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Parker Technical Services is part of the Edwin James Group, a leading asset engineering group delivering integrated technical and process engineering and automation services for the built environment.

Our team of over 1000 people work with a Blue Chip client base across diverse sectors including Manufacturing, Government & Education, Utilities, Commercial and Defence & Nuclear.

Our goal is to be known as a straightforward, no-nonsense operation that is easy to understand, and easy to work with.

We provide a strong health and safety culture and ample personal development opportunities. Our ethos is Safety, Service, People this is known as the EJ way and is practised throughout the group

Currently we have a new opportunity for a Site SHEQ Advisor based at our Whitehaven Office.

Key Responsibilities


  • The base location for this role is based on the Sellafield site also visits to other locations, as the business requires
  • Responsibility to assist in the development and delivery of an effective Business Management Compliance program, as directed by the SHEQ & Compliance Manager, this to meet statutory requirements, and industry best practice throughout the businesses operations and services on the Sellafield site
  • The role holder will be responsible for the provision of professional support to the construction site team, this being achieved by their endeavours acting as part of this team
  • You will be required to proactively assist in the development and embed all aspects of the Business Management System including audits, inspections, training etc
  • You will advise site on SHEQ matters in line with instruction from line management
  • The SHEQ and Compliance Manager will give direction and guidance as to the wishes of the Board as to the business’s strategies, targets and timescales and support will be expected to deliver these wishes
  • This role will require the holder to either be local or stay in accommodation due to the geography of this project
Duties & Essential Job Functions
  • Follow the strategies and plans to ensure that this business unit can achieve compliance with the system and where possible move them toward best practice
  • Work with your business unit, keep managers updated as to new processes and procedures such that they reflect the needs of the business and deliver effective, pragmatic, robust and progressive business management
  • Submit site reports and audits in a timely manner showing performance against Key Performance Indicators set by the business.
  • Immediately inform the SHEQ & Compliance Manager of any matter which might bring the business into disrepute
  • Assist managers in achieving compliance with legislative and procedural expectations of all Enforcing Authorities. Provide the appropriate level of assistance to ensure that they also meet their legal and Business Management System obligations
  • Establish effective relationships and work closely and co-operatively with operational managers
  • Have a thorough detailed working knowledge of current legislation and advice, thereby assisting the business in achieving compliance with all its statutory obligations
  • Support the SHEQ and Compliance Manager with the ongoing compliance with all current ISO’s and other accreditations
  • Represent the Business on functional and cross divisional SHEQ working groups, as directed by the SHEQ & Compliance Manager
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with representatives of the Enforcement Authorities and present a professional image of the business to both internal stakeholders and external client bodies
  • Give input to procedural amendments as required due to new practices, or changes in legislation or advice to ensure the business is complying with its statutory obligations
  • Assist in driving a positive high profile SHEQ culture within the business sectors in order to raise awareness of SHEQ issues. Assist in driving a culture which is intolerant of unsafe acts and strives for outstanding SHEQ performance
  • Assist in OH matters relating to the physical and mental health of staff with the appropriate level of OH intervention, to ensure the correct advice and direction is given to the workforce at all levels and that a consistent response is provided by our supporting professionals
  • Complete site audits and inspections in line with the audit schedule set by the SHEQ & Compliance Manager
  • Complete system audits and assist in second and third party audits as scheduled by the SHEQ & Compliance Manager
  • Assist in administration duties

This list is not a complete list of responsibilities but representative of the type of duties.

Skills & Experience

We value everyone’s skills and experiences but for this role are looking for people who have:

  • Good knowledge of, and ability to advise upon, SHEQ matters, risk management and legislation, with substantial demonstrable experience of personal involvement in a similar role
  • Must have a good command of English and be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written word
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, codes of practice, guidance and operating procedures
  • Ability to keep abreast of trends and related best practice
  • Good interpersonal skills in order to establish credibility with colleagues and management and to foster effective working relations with a wide range of internal, client and external interested parties
  • Sound influencing and persuading skills with the ability to adopt different approaches and styles of influencing depending on the level of staff being approached
  • An effective communicator with the ability to deliver the SHEQ message in a clear and appropriate manner
  • Good knowledge and skills in relation to ISO:9001, ISO:14001 & ISO:45001 also knowledge of Nuclear site working
  • Should hold a relevant blend of qualification/experience. NEBOSH Construction Certificate as a minimum
  • The post holder must have at least strong health, safety and environmental experience in a similar role within a diverse organisation and have a proven track record of success
  • Hold or work towards – Quality Management/Assurance, Business Continuity and Data security qualifications and memberships


  • A competitive salary and benefits package appropriate to this position
  • Career development within a successful and growing business

If this is your dream role, then we’d love to hear from you

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Come and work with us

Wherever you are in your career, we’d love to hear from you. We value lifetime learning and work hard to make sure our people achieve their potential. If you want to take your career in a new direction, take a look at our current roles below.


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