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Principal Consultant/Technical Director – Health & Safety, UK

Office Location: Any SLR office (UK)

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week 9.00-5.30pm Mon-Fri

Salary: Competitive basic salary, comprehensive benefits package

Discipline team: EMP&C

Reporting to: Technical Discipline Manager


Job Description


SLR Consulting has an established Environmental Management, Permitting and Compliance team, which supports our clients in all areas of environmental management, including: developing and maintaining integrated and discipline-specific management systems for environment, health & safety and energy; securing waste and environmental permits; delivering corporate responsibility services, in strategic sustainability issues and corporate reporting; and helping our clients conform to all environmental compliance obligations.  We have proven expertise and experience in working with private and public organisations across a variety of sectors, including industry, oil & gas, mining & minerals, infrastructure, power and the built environment.

SLR is looking to appoint a Health and Safety specialist to join its EMP&C team to provide focus on the growth and development of SLR’s capabilities and activities within the H&S sector, from both a technical and commercial perspective; working alongside the existing team to identify and grow opportunities within current clients, as well as using their own contacts and market knowledge to expand commercial opportunities and build a project workload. As the workload increases, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to expand the H&S team to ensure delivery to clients.

SLR has offices throughout the UK, and EMPC has staff in Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol, Bradford-on-Avon and Guildford. EMPC works closely with our colleagues across SLR’s technical disciplines, including Process Engineering and Process Safety, ESIA, Planning, Air Quality, Waste and Resources Management and many others.
The successful individual would join as part of the EMPC team, with responsibility for building a successful H&S consultancy business stream, collaborating with staff from other disciplines to deliver projects and working with sector leaders to identify and develop business opportunities.

Along with competitive basic salaries, SLR staff enjoy comprehensive benefits packages inc pension, healthcare, cash car allowance, travel insurance and much more. In addition, for individuals contributing to SLR’s continued growth and expansion the potential to gain equity in this employee-controlled consultancy through shares options also exists.


The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to develop a new service offering within an established consultancy, which would have synergies with other disciplines, including EMPC and with support from an extensive and diverse range of technical expertise throughout the group.

The position has a key responsibility for winning/developing new business within the health & safety field, focusing on EMPC’s key client sectors of industry, waste management and oil & gas, but experience related to others, including any of infrastructure, mining & minerals, power and the built environment would be welcomed.  The successful individual should have experience of H&S compliance services within industry, and preferably also oil & gas, including developing safe systems of work, H&S management systems, H&S training at all levels and regulator liaison. A track record including HAZOP and COMAH would be beneficial.

The successful individual will also have responsibility for expanding the team around themselves as workloads increase, by recruiting and developing staff.


Person Specification

Person Spec Summary:

  • Health and Safety Consultancy or Regulatory based experience and technical knowledge inc report writing skills
  • Commercial acumen and potential to develop workloads within new and existing clients
  • Proven capabilities growing and managing a technical team
  • Chartered member of IOSH or equivalent

Applications and Enquiries

SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. Further details of our Equal Opportunities policy are available upon request.

To apply, please complete the online application form below.