HSE Manager Job

March 22, 2022

Job Description

HSE Manager Job at ENGIE Energy Access

HSE Manager Job at ENGIE Energy Access

HSE Manager Job at ENGIE Energy Access – ENGIE Energy Access is a leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol, and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services, and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners to access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.14 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities.

With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia), over 1 million customers and more than 5 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access (EEA) aims to remain a leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: HSE Manager

Location: Lagos
Department: HR & HSE
Reporting Line: Head of Human Resources

Job Overview

  • The position holder will be part of the HR & HSE team that is based in Lagos, Nigeria, led by the Head of Human Resources.
  • The HSE Manager will work with the Head of HR to create an integrated HSE plan for the organization, implement processes to monitor health and safety across the board, assess risk, and design strategies to reduce potential hazards in EEA Nigeria’s Head Office, field locations and including all other Company assets.
  • The successful individual will be responsible for proactively protecting the health, safety, and environment of our employees, partners, and communities where we operate.
  • A successful candidate must be a detail-oriented professional with strong critical thinking skills and a demonstrated track record of effective HSE outcomes.

Key Responsibilities, Deliverables, and Activities
Creation of HSE Strategy:

  • Conceptualize and actionable, effective, and efficient Health, Safety, and Environmental strategy that will meet or exceed legislative requirements in Nigeria as well as applicable standards such as ENGIE Global Care Rules and ISO45001
  • Create new and review existing policies and measures and update according to legislation
  • Implement & coordinate Internal / External HSE Audits and monitor compliance
  • Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations.
  • Proactively assess, and prioritize, risks that all departments/units face throughout their work. Devise risk management plans
  • Liaise with the Head of HR to ensure that existing HSE policies are appropriately aligned with national legislation and international best practices

Execution of HSE Policies:

  • Create distinct and actionable behavioral changes strategies that are appropriate for EEA employees, contractors, and third parties, with a view to reducing  HSE incidents and other issues that may affect public and staff safety
  • With the consultation of the Head of HR, devise the HSE budget for EEA Nigeria, strategically prioritizing the highest-risk activities and devising context-appropriate solutions to health and safety challenges with organization-wide implications.
  • Remain alert to emerging issues and global trends that might benefit or otherwise impact individual and teams work in order to ensure a safe working environment for all team members and third parties connected with our business.

Reporting and Incident Follow Up:

  • Devise actionable lead measures of HSE activity to track progress against strategic goals
  • Gather high-quality data from all departments to create robust health and safety metrics for reporting
  • When incidents occur, conduct incident investigations and create response plans in order to reduce the likelihood of future occurrences
  • Proactively assemble all documentation (both firm-level and employee-level) needed for compliance with local regulations and crisis response (including but not limited to safety records, logbooks, registers, training logs, etc)
  • Create platforms for employees to report safety incidents confidentially and without fear of reprisal.

Emergency and Crisis Response and Communication:

  • Respond immediately to HSE incidents/accidents ensuring risk mitigation strategies are implemented in a timely manner
  • Go to the field to investigate HSE accidents and other public safety concerns within the location/area
  • Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to senior management
  • In the event of an emergency, communicate with EEA’s top management throughout the course of the event and in its aftermath
  • Craft detailed summaries of events as required for ENGIE HSE compliance
  • Create an SLA for emergency and crisis reporting and manage the entire process.

Capacity Building and Management:

  • Design strategy to identify, recruit and train o HSE champions across the organization.
  • Liaise with HSE team members in order to build their skillsets, manage HSE projects, track the outcomes of these projects and ensure their contribution to EEA’s HSE goals.

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Qualifications, Required Skills & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or HND in any related course
  • 7 years of broad HSE experience, including a minimum of 3 years supervisory or management experience
  • Knowledge of Potentially Hazardous Materials or Practices.
  • Relevant HSE certification; NEBOSH, HSE 1, 2, 3 certifications
  • First Aid Training
  • Team player and self-starter
  • Ability to influence, inspire and motivate people who are not directly under your responsibility
  • Must be proactive and have good Knowledge of data analysis and risk assessment
  • Critical thinking skills (ability to think outside the box)
  • Good problem-solving skills (solutions-oriented)
  • Ability to supervise and manage HSE Team members
  • Ability to collaborate with other key departments/units (such as Finance and Admin, Security and Commercial and with employees across different levels of the organization
  • Ability to function in a matrix reporting organization structure and manage relationships appropriately (as the role will report to HoHR in-country and global HSE lead on the global team
  • Good influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Up to 40% travel is required.

Other Requirements:

  • At EEA, we have high expectations for our managers. Each manager plays a key role in creating an exceptional experience not only for our customers but for every person on our team.
  • Our managers help EEA realize our ambitious goals while developing their own leadership skills and facilitating growth for their direct reports.
  • We believe that great managers:
  • Deliver ambitious results: As a high-performing and accountable leader, you create an enabling environment for effective action and bold decisions which contribute to the successful delivery of results.
  • Act with integrity: As an ethical leader, you are honest, respectful, objective, and transparent. You create and build upon a foundation of trust and openness.
  • Inspire and mentor the team: As an inspirational leader, you walk the talk. You empower and coach your team with trust and humility.
  • Are accessible: as an accessible leader, you develop and maintain deep connections with stakeholders through approachability and active listening.
  • Ensure diversity and inclusion: as an inclusive leader, you ensure diversity and foster a sense of belonging.

Highly Desired Skills:

  • Good people skills
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online