EHS Advisor

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Date: 7 May 2023

Location: Cork, IE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:411776 


EHS Advisor


Site: Cork


Appointment Basis: Permanent


Excellent Salary + Benefits Include: Pension, Contributed Healthcare, Life Assurance



Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

Employing 6,000 people within the UK & Ireland, we are the prominent supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40% of the UK mainline train fleet, as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas.


Purpose of the role


To support the Project and EHS Manager – in maintaining Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) compliance across all projects. To advise the Project team on all aspects of EHS and to offer support and assistance where required in order to successfully deliver the project/s and maintain and improve EHS standards 


Main Responsibilities


  • Advise the Project, Teams on all EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) requirements in line with local legislation and regulations i.e.,  Safety Health and Welfare at work Act 2005, Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Construction Regulations) 2013, Safety Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 – 2016, Railway Safety Act 2005. 
  • Provide support for & to monitor all aspects of Occupational Health & Safety, Quality & Environment specifically Risk Assessments and associated controls. 
  • Ensure that the relevant EHS requirements of AZDP (Alstom Zero Deviation Plan) are effectively applied on the project. 
  • Assist in the development and review of the EHS aspects of the following documents:  Site Specific Safety Statement, Construction Stage Safety & Health Plans, Work Package Plans including Risk Assessment & Method Statements (RAMS), Task Briefing Sheets / Toolbox Talks, Environmental Management Plans, Quality Management Plan and Site Waste Management Plans 
  • Ensure EHS inductions are prepared for new projects and critical EHS information remains current including existing induction packs, posters, notices, signage, registers, procedures etc. 
  • Provide/obtain advice/guidance and giving assistance on general EHS matters. 
  • Carry out safety inspections in accordance with the company and project requirements and, where possible, close out actions within required timescales. 
  • Produce EHS objectives from reviews, findings and audits. 
  • Monitor KPI’s and other indicators (submitting to Client) on a monthly/period basis and provide data to the EHS Manager where required. 
  • Co-ordinate with the support from the project team, Accident investigations/Incidents/Near Misses/close calls. 
  • Ensure any Dangerous Occurrence and/or Reportable Accidents are promptly reported to the Health and Safety Authority as required under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (reporting of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences) Regulations 2016. 
  • Liaise with the Customer, Client and external bodies as required – Iarnrod Eireann, Health & Safety Authority (HSA), Railway Accident Investigation Unit (RAIU). 
  • Champion close call reporting and assist the project in managing and monitoring project close calls to ensure that they are tracked, and the associated corrective actions are actioned to the specific person/department to ensure they are closed out adequately.  
  • Input and monitor the close call system where applicable. 
  • Undertake and support projects traffic management plans (TMP). 
  • Support the Alstom fatigue management policy and processes and assist in the production of the project fatigue management plan. 
  • Undertake & Assist Client, Contractor, Supplier EHS engagement meetings as required. 
  • Support the EHS Manager in developing and implementing strategies taking into account the business and corporate requirements for managing and continually improving the company’s safety standards. 
  • Carry ot training sessions/briefings on EHS topics as necessary to the project team (Toolbox Talks). 
  • Monitoring employees and contractors to ensure that activities are undertaken in accordance with agreed – standards (e.g. client, industry, PSCS requirements, ISO 45001,14001,9001), procedures, Work Package plans/task briefs (Method statements), inspection & test plans
  • Support the EHS Manager with start-up packs for new projects and EHS information remains current including – posters, notices, signage, registers, and procedures 
  • Deputize for the EHS Manager as necessary 
  • Support and maintain internal safety reporting systems 
  • Provide EHS support for Alstom UK&I.



Educational Requirements



  • NEBOSH Construction/General certification / QQI Level 7 
  • Safe Pass 
  • Personal Track Safety (PTS) 
  • Technical Member of IOSH (minimum) 
  • PHEEC – First Aid Response 
  • Persuasive communicator with the ability to explain legislative information clearly and concisely 
  • Demonstrates a good use of initiative 
  • Accident and Incident Investigation training



  • Experience of the Railway Industry. 
  • QQI Level 8 
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA) certificate 
  • IT Skills – competent user of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet 
  • Trained Auditor





  • Good knowledge of SHWW(Construction) Regulations 2013. 
  • Experience of working with ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 / HSG 65 standards 
  • EHS experience - 2+ years 
  • Knowledge of behavioral based safety and culture change 
  • An understanding of the customer requirements for safe working 
  • Working knowledge of Railway specific standards
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of Environmental legislation
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation  
  • High level of influencing and inter-personal skills 
  • Risk & Auditing assessment skills 
  • Results focused with a ‘sense of urgency’ to achieve within required timescale 
  • Ability to work on own initiative 
  • Team Player 
  • Be able to work on their own. 



  • Technical Signalling knowledge 
  • Plant/work equipment operations. 
  • Knowledge and experience of working on operational railway infrastructure (Irish Rail Network / Light Rail)


Competencies & Skills  

  • Safety critical  


What we offer
We offer a highly competitive starting salary, 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.


Application Process 
The talent team are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role will close as soon as a suitable person has successfully passed the assessment process. To be considered, please send in your application as early as possible.

​Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive, and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?.

We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.