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Regional HSQE Manager – Middle East and South Africa

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This role involves working closely with the management team and employees across the business, offering expert knowledge and skills in order to generate and promote a positive health, safety, quality and environmental (HSQE) culture and to help control occupational & HSQE risks. This includes ensuring that all legislation is adhered to and policies and practices are adopted, helping to plan, implement, monitor and review the necessary protective and preventative measures, and to work towards continual improvement and minimisation of HSQE incidents and nonconformities within the scope of company activities: the provision of worldwide transportation and lifting services to all industry sectors.

Role Responsibility

In the first instance the Regional HSQE Manager will report to the ME Regional Director and act as the management representative responsible for HSQE management in their designated region. Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Provide an Assurance and Audit role in the company through Internal audits against ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 and the organisation’s Integrated Management System
  • Keeping current with developments in legislation and other applicable requirements and advising the management team as appropriate.
  • Manage 3rd party ISO certification including attending audits, disseminating results, and ensuring corrective action plans are developed and carried out.
  • Drive the philosophy of safety ownership throughout all levels of the region by engaging staff and managers to maximise improvements in safety performance.
  • Assist staff and contractors in respect of compliance with relevant legislation, client standards and contractual arrangements.
  • Liaise with registration bodies, customers and suppliers providing support and problem solving as necessary.
  • Providing input for preparation and also updating of HSQE management system policies, procedures, forms, templates and other documents.
  • Development and delivery of specific HSQE training within the region.
  • Assistance in the identification of other training needs and sourcing of training.
  • Assist with development of new safe systems of work, safety apparatus and use of new technology.
  • Promptly alert line and functional management to significant accidents and incidents.  Assist with and review near miss, incident investigations and nonconformity.  Notify authorities where required and compile incident and nonconformity statistics.
  • Lead and direct functional management for HSEQ personnel under your control.
  • Promotion of customer focus, satisfaction surveys and HSQE awareness.
  • Assistance with assessment, evaluation and re-evaluation of the HSQE performance and suitability of approved key suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Attendance, raising issues and taking minutes at Management Review and Employee Consultation meetings.
  • To liaise with clients and customers where necessary relating to HSQE issues.
  • To assist when required with the completion of Pre-Tender and Qualification questionnaires.
  • Analyse trends and other data in order to provide HSQE performance feedback to management and assist with setting of regional targets.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Minimum relevant diploma level in safety, environmental and quality management or similar recognised vocational qualification
  • Lead Auditor (preferably in quality management)


  • A recognised Supervisory, Management or Higher Education qualification
  • Vocational qualification such as an Engineering Discipline


  • A minimum of 3 years HSQE experience at an appropriate level
  • Experience of dealing with all levels of management
  • Thorough understanding of ISO 9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001/ISO45001
  • HSQE experience at project/site level
  • Multinational, diverse workforces


  • Membership of appropriate safety, environmental and quality institutions
  • Previous experience within a similar company, engineering background advantageous
  • Middle East Experience


  • Intermediate Excel / Word / Outlook


  • Able to solve ad-hoc problems quickly with clearly defined solutions


  • High level of self motivation
  • Good communicator – written and verbal
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to learn new techniques and procedures
  • Dynamic person with practical ‘hands-on’ experience
  • Quality and detail focus
  • An Organised and Effective Planner
  • Proactive
  • Ability to influence


  • Current and valid driving license


  • Current and valid passport

Package Description

Competitive salary and benefits package

About the Company

ALE is a leading provider of heavy lifting and transportation solutions to a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work with clients both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions.  Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.


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