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HSE Continuous Improvement Lead

Hatfield, UK

 

HSE Continuous Improvement Lead | Hatfield | Hybrid (2 days office) 

 

About Us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About the role 

As an HSE Continuous Improvement Lead you will be responsible for developing a World Class HSE capability for Technology Operations (Tech Ops) and working with stakeholders around the business to ensure that our operational and project teams have the tools, processes and training to achieve the standards we have set.

What you will be doing

Overall, the HSE Continuous Improvement Lead will make a significant contribution to driving a culture of continuous improvement in health, safety, and environmental practices within the organisation, ultimately contributing to the well-being of employees, the community, and the environment.  This will be delivered through the following accountabilities:

  • Developing Continuous Improvement Strategies: The lead is responsible for developing and implementing strategies aimed at continuously improving health, safety, and environmental performance across Tech Ops.
  • Risk Assessment and Management: Conducting risk assessments to identify potential hazards and risks within the workplace, and developing strategies to mitigate these risks effectively.
  • Process Optimisation: Analysing existing processes and procedures related to health, safety, and environmental practices, and identifying opportunities for optimisation and efficiency gains.
  • Training and Education: Providing training and educational programs to employees at all levels to ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations and to promote a culture of safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to monitor the effectiveness of health, safety, and environmental initiatives, and conducting regular evaluations to identify areas for improvement.
  • Compliance Assurance: Ensuring Tech Ops complies with relevant health, safety, and environmental regulations and standards, and staying up-to-date with any changes or updates to these regulations and turning these into role based guidance.
  • Incident Investigation and Analysis: Leading investigations into health, safety, and environmental incidents or near misses, identifying root causes, and implementing corrective and preventive actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborating with internal stakeholders, including management, employees, and relevant departments, as well as external stakeholders such as regulatory agencies, to promote a culture of continuous improvement in health, safety, and environmental practices.
  • Tools, Documentation and Reporting: Maintaining accurate records and documentation related to health, safety, and environmental performance, and preparing reports to communicate progress, achievements, and areas for improvement to relevant stakeholders, supported by the correct tools to make this process efficient.
  • Leading Improvement Projects: Leading or participating in cross-functional improvement projects aimed at enhancing health, safety, and environmental performance, and driving initiatives to address identified gaps or areas for improvement.

 

We’d love to talk to you if you have...

To excel as an HSE Continuous Improvement Lead, you will typically require a blend of technical expertise, leadership abilities, and interpersonal skills.  Here are the key traits we will be looking for:

  • Technical Knowledge: A solid understanding of health, safety, and environmental regulations, standards, and best practices. This includes knowledge of relevant laws, regulations (such as OSHA, EPA), industry standards (ISO 45001, ISO 14001), and risk assessment methodologies.
  • Continuous Improvement Methodologies: Awareness of continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM), PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act), or similar frameworks. This includes the ability to identify opportunities for improvement, implement changes, and measure the effectiveness of those changes.
  • Risk Management: Strong skills in risk assessment, risk management, and hazard identification are necessary to proactively identify and mitigate potential health, safety, and environmental risks across Tech Ops.
  • Analytical Skills: The ability to analyse data, identify trends, and draw actionable insights is important for driving evidence-based decision-making and prioritising improvement initiatives effectively.
  • Project Management: Experience in project management, including planning, execution, and monitoring of improvement projects, is valuable for leading cross-functional teams and ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Experience in HSE Management: Prior experience in health, safety, and environmental management roles, such as HSE coordinator, HSE manager, or similar positions, provides valuable insight into the challenges and complexities of managing HSE programs within an organisation.

 

Overall, a successful HSE Continuous Improvement Lead possesses a combination of technical expertise, leadership capabilities, and interpersonal skills to drive continuous improvement in health, safety, and environmental practices and promote a culture of safety and environmental stewardship within the organisation.

 

What we offer you...

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • A Work from Home policy that sees you in the office typically 40% of your time. 
  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere’ policy 
  • Wellbeing support through Apps and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) 
  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices
  • Opportunity to participate in Share save and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on Ocado.com and free delivery for all employees
  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)

 

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

 

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. 

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

 

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship, please note that we are only able to cover costs relating to the Certificate of Sponsorship and the Immigration Skills Charge only. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

 

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one. All benefits information is subject to change and the terms of the individual arrangements. Please assume you have been unsuccessful if you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks.

 

About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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