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Senior Manager Health & Safety

  • Job reference: BBBH789
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent

My client based in Qatar is looking for a Health and Safety Senior Manager to join their team.

Job Summary:

  • Support the Director of QSHESE.
  • Lead the development, implementation and continual improvement of the Health & Safety Policy and the Health & Safety Management system.
  • Be the champion for continual communication and education of Health & Safety matters through developing and leading initiatives that ensure a continually thriving Health & Safety Culture at all levels of Qatar Rail and its Program partners.
  • Develop Health & Safety key performance indicators (KPIs) and provide periodic Qatar Rail Health & Safety reports that provide focus on progress with Health & Safety Policy objectives, emerging negative trends and actions necessary to continually improve and address shortfalls.

Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Provide strategic Health & Safety initiatives to Qatar Rail, both Corporate and Program.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of Health & Safety department planning.
  • Ensure synchronization of Health & Safety strategies and plans within the overall strategic direction of Qatar Rail.
  • Set Health & Safety department objectives.
  • Represent Qatar Rail at appropriate external forums providing a positive perception and provide input to the development of best practice throughout Qatar.


  • Support the Director of QSHESE.
  • Ensure development and implementation of the Company Health & Safety Management system supporting Company Policies in readiness for certification to ISO 18001 etc.
  • Develop Health & Safety Initiatives and Incentive schemes that recognize and reward excellence in Health & Safety matters thus generating motivation and positive competition throughout Qatar Rail
  • Develop and ensure implementation of the plan for auditing and assessment for 1st, 2nd & 3rd party Health & Safety Management System audits in collaboration with the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement measures that ensure communication of relevant and timely Health & Safety communications.
  • Ensure that appropriate communication processes are established within the organization and that communication takes place regarding the effectiveness of the Health & Safety Management System.
  • Develop, communicate and ensure implementation of a monthly performance review, including an organization-wide self-assessment, involving assessment of the agreed Health & Safety requirements to ensure actions are identified and implemented to address noncompliance.
  • Ensure close work with stakeholders; providing support and assistance for them to achieve their goals of being Health & Safety compliant.
  • Conduct periodic Health & Safety Tours in line with Qatar Rail Senior Management Guidance document.
  • Any other discipline task as directed by line management.


  • Prepare Health & Safety Budget.


  • Develop the Health & Safety departmental capability in line with the business needs
  • Ensure Health & Safety divisional/departmental resources are utilized and developed to ensure efficient and effective outcomes.
  • Provide on-going advice and support to staff at all levels in development of appropriate Health & Safety knowledge and fostering of a positive culture. .
  • Foster a working environment that promotes a Health & Safety learning culture consistent with organization and program objectives and values, including the training and development of staff.
  • Conduct subordinate (refer to 'Covers for') Health & Safety department staff performance reviews.


  • Support the Qatar Rail environmental program in reducing our carbon footprint as part of Qatar Rail's goal to become carbon neutral.
  • Support the Qatar Rail Quality program by collaborative support in the implementation of the Company Management System (CMS).
  • Completing all work in accordance with Qatar Rail Policies and Procedures.

Essential Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Minimum 12 years' experience in implementing and monitoring effective HSMS and processes in line with international best practice
  • Membership of professional institution
  • Qualified Health & Safety Advisor
  • Computer literate
  • Effective use of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Effective English oral and written communication skills
  • Accountable and naturally works well with the team to seek innovative solutions
  • Able to collaborate with end users and have a strong desire to excel
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Ability to represent Qatar Rail in a Health & Safety related role at external forums and events

If interested, please get in touch via contact details provided.

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