HSQE Manager

Thomson Environmental Consultants Guildford, United Kingdom HSQE

Company Description

Thomson environmental consultants: The independent, employee-owned consultancy, chosen by successful clients, admired by competitors, and the place to work preferred by top specialists.

Since 2004, our specialist teams, led by our CEO Nancy Thomson, have been committed to delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients. We work across the UK, with our Head Office located in Guildford and regional offices in Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff and Manchester. We offer multiple specialist services including Environmental Impact Assessments, Climate Change and Sustainability, Terrestrial Ecology, Habitat Management, Arboricultural Services, GIS & Mapping, and Aquatic Ecology.

Our people make us who we are; we are commercial but not corporate, guided by our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. Career growth and development is highly valued at Thomson, and we nurture talent, leading to rapid career-progression opportunities. The variety of projects we deliver across the breadth of environmental services encourages cross-team working and collaboration.


Thomson are looking for an HSQE Manager to implement and maintain the Thomson HSQE Management System to ensure a safe working environment, successful re-certifications and compliance with all Health, Safety and Environmental legislation. The successful candidate will be an HSQE expert with proven practical experience of working in health and safety; and someone who is proficient in providing accurate, clear health and safety advice to remote site teams, underpinned by legal knowledge.

Reporting to the Business Operations Manager, the HSQE Manager will work closely with employees on all levels and across all areas of the business. Although based in our head office in Guildford, you will need to provide support to all of our offices which will involve travelling to them on occasion. You’ll also be required to travel to sites to conduct site inspections and incident investigations, nationally.

Thomson has a range of accreditations covering HSQE, which the postholder will be directly involved in managing. Some of these include: ISO9001, ISO14001, RISQS and CHAS.

You will be responsible for keeping up to date with HSQE legislation and ensuring that Thomson remains compliant.  You will need to be personable, approachable and able to engage with our employees, clients and subcontractors to ensure they fulfil their HSQE responsibilities.  Taking the lead on internal and external audits, you will have a high level of attention to detail and will maintain our HSQE Management System, updating and writing new policies and procedures. 


To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a NEBOSH diploma and CMIOSH
  • Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and be an ambassador to our company and its core values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence
  • Be a comfortable and confident communicator (written and oral) with an ability to communicate to colleagues, clients and any authorities such as the HSE and the Environment Agency if required
  • Be influential, supportive and reassuring across all levels of our organisation while giving confident and accurate HSQE advice and support
  • Have the willingness and ability to take ownership of the HSQE function and ensuring that all areas of the business have the full HSQE support they require
  • Be pragmatic, self-motivated and organised
  • Comfortable in a fast paced and changing environment where adaptability is key
  • Have a full UK driving licence and the right to work in the UK
  • Be computer literate

Other information

This is a full-time, permanent position, based from our Head Office in Guildford, with an office/home-working split based on business needs. Flexibility with working hours or work pattern will be considered for the right candidate.

As an Employee-Owned Trust, all Thomson employees have a stake in the business. An EOT model is a way to transfer future ownership of a company to its people – minimizing the chance of cultural or commercial disruptions. As a rapidly growing company, Thomson employees will reap the rewards, including performance-related bonuses. We’re proud of this unique opportunity to our people which makes us stand out in the environmental consultancy world.

You’ll enjoy all the benefits we have to offer, including EOT approved bonuses (after a qualifying period), 25 days annual leave, paid professional memberships, pension, flexible working, regular social events and career progression.


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