Senior OHS Advisor

21 Sep 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The main purpose of this position is to inspire the businesses, OHS colleagues and other stakeholders in ABB in Spain and Portugal to achieve excellence in safety and, in particular, in electrical safety. The successful candidate will be an electrical safety expert able to provide authoritative advice on electrical safety across all the businesses, as well as being competent and experienced in other risk areas such as work at height, road safety, machine safety, etc. He or she will identify health and safety improvement opportunities and solutions in the businesses and support them and their OHS Advisors in the delivery of those improvements. He/she will get to know in detail all of the business units, their activities and their teams in order to work with them; will travel frequently to be with them onsite to provide coaching as well as conducting inspections and audits; and will be seen as an excellent technical safety partner with whom they will want to work to implement improvements. The successful candidate will identify excellent practices inside and outside ABB and import them into the Spanish and Portuguese businesses.

-Serves as a technical reference point for electrical safety issues across the businesses.
-Identifies opportunities for OHS improvement in the businesses; identifies appropriate actions; and works with the businesses to implement those actions.
-Executes specific HSE projects.
-Provides general support to the OHS Manager.
-Conducts on-site inspections and audits of electrical and other safety issues.
-Gives training at all levels.
-Carries out risk assessments.
-Leads specific accident investigations.
-Occasional preparation of safety plans, supports in coordination documentation (CAE), etc.

-University degree in Electrical Engineering or similar.
-Fluent Spanish and high level of spoken and written English.
-"Tecnico Superior de PrevenciĆ³n de Riesgos Laborales" with the three specialities: Safety, Hygiene & Ergonomics, Applied Psychosociology.
-More than five years' experience in a multinational company in a sector similar to ABB's, ideally involving manufacturing, project and service activities. Electrical safety expertise.
-Ability to communicate and influencing skills with widely varying audiences from senior managers to service engineers and machine operators.
-Experience in auditing industrial sites and service activities.
-Availability to travel, mostly within Spain and Portugal.