Asia Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, Vice President

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 19 Feb 18 2018-02-19

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Basic Function:

To provide strategic and tactical management and oversight of the Asia CREM Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) activities and initiatives, including the development and implementation of the Asia EHS Strategy, policy, direction and systems to enable the provision of a sustainable, safe and healthy workplace for all Morgan Stanley staff and clients across Asia.

One of the key drivers for success is for the EHS Manager Asia to have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to communicate and influence at Senior Management level across the Firm. The new appointment will also be required to identify, lead and implement initiatives to continuously improve sustainability and safety culture and performance in our Business Units.

This role is primarily focused on work within the Asia region although will also be required to input into a number of global initiatives, working with regional colleagues.


    • Provide guidance and advice on health and safety risk management across Asia.
    • Identifying and defining regional legislative standards and best practice.
    • Designing and implementing practical EHS risk management strategies and procedures.
    • Ownership for definition and implementation of Asia region wide EHS policies and practice.
    • Develop an audit program to measure and report EHS performance against agreed standards.
    • Influencing staff, clients and contractors through effective communication.
    • Manage the planning, development and delivery of a Health and safety training programme for the region.
    • To provide practical, proportionate and effective solutions to H&S risks across the region
    • Work collaboratively with CREM teams and vendors to ensure full compliance with all EHS requirements at all sites.
    • Work closely with the Workplace and Design team to create the Wellness Strategy for the region.

    • To build and maintain relationships with Business Units, provide competent advice and guidance to EHS senior management committees, forums and teams and develop strategic long-term health and safety management plans for mitigating health and safety risk within their areas of responsibility
    • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, ability to influence, good organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work unsupervised and complete tasks with multi-cultural teams in the APAC region
    • Ability to research and generate EHS policy and strategy
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Effective written communication, including technical reports, risk assessments and training materials
    • Presentation skills to deliver localized training to staff as required at all levels.

    • Provide guidance and advice on health and safety risk management at all levels on the account
    • Provide technical advice on all relevant EHS issues to accounts and advise accounts of changes in legislation
    • Identify and deliver account EHS training requirements
    • Support the completion of workplace risk assessments and reviews in accordance with legislation or upon request
    • Support and ensure appropriate documentation of accidents investigations
    • Conduct EHS inspections and audit workplace standards and activities
    • Support monitoring procedures and reporting of regional EHS performance
    • Organize, maintain and demonstrate effective EHS Communication plan for the region
    • Ensure Service providers maintain continued compliance with regionally defined EHS Standards.
    • Implementing Indoor Air Quality and Water Quality Programs and Action Plans, providing analysis and solutions for improvement, if necessary

    • The EHS Manager Asia will own the development of EHS budgets and forecasts, including EHS project-related opex and capex budgets. The EHS Manager Asia will also be responsible for EHS related key performance indicators and service levels.
    • Define reporting protocol to provide key stakeholders with updates on EHS initiatives, financial and key performance metrics.

    • Regular liaison with the global EHS counterparts in EMEA and Americas regions, to ensure policy, process and procedure alignment and consistency.
    • Participation in global EHS programmes and initiatives.



    • Educated to degree level ideally in a Health and Safety or Energy and Sustainability related subject (essential).
    • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, Internal Auditor ISO 14001, ISO 50001 or equivalent (desirable).
    • Familiarity and experience with the Well Building Standard.
    • At least 5 years of experience in managing EHS programs and processes, incident reporting and working in an APAC regional role across multi-site property portfolios of corporate clients.
    • Knowledge and understanding of relevant standards, legislation and the ability to keep up to date with current trends and related best practices in the APAC region.
    • Excellent PC skills, proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Language(s): Must be fluent in written and spoken English (Cantonese and/or Mandarin desirable).