Company: Network Rail
Location: Glasgow G2


Glasgow G2

Full-time, Permanent

£57,551 a year

Health & Safety Manager x 2 positions


Glasgow, GB

Department Name

Scotland Region

About Network Rail

Scotland’s Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day, and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Over 2,500 daily services support the needs of communities and business across Scotland and the border to England. We operate the largest suburban rail network outside London which meets the daily needs of customers into Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city.

Scotland’s Railway provides links between communities and employment, industries and markets. It contributes up to £1.3bn each year to Scotland’s economy and employs 13,000 people, 3000 of them are Network Rail colleagues.

Keeping Britain moving on the railway is a huge and complex challenge; With 20,000 miles of track, Signalling assets, Electrification initiatives; Maintenance, inspection and renewal. This movement is made possible by dedicated administrative, technical and analytical support. With such strong support in place, we’re ready for even the toughest challenges.

We have project offices from London to Aberdeen that provide numerous opportunities for our people. We actively lead and take pride in individual career development, striving to build an environment where everyone feels fulfilled in work and complemented by tailored career development.

Does this sound like a team you’d like to be part of? It could be yours!

Brief Description

As a Health and Safety Manager you are going to play a key role in developing and leading health and safety strategy with our stakeholders. Providing support, guidance and professional expertise to our project teams on all health and safety matters. Supporting a wide variety of infrastructure projects, you will drive continuous improvement whilst promoting a positive health and safety culture.

As an established Health and Safety Manager with experience in managing large complex projects, you will be proactive with a view to thinking outside the box and challenging the norm to help your project teams deliver safely and efficiently.

Dynamic and highly customer focused, you’re ambitious too, while your outstanding communication and presentation skills enable you to influence people at all levels. Above all your genuine enthusiasm towards helping to build a safe, world-class railway infrastructure will be key to successfully delivering this role. In return, you’ll enjoy excellent benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide functional support, mentorship and professional expertise to the project teams on all health and safety matters affecting the portfolio of projects so as to deliver successful execution of the programme or works.
  • Work directly with the project teams providing health and safety direction by leading the HSEA specialist aligned to the team. (Where applicable)
  • Lead/Direct periodic meetings with the contracting organisations to share and promulgate standard methodology and lessons learnt.
  • Provide support to the project teams on inspection and monitoring of the safety and environmental performance of projects and monitor so that a consistent approach is taken to contractor occupational and construction safety across all projects within the portfolio.
  • Work with project teams to establish practical and deliverable measures to improve health & safety performance within projects.
  • Support the project teams in the investigation of accidents and incidents and in the implementation of resulting recommendations.
  • Provide the single point of contact for the project portfolio with HMRI and other health and safety organisations for day-to-day site health and safety.
  • Co-ordinate the health & safety activities of the programme and maintain effective liaison with other IP Regions, Programmes and Major Projects and aligned routes.


  • NEBOSH Construction certificate
  • NEBOSH Tech SP certificate
  • Significant experience in the successful management of HSEA issues on major programmes of work in the construction and//or rail industries
  • Project Safety Management course.


  • Membership of a relevant professional body with chartered status and/or educated to degree level.
  • NEBOSH diploma, IEMA certificate,
  • An experienced Health and Safety or Environment practitioner.
  • Knowledge of Behavioural Change techniques.
  • Knowledge of Network Rail’s systems and processes.
  • Working knowledge of rules, Regulations and standards applicable to contractor safety.

This could be your next role!

How to apply (External)

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range:

Salary £51,156 increasing to £57,551 per annum

Closing date: 17th February 2020 with a view to interview week commencing 24th February.

Late applications will not be accepted.