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VAC4005 - Head of Health, Safety & Environment, Asia Pacific

Division Health, Safety & Environment
Location Hong Kong, China
Closing Date 19-Jun-2017
DP World

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.

Our dedicated team of over 37,000 employees from 110 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.


To cope with the continuous business growth, we now offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities to assertive and enthusiastic candidates to join our dynamic organization.

Asia Pacific Region Alongside our Regional Office in Hong Kong, DP World operates terminals in Asia Pacific Region; Qingdao, Yantai, Tianjin, Busan, Manila, Laem Chabang, Surabaya and Ho Chi Minh City.
Job Summary

Reporting to the senior management team, the position of Head of Health, Safety and Environment is responsible for enhancing and sustaining the HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) culture of the region. The incumbent will monitor to ensure that terminals are working within Company standards and processes. Working closely with HSE department of Head office in Dubai, Business Unit heads and Business Unit HSE personnel, the incumbent will influence them to achieve regional safety goals. This role is based in Hong Kong, with frequent travel around the region.

Job description
  • Refine  the  Global  Safety & Environment strategy  for regional and local implementation, while providing  timely  regional  input  to  shape  and  evolve  the  global strategy

  • Exert corporate safety culture to locations by building professional relationship with business units and working close to influence operation teams and safety personnel for cultivating safety culture

  • Provide mentoring and advise to local HSE personnel to ensure compliance to legal and corporate requirements. Organize best practice visits and peer reviews around safety related aspects

  • Conduct site visits to assess on-site S&E compliance against global requirements, critically review and improve current practices and standards. Identify best practice in S&E external to the industry and evaluate potential implementation of opportunities

  • Supervise the timely submission of Critical Incident Reports and critically verify and examine HSE reports to identify performance trends and patterns to assist in developing improvement plans and projects

  • Advise and assist investigator for serious incidents to review quality of investigations, trend analysis, and organization of regional debriefs to avoid occurrence

    • Recognized HSE management qualification (ie. NEBOSH or equivalent) is a must

    • Degree in occupational safety, environmental management, engineering or other relevant discipline

    • A minimum of 10 years solid experience in HSE management, with experience working in Asian countries and cultures

    • Regional exposure in marine terminals or heavy equipment industry is an advantage

    • Be able to work in a multi-cultural environment with strong awareness of formal and informal organizational structures

    • Good communication, impact and influencing skills with ability to communicate with all levels of business

    • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills

    • Fluent in spoken and written English

    • Proficiency in Putonghua and written Chinese is an advantage

    • Frequent travel is needed

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