CNL1751 - HSQE Lead - Athenry, Co Galway


Coffey Group is seeking candidate for the role of HSQE Lead on a large civils programme covering the South East and South West of the Country. The successful candidate will be based at the programme’s hub in Galway and will be responsible for the overall management of the HSQE on the programme. The role will be supported by a number of HSQE Advisors located locally in the South East and South West, and also by the Group HSQE Team.

Job Specification / Role Responsibilities:

    The role will require the successful candidate to:
    • Provide professional support and advice to the Programme Management Team and Staff on Occupational Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality matters.
    • Provide an Assurance and Audit role in the company.
    • Assist staff and contractors in respect of compliance with relevant legislation, client standards and contractual arrangements.
    • Identify areas of risk and develop measures to reduce and control.
    • Identify initiatives to improve performance and assist in addressing areas of poor performance.
    • Produce HSEQ performance reports as required.
    • Promptly alert line and functional management to significant accidents and incidents.
    • Responsible for reviewing accident and incident HSQE reports, coordinating investigations and advising on recommendations to prevent recurrences.
    • Assist and liaise with external bodies e.g. enforcing agencies.

Person Specification / Qualifications & Skills:


  • Significant experience in HSQE in civil construction .
  • Good academic qualifications, 3rd Level qualification in Health & Safety preferable.
  • Experience with relevant HSQE standards and management systems.


  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent professional qualification in related subject.
  • Member of a relevant professional institute / chartered status.
  • Health & Safety Training in industry issues.
  • Experience of managing and developing staff.
  • Computer literate. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. High standard of written English is essential.
  • Full driving licence.

Coffey Group, Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland Tel: +353 91 844356 Fax: +353 91 844519 Email: