EHS Regional Manager, CERC

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 1 week ago

Job Description and Qualifications

CERC EHS Regional Manager

Air Products is a world-leading Industrial Gases company having both process gas applications and gasification technology that has been in operation for over 80 years. We have multiple product lines, over 750 production facilities in over 50 countries, and serve over 30 different industries, creating broad opportunities for growth and development. Most importantly, we are growing!

We pride ourselves on being an innovative technology company that cultivates an environment of collaboration and inclusion. We need and seek out people who are dedicated and driven to create the future. People with passion and commitment to get it right and a never-ending desire to innovate, learn, improve, and contribute. Sounds like you?

More about the Role
The  EHS Regional Manager for CERC (Central Europe and Russian Regions ) supports and facilitates our company’s EHS Management System and national legislation across all the CERC regions in the Industrial Gases organisation of Air Products. This also includes training, BSP (Behaviour Support Plan) coaching, site-work risk assessments, accident and incident investigation and its processes, environmental and legal compliance advice; introducing new standards and processes where needed, proactive issue management which will affect the EHS management system together with review of, and assistance in applying, safe systems of work.

You would be supporting 800+ persons.

Success in this position is dependent on strong interpersonal and influencing skills, sound judgement, operational and technical credibility, initiative, hands on mentality, implementing change, together with a good understanding of the products, processes, markets and businesses served.

LOCATION: CERC region – Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary (you will be home-based but please expect frequent travelling for business)
EXPERIENCE: Experience in leading EHS teams effectively in either plant operations or maintenance environment
EDUCATION: Engineering background and degree or equivalent qualification with demonstrated relevant technical experience
CONTRACT: Permanent
SALARY: Competitive salary + annual bonus + competitive benefits

If you are interested in the role, please apply here (at the end of this page) or alternatively, please call the UK landline +44 1932 249 775 or the Czech mobile +420 778 710 470 – Jitka Varkevisser, Talent Acquisition at Air Products.
Reference number: 35112BR – EHS Regional Manager, CERC

As the EHS Regional Manager for the CERC Region, you will

  • Facilitate the implementation of new or revised Global or local company EHS Standards and training materials; to participate when requested in the revision of the Global material.
  • Implement all standards and requirements (like ISO9000) and assist in HAZOP and safety requirements with new production developments
  • Lead and assist Line Management to ensure that all incidents are adequately investigated, and effective corrective actions are implemented; for High Significance incidents engage personally
  • Assist in the integration of new acquired acquisitions
  • Represent Air Products and participate in working groups of external industry associations.
  • Assist in developing risk assessments necessitated by high-risk activity or by deviation from established base policy (working with Process Safety and Central Technical teams).
  • Work with the commercial, engineering and marketing teams to ensure that new products, applications and initiatives comply with global and local Company standards and legislation, and that all aspects of their operational implementation (including customer environments and shared responsibilities) are fully considered and addressed
  • Develop safety initiatives to address observed trends in incident or other safety data and manage their implementation
  • Participating in the EHS self-assessment and Audit processes
  • Ensure that the Quality management processes are working as per standard and adjust the quality organisation to optimise quality management against Air Products’ requirements
  • As the EHS Regional Manager for the CERC Region, you already are or have

  • Experience in leading EHS teams in either plant operations or maintenance environment
  • Engineering background and degree or equivalent qualification with demonstrated relevant technical experience
  • A formal EHS Polish qualification would be beneficial
  • Good understanding of additional Health & Safety specialist subjects such as Pressure Systems, Mechanical Integrity, Confined Space entry, Working at Height, Cranes and Lifting
  • Good understanding of the principles of Change Management and in principle anthropology, in relation to ensure the EHS message reach all target audiences.
  • In depth understanding of relevant legislation such as Environmental, Labour and Dangerous Goods management
  • A broad knowledge of EHS management systems and of the processes, technologies and equipment in use on industrial sites and their potential hazards is essential
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills are a major requirement for the job holder
  • Ability to operate independently and take decisions where appropriate
  • Ability to lead the EHS team effectively
  • Good command / effective operational proficiency in English and any other Central European language or Russian
  •  *We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.
    At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is crucial, inclusion is in our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter!

    You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

    We look forward to hearing from you.
    Talent Acquisition Team at Air Products

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