SHE Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Doncaster, United Kingdom


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Position Summary:

Provide resources and expertise through a team of suitably qualified and experience specialists to partner with the managers of the business to drive for culture of zero harm

Work closely with all manager  and act with a high degree of independence to provide key insight to business decision making regarding a broad range of safety, health and environmental issues.

The role has responsibility for development, management and implementation of the HSE strategy for site, and implementing the Group and UK Strategy

The role will lead relationships with corporate entities related to but not limited to HSE, and will ensure full and transparent reporting of all internal operational and business KPI’s

Key Accountabilities/ responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate the creation, and constant evolution of the site 5-10yr HSE strategy linked to the wider UK and Wabtec Global vision. Align Goal deployment and associate KPI’s to track progress, installing recognition mechanisms to mark success and problem-solving sessions to address declining trends.

  2. Develop and implement a plan to drive towards an Interdependent Safey culture, with a pipeline of HSE improvements with priorities linked to the business strategy, goals and metrics.

  3. Work closely with the site management team to implement best practice and raiseaw awareness of initiatives which will help deliver the strategy, developing, training and coaching as necessary, instilling a ‘no walk past’ culture within the business

  4. Coach and develop the SHSE team to partner with the business and ensure personal and professional development, setting clear objectives and supporting their delivery as required

  5. Implement a site gorvernace programme, ensuring compliance with all associated legislation and management system requirements.  Ensure all audits are carried out and ensure that any remedial recommendations are followed up.

  6. Principal contact with external, regulatory, audit and trade bodies on health, safety and environmental matters e.g. HSE, EA, BSI.

  7. Lead the continued evolution of the SHSE Management System to ensure that it is fit for purpose and delivers the competence required to meet all regulatory, safety and quality requirements.

  8. Analysis of data, statistics etc. to identify areas of concern and priority areas for action, trend analysis etc.  Develop and monitor H&S key performance indicators, providing management with statistical analysis and taking remedial action where necessary.

  9. Monitor the implementation of Risk/CoSHH assessments ensuring suitable and sufficient safe working instructions are determined and communicated as appropriate.

  10. Implement, manage and deliver the site SHE communication strategy. Keep up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all Health & Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry;

  11. Manage records of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers, ensure compliance with RIDDOR regulations, and provide recommendations for ensuring non-repetition of incident/accident

Background & Experience: 

A highly experienced SHE professional who has led from the front.  Minimum of 10 years’ experience working within an engineering, operational business

Operated and able to demonstrate ability to work as a commercially aware manager, and a active member of a site leadership team.

Qualifications/Education required:

Essential Minimum 5 Years’ experience in a leadership position. Member of ISOH NEBOSH. Ability to lead and support improvement initiatives, engaging individuals and teams


University Degree in a related subjects or equivalent experience and recognised charted professional.

Lean or other CI methodology

Key Skills, Competencies and Personal Attributes:

Safety First – Inspire and motivate the organisation to work to the Wabtec safety standards. Promote a culture of challenge and resolution to bring about an Interdependent safety culture

Champion Customers – Bring the voice of the customer into the organisation by translating customer needs into business objectives and deliver into operational reality. Aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes to a single deliverable that yields customer delight and profitability via a cycle of continuous improvement and a right first time mindset.

Pursue Excellence – Speak and act internally and externally with honesty and openness. Be fair and trustworthy in all relationships.  Uphold compliance to laws, policies, standards and expectations. Ensure dignity and respect is upheld within the organisation and with our customers. Creates an environment led by personal accountability to hold each other to account, fosters a culture of appropriate challenge and accepts personal challenge.

Lead through Innovation – Creates foresight of future business and market needs and translates this into opportunities whilst creating the ability to capture and deliver on them linked to the long-term business plan. Works with all stakeholders to take action that will advance shared ideas of technology and competitor progression and market influences

Succeed as a team – Communicates in clear and consistent vernacular. Develops people and business abilities and ambitions. Has intimate knowledge of each team member’s life goals, needs and limiters. Driving high standards by acting as a role model to all members of the organisation by combining positive actions with positive thinking and a tenacious approach to exceed set business objectives

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.