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Head of EHS

Chippenham, United Kingdom
Environmental Protection, Health & Safety

English (UK)

Job Description

As Head of EHS for Siemens Rail Automation you will be pivotal in developing and implementing the strategic direction of Environment, Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing and Sustainability across the £500m+ turnover project and manufacturing organisation, working closely with the Director Technology, Director Freight and Projects and Operations Director. You will be joining a very dynamic organisation at a time of real challenge and opportunity. As the number one supplier to Network Rail IP Infrastructure we will be looking to build on this success as we bid for key Control Period 6 national Frameworks and major renewal opportunities including the £1.8bn East Coast Mainline train control Partnership, Crewe Hub redevelopment, Transpennine Upgrade and HS2. We will also be pursuing significant opportunities with London Underground as well as continuing to develop our Digital Rail train control and communications offerings through significant R&D and manufacturing investment in the UK. 

Success in developing these opportunities can only materialise through maintaining and improving upon our EHS&S performance for which the successful candidate has the opportunity to play a leading role alongside the Executive team.

The Challenge
  • Lead, develop and motivate a high performing functional team of EHS&S professionals providing exemplary service to the Delivery and Functional teams throughout the business
  • Provide professional support and advise to the SRA Executive on all aspects of EHS & S
  • Provide expert leadership in engaging and working with client, regulatory and other third party stakeholders on all EHS & S matters
  • Supporting the Executive in developing and implementing the Safety Strategy and Safety Leadership programme across the business, including a Behavioural Safety programme
  • Maintaining and improving the EHS &S sections of the Business Management System (BMS), including compliance to 3rd party certifications, including ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001, Achilles Link-up, Network Rail Principal Contractor’s License, Siemens Mobility Standards and Procedures besides IRIS certification
  • Support and contribute to the wider Siemens EHS&S community including Siemens UK Plc, Siemens Mobility UK and Siemens Rail Automation
  • Work with the business function Heads to develop, implement, maintain and continuously improve a Sustainability Strategy and Plan for the business
  • Maintaining and delivering the internal EHS and S audit program for the company
  • Continuous development of reporting metrics, targets and KPIs, both leading and lagging, for management review and response
  • Establishing and managing the departmental budget
  • Performing duties as directed by the Executive team
About You
  • Chartered Safety professional with relevant Degree or equivalent
  • Active Member of a professional body (e.g. IOSH, NEBOSH etc ) including maintenance of CPD records (essential)
  • Excellent ability to lead and communicate change at all levels (essential)
  • Practical experience in leading ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001 Management System development and implementation (essential)
  • Experience of working in a functional leader role and managing high performing teams to deliver continuous improvement (essential)
  • Excellent understanding, experience and knowledge of delivering in a safety critical industry, particularly in the railway environment desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of project management, engineering and delivery processes applicable to the railway and construction industries
  • Strong understanding and experience of risk management at all levels
  • Excellent PC skills with ability to deliver high quality EHS document deliverables to short-time scales (essential)
  • Good understanding of process capability, metrics and improvement methodology and tools (essential)
  • Certified Lead Auditor with experience undertaking internal and external audits against Management System & contract requirements
About us
We’re Siemens.  A collection of over 372,000 great minds who are all making the future and you could be one of them.   We have offices across the UK, full of talented individuals helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Want to join us and be a Future Maker?
We’re excited to hear that you would like to join us here at Siemens.  Our people love it here and we want you to be a part of helping us make real, what matters.
We are looking forward to receiving your online application.  Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role.  We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.

What else do I need to know?
The benefits package for this role includes not only a generous base salary, but an annual bonus.  We know that not everyone’s lifestyle is the same, so we operate a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.
If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We embrace diversity and create what’s right for the world by employing the people who live in it.

Siemens recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements and workplace adjustments with all our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.


Job ID: 60478

Organisation: Mobility

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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