Root Aviation​ Ltd. 

Quality, Health, Safety, Environment Manager

The Country QHSE Manager is the key leader to drive the Zero incident and Zero waste culture within the operations in the region/country, including assurance that operational QHSE delivery is in accordance with the industry’s and our global quality, safety & environment management systems and standards.

Job Responsibilities

  • Report directly to the Country CEO and dotted line to Regional Head of QHSE MEA
  • Coordinate and align QHSE activities of all business units amongst the stations with the country, in line with the regional roadmap and our standards and management systems.
  • Ensure implementation of our Quality and Safety management system, monitoring, auditing and ensure review of the standards according to global procedures.
  • Change agent, coach and advisor for the local management team.
  • Align with the global QHSE strategy and support the local management in developing the country QHSE strategic roadmap, drive implementation of action plans and objectives.
  • Ensure comprehensive and efficient implementation of our QHSE management system within the region/countries/stations and actively support the development and improvement of our Quality Health & Safety Management System as part of our Formula.
  • Be the regional point of contact and reference for Quality, Safety and Environment for all our business units.
  • Lead by example and continuously manage and coordinate QHSE improvement and compliance within the region by leading the cultural change to a Zero Incident and Zero Waste mind-set. 
  • Build a sustainable QHSE commitment, awareness, knowledge, behaviour and engagement of the country and stations management and employees.
  • Deliver regular QHSE performance reports to the Country and Regional Management.
  • Provide guidance and develop the local QHSE management in the country and the stations.
  • Ensure the highest levels of qualification, skills and key competencies (audits, investigation, risk analysis, reporting, communication, training, coaching and prevention) are provided for the QHSE management team within the country and identify improvement areas to accelerate the implementation of the Zero incident and Zero waste mind-set.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct internal safety audits in our operational organizations and initiate / monitor corrective actions based on audit findings and occurrence investigations
  • Initiate and/or carry out investigations on occurrences if applicable
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of an operational risk register and the legal surveillance and compliance to the country and industries standards and laws.
  • Enhance experience sharing by promoting exchange of resources and support.
  • Assure participation in global experts groups.
  • Be the point of contact for airline representatives, civil aviation authorities and government officials for all QHSE related matters.

Your skills: 

  • A high sense of passion for improving QHSE culture and standards.
  • Strong leadership experience ideally in a multi-cultural, international business environment.
  • Ability to drive change in QHSE culture and to gain credibility, in order to persuade, gain support, obtain commitment, and mobilize management and team to action.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, build relationships as required to achieve goals while meeting the needs of the business.
  • Liaise with the countries / stations and our business units to ensure continuity of QHSE programs at the regional network level.
  • Be accountable and maintaining high standards of performance, while striving to improve operations.
  • Work independently and effectively in an evolving, complex and dynamic environment.
  • Be willing to learn and make courageous decisions.
  • Ability, through effective communication in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Good oral and written communications and ability to communicate and motivate and drive standards at all levels.
  • Look internally and externally for best practices and areas of improvement.
  • Strong analytical, implementation and problem solving skills.

 Qualifications and Competencies 

  • University technical degree/ professional qualifications or equivalent in related field, required.
  • Industry Certification: such as certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist; NBOSH diploma or equivalent in safety management.
  • 5 years minimum experience in a senior management role of multi sites in QHSE, in the industry.
  • Successful experience in implementing ISO/OHSAS/ ISAGO. Certified auditor, desirable.
  • Knowledge of region / country specific laws and industry regulations related to safety, health and environment.
  • Proven track record in the implementation of QHSE systems and behavioural based safety programs.
  • Operational and general compliance orientation.
  • Experience in risk assessments, accident/incident investigation and root cause analysis.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within and without the geographic region (about 50-60%).