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ABB is seeking a Hub Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Manager - Industrial Automation Energy Industries (IAEN) Americas..This is a significant opportunity for an experienced Health, Safety & Environment / Sustainability Affairs (HSE/SA) Manager who wishes to take the next step in his/her career progression. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent multi-disciplined skills and experience in a senior capacity, ideally in the clients sector.
The role will be based in hosted Hub country, with travel to other national facilities throughout Hub countries with periodic visits to service/project export activities executed outside of Hub.
As the Hub HSE Manager and Local Business Line(LBL) HSE Manager you will ensure that the respective countries operates in alignment with Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (CR) standards and policies as per ABB's Sustainability strategy. Coach, support and provide specialist knowledge and advice to Hub LBL teams on HSE, Sustainability and CR matters and report on the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the respective organization along ABB's value chain.
Consolidates data from the incident database, perform trending and analysis on Hub and country performance and reports on HSE incidents to regulators, Global/LBU/Country/Hub Managers. Reports LTIs serious and fatal incidents (immediately) to Global HSE Manager & respective Hub Managers within required timescales. Participate/conduct incident investigations and reviews to determine root causes, identifying weaknesses, areas for improvement, ensuring follow up, lessons learnt assurance and continuous improvements.
Periodically reports on progress on implementation of BL & ABB Group Sustainability Objectives and KPIs to Global Business Line HSE Manager, Hub Manager & ABB Group, as required.
Tracks and assesses Hub/country-related emerging trends and legislation and communicate country relevant information on HSE local legal requirements.
Assists Hub Manager, extended team & LBL teams in understanding their obligations, liability and how to fulfil their role, according to local HSE law & Global BL instructions.
Provides or participates in efficient and competent delivery of training, audit and key risk programs within the constituent Hub/countries or via shared service centers, where they exist.
Drives behavioral change to continuously improve HSE, Sustainability and CR performance through coordinated BU/Group-wide performance improvement programs and initiatives. Coaches and supports the sharing of best practices and applies Group/BL standardized processes/instructions to deliver consistent support within the respective organizations.
Communication and engagement:
Engages external (e.g. customers, suppliers, relevant authorities and other stakeholders) and internal stakeholders in order to report on, raise awareness and gain commitment on ABB's HSE and Sustainability efforts and performance and obtain objective feedback.
Ensure effective two way flow of information to and from LBL’s - Cascade information from BL HSE into LBU’s within HUB and feedback on performance.
Cooperates with other functions and business partners, integrating HSE into all processes to drive performance. Participate in the HSE Leadership Team for the BL, contribute the generation of a BL Strategy to Manage BU Specific risks/opportunities.
Where applicable, participates in defining the annual budget for area of responsibility and is accountable for managing performance against agreed financial targets and constraints.
Provides support services to ensure that Management Systems in the Hub countries meet corporate, Business Line and local legal requirements including ISO 14000/ISO 45001 HSE performance goals.
Works with communication colleagues in the implementation of community engagement initiatives.
Contributes to and/or plans and executes HSE, Sustainability and CR related projects. Develops and reports on project objectives. Where necessary, manages project resources such as manpower, financials and other relevant factors.
Governance and organization:
May have additional accountability and responsibility as an LBL HSE Manager to assist the country, regional and global HSE Managers to maintain competent functional country/LBL support and shared services. Deliver training, audit and key risk programs to the Business and Business Lines throughout the constituent countries and ensure that all ABB IAEN LBL entities in those countries operate in compliance with the relevant legal obligations, as well as ABB Group standards. Ensure each LBL has a properly organized structure and competent resources for HSE, in facilities and projects.
People leadership and development:
Ensures that the area of responsibility is appropriately organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct/indirect subordinates within HR policies.
Bachelors' degree and 12 years' HSE experience with 5 years' HSE experience in the oil and gas industry
- A Master’s Degree in required field = Credit given for 2 years of work experience.
- A PhD/Doctorate in required field = Credit given for 3 years of work experience.
Bachelors' Degree in HSE Management, Environmental Diploma IEMA or equivalent
NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent
Independent, self-motivated leader with a passion for HSE work
Chartered Member of IOSH Preferred or US Equivalent
Associate Member of IEMA Preferred (or equivalent)
Working experience in an organization utilizing behavior based safety approaches
Cultural leadership attitude to drive virtual, cross-country teams with an international mindset
Experience in managing large and complex projects, with integration of automation and electrical part, field instrumentation and erection.
Ability and willingness to travel up to 40% of the time
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