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Head of HSE & S

Amentum Services, Inc.
Warrington, United Kingdom
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Amentum is a leader in global engineering, project management and solutions integration, trusted to modernise the most critical missions anywhere in the world today and in the future.

We're uniquely positioned to deliver solutions faster and solve what's coming next. We've earned our customers' confidence to rely on us to successfully manage and execute the most complex programs of scale and provide them with solutions they need for an unpredictable world.

The Head of HSE&S leads the management of health, safety, environment and sustainability for the business and helps to ensure the delivery of HSE&S excellence across programmes & projects. The role performs as Head of Profession for the HSE&S disciplines for the International Business.

Key Responsibilities
  • Delivery and promotion of Amentum's "Safe Up" EHS programme - leading and supporting initiatives.
  • Engage with all staff, partners and suppliers to ensure their support for the Amentum SafeUp expectations and principles.
  • Lead the promotion of a strong awareness culture for HSE&S.
  • Develop and maintain HSE&S management systems (comprising policies, processes, procedures, etc.).
  • Line manage HSE&S staff as appropriate.
  • Strategic management of HSE&S activities for programmes & projects.
  • Technical management of programme & project personnel in operational roles.
  • Day to day management of HSE&S for business level activities.
  • Report on HSES&S performance to the monthly executive review meetings and to the periodic IMS management reviews.
  • Develop and deliver annual HSE&S improvement plans.
  • Undertake monitoring and reporting of programme & project HSE&S performance and assist in the development & implementation of strategic solutions.
  • Manage the investigation, recording and reporting of accidents, incidents, and near misses.
  • Responsible for the professional development of the HSE&S staff ensuring the international business fulfils its requirements in meeting the required corporate HSE&S KPI's and objectives.
  • Ensures adherence to company policies, procedures, and related government regulations and that client requirements are flowed down into appropriate procedures and documents.
  • Interface with the Amentum QA function and play an active role on the HSE&S Functional Area Coordination Team (FACT) Team.
  • HSE&S regulatory interface with appropriate bodies (e.g. HSE, ONR & EA).
  • Provide a focal point for internal and external matters relating to HSE&S Compliance.
  • Oversee the generation and maintenance of company HSE&S procedures and records ensuring compliance with the latest customer, industry and national standards/specifications.
  • Drive initiatives through effective metrics and performance measures collected from the operations which support a culture of continuous improvement at all levels.
  • Undertake internal and external safety and environmental audits and monitor our activities through a corrective and preventative action programme.
  • Ensure that the LFE programme and trend analysis is used as an input to the HSE&S Improvement Plan(s).
  • Link with US Corporate HSE&S requirements, processes and procedures.
  • Support the Technical and Compliance Director/VP in discharging their company HSE&S responsibilities.
  • Lead and support in supplier evaluations, business development and tender activities.
  • Manage the central HSE&S legal compliance and aspects registers.
  • Support the company in pursuance of occupational health and mental health excellence; and lead the Company's mental health and well-being steering group.
  • Lead and provide all corporate centre workers with specific HSE&S inductions.
  • Carrying out due diligence checks to ensure premises HSE&S management practices are legally compliant.
  • Champion office sustainability initiatives and awareness. Company lead for the Carbon Net Zero Plan.
  • Support the implementation of the company's incident reporting tool and its ongoing functionality.
  • Lead monthly HSE&S meetings with the HSE&S personnel.
  • Foster good collaborative relations with all stakeholders.
  • Deputise for the Technical and Compliance Director/VP.
  • Lead the preparation and submission of Company's annual ROSPA return.
  • Ensuring appropriate reviews and audits of the HSE&S Management System are carried out at an appropriate frequency in order to ensure that employees are directed to take action compliant with HSE&S statutory requirements.
  • Ensuring that safety and environmental inspections and audits are undertaken.
  • Ensuring records are kept of key HSE&S performance indicators, records of near misses and actions to be taken and restrictions/authorisations and compliance actions imposed by Clients/Regulators.
  • Ensuring a system is maintained to identify, implement and record safety and environment training for staff.
  • Ensuring that arrangements are in place for monitoring and review of safety and environment, including inspections, audits, leadership walks, training and reporting.
  • HSE&S requirements are effectively communicated through site inductions and manage HSE&S competency programmes.
  • Effective control of contractors in matters pertaining to HSE&S performance.
  • Suitable risk assessments exist and that risks are suitably minimised.
  • Suitable and thorough accident investigations, knowledge sharing between sites and appropriate corrective and preventive actions are completed.
  • Overall management of the Company's occupational health programme (inc. radiological protection, asbestos, chemicals, Legionella etc.).
  • Support the business in any other reasonable tasks.


  • This is a senior position which requires the incumbent to have solid and proven experience of environmental, health, safety management in in high risk & heavily regulated environments such as within the Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Defence, Heavy Engineering or Power sectors. Knowledge and credible experience of the U.K. nuclear and environmental regulators.
  • Ideally Degree Educated in an EHS related subject /Post-graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in an EHS related subject
  • Hold current NEBOSH Certificate in Health & Safety


Due to the nature of the role and our clients, it is important that all applications have resided in the UK for at least 5 years

We need all the candidates to have BPSS clearance as a minimum, with a security clearance (SC) or have no issue in obtaining SC. A prerequisite for SC is that the applicant has lived in the UK for at least 5 years.

Amentum is an equal opportunities employer.

Amentum are equal opportunities employer.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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