United Arab Emirates

 Posting Date: 06/01/2020


Job Summary:

  • To support the Saint-Gobain UAE businesses to perform their EHS role and responsibilities for all sites under the direct operational responsibility
  • The principle purpose of this role is to provide support and direction to the business in its aim of zero harm.
  • This will include the analysis of risk, the setting of objectives, training and awareness, and monitoring and review.

In addition to the aim of continuous improvement through risk reduction the EHS systems must also be maintained to satisfy Saint-Gobain UAE and local regulatory requirements.

Job Purpose:

Health & Safety:

  • Develop and maintain the EHS Management System in compliance with the applicable UAE laws and regulations as well as Saint-Gobain group standards.
  • Ensure EHS certifications in compliance with the EHS regulations
  • Create and promote the Safety Culture in all organisations of SG UAE
  • To provide support and assistance to all Saint-Gobain businesses in the UAE (including HPS and CS businesses)
  • Developing and managing a local network of EHS practitioners for across all Saint-Gobain businesses in the UAE and develop their competency and skills.
  • Acting as the single country entry point for all EHS documents and tools received from the Group, and modify/update these documents or tools to meet the local requirements (if required).
  • Communicating and sharing good practices and lessons learned with the group.
  • Organizing the EHS training, in accordance with the EHS skill and training matrices, and making it available to all business units within UAE
  • Own and maintain the SMS to ensure continued compliance against relevant standards (AD EHSMS Regulatory Framework) and other applicable regulatory authorities within the Emirates.
  • Develop and implement an effective internal audit programme to monitor the business performance against group and local standards.
  • Promote and use the Behavioural Safety (SMAT) discussion tool to the agreed target number
  • Additional duties in line with the Safety Responsibilities Matrix
  • Create and deliver EHS related training programs in SG UAE
  • Ensure that group safety warnings and notices are evaluated and communicated to the business as required.


  • Through the site Environmental pillar establish annual targets, plans and measures.
  • Develop and implement an effective internal audit programme to monitor the business performance against group and local standards.
  • Promote and use the EMAT discussion tool to the agreed target number

People Development:

  • Carry out documented one-to-one discussions with the team on a minimum monthly basis.
  • Ensure that all the team have annual appraisals and half yearly reviews.
  • Through appraisals and reviews establish a clear development plan for each of the team.
  • Provide training support to the team to maintain competence in the area of Health, Safety and Environment.

Site Risk:

  • With support from the engineering team manage the site risk activities to minimise the risk to business continuity.
  • Support audits from XL Gaps to ensure that the site is compliant with the external audit programme and managing the identified actions.


  • Use the appropriate WCM tools to understand and address gaps in Company’s health, safety and environmental systems
  • Leading the WCM Health & Safety pillar as per the WCM Bronze standards wherever applicable

Reporting: The position will report to Operations Director.



  • Safety training to NEBOSH Certificate level or equivalent.
  • Degree in EHS or relevant field
  • OSHAD practitioner Grade A

Minimum years of experience

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in Manufacturing/Industrial environment, working with established EHS systems, preferably in compliance with the ADEHSMS regulatory framework and with an understanding of ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 standards.
  • Excellent Communication & Peoples’ skills. Knowledge of human psychology is beneficial.
  • Requires high influencing capacity to influence stakeholders.

Skills and Competencies

  • Manufacturing process understanding
  • Strategic planning
  • Team work and coaching
  • People management and training of staff
  • WCM and Continuous Improvement methodology


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Functions: EHS MANAGER
Countries: UAE

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