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Xylem UK EHS Manager (Southern Region) in Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com ​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.

  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.

  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.

  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role:

To inspire and engage colleagues at all levels in cultivating a learning environment to drive a sustainable, safe, and healthy future for all. Primarily supporting the local operational managers within the regions to maintain compliance at multiple facilities, while also developing a proactive culture where co-operation and ownership of safety are an integral part of continual improvement and innovation. Providing specialist EHS support within the Water Infrastructure Team driving accountability, cultural change and safe behaviours across the region, through positive interventions, safety workshops and providing advice guidance and training as required. This role will particularly support the Xylem UK&I entities and to promulgate and develop the One Xylem approach to EHS throughout the UK&I business.

Geographical Region Covered:

This is a remote role, looking after sites in the South East/South West of the UK. These sites include Ashford, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Portsmouth and Axminster

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist the UK & I EHS Regional Manager in developing and implementing improvement programs and delivering key strategic objectives within the region

  • Develop and promote a culture of safe working through good practice, standards, engagement, risk management, and communication

  • Facilitate coaching and mentoring opportunities with the local EHS and Operational teams that fosters learning with understanding on EHS systems and processes

  • Visit multiple geographically located facilities to provide information, instruction and training at all levels of the organisation to enhance the overall EHS performance and engagement

  • Assist in the development, implementation and review of the company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and sustainability operational policies and procedures in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations, & Xylem corporate model programs

  • Conduct and participate in planned and unscheduled audits, inspections and positive interventions across all business units and locations within the geography, to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, company policy and procedure, and identify best practices.

  • Lead incident investigations to identify root causes, develop and implement corrective action plans. Sharing the learnings across the Greater Xylem business.

  • To support the Company in maintaining the highest possible standards of Health and Safety at Work, in accordance with current legislation and policies laid down by the Company

  • Support local EHS Coordinators in implementing the programs within their areas of operational control.

  • Assist in the collation of data for the Xylem EHS metrics program via setting goals, driving improvements and tracking and reporting results to both Water Solutions personnel, including the Regional & EHS Director / Corporate management.

  • Assists in the internal and external reporting requirements to ensure that they are completed accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Assist in the resolution of recommendations resulting from environmental, safety and quality investigations.

  • Assist the company in establishing objectives and targets to aid continual improvement of the EHS management system through analyzing key performance indicators, audit findings and incident/ accident data.

  • To advise and help managers and employees meet their EHS obligations for the organisation including the identification or non-conformances and provide solutions to remedy non-conformances that are identified

  • Responsible for the achievement of annual personal goals

  • Carry out other tasks as may be defined that may be required in order to develop the business

  • Undertake the duties of the EHS UK & I Regional Manager in their absence to ensure the continuation of the overall EHS Management system.

  • To assist in career development, you may be requested to transfer for a period of time to an equivalent graded post within Xylem.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Relevant knowledge and understanding of Environmental, Health and Safety Law and its application within areas such as: Utilities, Construction/Engineering, and manufacturing sectors.

  • Level 5/6 EHS qualification, and achieved / working towards - GradIOSH / CMIOSH

  • Experience of managing change and Continuous Improvement

  • Understanding of the ISO management standards and their application in the work environment.

  • Strong presentation and organisational skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and good level of computer literacy.

  • Ability to lead and influence people at all levels

Main Challenges:

  • Developing and fostering an engaged and proactive EHS culture at all levels of the business

  • Coaching and mentoring local EHS Coordinators enhancing their competence and effectiveness in the EHS field.

  • To provide advice and guidance to company officers to meet the legislative statutory duties

  • To ensure that the company operates with scope of applicable laws and regulations, and other standards to which it subscribes

  • To advise, devise, implement and monitor activities for continuous improvement of the ISO management systems

  • Meet the objectives and targets set by the company and facilitate continuous improvement.


Leading people and teams, Creating organisational capability, Continuous improvement mind-set, Effective communication, Inspiring accountability, Managing and leading change, Building talent capability, Leveraging data, Know the business, Cross boundary collaboration, Consulting and business partnership. All these key competences are further described in the EHS Career Framework.