Regional Manager Europe/North Africa

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UK Careers

Regional Manager Europe/North Africa



Department/Group: EHS

Location: EU (UK Preferred)

Reports to: VP-EHS

Travel Required: Yes

Position Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt


Job Purpose:

Responsible for the occupational health, safety, environmental, and loss control management of Europe/North Africa facilities.  Provides Regional-level Environmental, Health and Safety Strategies, policies and processes in support of the Company’s operations.  Responsible for evaluating, developing, planning, directing, training, and implementing environmental, safety, and health initiatives that will ensure a safe, healthy and accident-free working environment.

Key Job Elements

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage overall environmental and safety compliance for multiple facilities in multiple states/locations
  • Provide oversight and leadership for assigned regulatory programs
  • Serve as main point of contact for environmental and safety compliance issues within assigned manufacturing organizations
  • Provide oversight and management of the integrated safety and environment management system
  • Work with country operations to meet environmental and safety expectations and improve operating metrics
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and directives for all facilities
  • Provide professional guidance, assistance and training to facility EHS coordinators
  • Develop and maintain records and data necessary to evaluate compliance with regulatory and company standards
  • Regularly review environmental and safety data to identify lessons learned for communication to all operations
  • Effectively use, navigate, train facility personnel and manage utilization of the Progress Rail Environmental Safety System (PRESS), including verifying that tasks are completed as instructed and all necessary documents are uploaded
  • Documentation, reporting, and root cause analysis of spills, chemical releases and safety incidents
  • Actively participate in and contribute in departmental meetings and projects
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

Advanced duties and responsibilities

  • Provide ISO management system (14001, 45001, 9001) audit assistance and management
  • Coordinate preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements for assigned operations and programs
  • Serve as primary contact and liaison with regulatory agencies for assigned facilities
  • Complete trend analyses and determine root causes for reported non-compliances
  • Assist in preparation of environmental and safety compliance audits and inspections
  • Assist with development of Corporate EHS directives and review implementation at assigned facilities
  • Provide assistance on environmental and safety compliance due diligence for site acquisitions
  • Conduct investigations, direct remediation activities, and make presentations to appropriate personnel

Qualifications, Experience, Education

  • BS Degree in Environmental, Scientific, Chemical, Civil, Safety or Engineering preferred; Master’s degree beneficial
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in EHS field required
  • Professional certification or course work in the opposing discipline
  • Solid understanding of environmental, health and safety practices and regulatory requirements
  • Proven experience conducting EHS compliance and implementing processes and procedures
  • Ability to multi-task, follow-through, work independently, and meet critical regulatory deadlines
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Project management experience, including oversight of consultants and outside vendors
  • Energetic interpersonal skills and a professional presence
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent written and oral skills required.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Skills

  • Experience dealing with Government Regulators
  • Multiple Company/Division experience

Essential and Physical Activities Functions:

  • Strength – Position typically involves work in a standard office environment.  Occasional standing and walking.  Heavy lifting is rare, but may be required.  
  • Motion – Position regularly requires standard repetitive motions and hand/eye coordination associated with office communications.  May require bending, lifting, standing, walking, etc. in cases where Safety investigations require them.
  • Vision/Hearing Requirements – Constant verbal communications, including both talking and hearing.   
  • Work Environment – Position is Safety Sensitive and will require the use of Personal Protective Equipment.  Position may involve work in a non-temperature controlled facility.  Position will require regular visits to industrial environment, including potential for noise (85+ decibels), cold/heat (0-100 degrees F), exposure to hazardous materials, heavy equipment, high levels of dust, and other hazardous working conditions.  May be required to remain for long periods of time in hazardous work environments to investigate and mitigate accidents/incidents.  Travel may be required 50%+ of the time (<25% during pandemic conditions).
  • Emotional Demands – High level of responsibility.  Must be available 24/7 in case of emergencies/incidents.  Responsible for mission critical compliance.  Requires significant interpersonal skills while bearing a very high standard for compliance. Requires 30-50% travel.
  • Safety – Position is Safety Sensitive and will require the use of Personal Protective Equipment. 

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of an EHS Manager.