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Process Safety Manager

Job Description


We are currently looking for a Safety Manager to work on the project team for a large capex project in Cork. The successful candidate will demonstrate an excellent knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation, will provide technical advice and support to the Design Manager, and be responsible for ongoing process safety for the project. 


Job Role and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to

  • Develop, promote and maintain a strong, pro-active health & safety culture on the project. Ensure full compliance with local and national Health and Safety legislation pertaining to the project construction phase
  • Develop project-specific health & safety strategies, programmes and plans in partnership with the client and project teams
  • Undertake the role of PSDP lead for the project
  • Undertake HAZOP studies related to the design and execution of the project
  • Undertake Design Risk Assessment / Hazard Elimination Risk Reduction reviews and audits on projects and ensuring the Principles of Prevention are complied with
  • Take responsibility for the process safety onsite and for the project
  • Ensure project records are accurate and correctly updated and maintained
  • Co-ordinate construction health and safety programme elements addressing site access, security, project induction, first aid, welfare and emergency arrangements
  • Co-ordinate and manage on-site construction health and safety resources
  • Communicate and co-ordinate the adoption of industry best practices in health and safety on the project
  • Establish a process of active health and safety monitoring through audits and inspections of site conditions and contractor activities
  • Monitor and report on health and safety performance and challenges using predefined leading and lagging health and safety performance indicators
  • Co-ordinate the development and implementation of health and safety programmes and initiatives designed to continually improve performance
  • Support the Project’s Construction Manager in the execution of health and safety related statutory duties
  • Co-ordinate the investigation of incidents, ensuring root cause analysis is completed and corrective actions are implemented
  • Influence employee work practices through dialogue, relationship building and behavioural safety coaching
  • Co-ordinate the development and delivery of safety training, workshops and awareness briefings in consultation with the site construction management team
  • Maintain compliance with the company’s OHSAS18001 accredited safety management system.


  • Primary Degree in Engineering, Science or equivalent, in conjunction with a recognized Diploma in the Occupational Health and Safety
  • Chartered member of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) or equivalent qualification would be an advantage
  • Experience and proven capabilities in developing and implementing world class health and safety management systems 
  • Experience in developing and implementing behavioural and process safety programmes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; strong influencing and negotiation skills.  A demonstrated ability to communicate and influence at management and operator levels within a project organization