• Full Time
  • Blyth
  • Applications have closed.

ORE Catapult

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is one of a number of Catapults set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK.

With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, Northumberland, ORE Catapult is the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy. We are delivering the UK’s largest clean growth opportunity by accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in offshore renewable energy. Our unique facilities, research and engineering capabilities bring together industry and academia and drive innovation, focusing on three main areas: testing and validating offshore renewable energy technologies; research & innovation; improving the operational performance of the existing fleet of offshore renewable energy infrastructure.

What is the role?

We are pleased to be recruiting a HSE Manager which will be situated in the Test & Validation Directorate based at our Blyth site.

The ORE Catapult’s diverse operational activities expose the business and its stakeholders to a wide range of HSE risks. Given the company’s commitment to “providing a safe and healthy working environment for its employees, customers and stakeholders” it is imperative that the company has an effective integrated Safety, Health, Environment and Quality management system working within a strong organisational culture.

We are the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy.

What are the key responsibilities?

This role will influence, advise, assist and monitor all operations onsite from and HSE perspective. With an established culture of continuous improvement, the organisation is committed to ensuring HSEQ management systems can ensure compliance with legal, moral and business obligations whilst continuing to strengthen our team HSE culture.

The successful candidate will possess the gravitas and experience to influence and manage relationships at a senior level both internally and externally.
You will establish the Corporate HSE Programme working in collaboration with directors of function across the organisation;

  • Providing a safe and healthy working environment for our employees, customers and stakeholders upholding our SHEQ culture where “each & everyone always thinks, talks and acts safely”;
  • Ensure site compliance with HSE-related legislation, including industry developments, initiating appropriate compliance actions where required;
  • Collaborating with your counterpart in our Glasgow Office you will ensure consistency of approach across our UK sites;
  • Identify and manage HSEQ Management Systems and HSE Certifications (ISO 45001, ISO 14001);
  • Maintain a controlled HSE-related documentation library that is well maintained and fit-forpurpose;
  • Working with and training all employees to manage, monitor and improve the health and safety standards in the workplace; – HSE budget setting and management;

What do I need to qualify for this role?

You should be able to demonstrate the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience required to support the key deliverables of the role. To underpin your practical experience, the successful candidate will possess the following credentials;

  • An engineering-related degree (Essential)
  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (Essential)
  • CMIOSH – Chartered Member of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Essential)
  • Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (Desirable)
  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (Desirable)


We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an ever-growing innovative company at the leading edge of green technology. Our working environment is open, inspiring and multicultural, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development.

In return, an excellent remuneration package is offered which includes attractive basic salary, pension, bonus, and subsidised health care saving scheme.

Closing Date: 6th November 2019

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.