Experienced HSEQ Advisor

Jennings O’Donovan & Partners – Sligo (Ireland)


Job Title: Experienced HSEQ Advisor

Type of Contract: Permanent full-time

Salary: Negotiable


About Jennings O’Donovan

We are a skilled, multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm specialising in renewable energy, water supply, wastewater treatment and planning and environmental services. Located in Co. Sligo, Republic of Ireland, Jennings O’Donovan began in 1950. Today, our workforce of more than 100 includes design engineers, planners, project managers, environmental scientists and resident engineers. We work with local authorities, water and power utilities, developers and industries in Ireland and overseas to help co-create solutions. Recent projects include the Meenadreen and Nysäter wind farms in Sweden and Lumcloon battery energy storage facility and the Lough Rynn international rowing course in Ireland.


From our headquarters in Sligo and an office in Dublin, we provide engineering, environmental and business expertise for renewable energy and infrastructural projects. We act as technical advisers to lending and banking institutions operating in the renewable energy sector and have significant experience in cost estimation, conciliation and dispute resolution.


Jennings O’Donovan are seeking to recruit an experienced Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Advisor to join our HSEQ Department. This is an excellent opportunity to join an award winning, ISO accredited (9001, 14001 and 45001) engineering consultancy with a wide range of projects across the construction industry. As a recognized CPD Employer with Engineers Ireland, JOD offer career growth and support to all our employees to develop and progress.


The successful candidate will fulfil project HSEQ requirements, mainly in the role of Project Supervisor for the Design Process/Principal Designer, while supporting our employees with regards HSEQ matters. This role offers the opportunity to become involved in our ISO accreditation and continuous improvement within the business while also providing support and advice to colleagues. JOD are a recognized leading engineering consultancy and this role offers exciting opportunities to progress in the Renewable Energy Sector and be involved in landmark projects across Ireland in our drive to a more sustainable and resilient environment.


Key Requirements

  • Recognised relevant professional qualification (Engineering or Architecture or Science or Construction preferred).
  • Minimum of 10 years of safety (design/construction) / projects experience.
  • Understanding of ISO Management Procedures and Implementation.
  • Member of a recognised Engineering, Architectural or Occupational H&S professional body/Chartered Status (Advantageous).
  • Good communication and people skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated / Able to work on their own initiative.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn.
  • Excellent computer skills – proficiency in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent English.
  • Drivers License and ability to travel.



  • Perform the Project Supervisor for Design Process Co-ordinator/Principal Designer) role on projects.
  • Support project teams to deliver projects that are compliant with the applicable statutory requirements with respect to occupational health and safety in design.
  • Support JOD project teams to implement Quality policies, procedures, process and tools for health and safety in design.
  • Support project managers to determine the essential design safety related reviews and risk assessments for a project.
  • Chair design safety related reviews as your competence allows.
  • Provide design safety advice to the engineering design disciplines and construction services.
  • Provide technical support to project teams and our own work colleagues.
  • Deliver design safety related training.
  • Participate in design safety related continuous improvement projects.
  • Providing support and advice to our own colleagues in relation to HSEQ matters.
  • Management of our ISO Management Systems – continuous improvement, compliance monitoring and re-certification.
  • Conducting health and safety audits, preparing health and safety statements, drafting risk assessments, and managing health and safety in collaboration with our work colleagues and our safety committee.
  • Lead and promote continuous improvement in relation to all health, safety and environmental work practices.
  • Develop, maintain and foster collaborative relationships with the wider project team.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Be recognised as a Leader in and keep abreast of current technology, regulatory and industry standards for design safety in the workplace (including construction).
  • Knowledge of the suite of statutory requirements typically applicable to construction projects.
  • Design hazard identification & risk assessment processes.
  • Provide Temporary Works co-ordination and 3rd party designer management.
  • Compilation and management of Safety Files.
  • Co-ordination with the PSCS and the construction management teams.
  • Be competent to Chair some EHS, technical, regulatory and process safety reviews.
  • Perform work in compliance with JOD’s Quality Management System.
  • Provide advice to the project / design teams to ensure that the design safety related reviews and risk assessments are adequately planned and sequenced and that they are included in the project schedules.
  • Deliver support to multiple projects in a timely fashion to meet project schedules.
  • Provide design safety advice to the project / design teams to improve engagement and understanding of the reviews process.
  • Work with the Project Managers to ensure there is sufficient capacity and capability to deliver safe designs.
  • Provide technical support to all office projects in the areas of design safety including coordination of design safety.
  • Represent JOD with customers and manage customer interface as appropriate to your project role.
  • Input to proposals and attend presentations to customers.
  • Track the progress of design safety related technical reviews and design risk assessments.


What we can Offer

  • An excellent salary commensurate to the successful candidate’s experience and suitability.
  • Professional membership fees.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Hybrid working arrangement (following completion of probation period).
  • A defined career path with clear objectives and progression structure.
  • A strong CPD commitment.


How to Apply

If you feel that this opportunity is something you may be interested in and would like an opportunity to discuss the matter further, please forward your CV to ann@jodireland.com stating the above job title.


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