HSE JOBS: HSSE Ops Manager Lagos Nigeria


HSSE Ops Manager Lagos

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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General Purpose 
Managing Health and Safety, Security, Environmental Protection and Privacy in Nokia’s operation in approx 16 countries across West Africa.
Ensuring localisation and implementation of Nokia’s HSSE standards and procedures both internally
and across an external supplier base.
Main Responsibility Area
HSSE Ops Representative and supervisor in respective Sub-Region
Development, agreement and leading of the implementation of HSSE country action plans:
  1. Compliance with local legal and customer obligations
  2. Localization and implementation of global Standards
  3. Management of team
    1. guidance and consultancy,
    2. supervision and support,
    3. coordination of tasks and workload,
    4. coaching and development of people
  4. Guidance and consultancy for management in
    1. Business Groups,
    2. Customer Operations,
    3. Global Services and Field Forces
    4. Other internal and external Stakeholders
  5. Reporting
Position Description
HSSE Ops Manager West Africa
Implementation of agreed annual HSSE country action plans:
  • Reports to Head HSSE Operations MEA
  • Plans and coordinates local HSSE activities, identifies appropriate service providers and supports Nokia Procurement with the technical evaluation and selection.
  • Supervises team and service provider and coordinates local operations.
  • Executes employee empowerment, training, development and motivation.
  • Ensures that Nokia Minimum Standards are localized, that they comply with local regulations and are implemented and aligned with prevailing risks/threats.
  • Agrees on and controls the timely implementation of HSSE goals and country action plans
  • Manages sub-regional and local HSSE operational approach to mitigate risks, to implement, execute and control HSSE operations and to assure business continuity.
  • Prioritizes and executes the implementation and maintenance of HSSE standards, programs and processes.
  • Scopes the implementation of Nokia Non-Negotiables and Life Saving Rules (LSR).
  • Ensures the implementation of consequence management across the Sub-Region.
  • Agrees and supports Targeted Assurance activity to verify and validate SOP implementation.
  • Leads the programme for the implementation of High Risk Project Implementation Assessments (HRPIA), ensuring the identification of high risk projects and the closure of identified Corrective Actions.  
  • Agrees and coordinates a schedule of Senior Leader Tours.
  • Supports internal/external audit management systems in the Sub-Region’s countries and ensures timely completion of agreed corrective actions.
  • Leads the investigation of incidents within the Sub-Region, synchronizing the involvement and interaction of the business, HS&E, Corporate Security, L&C and external organisations to ensure a satisfactory outcome.
  • Enhances the communication of investigation findings and Corrective Actions to ensure timely  and satisfactory completion.
  • Provides regular status reports relating to new and ongoing activities and completed actions.
  • Ensures prompt and thorough Sub-Regional response to locally reported incidents and provides feedback to the incident reporter via the incident reporting tool.
  • Responsible for overseeing and rationalizing HSSE expenditure and budget management within the Sub-Region.
Position Requirements
Experienced Health, Safety and Security manager able to:
  • Lead, guide, develop and coach small teams.
  • Independently manage all facets of HSSE respecting the diversity of legal, cultural and customer requirements across the breadth of the West African countries.
  • Provide HSSE technical leadership and functional guidance to Nokia’s business organizations.
  • Oversee and/or assist with development and/or implementation of HSSE programs in different countries.
  • Cooperate well with a broad range of stakeholders: MCA, HSSE Global and Operations, local Management (BG, GS, FF, CO, WR, IT, GPO etc) and external stakeholders regarding implementation of company-wide HSSE strategies, programs and standards.
  • Investigate major incidents such as High Potential Incidents, Fatalities and severe security incidents and provide qualified reports which provide root cause analysis and include agreed corrective actions.
  • Review security, safety and environmental incidents, trends, company compliance and produce/adjust action plans to mitigate those factors.
  • Formulate key performance indicators and monitor achievement of objectives within the Sub-Region.
  • Assess high risk projects and ensure implementation of associated H&S improvement programmes.
  • Assess suppliers’ maturity and consult with stakeholders to ensure improvement.
  • Share effective practices on EH&S to enhance knowledge of team members.
  • Inform reviews of environmental, safety, health conditions and wellbeing within the Sub-Region.
  • Establish procedures and introduce an EH&S Management System meeting the requirements of OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.
  • Coordinate the response to customer related queries on health, safety, security, environmental and privacy issues in the Sub-Region.
  • Prove a minimum of 5 years’ experience in HSSE operations as well as a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in/on West Africa operations. Strong security background required.
  • Good interpersonal skills and highly articulate presentation, communication and training skills.
  • Develop, schedule and manage the timely delivery of projects (proven PM).

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