HSE Professional - Scotland North

Requisition ID:  48564

Inverness, Invernesshire, GB Shetland, Shetland, GB Warrington, Cheshire, GB Fraserburgh, ABD, GB Huntly, ABD, GB Aberdeen, ABD, GB Thurso, Caithness, GB

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

Vestas Factory

Are you passionate about Health, Safety & Environmental policies and procedures and making the workplace better? As an HSE Professional you will work on ensuring Vestas remains a safe place to work, focused on the North of Scotland. 

Manufacturing and Global Procurement > COO NCE > Onshore UK/Ireland
Vestas is proud to be a global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and we have installed more wind power than anyone else. NCE N/W HSE is supporting the Onshore service Organization in Uk, Republic of Ireland and Nordic region. Current installed capacity in the UK/Ire region is 3.7mw across 90+ sites.
This is a mobile role, and you will be based in the North of Scotland covering an area from Perth to the Shetland Islands.

Ensure that Health, Safety & Environmental policies and procedures are communicated and followed within the team working with service Projects on onshore windfarms. As an HSE Professional, you will provide support to the Service management team at a senior level, closely support site/facility supervisors during Toolbox Talks, internal and external HSE inspections and meetings. Act as a safety role model, encourage and recognize others completing safe acts, and intervene when unsafe acts are being practiced. It will be your responsibility to assist with the reporting and investigation of Hazardous observations, near misses and incidents and support the management team in handling these incident investigations and ensuring the necessary corrective/preventive actions are implemented.
Your tasks will include the following:

  • Collect, validate, report, and respond to HSE data
  • Ensure legal compliance to country legislation, provide support & advice to local management on HSE matters
  • Review and revise documents in support of the HSE Management System
  • Ensure close collaboration with our customers and other stakeholders on HSE matters
  • Ensure that Emergency Response Plans are established and maintained across the portfolio, together with ensuring that emergency drills are performed according to our management system
  • Continuously review the company Safe Systems of Work to deliver continuous improvement
  • Facilitate the safety culture at site (local initiatives)


We are looking for someone who either has an HSE profile and are interested in joining the onshore wind industry, or you have experience from the onshore wind industry and are interested in HSE. We except you: 

  • Hold relevant education within HSE, NEBOSH or IOSH, or be willing to work towards
  • Have at least 3 years of experience from a similar HSE role and experience with HSE policies and processes
  • Have demonstrable trade experience from an electrical or mechanical discipline
  • Have good IT skills, especially Microsoft Office applications, and the ability to quickly understand new systems
  • Have knowledge of Risk Assessment practices, COSHH and the implementation of appropriate control processes
  • Have experience of working at height
  • Have a full clean driving licence



  • Good communication skills are required. Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, to work freely, adapt to new and sometimes complex situations
  • Solid interpersonal, computer, presentation, and collaboration skills. Flexibility to travel to sites across the UK and Republic of Ireland is required
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Are enthusiastic and can work with limited supervision
  • Able to coach teams to create an improved safety culture rather than just impose safety rules
  • Good commitment to quality, good time management and reporting skills
  • Be physically fit, to be able to climb wind turbines, conduct Working practice reviews and deliver Emergency Response Safety training


What we offer
We offer the chance to work with a leader in industry, with the training and development to match. Every day will be different, and it will give you a chance to work with some skilled colleagues both locally and further afield. We offer an attractive benefits package that will include a Flexible working environment, Company Vehicle, private healthcare, pension scheme, 25 days annual holiday plus statutory bank holidays. 


Additional information
Work location: North Scotland 
This position requires an approximately split of 60% travel and 40% office work.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis however, please note we do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before 1st August 2024

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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