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VAC4322 - Senior Manager - Standards, Systems & Governance

Division Health, Safety & Environment
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Closing Date 28-Aug-2019
About the Business

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in over 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.

Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees from 103 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2017, DP World handled 70 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 88 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

About the Role

This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and day-to-day management of DP World Group HSE standards, systems and governance. It ensures the GHSE strategy is reinforced in documented requirements, that are communicated to all divisions, regions and business units, and are able to be verified and validated through an external governance process.

The position advises on compliance of divisions, regions and business units with international statutory obligations and DP World mandated HSE standards. It prepares reports to be presented to the Senior Management and the Board on gaps identified and HSE risks associated with those gaps and is responsible for any external reporting requirements.

Key Accountabilities
  • Develop Group HSE standards to support the GHSE strategy and align them with international statutory obligations.
  • Establish and maintain a cost effective and efficient system for providing HSE data and information to relevant government agencies whilst also enhancing efficiency for and value add to internal customers such as company secretariat / investor relations and other third parties.
  • Collect, maintain and verify all HSE records, analysis on trends, reports on statistics and manage non-compliance.
  • Source, engage and lead any subject matter experts required for implementation of international statutory obligations.
  • Lead and champion the implementation of standards across group divisions, regions and business units.
  • Develop and manage systems and practices that measure and consequently encourage continual improvement in HSE performance at each of the operating locations globally.
  • Develop and enhance the HSE governance framework to monitor compliance of divisions, regions and business units with international statutory requirements, DP World mandated HSE requirements, and identify root causes for any identified gaps.
  • Lead governance activities through mentoring, scheduling and allocation of HSE auditing resources, and conducting sample audits to ensure on-going validity and quality of governance mechanisms.
  • Prepare, and present where required, reports for Senior Management and Group Board on compliance with international statutory requirements and DP World mandated HSE requirements, and the risks associated with all identified gaps in compliance.
  • Coach divisional, regional and business units in the application of minimum global standards, development of HSE management systems and compliance with statutory obligations.
  • Responsible for all group HSE IT systems and leads all HSE IT system update projects.
  • Coach, mentor and develop GHSE Governance, Systems & Standards team members in their role.
  • Manage and coordinate GHSE specific imperative responsibilities: Managing Priorities, Learning from Mistakes and Improving Understanding, ensuring improved quality, standards and process across these areas including:
    • Emergency/critical DP World safety and environment priorities
    • CIR Application Management
    • Champions Forum
    • Repeat Fatality Programme 
    • Accident Investigations
    • Cultural and behavioural programmes
    • Global events management
    • Communications
  • Primary contact for divisional and regional HSE leads for any issues in regard to systems & standards.
  • Collaborate with GHSE managers to ensure efficient and proactive management of regional priorities and deficiencies in line with GHSE strategy.


  • Responsible for the management and leadership of an engaged team, promoting collaboration and ensuring that each is developed and evaluated against goals and objectives which are aligned, specific, measurable, attainable yet challenging, realistic and time bound.
  • Act as an ambassador for DP World at all times when working; promoting and demonstrating positive behaviours in harmony with DP World’s Founder’s Principles, values and culture; ensuring the highest level of safety is applied in all activities; understanding and following DP World’s Code of Conduct and Ethics policies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Position requirement is 60% Health and Safety and 40% Environmental.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum formal HSE qualification to Diploma / Degree level.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant senior level practical experience in HSE management at a regional or global level.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in heavy industrial environments.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in coaching teams to achieve results.
  • Excellent project and team management skills.
  • Proven experience in leading incident / accident investigations including fatalities.
  • Proven facilitator of training programs.
  • Experience in the development and management of corrective action projects and delivery of incident investigation training.
  • Experience in liaising with government, regulatory, industry and labor organisations.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels within the organisation and lead / mentor work groups and individuals.
  • Ability to recognize issues, analyse, formulate and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, computer literacy, report writing and administrative skills.
  • Ability to identify, assess and control safety and environmental risks related to the business.
  • Ability to negotiate & minimize conflict where required to ensure compliance to all health, safety & environmental requirements.
Other Information The employment benefits package is reflective of the location for this position. 
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