Head of Safety, Health and Environment - Johannesburg, South Africa - Terra Firma Solutions

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    JOB TITLE: Head of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE)

    MANAGER: Engineering Executive

    LOCATION: Johannesburg


    We are a leading Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) company in the renewable energy sector, committed to sustainable development and delivering innovative solutions to combat climate change. Our projects span across Southern Africa and include roof top, carport and ground mount solar projects. We also provide operating and maintenance, asset management, metering and monitoring services the through our various divisions.

    As we continue to expand our operations and our expertise in battery energy storage solutions (BESS) and become a leading Independent Power Producer in the Corporate and Industry sphere, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Procurement to join our team and lead our procurement strategies, ensuring efficient sourcing, purchasing, and supply chain management to support our ambitious growth plans.


    · Safety Qualification (preferred Diploma in Safety Management (NDSMN/NEBOSH))

    · SACPCMP Registered


    • Environmental Management Systems
    • HSE Management Systems
    • Accident Investigation
    • Safety management system
    • Environmental Compliance
    • Incident Investigation
    • H&S Management
    • Environmental Management
    • Health & Safety
    • Conflict Management


    • At least 10 years' experience (mining and construction environment preferred)


    • Develop, implement, and maintain SHE management systems, policies, and procedures in accordance with relevant regulations, standards, and company requirements.
    • Conduct regular audits and inspections to identify hazards, assess risks, and ensure compliance with SHE standards.
    • Provide leadership and guidance to employees at all levels on SHE issues, including training, awareness programs, and coaching.
    • Investigate incidents, accidents, and near misses to determine root causes and implement corrective/preventive actions to mitigate future occurrences.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate SHE considerations into business processes, projects, and decision-making.
    • Monitor and analyze SHE performance metrics, trends, and KPIs to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Liaise with regulatory agencies, industry groups, and other stakeholders on SHE-related matters.
    • Stay current on developments in SHE regulations, technologies, and best practices, and communicate relevant information to key stakeholders.
    • Prepare and present SHE reports, presentations, and recommendations to senior management and other stakeholders.
    • Promote a positive SHE culture throughout the organization by fostering awareness, engagement, and participation in SHE initiatives.

    Documentation Management:

    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records related to safety procedures, incidents, inspections, audits, and training programs.
    • Ensure that all documentation meets regulatory requirements and internal standards.
    • Implement systems for efficient documentation storage, retrieval, and archival.
    • Reporting
    • Prepare regular reports on SHE performance, including key metrics, trends, and compliance status.
    • Provide analysis and insights into areas for improvement and corrective actions.
    • Present reports to senior management and relevant stakeholders.


    • Attend project, production and executive management meetings as required and provide constructive assistance and recommendations within such meetings to ensure compliance with the SHE programme.

    Training Coordination

    • Coordinate the development and delivery of SHE training programs for employees at all levels.
    • Schedule training sessions, track attendance, and maintain training records.
    • Evaluate training effectiveness and make recommendations for improvements.
    • Ensure annual health and safety staff training is managed.
    • Provide recommendations to the executive management as to safety training requirements.
    • Ensure that employees and/or sub-contractors are continuously advised on Safe Work Procedures and maintaining safe work areas in accordance with the latest policies.

    Budget Management

    • Assist in the development and management of the SHE department budget.
    • Monitor expenditures, identify cost-saving opportunities, and ensure budgetary compliance.

    Vendor Management

    • Liaise with vendors and suppliers of safety equipment, training materials, and other SHE related products/services.
    • Evaluate vendor performance, negotiate contracts, and ensure timely delivery of goods and services.

    Regulatory Compliance

    • Stay abreast of changes in SHE regulations, laws, and industry standards.
    • Ensure organizational compliance with all applicable regulations and standards.
    • Coordinate with legal and regulatory affairs teams as needed.


    • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external inquiries related to, SHE matters.
    • Facilitate communication between different departments and stakeholders regarding SHE initiatives and requirements.
    • Develop internal communication materials (e.g., newsletters, bulletins) to promote SHE awareness and engagement.

    Program Coordination

    • Coordinate the implementation of SHEQ programs and initiatives across the organization.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with business objectives and operational processes.
    • Monitor progress, track milestones, and provide support as needed to ensure successful program execution.

    Recordkeeping and Filing

    • Maintain organized filing systems for SHEQ-related documents, including policies, procedures, reports, and correspondence.
    • Ensure that records are properly archived and easily accessible for audits and reference purposes.

    Continuous Improvement

    • Identify opportunities for streamlining administrative processes within the SHE department.
    • Implement tools and technologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in administrative tasks.
    • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives aimed at optimizing SHE performance and outcomes.
    • Ensure the timeous Investigation of accidents and incidents, gather all relevant information by means of enquiries and implement corrective and preventative action.
    • Ensure a pro-active drive in the company to prevent incidents and accidents as well as recommend safe work practices continuously.
    • Ensure incident / accident investigation documentation to comply with the O.H.S. and C.O.I.D. Act Regulations.
    • Investigate the availability and correct use of safety equipment and initiate the maintenance or purchase or replacement of such equipment.
    • Where required, independently investigate, and execute on matters related to specific non-compliance.

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