QHSE Director

12 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management, are recruiting a QHSE Director to join the team located in Birmingham

Purpose of the Job

1. Identify, develop, and ensure adoption of the Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental strategy for the Divisional Business in line with the 'Group' Quality, Health, Safety and Environment strategy, policy and process and agreed with the Group QHSE Director.

2. Fulfil those duties incumbent on the appointed competent person (as statutorily referenced) for the Divisional business in relation Health Safety and Environmental management.

3. Direct and manage the implementation of the Divisional Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental strategy to ensure a safe, healthy and environmentally compliant working environment whilst furthering best practice standards within the Division and the supply chain.

4. Ensure Divisional and Business Unit collaborative 'working partnerships' and peer to peer relationships are established within the customer base and primary supply chain to facilitate the achievement of objectives, whilst promoting best working practice and consistently high standards within the whole team.

5. Maintain the necessary relationships with third parties specifically including Enforcement agencies and audit bodies to reduce risk and continually improve QHSE performance.

6. Monitor, analyse and review 'whole Division' QHSE performance and trends, identify appropriate initiatives and differentiators to ensure continual Divisional QHSE performance improvement; driving consistency in all Business Units and integrated within the primary Divisional supply chain.

Key Responsibilities

1 Develop, implement, manage and review the Divisional QHSE business plan and objectives in line with the Group strategic QHSE plan for CBRE. Including the long term forecasting and planning for both policy and resource requirements.

2 Provide the Divisions focal point for specialist QHSE expertise. Ensure appropriate day-to-day support and guidance to the team, supply partners and customers. As the appointed competent person for health and safety ensure the role responsibilities are fulfilled.

3 In conjunction and agreement with the Divisional MD, provide appropriate direction to the team to ensure BU leaders and Customers expectations are understood and delivered, as far as is reasonable, enabling suitable and sufficient management of risk exposures.

4 Direct and manage the team to ensure delivery of QHSE management system audits designed to maintain compliance with both Divisional and Group policy and strategy. Ensure an annual schedule is maintained of appropriate and necessary internal and supplier audits.

5 Manage the Divisional QHSE resource requirements. Lead and facilitate necessary dialogue to ensure appropriate specialist QHSE resource requirements are established at all times.

6 Direct lead and support the development of initiatives and best practice activities in all areas of QHSE management, and promote and maintain the behaviours and values of CBRE

7 Lead the development and maintenance of the Divisional QHSE training strategy. Support it's delivery to ensure standards of QHSE competence to be achieved and maintained.

8 Ensure QHSE 'Champions' are established throughout the Business. Direct the team in the development of appropriate Champions objectives designed to promote and improve QHSE.

9 Manage the Divisional relationship with externally sourced QHSE resource as required.

10 Ensure the achievement of agreed Divisional functional standards and service level agreements.

11 Compile appropriate performance reports for the Division and maintain performance monitoring, analysis and review against established metrics and standards to drive improvements.

12 Support the achievement of good industry practice, business competitiveness, and the development of a learning organisation.

13 Support appropriate and effective business communication through leadership, advice, reviews, and direct contribution to meetings, briefings, consultation forums, correspondence, publicity, monthly and ad-hoc reporting and other publications, as necessary and appropriate.

14 Support the health, safety and environmental aspects of the new business winning process through solutions development, participation in presentations and consultation meetings, bid and contract generation and review through to support during mobilisation and resourcing activities on contracts.

Person Specification



A good general education and a formal management qualification in Health and Safety management and Environmental management.


Practical application of auditing and membership of the IIRSM or IOSH at Diploma level. Significant and relevant post qualification experience.



Incumbents must demonstrate a career showing continuous personal development in the related field of QHSE.



Specialist and strategic higher managerial experience in Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management. A practical and demonstrable knowledge of liaising with enforcement agency / insurers.


Practical experience must include;


Risk Management strategy development and implementation


Best Value analysis of QHSE resource support provision


Monitoring / Analysis of management system performance


Development and implementation of policy and process


Environmental risk and 'resource' evaluation / management


Positively articulate QHSE through presentation media


Event investigation & analysis to drive improvements


Development and delivery of QHSE training.



Excellent motivational and influencing skills.


Able to contribute effectively and on equal terms across all business activities.


Politically astute with a sound understanding of current issues.


Incumbents must have a high level of energy, be self-starters, confident and stable in manner, and be able to prioritise and work on a range of activities within a high pressure environment