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VAC4180 - Regional - Head of Health, Safety & Environment –DP World Middle East & Africa Regional Office

Division Health, Safety & Environment
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Department DPW CORP MEA – DEP
Closing Date 30-Aug-2018
Job Purpose To advise and support the Middle East and Africa Leadership Team and Business units management to lead cultural and behavioural change in the area of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE).
Reporting to the Operations Director MEA Region this role is responsible to ensure that all our various operations have the right HSE culture in their processes and management systems to deliver the highest standards of Customer Satisfaction and safe & healthy environment to our employees and external stakeholders.
 Develop the Middle East and Africa Region (MEA) HSE strategy to ensure that new and start-up business have the adequate HSE capabilities and existing businesses are able to inherit the safety culture into all employees to not depend on the safety department.
To support the delivery and achievement of the Global HSE strategy and associated programs within the region.
To champion and oversee the adoption and deployment of robust Quality and HSE management systems to contribute with the business objectives.
Key Accountabilities

To advise and support the Regional Management & Business units’ leadership teams to lead cultural and behavioural change in the area of health, safety, security and the environment.  The role also assists in the development of required policies and provides advice and assistance to the regional business unit terminal CEO, COO and senior managers.

  • Refining the Global HSE strategy taking into account regional requirements for implementation.
  • Influences regional and local stakeholders to drive the HSE performance.
  • Mentoring and support of the terminal HSE staff and management team.
  • Mentoring of the regional senior management in the leadership of HSE.
  • Ensures that all HSE reporting within the Business Unit (BU) and BU-MEA and MEA-Global Safety & Environment (GSE) are accurate and submitted on time.
  • Identifying best practice S&E opportunities external to the industry and evaluating potential implementation of opportunities and,
  • Providing timely regional input to shape and evolve the global strategy.
  • Implement Standards in all Business Units across the MEA Region for all activities therefore ensuring global requirements of safety standards are adhered.
  • Conduct Risk Assessments for major activities in the terminal and advise on corrective actions to eliminate the identified safety concerns.
  • Identification and control of regional high-risk activities and processes.
  • Develop, maintain and review all safety policies and procedures for the MEA Region and ensure it’s in compliance with DP World GSE standards and regulations.
  • Implement and manage Inspection programs for the MEA Region including new projects, by liaising with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance of all safety regulations.
  • Identify safety training requirements for the designated terminal and advise on safety training requirements for other departments therefore ensuring all employees are trained on safety procedures.
  • Ensure Terminal Emergency Response Plans are in place as well as Emergency Response Teams and Incident Command Teams in all Business Units of the MEA Region.
  • Ensure that all management personnel associated with the plan are trained in Emergency response thereby reducing injuries and damage to property.
  • Ensure that all serious and fatal accidents in the region are properly investigated and route causes identified, and proper actions plans are set and executed to avoid reoccurrence.
  • Interact with the appropriate Port Authority, Coast Guard, Police, CID and Civil Defence Authorities to ensure all resources are available in the event of any emergency and advise the Port management accordingly.
  • Ensure all Health, Safety and Environment equipment including pollution equipment are present, tested and maintained to effectively meet emergencies situations.
  • Conduct HSE business audits and train HSE staff in auditing and/or inspection of container terminal and other activities in HSE functions to identify risks involved and implements safety procedures.
  • Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of hazard management systems, policies, and procedures with recommended changes that reflect opportunities to eliminate workplace injuries.
  • Providing timely regional input to shape and evolve the global strategy.
  • Lead the HSE due diligence for new concessions to ensure that HSE risks are identified and actions plan in place to avoid fatalities, serious incidents and serious spills.
  • Ensure that new Concessions are well prepared ahead with the needed HSE capabilities such as competent manpower, tools, equipment and processes.
  • Participate with the technical team to ensure that HSE input is sound and executed regarding new equipment purchases to ensure compatibility with Group engagement programs.
  • Ensures that safety engagement programs are executed in all business and each BU has the proper budget and focus to implement these programs.
  • Co-ordinate regional emergency management abilities.
  • Oversee regional ATAP training co-ordination, operating equipment, and HSE trainings.
  • Develop education and training classes for orientation of new team members, introduction of new topics, refresher classes, and similar functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Experience, Skills
  • Formal HSE qualification, a minimum of Diploma / Degree level, for example: NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and or NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management
  • Minimum 12 years’ practical experience as a HSE manager
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience working in heavy industrial environments, container port industry is preferable
  • Experience managing multiple business units at the same time
  • Experience in leading critical incident investigations including fatalities
  • Experience in the development and management of corrective action plans and projects
  • Experience in liaising with government, regulatory, industry and labour organizations
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships (empathy) at all levels within the organization and lead / mentor workgroups and individuals
  • Excellent influencing skills to be a leader without authority demonstrated through verbal and written communication
  • Strong Stakeholder Engagement Skills
  • Great aptitude to translate concepts into workable plans and drives their implementation aligned with the business strategy and objectives
  • Excellent change management skills
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict management
  • Inspire and Motivate others
  • Team work personality
About the Business

DP World [1] 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 78 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 36,500 employees from 103 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.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2016, DP World handled around 64 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 84.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

[1] As of April 2017


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