HSE Manager


PDG Aviation Services are recruiting for a HSE Manager based at Inverness or Cumbernauld.

The HSE Manager, as part of the safety team, supports the Compliance Monitoring and Safety Manager and the Safety Director with the development, administration and application of processes and work systems that improve health, safety and environmental performance across the entire range of company activities. They are assisted in this role by the HSE and Compliance Coordinator.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Development, maintenance and revision of the safety and environmental management systems, organisation of the safety committee and safety review group and maintaining an appropriate register of legal requirements and compliance.
  • Providing expert advice and assistance on HSE matters to the group management.
  • Reporting incidents and accidents as required by legislation and liaising with the authorities with respect to mandatory and discretionary reports.
  • Providing feedback about ongoing safety issues, coaching and training managers and colleagues on safe working practices, distributing relevant and up-to-date safety information to colleagues, identifying safety training requirements, and the development and delivery of health, safety, environmental and wellbeing training to new and current colleagues.
  • Representing the company at external audits, conducting site audits and identifying potential improvements.
  • Initiation and follow-up of internal occurrence investigations and accident investigation, reduction of risk of reoccurrence, leading the risk assessment process and ensuring safe systems of work are adhered to.
  • Developing policies, processes and procedures to adhere to statutory regulations.
  • Promoting health, safety, environmental and wellbeing awareness and the company's just culture.
  • Promoting opportunities to use resources more efficiently and promote energy saving initiatives.


  • Relevant experience in a HSE focused environment
  • Thorough understanding of appropriate regulations, risk management, risk assessment and root cause analysis
  • Working knowledge of ISO accreditations
  • Ability to analyse information and author concise reports
  • Able to prioritise and organise workflow
  • Able to educate, persuade, influence and communicate at all levels
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Diplomacy, integrity and discretion
  • Presentational / training experience
  • Understanding of human factors principles
  • Understanding of aviation safety and HSE management aystems
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry developments and statutory requirements

Required Qualification:

  • NEBOSH general certificate or equivalent
  • ICAO/EASA/CAA safety management systems training (desirable)
  • Full UK/EU driving licence
  • Right to reside and work in the UK
  • Environmental qualification (desirable)
  • Auditor for ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 (desirable)

Other Job Requirements:

  • Flexible attitude to working hours
  • This role will include travel to all company bases and occasional travel to client or supplier’s sites

Salary and benefits:

Salary is negotiable depending on experience and is based on a 35-hour working week, Monday to Friday routine, with occasional requirements at weekends. Benefits are in accordance with PDG’s standard terms.

To apply for the role please submit a covering letter and CV to personnel@pdgaviation.com.