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VAC4189 - European Region - Head of HSSE

Division Health, Safety & Environment
Location London, U.K.
Closing Date 31-Aug-2018

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.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2015, DP World handled 61.7 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 79.6 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.


If you're ready for your next step up in your career and ready to take on a challenge, DP World is ready for you.

This position is responsible for creating a compelling HSSE strategy and vision and working across the breadth of the business to leave a positive HSSE legacy; and having the gravitas to influence at all levels, you will ensure the development and implementation of industry leading practice.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Identification of HSSE best practice to evolved strategic plans, policies and standards particularly in line with the Fatal Risk Standards;
  • Conduct reviews of HSSE business unit performance indicators and strategic plans
  • Monitor local changes to legislative requirements and make recommendations to DP World Corporate and individual sites on deficiencies created as a result of such changes
  • Act upon preventative measures to ensure minimisation of property damage, injury or human loss, and environmental pollution


  • Emergency response and contingency planning including crisis management
  • Provide HSSE expertise to Corporate Governance
  • Plan for optimum human operational efficiences and maximum care for the environment
  • Delivery and implementation of major risk management and reduction projects
  • Demonstrate a compelling vision about employees' well-being, health and safety, and the protection of the environment
  • Undertake training needs analysis for HSSE professionals and work with management to complete training and development activities to close competency gaps within the global business
  • Develop/conduct education and training for senior management
  • Liaise with Procurement function to ensure that asset purchases conform to HSSE standards
  • Ensure compliance of regular security inspections of the port facility to ensure the continuation of appropriate security measures


  • Coach, Mentor, Guide and Educate Senior Management in HSSE knowledge, practices and theory to ensure they are enforcing HSSE standards
  • Development of safety leadership program for business units
  • Champion safety at a corporate level


  • Review statistics and HSSE data to identify H&S Cost drivers to prioritise cost control efforts and set targets and objectives
  • Monitor audit results and report to senior management
  • Delivery of verbal and written briefs to CEO/MD in relation to safety performance and legislation and compliance

This role requires a minimum of 10 years' HSSE experience including experience as a Senior Director in a business with a workforce of over 2,000 and with multiple sites across different locations.  You will also have previous work experience in implementing, maintaining and auditing: ISO 9001, BSI ISO 14001 and BSI OHSAS 18001.

You will require a comprehensive understanding of the legal, political, social and human context of occupational health and safety, and significant inspectorial/industrial experience.  Superior investigative skills with experience in fatalities and disasters with high communication, relationship development and dispute resolution skills.

Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a degree level of education, Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management (NEBOSH or BSC).  You should also have Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health or other appropriate discipline.
Other Information

This role is located in the European Regional Head Office of DP World based in London Victoria, reporting to the CEO and Managing Director of Europe and Russia. The purpose of this role is to lead HSSE strategy, cultural and behavioural change to eliminate the incidence of injury & influencing, mentoring and guiding the Senior Management to result in safety reform for all our business units in the 9 different countries in the European Region.

Everyone brings a unique perspective. So, whoever you are and however you got here, we recognise your contribution is one of a kind. That's why we offer a highly competitive total reward package. Working here is not just about having a job, you need a great life at the same time. We want to ensure you enhance your life at work and at home by giving you access to a great range of other benefits.

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