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Senior Manager Operations Compliance - EHS (EMEA)

 

Senior Manager Operations Compliance - EHS (EMEA)

  • JR-129993
  • London
  • Operations
  • Full time
Senior Manager Operations Compliance - EHS (EMEA)

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 240+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. 

We are a fast-growing global company with 78 consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in 31 countries spanning six continents.   

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Global Operations Compliance objective is to enable Equinix’s mission, vision and strategy by ensuring these are embedded in our management systems.  It does this by enabling a compliant, measurable and demonstratable level of internal control of compliance with regulatory requirements, customer requirements and business policies across all regions, and by driving the consistent application of all Equinix compliance requirements across the globe.

The Senior Manager, Operations Compliance-Environment Health and Safety manages and develops the Environment Health and Safety (EHS) strategy, programs and policies.  The role will be a key player within the Global Operations Compliance in further enhancing the culture and awareness of compliance and continuous improvement within Operations.  The role will be based in EMEA and support the EMEA region to ensure the region operates to Global EHS policies and standards.

Location:

This role has EMEA coverage and can be based in any of our major European office locations (London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris etc.)

Responsibilities:

Compliance Implementation / Consulting

  • Directs overall support strategy for region looking for opportunities to improve risk mitigation and improve programs

  • Leads EHS compliance governance to ensure consistency of global process/policy implementation

  • Leads on EHS programs and projects and works with process owners to continuously improve

  • Works cross functionally to improve adherence to company policies and regulatory requirements

  • Acts as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor for EHS and EHS related compliance standards

  • Develops the safety culture and provides recommendations to improve processes and the resolution of complex issues related to EHS

  • Monitor with the Products and Marketing teams for the development of new EHS requirements and standards implementing these where appropriate

  • Ensures reporting, analyses trends, and makes recommendations to modify and improve EHS practices

  • Develop, organizes, and monitors EHS training as needed

Management Systems

  • Develops, monitors, drives, and maintains an effective EHS and energy management system and policies aligned with business requirements of Equinix

  • Ensures a consistent approach to assessment of EHS risks and the management of significant risks

  • Leads compliance effort with respect to new and existing regulatory requirements and addresses issues and expectations on any regulatory inspections/notices

  • Ensures all EHS incidents are reported and investigated using proper root cause analysis methods

  • Oversees/Ensures all required compliance records are maintained as required

  • Assesses strategic training needs and creates training strategy in collaboration with other teams

  • Creates relevant compliance training content and monitors training of external/internal stakeholders to assure necessary training is delivered to applicable employees

  • Develops and leads management reviews

Audits

  • Oversees development, management, and delivery of the annual EHS audit and assessment program (internal and external) for their region

  • Evaluates efficacy of the team’s audit management and the deployment of corrective and preventative actions to the field, systems, and processes

  • Ownership of certifications and manages roll out of new certifications

  • Defines and maintains audit criteria and controls based on industry and Equinix updates and best practices

  • Reports and tracks findings to senior management and stakeholders and escalates as appropriate.

  • Provide support with GAM/STRAT-A Customer audits and Request for Information (RFIs) for customers

Relationships

  • Manages and builds relationships with Senior leadership within the region

  • Manages external certification audit body and responsible for relationship management with vendors, liaises with customers as SME

  • Works closely with Data Center Management and Country compliance teams to enhance our culture of Environmental, Health and Safety compliance

  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

  • Leads, manages, recruits, retains, develops EHS compliance staff, within the assigned region for relevant/assigned compliance related subjects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in EHS related subject or Engineering

  • Qualified in safety to national country level

  • Certified Lead Auditor in ISO14001, ISO45001 or ISO50001

  • Extensive experience in leading compliance and management systems (10 years+) in in critical process industries such as data center, IT, telecommunication, airlines, or other industrial environments

  • Proven experience in implementing ISO14001, ISO45001 across multiple sites. ISO50001 is desirable and policy development

  • Excellent communicator on all levels of an organization with the profound ability to build trust relationships and create leverage in a matrix organization

  • Experience in developing EHS cultures and behavioural safety

  • Expert knowledge level of EHS and energy regulatory, risk and compliance requirements as related to data center operations

  • Prior experience in managing and developing a team

  • Ability to sort through complex technical issues and implement innovative solutions to resolve difficult problems

  • Experience working with various cross functional teams and cultures

  • Proactive and with good analytical skills and problem-solving mind-set

  • Ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities

  • Must be able to travel internationally, up to 25%.

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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