The Role: Head of SHEQ Compliance – Streetworks.
Location: National role so work from home
Salary: Circa £75,000 plus benefits

This is a new role for a full fibre, client side telecoms network company and we’re looking to bring someone in and sit in an overriding role to ensure best practise when it comes to compliance.

It’s large scale network infrastructure build so the three key areas under the role would be SHEQ, followed by knowledge of NRSWA driven streetworks and wayleaves. This is a management role, so your leadership ability is going to be important and we’d also be looking for a fair amount of commercial savvy as you’ll own aspects of the P&L.

Each of those areas mentioned above has a specialist national manager but the company going through rapid growth, we need a head of department to join the business and make sure everything is in order by way of standards and compliance.

Much of the remit will be to rewrite & implement process, implement the 5 c’s, implement a quality management system and also review / manage the ISO 9001 status.

Ideally, we’d be looking to bring someone in from the telecoms sector (But we’ve got flexibility to consider highways / utilities) who can support the client side network build programmes across the UK and on that basis, we are open minded about location as this role will work from home and then assumed business travel as and when needed.

We’ve got some good flexibility as to the exact background but you’ll support the SHEQ manager, wayleaves manager and streetworks manager so it’s assumed you’ll be savvy in all those areas within a network build and deployment environment but the bias will be SHEQ compliance.

The position is a new one, so you’ll have a lot of influence to shape how things will work, so this is going to suit someone who can think on the feet and enjoy the challenge of coming into something new, rather than trying to reverse engineer the finished article.

This means a lot of opportunity for the right person, as you would get a lot of flexibility as to how things will work, and the position reports directly to the COO.

The attitude in the business is that compliance / quality of the build would be key and it’s following legislation / guidelines in accordance with NRSWA, Traffic Management Act and the Highways Act.

It’s a client and contractor delivery model and while the relationship with the range of contract partners is good, this new role will make sure everything is in order as the build continues to ramp up.

The company are a well-funded international player who have gone from minimal fibre in the ground to around 900,000 homes passed within 2 years. The network is heavily bias to new duct rather than PIA and the approach to service delivery is slightly different to the majority of companies on the market in that the company can offer the network on an open access basis, or as the ISP.