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Role Summary: The Lead Health and Safety Specialist will lead GE’s EHS programs for GE Transportation Business in GE Russia/CIS/MENAT Region with focus on Kazakhstan. This specialist ensures that the Business’s regional operations comply with local regulations, meet customer EHS requirements, and deliver EHS excellence. This expert will need deep knowledge of EHS regulations applicable to service operations. The Lead Health and Safety Specialist will report to EHS Manager, Central Asia.
Essential Responsibilities: • Provide EHS support to all GE Transportation organization in Kazakhstan and other CIS/MENAT countries including ADS plant in Astana; establish, promote and track implementation of the Risk Reduction Program; • Ensure the Business operations fully comply with local EHS regulations, conduct periodic EHS Regulatory Compliance self-assessments, identify gaps and corrective actions, lead efforts with management team to implement corrective actions to ensure full compliance of GE Transportation in Kazakhstan; • Establish and maintain a training program for GE Transportation employees in the Region to ensure compliance with GE and Regulatory EHS training requirements; verify the quality of the provided trainings and participate in the knowledge check committees. Coordinate EHS regulatory training process for all Kazakh legal entities; • Establish/participate in operational rhythm with services/ops leaders and EHS operational rhythm with OneEHS team; • Proactively participate in planning for services meetings; identify EHS needs and assist the Service team to prepare personnel and equipment to be ready-to-service for the projects and services (it may include but not limited to personnel training, equipment inspection, agreement of roles and responsibilities internally and with Customer etc); • Conduct periodic inspections and audits on GE Transportation Customer/Partner sites to assess risks for GE employees, identify corrective actions, lead efforts with management and Customers/Partners to implement corrective actions to ensure safe working environment of employees in remote locations; • Provide operational assistance after any major health & safety event in the region including incident investigation and corrective action implementation; • Initiate post- projects & services lessons learnt workout sessions internally and with Customer/Partner, identifies corrective actions, leads efforts with management and Customers/Partners to implement corrective actions; • Create a positive EHS culture throughout the business in the Region, Initiates and manages programs and campaigns to increase EHS awareness and involvement of employees in the Region; promotes positive open transparent reporting by employees; • Support all Business EHS regional demands as assigned. • Interface with the OneEHS region managers and media experts to ensure consistent application of programs and solicit support when needed; • Develop, implement, maintain and report GET EHS metrics in order to drive continuous improvement throughout the region; • Support regional crisis management teams as required by business leadership.
Qualifications/Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in an EHS-related discipline or electrical / mechanical degree with extended studies in an EHS-related discipline, from an accredited university; • 5+ years EHS professional experience in GE or other international service company; • Regulatory EHS expertise; • Ability to travel up to 50% of work time; • Advanced computer skills;
Desired Characteristics: • Proven ability to handle multi-site and multi-business responsibility – management of time and ability to prioritize independently. • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to facilitate and conduct presentations with large and small groups; • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously. • Effective problem identification and solution skills • Fluent English.
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