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General Electric EHS Manager Eastern Europe in Home/Remote/Alternate, Poland

Job Description Summary

The EHS Manager Eastern Europe position reports hierarchically to the EHS EU Regional Manager. As the Leader for the EHS Team in the region, responsible for a defined regions or country scope across the organization they must be able to lead and coordinate the EHS efforts in the region, receiving functional guidance from EHS organization and supporting local service organization in the deployment of Europe Region and GE EHS strategy at site level following its proper execution and finding solutions aligned to lean strategy to fix any deviation. They support a team of geographically dispersed front-line EHS people in the business in resolving issues with customers and liaise with the regional Operations managers. Some percentage of their jobs is dedicated to direct oversight of EHS front line service people, normally EHS specialists and the balance of their role is managing regional service issues. Some of these individuals also can be in the shared service with dotted line relationships to the EHS leader of their prior business.

The EHS manager also must serve as a coach and mentor to its EHS team, developing them in alignment with expected skills and profiles, and providing them with a proper career development.

Their mission is to:

  • Ensure compliance with Laws, Regulations and Procedures

  • Support and Drive the achievement of a Zero Harm Culture

  • Provide Factual and Effective Communication

  • Influence stakeholders

  • Keep focus on Strategic and Business Vision while maintaining connection to the field

Location is flexible and the scope encompasses Digital Services Europe Eastern North + South service regions, supporting both Service Directors and its team, located in 13 countries at the moment: Kosovo, Romania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Israel, Kenya, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, with 247 thousand annual exposure hours and approximately 200 individuals employed by GE and contractor employees supervised by GE employees.

Job Description

Role Mission and Responsibilities

  • To interpret Laws, Regulations and Procedures, considering all relevant local / national EHS standards in the organization.

  • Prepare EHS Documentation for products and process whenever required and review any other documents prepared by other areas to provide EHS assessment.

  • Review key processes regularly, like emergency response, simplified working plan, supporting site managers and supervisors at its implementation, and regularly auditing its implementation at site level.

  • To train people to understand laws, regulations, and procedures, offering guide to risk mitigation when necessary and advocating for ongoing improvements to equipment and people safety through engineering controls, developing risk assessments.

  • Ensure compliance and full implementation in all GE EHS processes and EHS reporting systems.

  • To recognize trends and patterns, taking and advising actions to avert potential risks before they create an incident

  • Ensure that all applicable EHS events are reported, classified, investigated and actions for improvement/ correction are created and executed according to GE requirements and applicable governmental regulations.

  • Support and assist accident/incident investigations, providing training and guidance in investigation and root cause analysis.

  • Implement and support initiatives and programs designed to reduce injuries within all sites within your area of influence

  • Liaise with Contractors/Subcontractors, insurance representatives, local medical services, local fire and police departments, local regulatory agencies, and Customer/Client on EHS related matters.

  • To be able to identify main stakeholder, stablish a contact routine and advocate with each one of them to provide win-win situations, while providing safety protection to employees and working environment while avoiding ineffective or inefficient solutions

  • Serve as coach, mentor, and trainer for local management team, including site managers and other key leaders in safety, being able to implement continuous improvement initiatives cross-functionally.

  • Conduct EHS trainings and awareness sessions to all personnel in the assigned areas, adapting terminology and language as necessary to ensure proper learning and knowledge transfer.

  • Ensure periodical EHS meetings are held in all levels to involve the organization and , facilitating the preparation and formally recording information, supporting and facilitating the preparation, supporting site managers in its interpretation

  • Ensure that key EHS information related to the job execution is communicated to anyone who is involved or could be affected before the job execution.

  • Be the advisor and guide to site managers on deployment of EHS strategy, relevant changes in the regulations, and initiatives to improve performance in EHS.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of mechanical, electrical, industrial, or other technical area.

  • Locally or internationally recognized professional EHS qualification, like NEBOSH.

  • Physical condition and fitness to climb a wind turbine

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office, web based tools

  • Good knowledge and understanding of local rules/regulations framework, interactions between authorities

  • Working in multicultural backgrounds in countries of Eastern Europe and Sub Saharian Africa.

  • 10+ years of experience in a Safety role as an individual contributor and or manager of people, ideally in wind business

  • Significant years of experience as a people manager, preferably including remote management of a geographically dispersed and multicultural background teams, preferably in Eastern Europe countries.

  • Multiple years of experience in Program management

  • Technical skills: Expert level in EHS Risk Assessment, EHS Guidelines and Processes, EHS Audits and Assessments, Regulatory Compliance, Security and Crisis Management and EHS Management System and lean.

  • Technical Strategist level in Root Cause Analysis, Process development and optimization and Continuous improvement

  • Soft skills Expert level in Influence and communication, resilience and change management, performance, resources and conflict management, Employee relations and team engagement, vision and goals setting and analytical problem solving

  • Language: Fluent English skills and any local languages (written and spoken)

  • Travel requirements: Yes, 30% of the time

Desired qualifications:

  • GWO (Global Wind Organization) qualifications (WINDA code).

  • Familiar with OSHA (US) regulatory requirements.

  • Familiar with ISO 45001, 14001 Certifications framework

  • Technical background as a Wind Turbine Technician is a considered an advantage.

  • Knowledge of Organization Safety, Human performance, behavior based safety, etc.

Eligibility requirements: Legal authorization to work in the countries/region where the business is hiring is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No