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HSE Manager

Behind the Scenes

Location: Dubai
Date Posted: January 12th 2020

The Company

I have a key position available with one of the leading multinational family groups in the region. The role is based at their head office in Dubai.

The Role

Job Purpose

Participate and supports Head of Retail operations, in the development of the OHSE policies and procedures framework that will allow the function to effectively meet its objectives and targets, in line with the Group\'s strategy and direction.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and monitor HSE management programmes, processes, practices and guidelines that are aligned to and based upon international best practice in coordination with the various BU heads so as to mitigate health, safety and evironmental risks relative to the various industry segments that the company operates within
  • Ensure that all incidents relating to HSE management (incident, accidents, near misses, potential civil claims and workman\'s compensation claims) are promptly reported, escalated, investigated and resolved as dictated by policies and procedures defined by Group Risk Management
  • Extract, analyse and interpret data relating to incidents and accidents so as to identify new and emerging threats, identify root cause, problematic stores/areas and present to the business unit and senior management a consolidated view of HSE issues, threats and risks together with recommendation on how best to mitigate the same through effective and appropriate resource allocation and utilisation of physical, electronic and procedural controls, in the most cost effective manner
  • Develop and implement a framework and methodology that ensures a regular review of the status and efficacy of occupational health and safety programmes and practices and practices relevant to all locations, so as to ensure that gaps, legal non-compliance and HSE threats and risks are identified, mitigation and remedial actions are promptly communicated to and implemented by business unit and facility managers
  • Head up business unit HSE Committee meetings and offer suitable HSE & ISO expertise, guidance and training to ensure compliance with HSE & ISO frameworks
  • Review BU operation manuals to ensure alignment with Group HSE policies and procedures and consistent understanding and application of the same
  • Develop and implement a communication strategy that is designed to communicate HSE policies, procedures and objectives across Retail, orient all employees in regard to their specific HSE obligations, ensure that best practice, learning and new and emerging trends, threats and legislation is shared across Retail and promptly alert business unit managers of non-compliance with legal obligations
  • Maintain and manage relationships with in-house clients, service providers, contractors, law enforcement, judicial and civil emergency response authorities and ensure that the HSE management functions are administered to the highest degree of professionalism and satisfaction
  • In conjunction with the Facilities Management Department, conduct a routine review of compliance to statutory and regulatory obligations in relation to Preventative Maintenance Agreements for emergency life safety systems and equipment and report on all areas of non-compliance
  • In conjunction with the BU Managers, ensure that adequate financial resources are provided to achieve the objectives of the HSE Programme and maintain records of all expenditure related thereto


People Management

Plan, coordinate, direct, guide, manage and monitor the efforts of the HSE staff and co-opted HSE committee members deployed across the various business units so as to enable them to achieve the highest level of individual and team performance to meet business objectives

The Person


  • A graduate with some tertiary level qualification in Occupational Health & Safety, Fire Prevention & Risk Management


Years of Experience

  • 7-10 years\' work experience in large diverse commercial establishment with the latter in a responsible management position
  • Experience in conducting risk assessments, fire and emergency response plans or disaster recovery within a corporate environment
  • Experience in implementing and maintaining integrated ISO quality standards


Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to effectively articulate policies, procedures and processes


Core Competencies

  • Collaboration
  • Agile learner
  • Instills trust
  • Managing diversity
  • Customer focus


Managerial and Leadership Competencies

  • Caring for direct reports
  • Drive for results
  • Priority setting
  • Informing
  • Delegation
  • Eye for talent





AED 19-24k per month plus visa, insurance and annual flight ticket


AED 19-24k per month

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