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HSE Director

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Westlake, TX, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

Manage and develop Health, Safety and Environment across multi site region.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and support Site HSE Leaders to champion, deploy and adhere to GKN Aerospace HSE strategy, policies and procedures
  • Deploy the CI strategy within the Region to support GKN Aerospace objectives
  • Support Site HSE and Operational leads to ensure HSE compliance, certification and good practice
  • Support the VP HSE to develop and deploy a world class, safe and environmentally responsible organisation
  • Support the development of core competencies within the Regional HSE function
  • Support the HSE Audit function
  • Member of the HSE Core Team
  • Travel required to touch base with all sites within region
  • Travel required to support HSE Audits of sites within region
  • Travel required to support GKN Aerospace HSE meetings / workshops

Job Qualifications

  • 12-15 years e in a senior leadership role in Health, Safety and Environment
  • Strong HSE knowledge and competence
  • Understanding of industry, national and local HSE requirements
  • Degree level qualification in appropriate discipline
  • Excellent people management skills including coaching and developing others

Fully proficient with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

  • Presentation skills

CMIOSH or equivalent

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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