Our goals - Your path

About EHS

Sika puts safety first. Working safely is not only a program but also a way of getting things done. Providing a healthy and safe work environment for employees, monitoring health and safety standards of suppliers, and ensuring the safe use of products by customers are key elements in Sika’s worldwide success.

You will be a member of a strong and committed EHS team who work together to bring life our vision ‘to prevent harm and go home safe everyday’. Your contribution will support the wider Sika ‘Vision Zero’ 2028 strategy which aims to create an attractive, inclusive and safe work environment where people can grow and unlock their full potential.

Purpose of the Role

The role is required to drive the Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety performance at the facility at Welwyn Garden City to help Sika achieve compliance initially and best in class performance in the future. The role is instrumental in the reduction of accidents and incidents to the fulfilment of all related Stakeholder’s needs and expectations.

The facility leadership team require a trusted point of contact for all environmental, safety, health, fire risk & property protection issues to help them lead on EHS. An EHS professional is required to help the facilities liaise with regulators, legislators, and other key external stakeholders.

The Opportunity:  

  • Develop and maintain a strong EHS culture within all levels of the facilities and support in execution of our UK EHS Strategy.
  • Core aspects of a successful EHS Management programme are effectively executed.
  • Ensure the site remains legally compliant with all relevant EHS Legal Requirements.
  • Ensure employees at all levels are sufficiently competent to undertake their job safely and effectively.
  • Support the creation of a cohesive EHS Culture across Sika UK.

The Rewards:

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, and a sweep of great benefits. We pride ourselves on our total reward package:

  • Holiday 25 days rising to 28 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • A company pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Private healthcare for you, with option to add family
  • Group life cover at 6x your annual salary
  • Global Income Protection (PHI)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Staff discount platform & Cycle to Work scheme
  • Dedicated Service Awards for reaching key milestones
  • Selected discounted Sika products  

The Support:

You will report in the Head of EHS (UK) and be a member of the wider EHS team across all UK facilities. You will have the opportunity to collaborate as a team and share best practices across your respective facilities. As an EHS Manager of WGC & DDC, you will be supported by a strong operational leadership team to ensure you are able to fulfil your roles and responsibilities and support the site objectives and plans.

The Skills:

As a member of the EHS team you will have the opportunity to visit other facilities as appropriate and the autonomy to develop initiatives and best practices as aligned with the UKL EHS strategy. Sika will support your continued professional development and provide personal development training specific to EHS as appropriate.

A significant commitment to professional and personal development from day one, including a comprehesive local, product knowledge and leadership development initiatives complimented by a global Sika Business School offering.

The Future: 

Potential Career Routes: EHS Regional Management – Functional Head

The opportunity to progress within a global company across a variety of business areas.

Your expertise - Our strength

  • Up to date knowledge of relevant EHS legislation
  • CMIOSH (or working towards) or NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent) as a minimum
  • 5+ years' EHS manufacturing experience
  • Ability to effectively manage meetings, investigations, and group discussions
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and high confidentiality

About Sika

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for waterproofing, bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Its more than 27,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 9.3 billion in 2021.