Environmental, Heath & Safety Specialist- Sunderland

Grundfos Pumps Ltd
24 May 2021
21 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Grundfos Manufacturing (GBW) based in Sunderland are looking to recruit an 'expert' on site, to support the organisation, its managers and employees in the day to day operational management of Health & Safety at GBW.

This person will be responsible for ensuring best practice and compliance with the most current safety, health and environment legislation and guidance.

This person will be the link from GBW to our Group EHS and ensure that all relevant policies and procedures are implemented locally.

This role will drive and support GBW's environmental programme, in line with Group initiatives and key activities that are beneficial locally.

Scope of the role

This role will have no direct reports and will be responsible for:

  • Budgetary activity related to H&S, and Environment

  • Monitoring and reporting the required KPIs

  • Internal - liaise with all departments; collaborating with managers and employees alike.

  • Be the key contact for GBW on all H&S and Environmental matters, including audits and networking groups.

  • External - liaise with H&S authorities, Suppliers, other organisations (internal and external to the Grundfos Group of companies) and contractors on site.

  • Based at the GBW, Sunderland site - travel may be required both within and external to the UK for short periods of time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance, advice and support to ensure compliance with all health, safety and environment legislation, best practice and company policies

  • Ensure that environmental improvement programme is developed and implemented at GBW

  • Provide information on performance against the business' EHS KPIs

  • Actively promote 'safe behaviors'

  • Lead and facilitate the S.W.A.T. (Health and Safety Committee), the Environmental Team, and the Health & Wellbeing Team

  • Ensure that accident investigation and reporting is carried out in line with Group procedures

  • Identify training that fulfils both the company's legal obligations and which will help the business achieve its EHS KPIs and objectives

  • Work with Maintenance, Purchasing and the relevant departments to ensure that all contractor and sub-contractor regulations and approvals are adhered to

  • Seek out opportunities to encourage and bring about continuous improvement

  • Be the lead in ensuring that GBW continuously educates and re-educates its employees about matters relating to EHS e.g. monthly safety briefings

  • Carries out or contributes to audits, workplace assessments, risk assessments, inspections of working arrangements premises, plant and equipment etc. as required

  • Develop and review policies and procedures, safe systems of work relating to all aspects of EHS

  • Assist with the development and Maintenance of the EHS management systems and ensure ISO45001 and ISO14001 is maintained

Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications required:


  • NEBOSH qualified at Diploma level

  • Experience of a manufacturing environment

  • SAP and MS Office software packages

  • Experience of working with cross-functional teams

  • Familiarity with giving presentations and facilitating meetings


  • Qualification to degree level

  • IOSH Chartered Membership (or working towards)

  • Previously worked in an environment that promotes 'safe behaviors'

  • Knowledge of environmental systems and processes

  • Train the Trainer

  • AIEMA qualified

Why Grundfos?

At Grundfos, we dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do. Our skills commit us to pioneer solutions to the world's water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short-term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.?

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