Site H&S Supervisor


Experienced EHS onsite Supervisor quired for 12-month contract in Visp, Switzerland.

Safety Officer
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DPS Group is a global engineering, consulting, and project management company, serving high-tech industries around the world. DPS delivers services for clients across the complete engineering and construction value chain including feasibility studies, concepts, consulting, architecture, engineering, procurement, construction management, commissioning, qualification and validation; as well as client-side technical services.


DPS applies its extensive process engineering expertise built over 47 years, as well as significant Lean construction experience to assist clients in high-end process sectors such as pharmaceuticals, biotech and semiconductors to deliver manufacturing facilities speedily, safely and cost effectively. What sets the firm apart are the partnerships it builds with clients through a fundamental understanding of their businesses and its own agility, flexibility, original thinking and high-calibre people.


DPS has grown substantially in recent years and now employs more than 2,500 people in 18 offices and on client sites in Ireland, U.K., Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Switz873027.016067erland, Israel, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and the United States. We choose our people carefully. If you are keen to demonstrate leadership, drive continuous improvement, can embrace change in a fast-moving environment and believe that integrity comes first, then a career at DPS could be ideal for you. Come join us to be part of a winning team. We work on exciting and high-profile projects around the world for some of today’s most influential companies. A career at DPS is truly rewarding, with excellent opportunities to develop your potential.

About Our Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced EHS Manager to join our team in Visp, and to take the lead on a significant project biopharma project in the region.  With your lead we will ensure a primary focus on  the health, safety and welfare of our site and project teams, as well as monitoring and ensuring environmental compliance across the project.  You will be a key member of a team that delivers "best in class" safety in our designs for industry-leading clients around the world. 

The following provides a summary of the main activities associated with this role

Project Execution

  • Build on working relationship with Client & DPS Team, ensuring all personnel comply with project EHS
  • Ensure all legislative requirements are met and that all DPS/Client EHS policies and procedures are adequately implemented and enforced.
  • Advise the senior management on the development and implementation of health and safety strategies and policies.
  • Provide EHS coaching/mentoring to any/all contractors/vendors and their management
  • Provide EHS support to all functional areas and when required.
  • Attending/Host various meetings including Project Steering | EHS | All Hands
  • Chair weekly site Safety Meetings



  • Lead the Construction Environmental Management Plan for the project and liaise with the client.
  • Engage with the weekly & monthly Environmental compliance monitoring and reporting.
  • Ensuring Project Environmental targets are being achieved.
  • Implement waste management best practices into the culture and day-to-day activities.


Field Assessments

  • Execute Daily SPA audits, Weekly impact mitigation compliance audits. Implement Internal Audit processes across the project level and measure performance.
  • Execute weekly project contractor compliance audit, provide feedback to trades/vendors, and drive issues to closure.
  • Assist in trade waste and environmental queries and monitor compliance with waste segregation requirements.
  • Perform field evaluation of any task/ equipment as requested
  • Review and approve Risk Assessment /Method Statements as required. 
  • Support field evaluations of proposed alternative means and methods for performing work (any deviations to Client requirements)
  • Review compliance with Permit to Work and all associated task-specific Permits.


Injury Free Workplace (IFW)

  • Assume a leadership role through coaching/mentoring/teaching, leading by example, and developing new ideas/programs to further the Injury Free Culture.
  • Be proactive and intervene when necessary to bring about improvements, change of mindset, direction, or methods of work. 
  • Assist with the completion of weekly EHS reports and weekly comms.
  • Ensure timely reporting of all incidents, accidents, and near misses.
  • Lead Integrated team for incident investigation


EHS Indicators

  • Ensure both leading and lagging performance indicators are in place, tracked, and used to effectively manage performance trends.
  • Capable of evaluating current performance indicators and implementing corrective actions, as necessary, to ensure project performance improvements.
  • Ability to collate weekly & Monthly EHS data into KPI dashboard reports and present to the DPS Group & Client teams



  • Deliver EHS training material as required by the project, need to ensure all trade/vendors and management personnel are adequately aware of all safety requirements and performance expectations.
  • Maintain training matrix and monitor compliance. 
  • Attend professional development events and stay current with best practices and the latest software technology.
  • In a position to conduct Behavioural Based Safety workshops on the project


Our Ideal Candidate Will Possess The Following : 

  • Third Level in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Minimum 5 - 7 years’ experience in a similar role, ideally with a background in the construction industry
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills with the ability to facilitate and coach.
  • Organised, energetic and self-motivated.
  • Experience in environmental work and relevant
  • Previous experience in Project Supervisor Design Process / Project Supervisor Construction Stage advantageous
  • Thorough knowledge of current environmental health and safety legislation.
  • Advanced Microsoft packages including Word/ Excel/PowerPoint.
  • Strong organisational and multitasking skills, attention to detail, and reporting skills.
  • Flexibility to work in an environment of multiple projects and varying workloads. 
  • Very Strong IT skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and other common software tools, & willing to use the client electronic EHS data mining portal. * This is a strong must !
  • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience in a training environment
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Mandatory strong English speaker along with German speaking would be an advantage.


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