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VAC4321 - Manager Risk Reduction - Group Health, Safety and Environment

Division Health, Safety & Environment
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Closing Date 24-Jul-2019
About the Business

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 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in over 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 36,000 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 2017, DP World handled 70 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 88 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.

About the Role

This position is responsible for the supporting the implementation of DP World Group HSE strategy and standards by identifying risk profile, risk control and action plans across the regions, divisions and business units. regions and business units. The position will provide advice and coaching to HS&E managers through the execution of group risk reduction programs / risk profiles to ensure compliance with the DP World’s philosophy of zero harm to our people & the environment.

This will include developing targeted risk reduction strategies, cultural & behavioral change programs, technical & soft skill enhancements for DPW Group HS&E staff, risk management & policies, standards in the areas of health, safety & environment; providing advice and being the primary focal point for Group HS&E risk. It will also include requirements to conduct Risk Baseline Assessments, Due Diligence Audits and Engagement Assessments and oversea and verify reporting of key HS&E risk related performance data and trends.

Key Accountabilities

Common HS&E Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the strategic planning of safety & environmental goals and targets to be used within the Group.
  • Represent the Risk Reduction section, as the official DPW representative, at conferences and events as necessary.
  • Conduct Global Risk Baseline Assessments across divisions and business units.
  • Conduct due diligence safety & environmental audits & assessment(s) against the minimum standards and provide guidance to increase overall compliance throughout the business.
  • Develop and monitor corrective action program(s) to mitigate identified high risk operations by determining the needed course of action and working directly with group business unit(s) in the implementation of the risk reduction controls.
  • Conduct investigation of fatalities and major incidents.
  • Mentor, advise & provide assistance to group-based HS&E managers in the practical application of their HSE risk reduction responsibilities.
  • Manage continual safety & environmental improvement with DP World group companies through the development of programs, standards, training, and best practices.
  • Advise Business Development & Project Management departments, on HS&E risk reduction requirements, in new acquisition(s) and group development projects.
  • Manage systems and practices that measure and consequently encourage continual improvement in safety & environmental performance at each of the operating locations globally.
  • Plan & manage budgets for projects and systems creation / development & enhancements.
  • Project Manage GHSE group programs & initiatives from conception to successful completion within time and on budget.
  • Liaise with Head Office and other group departments in support of joint initiatives & projects.
  • Liaise with the Learning and Development department & the learning institute in the design of safety & environmental training programs.
  • Provide support to team members during periods of absence and business travel, specifically as the primary point of contact for assigned imperative.

Additional Specific Responsibilities:

  • Refining the Group HS&E risk profile strategy (risk control, action plans) taking into account BU’s requirements for implementation.
  • Identification and control of BU’s high-risk activities and processes.
  • Development and implementation of the BU’s HSE behavioral change program.
  • Mentoring and support of business unit HS&E staff.
  • Trending of BU’s performance to identify performance patterns and development of BU’s improvement action plans or projects.
  • Verifying the BUs compliance against the minimum global requirements.
  • Monitoring and measuring the implementation of the strategy.
  • Development and implementation of the group HSE cultural change program.
  • Identification and control of group high risk processes and projects.
  • Consolidation and reporting of HSE performance to both internal and external stakeholders.


  • Responsible for the management and leadership of an engaged team, promoting collaboration and ensuring that each is developed and evaluated against goals and objectives which are aligned, specific, measurable, attainable yet challenging, realistic and time bound.
  • Act as an ambassador for DP World at all times when working; promoting and demonstrating positive behaviors in harmony with DP World’s values and culture; ensuring the highest level of safety is applied in all activities; understanding and following DP World’s Code of Conduct and Ethics policies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Formal HSE qualification to Diploma / Degree level.
  • Minimum 5 years’ practical experience in HSE management.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in heavy industrial environments.
  • Experience in the development and management of corrective action projects and delivery of incident investigation training.
  • Experience in the development and management of risk reduction strategies, corrective action plans and projects.
  • Excellent influencing skills demonstrated through verbal and written communication.
  • Excellent change management skills.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels within the organization and lead / coach work groups and individuals.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, computer literacy, report writing and administrative skills.
  • Ability to recognize issues, analyse, formulate and implement appropriate programs and solutions to reduce risk across the business.
  • Excellent project management skills.
Other Information The employment benefits package is reflective of the location for this position. 
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