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Graduate Safety Advisor GB, Great Yarmouth & Little Barfor Permanent 01.10.2020


Reporting to the Senior Safety Advisor, the successful candidate will provide a flexible and responsive safety resource to support Great Yarmouth and Little Barford Power Station.

You will also, from time to time, support safety activities and initiatives across the UK Generation Business and also chip in to the maintenance of the Central Safety Management systems and associated documentation.

The post holder will be pivotal in developing the safety culture at site during normal operation and outages, such that engaging conversations become behavior driven rather than task driven. This will involve significant interaction with the incumbent workforce out on plant and in the workshop facilities.


Provision of Specialist Safety Advice and Mentorship and practical support to the Little Barford and Great Yarmouth management team, their staff and resident contractors where appropriate.

Provide additional practical safety to the day to day activities at Little Barford and Great Yarmouth Power Stations.

Encourage and develop a behavioural safety approach to improve the overall safety awareness within the staff and management team, encouraging safety discussions.

Support the production of a Safety Plan which reflects the overall objectives of Generation SE and the UK business, supervising and reporting on progress at the relevant forums within the organisation.

Provide expertise in accident / incident investigation in support of the line management teams undertaking the investigations. Communicate causes and lessons learnt to colleagues across the Generation SE business via corporate safety.

Close liaison with the Senior Safety Advisor other Generation UK Safety Advisors to ensure coordinated safety management approach across the business.

Encourage / support tool box talks, work place inspections, hazards observation and near miss reporting at the business units, driving Madison entries to a timely and accurate conclusion.

Champion the continuous improvement ethos of the Health & Safety Management

Ensure the documentation system is suitable and sufficient to deliver site activities and aligns with the Central Management and Compliance Documents; participate in audits as part of the overall Generation Safety Management Process.


Provision of safety advice and mentorship – ensuring Management teams are aligned with their H & S obligations, including carrying out safety walks and engaging conversations.

Visibility and engagement with staff at all levels of the organisation at both locations.

Continuous Safety Improvement within the Business Units measured by leading and reactive measures. Ensure Mission Zero is embedded.

Promotion of Behavioural Safety – Safety understanding and active engagement in safety by all staff at Little Barford and Great Yarmouth, personally assisting and mentoring the location EOTB Ambassadors.

Compliance Documentation to reflect current legislative and regulatory mentorship and corporate safety timescales.

Problem solving/complexity

  • Investigations of accidents and incidents, identification of the root cause, recommendation and implementation of measures.
  • Understanding of H & S legislation and impact on business unit.
  • Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience of working as a Health and Safety professional in manufacturing or heavy industry is desirable.
  • NEBOSH Certificate in occupational Health and Safety eventually leading to NEBOSH Diploma.
  • Clear understanding of the CDM regs and application in the management of plant outages and major maintenance activities.
  • Investigative skills, for example Root Cause Analysis and HEART

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people at all levels of the organisation and external agencies
  • Sound understanding of current health and safety legislation applicable to heavy industry and to be able to apply it to the power generation business.
  • The ability to work to deadlines and produce high quality work in an empowered environment.
  • Ability to deliver presentations to staff and contractors to the organisation.
  • What we offer our people

    As well as a competitive salary and impressive benefits package which includes a 15% bonus opportunity, pension, healthcare and 25 days holiday (pro-rated for length of contract), you’ll also get the opportunity to craft the future of our business. Along the way, we’ll give you all the support you desire to develop your skill set and achieve your long-term objectives.

    To see the excellent range of benefits we offer to employees, please visit:

    Equal Opportunities

    We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing the contribution that our employees make. We welcome and respect differences in culture, background, working style, education and other less obvious differences.

    Our energy for a sustainable life

    RWE has reliably supplied people and companies with electricity for more than 120 years. The way we generate power is changing fundamentally and RWE is driving this change. RWE is committed to be carbon-neutral by 2040, and to generating electricity in a clean, safe and affordable way.

    RWE in the UK

    We operate a large and diverse portfolio of power generation assets in the UK. We are the UK’s second largest generator of thermal flexible capacity, supplying around 10% of the UK’s electricity last year with 8.6GW of installed capacity. The portfolio includes the UK’s largest fleet of gas-fired power stations, along with some coal and a small amount of biomass. Following a transaction with E.ON and integration of E.ON and innogy renewable assets, RWE will be the third largest renewable generator in UK, with a diverse portfolio of onshore wind, offshore wind and, hydro amounting to over 2.2GW.

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