Regional Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Senior Manager

Ashburn, Georgia, US
Jun 16, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Regional Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Senior Manager
Equinix is the world's digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best in class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

At Equinix, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) stewardship is of paramount concern. This position is responsible for the Regional/Sub regional/Country implementation, enforcement, and continuous improvement of Equinix's Global EHS policies and processes. It will also play a key role in further enhancing culture of safety awareness within our data center environments.

  • Implements a comprehensive EHS Program for the sites in scope in partnership with Global EHS, Data Center Leadership, and Country/ Site EHS Leads. Ensures compliance with local, state, country and/or federal regulations.
  • Works closely with IBX Management and Staff to enhance our Culture of Environmental, Health and Safety compliance.
  • Primary force driving employee engagement in EHS programs at each Regional/Sub Regional/Country level and Data Centers within, enhancing culture of teamwork, influencing others to prioritize EHS as a key component to success.
  • Responsible for development and continued implementation of Environmental, Health and Safety requirements (e.g. environmental permits, spill prevention plans, site inspections, PPE requirements, risk assessments, hazardous chemical inventory)
  • Performs routine site inspections and monitors EHS performance for a group of IBXs including holding routine EHS meetings working with site management/leads for further engagement
  • Ensures reporting, analyzes trends, and makes recommendations to modify and improve EHS practices working with Global EHS as appropriate.
  • Develops and monitors a program to ensure customer, employee, subcontractor EHS practices in region.
  • Ensures all environmental health and safety incidents are reported are investigated using proper root cause analysis methods working with Global EHS as appropriate.
  • Develop, organizes, monitors, and conducts EHS training as needed and provides leadership for community of EHS site leads at each site.
  • Responsible for supporting of site level EHS compliance budgets and forecast planning working with site management/leads (as applicable)
  • Implements Equinix Global EHS policies and procedures and tools as appropriate and implements compliance standards (14001, 450001 and 50001 as applicable)
  • Supports Customer audits on EHS as required.
  • Responsible for ensuring any audit findings (customer, external, internal audits) have been resolved within their scope of responsibility
  • Ensures all required EHS records are maintained for each site within the scope assigned (e.g. permits, risk assessments, training, inspections, EHS compliance binder etc.)
  • Evaluates new workplace changes, processes, equipment, substances, or procedures for compliance. Recommends corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Supports as a co-auditor, the internal EHS audit program at another region/country/Data Center as requested by Global EHS.
  • This position will require travel to the company's various Data Centers within assigned scope of Data Centers. It may also require additional national and international travel.
  • Must possess a valid Driver License and ability to obtain a passport.

  • 10+ years in experience with at least 5+ years data center management or comparable sector such as construction; hospital; or other industrial environments
  • 4+ years running or supporting an EHS program in data center, construction, manufacturing, or similar sector.
  • Undergraduate degree in Science or Engineering preferred but not required (so long as demonstrated comparable experience), Graduate Degree a plus.
  • Additional licenses and certifications a plus (e.g. CSP, PE, OSHA 40 HR, NEBOSH or local equivalents).
  • Proactive with strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, problem solving mind-set, and ability to write reports.
  • High integrity, skilled communicator, ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities working with different levels of colleagues/stakeholders across Equinix.
  • Experience working with various cross-functional teams and cultures
  • Experience with ISO14001, ISO50001 and ISO45001 implementation a plus.
  • May be required to perform on call work to support EHS issues in off hours

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disabilities.

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