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Frankfurt, DE, 60489 London, GB, EC4N 7AR Hemel Hempstead, GB, HP2 7SU

Date:  03-Apr-2021
Category:  Data Center Design & Construction

Head of Construction Safety (m/f/d)

As Head of Construction Safety (m/f/d) you will head the Construction Safety team within the Assurance section of the Data Centre Delivery department and ensure that construction, inspection and reporting takes place in accordance with the Corporate and Project Safety Management Systems and to a high safety standard.


The Head of Construction Safety will report into the Director of Major Project Assurance and will have an additional functional reporting line into the group QHSE Director.

The job holder may be based in Germany or the UK, but will be expected to travel to construction sites across EMEA on a regular basis.


Your responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and functional ownership of construction safety performance in line with corporate expectations
  • Promote a culture of safety excellence across EMEA
  • Monitor risks to the business posed by construction, develop a mitigating plan and work with Directors to implement mitigating measures
  • Ensure compliance with relevant Health & Safety legislation across EMEA through effective and sustainable integrated safety management
  • Work closely alongside health and safety counterparts in Operations to align safety standards and ensure a suitable transition from a project’s construction phase to a live facility
  • Drive consistency and sustainability in the management of construction safety, and lead continuous improvement through performance monitoring, audits and external evaluations
  • Report on compliance with health and safety standards across the EMEA region
  • Provide functional leadership and support of site construction safety personnel and site safety inspectors
  • Provide functional leadership of incident management on Major Projects
  • Work closely with Legal and Governance to ensure that the safety provisions are fully aligned with the company’s overarching business risk and compliance activities
  • Support the creation and delivery of internal training programs

Your profile

  • Be experienced in construction safety management at senior management level
  • Be experienced in and ideally accredited in International Auditing of ISO 45001, and ideally other industry standards
  • Have a proven track record of managing construction safety functions across multiple European countries, particularly in Germany and the UK
  • Business fluency in English and ideally German, both written and orally
  • Be process driven
  • Be an outstanding relationship-builder and communicator, both internally and externally
  • Be self-motivated and an ability to use one’s own initiative
  • Possess a clean full driving licence
  • For the UK being able to undergo full security checks to BS7858:2012 
  • Health and Safety Management, holding a recognized international safety qualification (diploma level or equivalent)
  • Creation of safety standards
  • Auditing against established standards
  • Management of staff and external contractors
  • Stakeholder management
  • Implementation new frameworks, policies and procedures
  • Mentoring and coaching

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd.

Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. Our global platform is one of the largest in the world. NTT is ranked as one of the top three leaders worldwide by IDC in their Colocation and Interconnection Services MarketScape, spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa, India and APAC. 

As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier 1 global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our reliable, scalable and customizable data centers. 

Working for Global Data Centers EMEA

We are one of the leading and largest data center provider and for more than 20 years we have been supporting our clients from a wide variety of industries with our talented team of nearly 800 people (m/f/d). Today, we are designing and operating 18 data center locations across 160,000 sqm in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, in the Netherlands and in Great Britain and expanding into further markets. Our people come from a variety of industries and work together to find the best solution for every challenge. Due to the diversity of backgrounds our people (m/f/d) come from, the ability to work in teams and good communication skills are very important to us.

As a performance-oriented company, we value expert knowledge and people who want to shape the future. We are growing internationally and offer our people (m/f/d) the opportunity to work worldwide within the NTT Group if they are suitably qualified and interested.

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