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Occupational Health and Wellbeing Specialist

Jeddah

R-090107

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Job Description

We are looking for Occupational Health and Wellbeing Specialist to be based in Jeddah.

Role profile

Reporting to the MEA Regional HSE Director, the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Specialist will lead the employee wellbeing programme within the Middle East region.

Based in Jeddah KSA, the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Specialist will oversee the implementation of the global wellbeing strategy as well as developing local health and wellbeing initiatives within the Middle East region. A key focus area will be F+G and Atkins remote location projects in the North West of KSA (Amala, Al Ula, Umluj).

It is expected that the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Specialist will be an acknowledged subject matter expert and technical leader in their field. Appropriate occupational health qualifications are a pre-requisite for the role. Experience in counselling is preferred along with an understanding of wellness techniques such as meditation, breathing and yoga.

Key responsibilities

The Occupational Health and Wellness Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

Day-to-day function

  • Provide general health advice and recommendation to visit a doctor or clinic in case of any concerns;

  • Be a point of contact for the collection and monitoring of health questionnaires for new staff;

  • Maintain records for annual medicals for staff over 50 in remote locations and be the point of contact to support with any subsequent recommendations;

  • Provide fitness advice to staff in terms of exercise and diet advice to promote a healthy lifestyle;

  • Help with weight loss and maintaining a healthy body weight;

  • Act as a point of contact for staff who need a chat about work or home related problems;

  • Provide food and diet advice and support to stay healthy;

  • Promote positive mental health campaigns on site and in offices;

  • Take blood pressure and advise on actions where concerns are identified;

  • Take blood sugar readings as part of health awareness campaigns;

  • Help staff that are stressed/anxious, signpost staff to relevant resources such as EAP Provide support to staff on sleep techniques and ideas to improve relaxation;

  • Counselling and support for staff trying to give up smoking;

  • Support senior operational management within the geography covered in conducting leadership tours and providing advice and support on HSE;

  • Work closely and liaise with the group Wellbeing Manager on wellbeing themes and initiative;

  • Support the Middle East Wellbeing committee;

  • Run campaigns in the region on wellbeing ideas and initiatives for staff e.g. blood donation, dietary campaigns.

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary

  • Transportation allowance

  • Medical and life insurance cover

  • Annual leave

  • Company gratuity scheme

  • Discretionary bonus scheme

  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering consultants, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.

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