Health and Safety Officer

Cairn plc is the premier housebuilding company in Ireland. The Group is well positioned with a highly attractive landbank of strategically located sites in the Greater Dublin area, having delivered a successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange in June 2015 with a current market cap of €900M.  Over the upcoming years, Cairn will design and build a portfolio of 12,000 new homes, and we are looking to expand our talented team to support and deliver our growth.

Cairn plc. has a unique opportunity for a high calibre Health and Safety Officer to manage Health and Safety on our residential construction sites.  He/she will be responsible for the implementation of the Cairn Homes safety management system, and will report directly to the Health and Safety Manager.  We require an experienced, motivated team player with a keen commercial acumen who can contribute to the successful delivery of the project.

Our multiple projects scheduled to commence in the Greater Dublin area will offer ambitious team members the opportunity to assume new challenges and increase their scope of responsibilities.  Join our growing team and progress your career with Cairn Homes.  

Key responsibilities

Typically the candidate will be expected to undertake and assist with the following duties:

  • Work as part of the Cairn Homes Construction management team to ensure the provision of a safe and productive work environment. 
  • Always seek to improve the standard of Health & Safety in a practical manner within the company management system and on specific sites.
  • Monitor and enforce the implementation of Cairn Homes Health & Safety Management System.
  • Identify site specific hazards and ensure they are addressed in the site documentation and in a practical manner on the site. 
  • Ensure clear lines of communication are maintained to the H&S Manager. 
  • Ensure the site folders and statutory records are being maintained on site. 
  • Ensure strict adherence to site rules by all contractors.
  • Assist site management to comply with statutory H&S requirements.
  • Assist Health & Safety Manager to develop and implement Risk assessments and improvements to the Cairn Homes Safe Systems of Work. 
  • Assist Site management to ensure Contractor Compliance on Cairn Homes Sites.
  • Assist H&S Manager and Site management to coordinate the safe systems of work for contractors. 
  • Enforce site specific disciplinary procedures.
  • Carry out H & S auditing on site and address non-conformances as they are identified with site management and contractors. 
  • Contribute to accident and incident investigation.
  • Contribute to the Tool Box talk topics, discussion and delivery. 
  • Identify training needs on site for Cairn personnel and the contractors.

The candidate – key requirements

  • Experience in managing safety systems in construction is required, including a qualification in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Member of IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) preferred
  • Able to manage Health and Safety on-site using their own initiative within the scope of the management system
  • Strong relationship builder and ability to leverage key relationships across the full spectrum of project stakeholders and statutory bodies
  • Ability to manage risk and implement control measures
  • Able to work and build strong relationships with contractors from various backgrounds and trades
  • Able to chair and deliver Health and Safety meetings and presentations

To join our growing team, email your CV to careers@cairnhomes.com.