Associate Director, Global Safety CES at Linde Ince

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Tonawanda, New York

Job Description:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2020 sales of $27 billion (₠24 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company, please visit our website at .


The Associate Director, Global Safety CES will ensure a high level of Governance and operating compliance in CES Safety, especially in close partnership with Global COE, RBU CES and SHEQ teams globally and all other Group wide related CES activities and businesses, supporting our strategic vision of "not harming people" by means of 'zero' incidents.


Improve CES Safety Performance & Compliance

  • Work closely with RBU's CES, Linde Engineering (LE), Global COE and other business entities within the Linde Group. E.g. annual planning, targets and priorities, to ensure Governance and compliance.
  • Support the development of CES safety standards to mitigate risks and ensure appropriate management of employees and contractors (in alignment with RBU's CES, Linde Engineering (LE), and other business entities within the Linde Group).
  • Monitor and track safety records and performance as of CES audit results, investigation findings, to ensure Governance.

CES Major Events (ME), Fatality Potential Events (FPE), Noteworthy (NW) and Near Miss (NM)reporting Governance

  • Review all investigation reports relating to CES events, submitted via RBU CES, LE, and other Linde entities.
  • Ensure incidents are investigated consistently and in line with Linde processes and expectations.
  • Recommend closure of Major Events including FPE's after reviewing the same with the Manager.
  • Review CES incident data bases and provide recommendations for improvement programs.

Organisational Support

  • Conduct on the ground serious incident investigations as required by the business & Executive Board (EB).
  • Involvement in specific strategy projects focus areas to support Business needs and planned improvement areas.
  • Serves as an active member of the CES ToE's (Teams of Experts) and leads certain internal or external projects for improving CES safety performance and governance.
  • Lead projects for developing training materials to support RBU CES and Business needs.
  • Provide technical safety training to the RBU CES teams to improve the competencies of the teams.
  • Collaborate with RBU and Business teams to improve Contractor Management practices and assist the teams with key recommendations.
  • Work closely with Process Engineering and Procurement teams for the CES safety area.
  • Participate in the RBU and Business unit audits and recommend improvements.


  • Prepare Monthly reports and presentation material as required in conjunction with RBU teams and/ or other Group business where appropriate.
  • Work with Global COE, RBU CES / SHEQ teams and other business units on CES related communication topics including best practices, lessons learned, etc., to share among the RBU's and global Business teams.
  • Prepare and communicate Directives and Alerts based on learnings.

Participate in external activities

  • Participate in Trade and Industry working groups as required.

Integrity Line investigations

  • Conduct IL investigations as required.
  • Compile IL report template.


Salary and Job Level Commensurate with Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or other related technical discipline.
  • 10+ years' experience in senior/middle management operational roles with specific responsibilities for CES areas.
  • 7+ years of general management experience in an operational role.
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time (international)
  • Post- graduate executive programs are a plus, e.g.: HSE, MBA, behavioural safety, compliance, Linde University.
  • Visible leadership and decision-making capabilities to support & require performance and change.
  • Strategic thinking to develop and manage strategies cross countries, business and cultures.
  • Strong ability to execute and manage projects and processes.
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills to get business commitments and sign of from senior leaders.
  • Ability to work internationally, cross cultures and promote & require collaboration.
  • Interpersonal and intercultural partnership building.
  • Advanced problem-solving capabilities with the ability to solve complex problems, which requires creative and sophisticated analytical thought.
  • Good presentation skills to get buy in from the teams on key programs roll out.
  • Broad working knowledge of CES engineering or operations including appropriate technical background.
  • Excellent knowledge of Linde CES standards and audit processes.
  • Knowledge of key performance metrics.
  • Experience in serious incident investigations.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.
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