Divisional QHSE Director - Data Centre Solutions
London , United Kingdom
Date published: 26-Apr-2021
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Divisional QHSE Director - Data Centre Solutions
London based with extensive travel
Purpose of the Job
- Identify, develop, and ensure adoption of the Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental strategy for the Divisional Business in line with the ‘Group’ Quality, Health, Safety and Environment strategy, policy and process, and agreed with the GWS EMEA QHSE Director (LFM & DCS).
- Fulfil those duties incumbent on the appointed competent person (as statutorily referenced) for the Divisional business in relation Health Safety and Environmental management.
- Establish and develop collaborative relationships with ‘operational’ functions to facilitate a holistic approach to risk identification and reduction within the division.
- Direct and manage the implementation of the Divisional Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental strategy to ensure a safe, healthy and environmentally compliant working environment whilst furthering best practice standards within the Division and the supply chain.
- Ensure collaborative ‘working partnerships’ and peer to peer relationships are established within the customer base and primary supply chain to facilitate the achievement of objectives, whilst promoting best working practice and consistently high standards within the whole team.
- Maintain the necessary relationships with third parties specifically including Enforcement agencies and audit bodies to reduce risk and continually improve QHSE performance.
- Monitor, analyse and review ‘whole Division’ QHSE performance and trends, identify appropriate initiatives and differentiators to ensure continual Divisional QHSE performance improvement; driving consistency in all associated Business Units to support growth.
- Develop, implement, manage and review the Divisional QHSE business plan and objectives in line with the ‘Group’ strategic QHSE plan. Including the long term forecasting and planning for both policy and resource requirements.
- Liaise with the MD, Divisional BU leaders and Customers to ensure expectations are understood and delivered, as far as is reasonable enabling suitable management of risk exposures. As the appointed competent person for health and safety ensure the role responsibilities are fulfilled.
- Direct and manage the team to ensure delivery of QHSE management system audits designed to maintain compliance with both Divisional and Group policy and strategy. Ensure an annual schedule is maintained of appropriate and necessary internal and supplier audits.
- Manage the Divisional QHSE resource requirements. Lead and facilitate necessary dialogue to ensure appropriate specialist QHSE resource requirements are established at all times.
- Direct lead and support the development of initiatives and best practice activities in all areas of QHSE management, and promote and maintain the behaviours and values of CBRE.
- Lead the development and maintenance of the Divisional QHSE training strategy. Support it’s delivery to ensure standards of QHSE competence to be achieved and maintained.
- Ensure QHSE ‘Champions’ are established throughout the Business. Direct the team in the development of appropriate Champions objectives designed to promote and improve QHSE.
- Manage the Divisional relationship with externally sourced QHSE resource as required.
- Ensure the achievement of agreed Divisional functional standards and service level agreements.
- Compile appropriate performance reports for the Division and maintain performance monitoring, analysis and review against established metrics and standards to drive improvements.
- Support the achievement of good industry practice, business competitiveness, and the development of a learning organisation.
- Support appropriate and effective business communication through leadership, advice, reviews, and direct contribution to meetings, briefings, consultation forums, correspondence, publicity, monthly and ad-hoc reporting and other publications, as necessary and appropriate.
- Support the health, safety and environmental aspects of the new business winning process through solutions development, participation in presentations and consultation meetings, bid and contract generation and review through to support during mobilisation and resourcing activities on contracts.
Accountable to the CBRE GWS EMEA QHSE Director
Functionally responsible to the Divisional MD- EMEA
- Essential - A good post-graduate level education, with a formal qualification in both occupational health and safety management and environmental management. Significant and relevant post qualification experience.
- Desirable - Formal management qualifications in environmental or safety management system auditing. Formal qualifications in areas of ‘engineering’ i.e. electrical or electronics and or FM.
- Accreditation: [Essential] Membership of the IIRSM or IOSH at ‘Specialist’ level or higher.
- Training [Essential] Must demonstrate a career showing continuous personal development in the related field of QHSE.
[Essential] Specialist and strategic higher managerial experience in Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management. A practical and demonstrable knowledge of liaising with enforcement agency / insurers.
Practical experience must include;
- Risk Management strategy development and implementation
- Best Value analysis of QHSE resource support provision
- Monitoring / Analysis of management system performance
- Development and implementation of policy and process
- Environmental risk and ‘resource’ evaluation / management
- Positively articulate QHSE through presentation media
- Event investigation & analysis to drive improvements
- Practical application of auditing
- Development and delivery of QHSE training.
- Working knowledge of varying business sectors.
- Managerial experience within other functional disciplines.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Numerate with a high degree of computer literacy.
- Excellent motivational and influencing skills. Able to contribute effectively and on equal terms across all business activities. Politically astute with a sound understanding of current issues.
- Incumbents must have a high level of energy, be self-starters, confident and stable in manner, and be able to prioritise and work on a range of activities within a high pressure environment.
Incumbents will be required to travel widely, support new business development, and participate in training and strategic reviews. Occasional overnight stays will be needed.