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Lead Auditor (Safety, Health & Environment)

About the Position:

As a Lead Auditor you will provide specialist auditing expertise – with emphasis on assurance of risks involving Safety, Health & Environment aspects and potential impact of client business and regulatory compliance issues. You will conduct independent audits of risk control systems in relation to Safety, Health & Environment aspects and impacts to identify risks that may impact the business. Provide recommendations that drive effective and efficient controls and processes leveraging best practices with a focus on continuous improvement. Be part of a high performance SHE Audit Team that delivers an effective and proactive audit service.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

1. Assist and support the US SHE Director in the delivery of the SHE audit plan through:

  • Planning, scheduling, undertaking, and delivering audits of key, processes and activities.
  • Conduct audit planning meetings with key stakeholders to understand business process /function and communicate audit objective(s), timescales and outputs.
  • Undertaking audits in other disciplines (Health and Safety, and Process Safety), as required.
  • Coordinating the SHE audit program with other audit and assurance work to ensure, the program is integrated into the overall business requirements.
  • Providing assurance and developing recommendations on maximizing Safety, Health & Environment performance and strengthening Safety, Health & Environment controls for the company.
  • Providing information for periodic audit performance reporting to management.
  • Delivering assignments to time, cost and quality targets.

2. Act as technical lead on Safety, Health & Environment aspects and associated risk control through:

  • Leading on audits involving Safety, Health & Environment aspects providing independent assurance on effective management of key risks and to direct the business to areas that can be improved.
  • Provide specialist support and mentor (less experienced) auditors in the team or those with less experience in specialist areas of the job holder.
  • Keep up to date professionally with legislative and industry developments to assess the optimization of good practice for the client.

3. Ensure that audit reports are robust through:

  • Preparing and developing audit protocols and terms of reference for each audit conducted.
  • Performing assigned audits, to assess complex SHE environments and develop effective and value-added recommendations.
  • Identifying and reporting the key issues, conclusions, and recommendations to business management, drawing on the experience of the SHE Audit Director as appropriate.
  • Discussing and communicating findings, conclusions and recommendations with senior management with consideration of the global perspective.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the business to develop the ongoing audit strategy to ensure alignment to the client’s strategic and SHE objectives and business requirements.
  • Tracking closure of findings included in audit reports. 

Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor degree in Science or other discipline.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience.
  • Possesses audit qualifications/certifications.
  • Good understanding of internal risk and control frameworks and auditing techniques in relation to Safety, Health & Environment management.
  • Driver’s license required with a safe driving history.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office products.
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