Climate Fund Managers (CFM) is an investment manager contributing towards mitigating and building resilience to climate change. We use blended finance structuring to attract public and private capital to invest in high-impact sectors in emerging economies.
We provide financing solutions for infrastructure developers in the renewable energy, water sanitation and ocean sectors, and our fund structures provide investments across the entire project lifecycle (development, construction and operational stages).
Our long term vision is to raise, deploy and manage funds for climate change mitigation and adaptation that will deliver a transformative role in the renewable energy, water & oceans, sanitation, landscapes, and sustainable cities sectors. Currently CFM operates two funds; Climate Investor One which is focused on renewable energy, and Climate Investor Two which is focused on water, sanitations and oceans.
CFM’s head office is located in The Hague, Netherlands, and has regional offices in Cape Town and Singapore.
We are seeking a GLOBAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER to strengthen our Environment, Social and Governance team.
Head of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance)
The role of the Global Health & Safety (H&S) Manager is to support CFM with the active and ‘on-the-ground’ monitoring and evaluation of H&S performance at CFM’s assets across all regions in which assets and projects are located. CFM’s assets are located in Vietnam, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Djibouti, Uganda, Nigeria and Senegal. Early stage development projects are located in south east Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The role will be full-time and can be based in The Hague, but will require travel to all countries in CFM’s portfolio.
The role requires someone with at least 15-20 years’ experience in industrial and/or construction safety and risk management. Experience working in a senior or leadership position is essential. Key focus areas of the role include: governance; risk management; monitoring of compliance with project requirements; accident/incident root cause analysis, trend analysis and learning.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
A. Governance, Management and Monitoring of H&S (corporate and assets)
CFM requires the Global H&S Manager to take a lead role in (i) the review, upgrading and continual improvement of CFM’s H&S risk management and governance processes, (ii) conducting ongoing monitoring and review activities in order to assess, and confirm the extent to which the assets adhere to defined H&S standards, (iii) provide subject matter expertise in both the diagnosis of issues and risks, incidents and accidents, and (iv) promoting a culture of continuous improvement and learning.
Key tasks are:
- Review, recommend, draft and implement CFM policy, governance and risk management improvements relating to H&S across the portfolio.
- Establish, manage and monitor contractual obligations regarding H&S of (sub)contractors.
- Keep up to date with global industry best practice standards and maintain a working knowledge of the key legal requirements in each country.
- Establish and implement an audit programme to be implemented across the portfolio to confirm ongoing compliance with defined standards; report non compliances and non-conformances; identify areas for improvement, and provide CFM management with assurance that H&S risk management forms an integral part of the asset’s routine risk management processes for managing routine and non-routine operations, and emergency situations.
- In the event of a project accident or incident conduct the following: review the notification/investigation reports; provide opinion on the completeness of the investigation and root cause analysis; supervise implementation of corrective actions; and conduct audits to test and confirm the effectiveness of the corrective actions. Trend analysis and sharing of learnings across the wider portfolio is also required.
- Support CFM with the response to crisis events pertaining to H&S and take ownership of the ongoing management and close-out of the event.
B. Focused Site-Based Support (assets in construction and operation)
In addition to auditing of assets, CFM also requires dedicated time to be spent at selected sites (to be identified on the basis of risk) to provide more focused support with respect to H&S practices and performance.
Key tasks are:
- Conduct focused site inspections to supplement and follow up on audits conducted as part of the overall audit programme (described above) and develop and monitor implementation of corrective actions.
- Review and monitor the extent to which H&S related risk analyses form an integral part of the engineering and construction activities. Confirm that these are implemented in a structured manner based on a mutually agreed philosophy. This relates to both the permanent and temporary works and all supporting processes.
- Raise concerns through the defined management structure in the event of an unsafe act or condition that presents a serious risk to life and provide support with required mitigation measures.
- Provide support in the form of advice and guidance to the project companies and contractors on the implementation of corrective actions related to H&S.
- Work with the H&S Managers and other Project Company staff as well as contractors to provide guidance, mentoring and training. This may include but is not limited to: preparing training materials, audit checklists, management plans, technical risk assessments, procedures, etc.
- Liaise with and manage consultants conducting H&S-related audits and review their reports.
C. H&S in Design and Planning (assets in development/early works)
For assets in the development stage (project design), CFM requires the Global H&S Manager to provide support with the design of the engineering controls and other technical features allowing for the elimination or reduction at source of potential H&S hazards. Support with evaluation and selection of contractors may also be required along with assistance with project documentation.
Key tasks are:
- Development phase tasks relating to H&S for new projects including: completion of HAZOPs/HAZIDs and other types of risk analysis; compilation of risk registers for use by CFM as part of its corporate risk control framework; and commissioning of any studies as may be necessary to ensure that H&S risks can be eliminated or otherwise minimized.
- Review of project designs to ensure engineering and technical controls are adequately incorporated and are compliant with international safety standards/technical specifications.
- Input into the selection of contractors for project construction.
- Assistance in preparation of construction and operation H&S documents such as contractual specifications (as they relate to H&S); and H&S management plans and procedures.
- Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g. safety engineering, civil engineering, H&S risk management). 15-20 years’ experience in an H&S-related role ideally in a supervising consultancy role or contractor.
- Strong understanding of H&S impacts and risk management on construction projects in the renewable energy, water and waste sectors.
- Conversant with risk management standards and processes, related tools and facilitating training in this respect.
- Technically proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Proficiency in written and oral English language. Proficiency in other languages such as French, Spanish or Vietnamese is a plus.
- Good organizational skills and able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills with the ability to perform independent research and analysis.
- Creating Support
- Analyzing and forming opinions
- Situational awareness
- Able to work effectively at all levels of an organization including at the most senior level.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with various internal and external stakeholders.
- Strong planning and organization skills, and an ability to work logically and systematically.
- Capable of maintaining a high degree of effectiveness in a multi-task role, managing priorities and delivering to deadlines.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a sometimes fast-paced environment.
- Strong motivational skills, driven by a passion for the subject.