Connect IT Utility Services

Job vacancy - SHEQ Advisor

Connect it are a growing multi utility company and to help support our success we are looking to expand our SHEQ and Compliance Team by recruiting a SHEQ Advisor.

You will be an ambassador of the company’s SHEQ culture, providing professional assurance, advice and escalation within the business. Spot and encourage best practice and identify areas for improvement that supports everyone involved in the organisation’s activities to deliver a positive safety culture.

With ambitious plans for the future, we are poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Connect it is the right place to be.

Job location: Ideally located in/near Reading and capable of travel to sites in and around that area

The role will be responsible for:

  • Monitor and carry out a programme of safety audits and inspections, raising non-conformances and observations as appropriate to ensure a programme of compliance and continual improvement is achieved.
  • Support the Senior SHEQ Advisor and Head of SHEQ and Compliance to report and complete investigations of any accidents, incidents, near misses and hazards.
  • Advise and influence the business to understand safe working practices, embedding the licence to stop and ensure working practices remain compliant with specification, policy and procedure and identify and pursue any significant issues.
  • Escalate safety queries received within the business to the Senior SHEQ Advisor and the Head of SHEQ and Compliance to ensure learnings are followed through.
  • Ensure standards of PPE and equipment are maintained, identifying when items of plant and equipment need maintenance, calibration, replacement etc. and escalate issues as required.
  • Monitor and report on safety performance and assist the business to identify areas requiring improvement and development, using company prescribed systems (Boris/Salesforce, Excel)
  • Support with the review of SHEQ performance data and reports to provide updates to management teams and contribute to the SHEQ Management Review process.
  • Develop initiatives and programmes that engage the workforce to achieve an industry leading safety record and SHEQ performance.
  • Maintain SHEQ knowledge and best practice to ensure Connect it remains up to date with legislative and other certification requirements.
  • Improve performance through the implementation of environmental, quality and health and safety management systems, including ISO14001,9001 & 45001, complimenting other current standards and legislation requirements.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of SHEQ company systems, programmes and initiatives.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Experience of managing a programme of safety audits and dealing with non-conformance in an impartial, professional, positive way that encourages improved performance.
  • Role model behaviours that influence the desired safety outcomes.
  • Experience of performing audits within a utility industry.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the business to gain desired results.
  • Ability to manage own workload and time effectively in an autonomous role.
  • Able to use Microsoft suite (Outlook, Power point, Word and Excel) and other Company systems to record and analyse data.
  • Strong communicator with a ‘can do’ attitude and excellent interpersonal skills who has a passion for safety excellence.


  • Must have NEBOSH construction certificate.
  • Full UK driving licence and must be comfortable travelling to various sites.
  • Ability to conduct face fit, drugs and alcohol tests.
  • Auditing qualification would be preferred.
  • First Aid and Mental Health first aid.

With ambitious plans for the future, we are poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Connect it is the right place for you.

Full-time, Permanent, 40hour working week, Monday to Friday.