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Safety Systems Manager

Safety Systems Manager – Bridgewater House

Do you have the drive, enthusiasm and a passion to help take the North further? If yes, then come and be part of our amazing team here at TransPennine Express.

Who are we?
We are an intercity train company connecting people and communities across our cities and major towns in the North of England and Scotland.  Together we will continue to transform rail travel with faster, easier journeys that offer a step change in services with our fleet of new high-tech trains.

The North is a vibrant place to live and work and here at TransPennine Express our services are helping to keep the country moving.  If you want to be involved in something truly transformative, that will have a lasting impact on how we travel, then please join us and help us to take the North further.

What will you be doing?
An opportunity has arisen in our safety department for a Safety Systems Manager.  The key requirement within this demanding role includes an in depth understanding of health and Safety Management Systems (SMS).  The SSM is responsible for the content and upkeep of the Safety, Health and Quality manuals and will ensure these documents reflect latest legislative and industry requirements. 

The SSM will ensure that TPE Safety Authorisation and Certificate is regularly updated to reflect changes to the organisation, processes or operation and for the preparation and submission of these documents to the Office of Road and Rail when required.  The SSM will also be responsible for the completion and submission of the annual ORR report on safety performance.

The SSM will ensure that health and safety reports are produced for the executive team which provide an accurate measure of the performance of the SMS and working with other departments and stakeholders seek opportunities for continual improvement across the SMS.  The SSM will work closely with the Head of Safety and Security in producing and delivering safety improvement plans.

The SSM will act as the TPE nominated statutory reporting point for any accidents or incidents that require reporting to the HSE, ORR, RSSB or RAIB.

Liaise closely with the TPE Fleet, Operations Standards and Control functions to ensure those elements of the Safety Management System continue to manage safety effectively.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Qualified or working towards the completion of the NEBOSH general certificate in occupational safety and health or equivalent.
  • A good understanding of the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 
  • A good understanding of the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3) or similar systems which measure and improve system maturity.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills with strong influencing, leadership and time management skills.

Working within a dedicated safety team and a business that has safety as one of its core business principles the SSM has a pivotal role in ensuring TPE's safety performance continues to deliver excellence and provides a safe workplace for colleagues and travel experience for our customers.

What can we offer you?
To say thank you for all your hard work, we offer competitive salaries and some great rewards. There's a final salary pension scheme and big savings on rail travel: free TransPennine Express journeys for you and free leisure journeys for your family. You and your family can also get discounts with other train operating companies. Your job comes with 25 days holiday plus standard UK bank holidays as well as all kinds of benefits, discounts and a Cycle to Work scheme.  

Interested? Click Apply! Please upload a copy of your CV and a Covering Letter.

Help take the north further.

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Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
7th Floor, Bridgewater House, 60 Whitworth Street, Manchester, England, M1 6LT
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  • Company:
    TransPennine Express Limited
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
  • Closing Date:
    4 October 2021
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