Nick Farkas
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Nick Farkas

Director of Project Services

About Nick

​​​Nick is a highly experienced company Director and Manager with over 30 years experience in leadership roles related to HSE&Q. He is passionate about improving people, processes and therefore ultimately business performance all to make a real and tangible difference. He has built effective high-performing teams to deliver service excellence and exceptional quality to solve complex business issues.

Initially he worked for many years in Consultancy delivering change transformation improvement projects related to his academic background in Human Factors and Ergonomics. As a consultant Nick has worked with a large range of different blue-chip clients across many different industries, from Finance (New York Stock Exchange), to Manufacturing (Cummins Engine Company) through to Heavy Industry (British Steel) . Latterly, he joined and worked with General Electric finishing as European Head of Environmental, Health & Safety for Gas Power in their Projects (power station construction) and Services business.

Nick has joined Shirley Parsons as Director of Project Services to drive, develop and grow the professional service offerings of the Project Service business to both our UK as well as our international client base.

An ISEB certified and accredited business analyst, Nick also has IEMA and NEBOSH (both with Distinction) and an MSc in Human Factors & Ergonomics from University College London (UCL).

Regional EHS Manager

$100k - 110k per year + Benefits package

Houston

A nationwide heavy manufacturing company are seeking an EHS Manager to oversee their "Texas" region. This is an individual contributor role overseeing 2 x locations in the Houston area, and 1 x location in the DFW area with 40% travel expected between them. Reporting directly into the Corporate EHS Director, this role will develop and implement a variety of EH&S programs throughout the region. This company are an industry-leader in their niche area of manufacturing, with a proactive approach to EHS. The Role: Create EHS programs, policies, initiatives and implement positive changes across three sites in the Texas region, driving positive EHS culture changeAct as a technical SME for all EHS matters and issues throughout the region, providing technical support for a variety of EHS projectsLead EHS audits and inspections; training; incident and near miss investigations - identify gaps in current EHS programs and performance, and work collaboratively with site leadership teams on corrective actionsCollect, report and analyze EHS metrics and performance data in the region, to proactively reduce injury rates and target areas of the EHS program for proactive improvements.Lead environmental reporting and permitting within the region, including for air permitting and emissions reporting; Tier II and Form R reporting; Storm Water regulations; Hazardous Waste and RCRA compliance The Candidate: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study (e.g. safety, environmental, industrial hygiene, occupational health, engineering) strongly preferred5+ years of EHS experience within industrial manufacturingPrevious multi-site responsibility strongly preferredFluency in Spanish would be highly desirable for this roleExcellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to influence successfully at all levels of an organization, and drive tangible change to EHS performance and culture

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