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QHSSE Associate at Husk Power Systems

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QHSSE Associate

About the job

Company Description

Husk is one of the world’s leading rural energy providers. We provide low-cost and reliable power to rural households and businesses, entirely from renewable energy sources. Powering economic possibilities in every village is at the heart of everything we do.

We design, build and operate the lowest cost hybrid (solar and biomass) power plant and distribution network in India and Africa. To date, Husk has provided electricity to over 15,000 homes and business, reducing 95,000 tonnes of CO2. Our aim is to provide 30MW of power to 225,000 customers by 2025 and save 350,000 tonnes of CO2 each year

Job Description


Responsible for all environmental & safety permit application renewals for existing assets as well as new permit applications for new projects.
Overall responsibility for advising the top management on all applicable QHSSE legislations and monitoring compliance.
Overall responsibility for gaining and maintaining approvals to ISO 9001, 14001 and any additional applicable accreditations.
Managing and maintaining environmental compliance at both the Head Office and Site levels by ensuring that the required permits are acquired and that the permit conditions (e.g. sampling, recordkeeping) are met.
Manage and responsible for the activities of the Emergency Response Team and Incident Command System.
Be the owner of Root Cause Analysis, Incident Reports, and Summary statistics; follow through on closure of action items identified in incident reports.
Manage the evaluation of all materials prior to storage or transfer for safety, health, environmental and permit compliance issues.
Support in driving “Best Practices” across the business. Once a “Best Practice” has been identified, ensure that the practice is visible nationally and to another subsidiary.
Support in negotiating solutions, resolve conflicts and provide solutions in the best interest of HUSK Power Systems, and our clients and employees across potential mini grid locations.
Understand the priorities of the country operations and support the Country Team when necessary
Provide requisite support on building and aligning various company processes and policies according to global best practices.
Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

QHSSE Management

Develop and Implement policies, procedures, risk management programs, controls, and measures.
Overall responsibility for customer & stakeholder QHSSE management.
Preparation, implementation and application of the overall QHSSE program for Husk Nigeria.
Ensure that all audits of critical activities and internal processes are managed so as to minimize possible risks.
Ensure roll out and proper implementation of Behavioral Safety Programs and other relevant safety initiatives across all locations.
Manage the compilation and ongoing QHSSE procedures and plans specific to the needs of the organization and review, monitor, analyze, and report QHSSE statistics, objectives, and targets for business improvement.

Stakeholder Engagement

Support community/stakeholder engagement activities during project development and QHSSE activities.
Maintaining accurate and timely processing of environmental permits, licenses, and documents by managing relationships with government agencies along with supporting consultants and vendors.
Manage environmental program including all applicable regulations and corporate requirements as a minimum.

Business Growth

Support the overall Country targets for ensuring zero incident during project activities.
Provide updates, as and when required, on QHSSE activities.
Provide inputs to QHSSE policies including existing and new policies.
Provide updates on adherence to QHSSE policies as well as possible need for policy reviews.
Motivate, coach, and encourage all personnel in QHSSE matters.
Drive QHSSE training within the Company.

General Skills & Attributes

Demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety, Security and the Environment.
Promote a culture of continuous improvement, and lead by example to ensure company goals are achieved and exceeded.
Will be results-oriented, use a systematic process to develop plans and achieve specific outcomes, drive a team to the achievement of objectives, focus on results rather than activities.
Be detail-oriented, able to visualize and communicate the critical steps involved in successfully completing a project; strive for the highest level of service quality possible.
Be deliberate, analytical and thoughtful but decisive, able to cut through extraneous issues and draw conclusions and recommend actions based on factual assessment.
Ability to develop and update professional knowledge and skills quickly and efficiently. Ability to apply professional knowledge and skills in the advancement of business objectives.
Quickly and successfully implements changes and improvements in operational activities and services. Effectively carries out tasks that are required by the Global Leadership and Nigeria Management team in addition to carrying out own role.
Adapts to changes in company strategy whilst developing own strategy to achieve a personal goal of competently developing projects.
Assesses own development needs and develops self to improve job performance and fulfil future potential. Contributes to the team ethos of Company.
The ability to evaluate and convey complex information to others in an effective manner through persuasive communication, negotiating skills and clear presentation skills in both verbal and written contexts.

Does this sound like you?

Minimum 2-5 years of experience within the renewable energy sector supporting project development and QHSSE activities.
Must have deep industry knowledge and be able to provide relevant inputs on optimizing delivery of project activities
Must have a clear understanding of what it takes and means to sell ‘power’ for business operations to clients
Graduate from a leading institution with a related degree in engineering or sciences. Post-graduate degree and/or related professional qualifications considered a positive.
Familiarity with relevant software.
Excellent problem-solving skills are required
A clearly defined strategic thought process and a continuous improvement mindset
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent people skills, able to manage, motivate and discipline if necessary.
This position requires risk analysis, critical thinking and the ability to provide solutions to the benefit of the company, and projects.
Ability to influence through data and business analysis
Operationally focused; detailed oriented but able to grasp big picture
Excellent skills with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and project management tools (MS Project, Asana, Slack etc.)
Most importantly, candidate must fit company spirit where people work smart, play hard, have fun and are dedicated to success
Ability to drive a vehicle during the normal course of business. Must possess a driver’s license, maintain a clean driving record with the ability to pass a driving background check.

Physical Demands

Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body
Could work in outdoor weather conditions at certain times
Have adequate visual and hearing acuity to follow instructions; and determine accuracy of the work assigned
Ability to work in rural, peri-urban locations as required

Additional Information

You are driven to deliver business growth in a new market.
You have a robust industry network and understand effective client engagement practices.
You are an effective planner and have a strong orientation to process
You building strong relationship built on trust, and are a strong verbal communicator
You pride your negotiation and communication skills.

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