in current legislation and to bring to the attention of the business leaders any relevant new legislation
Health and Safety
- Leading health and safety inspections and audits and acting as the interface with external parties where required
- Ensuring all assessments required by legislation are conducted and reviewed at relevant intervals and that the necessary records are maintained
- Driving effective investigations into all accidents and near miss incidents with a view to proportionate action to prevent recurrence or escalation. Responsible for any reporting under R.I.D.D.O.R
- Responsible for monitoring HSE performance and the provision of information for business leaders, and for the provision of repots demonstrating statutory compliance in the appropriate timescales
- Producing and presenting reports on overall HSE performance and contribute to Group reporting as necessary
- Working with the Occupational Health provider and HR to ensure health surveillance is undertaken as necessary and to improve the health and wellbeing of employees and strategic partners at Lynemouth site and port assets
- Highlighting areas where training/certification is required to meet the standards imposed by Legislation, Approved Codes of Practice or HSE guidance
- Developing a world-class safety management system with leading and lagging indicator
- Co-ordinating a site-wide appreciation of major accident hazards and key risk control systems
- Ensuring that process safety incidents and near misses are thoroughly investigated to establish the underlying causes
- Identifying weaknesses in the systems and continually challenge and improve
Environmental Management and Compliance
- Responsible for environmental compliance and monitoring performance, including management of environmental permits, planning permissions and other consents, emissions monitoring and Lynemouth’s waste duty of care
- Management representative for the environmental (ISO14001) and energy (ISO50001) management systems and internal auditor
- Responsible for regulatory reporting, the submission of permit variations and other applications, and for ensuring any necessary regulatory notifications are made
Plant Chemistry and Condition Monitoring
- Ensuring the security and quality of supply of demineralised water for the steam generation cycle, and chemistry relating to the integrity and performance of the boiler/turbine and feedwater systems
- Responsible for ensuring the sodium hypochlorite dosing plant for the seawater cooling water system, the treated cooling water dosing plant and the dosing of the domestic boilers. Condition monitoring responsibilities include the management of the impressed current cathodic protection systems and the sewage treatment plant
Our Ideal Candidate
- Relevant experience in the industrial sector, preferably in the thermal power sector
- Background in either safety or environmental management and chemistry, with sufficient understanding of the technical aspects of the role to provide functional and departmental leadership
- Managing a departmental budget and for delivering on commitments for operational and capital cost control in accordance with business plans
- Developing relationships and working with external stakeholders including regulatory bodies relevant to the role
- A strategic and critical thinker; with the ability to execute and follow through to drive improved performance and standards on site
- Excellent planning and organisation skills
- Highly credible with a professional, personable and competent manner
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, results orientated, problem solving, ability to think clearly and make good business decisions.
- Be able to create and maintain collaborative, productive working relationships
- Leading and encouraging the professional development of colleagues through training and mentoring team members
- Continued professional development is an expectation to demonstrate competence and to ensure that changes in best practice and internal and external stakeholder requirements are identified and managed
- Degree-level or equivalent qualification in HSE, engineering or related specialism
- Chartered status with a relevant professional institution is desirable
- NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
The successful candidate will be appointed on a personal contract which reflects the responsibilities of the role as well as the abilities of the individuals.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the HR Department on 07761 763150