Senior BU EHS Manager, Europe

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Organisational Environment:


Mercury is an Irish based European Contractor.


Mercury is a European Contractor that builds and manages complex engineering projects that reimagine how people work and live in the built environment. Our determination and focus enable us to deliver leading-edge construction solutions across a range of key sectors including Data Centres, Advanced Technology & Life Sciences, Fire Protection, Technical Support Services (TSS), Data Centre Facility Management, Healthcare & Building Services. Mercury employs over 4,500 people across over 10 locations in Europe and had an overall turnover of €1.5bn in 2021. Mercury employs the best people, invests heavily in training and education and ensures that the highest standards of health, safety and governance are applied throughout the organisation.



Scope of the Role:


Reporting to the Business Unit Directors and Mercury Group EHS Director this person will be a self-starter working on their own initiative. They will be responsible for the management and co-ordination all aspects of health and safety as it relates to a scope of work with an approximate value of €350m. Leading a team of 3 EHS Sector Leads and their EHS Managers this person will set clear direction and expectations for the Mercury Business Unit.  The core management team will create the vision; provide leadership; set targets; create processes and procedures; manage the H&S department and ensure adherence to all EHS requirements across all projects.



Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Weekly EHS Meeting
    • Schedule and chair meeting with your team
    • Follow up and ensure close out of any EHS items across the Business Unit
  • Weekly EHS Audits
    • Review weekly Project audits – Where possible attend
    • Co-Ordinate Client audits and attend
    • Discuss findings with Auditor, Operations Manager, PM and CM
    • Escalate trends to Business Unit Directors
    • Ensure Audit findings are clearly communicated
    • Co-Ordinate Client audits and attend
    • Drive closure of all open EHS Audit findings








  • EHS Alerts
    • Distribute and share all EHS alerts from HO
    • Co-ordinate campaigns to reflect the alerts – TBT, Stand-down, Demonstration
    • Ensure Workforce participation
  • Mercury Procedures
    • Ensure Mercury Procedures are in place and being adhered to on each project
    • Issue material for EHS campaigns, TBT, Demonstrations, Stand downs
    • Review quality of output and foster continuous improvement
    • Review Project documentation
    • Periodic attendance at planned meetings, TBT, SLT, DABS.
  • Client Meetings
    • Attend client meetings
    • Push strong EHS approach with Client
    • Share Mercury reports highlighting positives and negatives
    • Identify and communicate where Client approach needs change
  • Training
    • Make training available on every project.
    • Set standards for training requirements for Mercury and Sub-Contractor staff
  • Business Unit EHS Review
    • Issue Monthly BU EHS Review to BU Directors and Mercury SLT during first week of each month
  • Weekly Planner
    • Ensure each project has a weekly plan- Drive consistency across all projects
    • Meetings
    • Safety walks
    • Audits
    • Client Interface
  • EHS Team Management
    • Guide and Assist your EHS team
    • Set clear expectations and track against the KPIs
  • Environmental Performance
    • Improve Mercury’s Environmental Performance










  • Manage, support, educate your team – Call HO EHS when necessary
  • Escalate issues when necessary to Senior management
  • Only escalate with the facts not speculation
  • Complete actions that the sector has committed to “Do what we said we would do” – Prioritise for Client
  • Audits where Safety items need to be closed & reported back to the client.
  • Read the audits your team complete on BIM, understand the findings and the trends – Act on the trends and run focus campaigns to fix the issues within your business unit.
  • Find and fix issues fast – build that culture within your respective teams. No-one will do it for you.
  • Build positive relationships with client EHS. 
  • Focus on trends that affect your BU, don’t bog down your team in peripheral items that don’t add value.
  • Add value every day by communicating with your teams, managers, supply chain & clients
  • Drive practical TBTs throughout your BU in all regions of operation & include the subcontractors
  • Become actively involved in walking of RAMS and SPAs when you are on site with your teams.
  • Lead investigations from the outset.
  • Review all incident investigation reports and issue them to HO on behalf of your Business Unit. Right 1st time
  • Stick to the group EHS document templates and structure – Chain of Command 
  • Ask for help where you need it
  • Ensure your project EHS Managers do a meet & greet every morning at the point where P.P.E. becomes mandatory on site. It lets the workers

see we take safety seriously. Positive intervention for minor infringements.

  • Ensure that MSP training is rolled out across each project, to all including Subcontractors. This must be classroom based on each project.
  • Ensure that SVSM training is rolled out across each project, to all including Subcontractors. This must be classroom based on each project.
  • Ensure Subcontractors and vendors not attending morning co-ordination meetings are not be permitted to work on Mercury projects that day. No coordination = safety incidents
  • Ensure there is a “ Safety Incentive Scheme” running on your projects – All winners must be posted on the Safety Incentive Wall and senior management kept informed of these high performing contractors
  • Manage the auditing of subcontractors on the BIM 360 platform – set a target of 3 per month each. Ensure audit findings are discussed & forwarded to the Project & BU Manager
  • Encourage the supervisors & managers to complete SPA audits when they are on site – it’s working well in other BU’s & saves the safety team time.




  • Any other duties associated with this role.



Your Qualifications and Key Criteria:


  • HETAC Level 8 (HDip or Degree) qualification in Environmental, Health & Safety
  • 7+ years’ experience of managing environmental, health and safety on large construction sites.
  • 5+ years managing a team of EHS advisors
  • Thorough knowledge of current environmental, health and safety legislation
  • Flexibility in working patterns where necessary.
  • Ability to efficiently manage all environmental, health and safety issues on site.
  • Strong communication & computer skills,
  • Ability to work on own initiative and possess strong interpersonal and communications skills.



Desirable Skills:


  • Close attention to detail
  • Good team-working skills



Mercury is an equal opportunities employer.

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