Regional Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager – UK & Ireland

Operations | Any Location - United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Job Details Apply
Job Details

Grow with us as a Regional Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager – UK & Ireland at Xylem!

What will I be doing?

Within this role you will inspire and engage colleagues at all levels in cultivating a learning environment to drive a sustainable, safe and healthy future for all. You will primarily support the local Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Managers in the region in maintaining compliance but more importantly developing a proactive culture where co-operation and ownership of safety are an integral part of continual improvement and innovation. Additionally, you will Provide specialist EHS support within the UK and Ireland team driving accountability, cultural change, and safe behaviours across the region, through positive interventions, safety workshops and providing advice guidance and training as required. 

Your Key Responsibilities 

  • Assist the Europe EHS Director in developing and implementing improvement programs and delivering key strategic objectives within the UK & Ireland region, to ensure we operate a safe and compliant environment for our employees and customers.
  • Develop and promote a culture of safe working through good practice, standards, engagement, risk management, and communication.
  • To effectively lead the EHS Team and to promote a culture of collaboration, openness, and effective communication along with building talent capability.
  • Facilitate coaching, and mentoring opportunities with Operational teams that fosters learning with understanding on EHS systems and processes.
  • Support the wider EHS Community including European colleagues.
  • Provide information, instruction, and training at all levels of the organisation to enhance the overall EHS performance and engagement.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and review of the company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and sustainability operational policies and procedures in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations, & Xylem corporate model programs.
  • Using meaningful metrics via audit findings/accident data, best practice, continuous improvement, and overall governance to support in meeting organisational objectives and values. 
  • Assist in the collation of data for the Xylem EHS metrics program via setting goals, driving improvements, and tracking and reporting results to both Water Solutions personnel, including the EHS Director and Corporate management
  • Assists in the internal and external reporting requirements to ensure that they are completed accurately and in a timely manner. This includes providing assistance with any reasonable request and investigation undertaken by a specific Countries Enforcing Authority and Xylem. 
  • Assist the company in and targets to aid continual improvement of the EHS management system through analyzing key performance indicators, audit findings and incident/ accident data.
  • Conduct and participate in planned and unscheduled EHS audits, inspections and positive interventions across all business units and locations within the geography, to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, company policy and procedure, and identify best practices.
  • To advise and help managers and employees meet their EHS obligations for the organisation including the identification or non-conformances and help to provide solutions to remedy non-conformances that are identified
  • Ensure that incident investigations to identify root causes, develop and implement corrective action plans are completed in line with the given Xylem reporting timescales. In addition to ensure sharing of learnings across the Greater Xylem business.
  • Assist in the resolution and sharing of recommendations resulting from environmental, safety and quality investigations.
  • Engaging with stakeholder to support the Company in maintaining the highest possible standards of Health and Safety at Work, in accordance with current legislation and policies laid down by the Company appertaining to the specific countries EHS obligations.
  • Support local EHS Coordinators in implementing the programs within their areas of operational control.
  • Responsible for the achievement of annual achievable personal goals in line with the CPG goal setting requirements.
  • Carry out other reasonable request’s / tasks within the capabilities of the post holder that may be required to develop the business
  • Liaise with internal officers on matters of Legal, Insurance and Technical aspects which may affect the business in relation to EHS.
  • Champion and support organisations Sustainability strategy to achieve environmentally friendly business practices and services.
  • Undertake the duties of the Europe EHS Director in their absence to ensure the continuation of the overall ESH program. 
  • To assist in career development, you may be requested to transfer for a period of time to an equivalent graded post within Xylem
  • To undertake additional duties as required, commensurate with the level of the job
  • Travel across UK & Ireland (mostly) and Europe

 The profile we are looking for:

  • Relevant knowledge and understanding of Environmental, Health and Safety Law and its application to the work environment
  • To have a recognised EHS Qualification to Degree level/equivalent standard or extensive experience
  • Understanding of the ISO management standards and their application in the work environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to communicate clearly in plain language to non-safety specialist
  • Leading, developing and managing team
  • Experienced decision maker in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent planning, and organising skills
  • Strong presentational skills and commercial acumen
  • Excellent Emotional intelligence
  • Ability to manage workload effectively and meet deadlines
  • Proven experience of dealing with key stakeholder in a professional manner
  • Continuous improvement mindset (Lean mindset)
  • Collaboration mindset

Overview of Xylem

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.


If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at​.


We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Excited? Let's solve water, together! 

Apply Now