Health, Safety and Environmental Director, EMEA Advisory
ID do trabalho
Linha de serviço
Advisory Segment
Tipo de função
Período integral
London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Role Purpose

The purpose of this position is to develop, implement and manage CBRE Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) programmes in accordance with jurisdictional, company and client requirements relative to EMEA Advisory. 

Key Responsibilities

      Oversees and directly leads a team of HSE professionals and Champions in delivery against HSE Strategy including annual aims, objectives, and targets.

      Develops, communicates, and drives the regional HSE programs and strategy to meet jurisdictional, company, client, and stakeholder requirements for EMEA Advisory.

      Engages proactively with regional leadership, including Country Managing Directors and Advisory Service Line Directors to ensure that, as duty holders, they are aligned with HSE expectations.

      Ensures programs are effectively delivered to manage risk exposure and ensure continual improvement.

      Provides strategic direction for the company, to develop, promote and maintain a strong safety culture.

      Leads the EMEA Advisory HSE induction and training strategy to enable correct standards of competency to be achieved and maintained.

      Ensures delivery of a regional Audit Program to monitor and improve statutory compliance and HSE performance against company key performance indicators, aims, objectives and targets (including certifications to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 where applicable). Presents findings to leadership and operational teams.

      Manages the implementation of relevant HSE related technology applications and solutions, including change management, training, and reporting processes where applicable.

      Supports HSE Champions and operational teams with accident and incident investigations to identify root cause, ensure implementation of corrective actions and sharing of lessons learned.

      Produces and presents high level reports detailing HSE performance at regional, country and market level, for analysis by company leadership and operational teams.

      Communicates, findings, concerns, and deficiencies to the accountable leadership team and ensures that issues, concerns, and deficiencies are corrected.

      Scrutinises government legislation across EMEA to ensure the business meets or exceeds compliance with required standards and legislative requirements.

      Acts as a HSE Subject Matter Expert. Provides direct and timely counsel and information to management for the EMEA region in matters pertaining to HSE, compliance, trends, performance, and concerns.

      Works closely with EMEA leadership teams to leverage consistent, cost-effective health and safety management procedures and initiatives across all areas of the business.

      Effectively collaborates with other HSE leaders across CBRE, including the Global Leader of Workplace Safety and Wellbeing, to share best practice and drive common initiatives and programs as appropriate. Represents the best interests of EMEA Advisory at the Global HSE Leadership Council.

      Other duties may be assigned.

Person Specification/Requirements

      Strong organizational and task management skills.

      Ability to prioritise and work on a wide range of activities within a high-pressure environment.

      A motivator and influencer with flair and enthusiasm.

      Ability to effectively respond to complex enquiries or complaints from clients, line management and supply chain.

      Ability to solve complex problems and provide innovative solutions.

      Analytical and quantitative skills.

      Leadership skills, someone who takes the initiative and drives for results.

      Honesty, transparency, and consistency.

Qualifications / Experience / Professional Memberships:

      Degree Qualified (preferred) or qualified to NEBOSH NVQ or Diploma qualifications with relevant experience.

      Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) (preferred).

      Experience working in Property or Facilities Management.

      Knowledge of the legal framework across EMEA and experience of operating in roles across EMEA.


      Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

      Numerate with a high degree of computer literacy.


      Incumbents may be required to travel across the EMEA region (with limited travel out of region), and, on occasions, support new business development, as well as participate in training and strategic reviews. Occasional overnight stays maybe needed.