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HSE Director

Adexen

Lagos, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen was mandated by an industrial Group to recruit a HSE Director for its operations. The position is based in Lagos.

Responsibilities

    • Responsible for establishing HSSE best practice policies, programs and guidelines relevant to the Group business.
    • Responsible for leading the development, execution, monitoring and measurement of the group strategic sustainability initiatives.
    • Provides a leadership and mentoring role to the management team with a visible and uncompromised commitment to Sustainability and HSSE.
    • Promotes and oversees compliance programs on environmental, health and safety, and social issues which are relevant for the Group.
    • Manages extensive interface with Group executive management, site operations management, lenders and investors, consultants, and regulatory agencies.
    • Responsible for the development of the Sustainability Report and other relevant reports 
    • Develop and drive the execution of the Group long-term Sustainability vision, mission and operating principles and HSSE strategic objectives and controls
    • Provide expertise and leadership to Group executives and management, enhancing awareness of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and HSSE issues likely to have material impact on the Business Unit.
    • Maintain an up-to-date perspective on HSSE issues and provide timely input of new developments 
    • Foster a culture of Sustainability, including a strong Safety attitude, through regular ad-hoc communications and education initiatives
    • Develop and maintain Group-related HSSE policies, standards and guidelines.
    • Continually review the Business Unit’s HSSE management systems and procedures and amend/improve where required.
    • Lead the adoption of best practice HSSE systems, processes and tools across the Business Unit.
    • Develop and implement audit programs which accurately measures the overall HSSE compliance and performance of each Group site and provides for collection of representative data and implementation of corrective measures.
    • Oversee the investigation of HSSE incidents and accidents and ensure proper mitigation action plans are put in place.
    • Lead or participate in incident investigation.
    • Ensure HSSE hazards are identified, HSSE Risks assessed, and appropriate actions taken to eliminate, prevent or manage risks to acceptable levels.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Engineering or HSSE related discipline.
    • Master's degree is a plus
    • Minimum of 15 years of work experience in relevant industries (eg. chemical / manufacturing / building materials) including relevant project / site operational experience in emerging countries, preferably in Africa.
    • Excellent technical knowledge of key HSSE issues, standards (e.g. IFC, World Bank Group and AfDB standards and guidelines) and practices across a spectrum including development projects and operations.
    • Up-to-date knowledge of current trends and sectoral challenges pertaining to the area of Sustainability.
    • Demonstrated success in improving HSSE performance and establishing best practices across a large multinational organization.
    • Possess a sound understanding of HSSE policies and objectives, a sense of personal responsibility and the ability to identify and attach appropriate urgency to the requirements of various HSSE regulations and stakeholder expectations.
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver results, create value and drive continuous performance improvement.
    • Experienced in developing and implementing HSSE policies, plans and Integrated Management Systems according to IFC Performance Standards and ISO14001/ISO45001 international standards.
    • In-depth knowledge of HSSE regulations and compliance strategies
    • Track record in influencing positive organizational change.
    • Significant depth of experience at a senior management level with general oversight of HSSE programs and community and external stakeholder relations.
    • Highly analytical, ability to synthesize information and offer recommendations/solutions.
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

Industry & Manufacturing

Job Seniority

Director

Job Category

HSE & Security

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

15 - 20 years

Skills

Reports, Occupational Health, Safety Training, Leadership, Training, Communication, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Auditing, HSE auditing, Industrial Safety, EHS / HSE, Environmental Management, HSE Management Systems

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