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 Safety Manager

$140k - 160k per year

Bellflower

A  leading construction engineering and maintenance contractor is looking to add a Regional Safety Manager, to their team in the Bellflower, CA area. This is a newly created position, where you will lead a small team and be responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the company’s safety culture and program. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company, with a commitment to safety and who will offer continuous development opportunities. The Role: Promote a proactive safety culture at all levels of the organization, with heavy focus on employee engagement towards the safety programHighlight successes and focus areas to senior leadership, in order to continually develop the company safety program Lead a team of EHS professionals throughout the region Undertake job-site inspections, hazard observations, near miss investigations and audits across all operational projects as deemed necessaryIdentify, develop and deliver safety training in areas such as: safety regulation, hazardous conditions, use of tools and equipment etc. Ensure company continually remains compliant and informed of industry regulatory changes when it comes to bodies such as Cal/OSHA  The Candidate: 7-10 years safety leadership experience in an industrial construction environmentA proven leader, with strong communication skills who can engage with internal & external stakeholders alikeBachelors Degree in Occupational Safety, Engineering or other related discipline (preferred)Experience dealing with regulatory bodies e.g. Cal/OSHA Able to travel as the role requires (circa. 25%)

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Interim Head of Environmental Sustainability & Operational Excellence

£80k - 85k per year

London

Interim Head of Environmental Sustainability & Operational Excellence London / Remote £85,000 + benefits Shirley Parsons is thrilled to announce its partnership with a global-leading Maritime classification and compliance specialist to seek out a Head of Environment & Operational Performance for a 12-month fixed-term contract. The selected candidate will spearhead the company's net-zero strategy, bolstered by science-based targets, and further elevate sustainability issues by championing tailored improvement initiatives.In this pivotal role, you will: Take ownership of the sustainability strategy, fostering an organizational culture that consistently pursues enhanced sustainability performance through behavioural shifts and pioneering thought leadership.Generate comprehensive reports on the company's sustainability performance, ensuring data alignment and compliance with the reporting requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).Coordinate the execution of the emissions reduction plan in alignment with the company's long-term science-based targets and net-zero aspirations.Utilize your engaging personality traits to influence key internal stakeholders effectively.Continuously assess performance against internal and external benchmarks to ensure adherence to mandatory and voluntary standards and regulations. The ideal candidate possesses: Extensive experience in implementing Environmental systems, including ISO 14001 and 45001.Demonstrated success in utilizing science-based targets to drive emission reduction implementation plans.Proven track record of effectively engaging stakeholders across all levels of the organization through exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, rallying senior leaders behind sustainability strategies to facilitate success.A degree in Environmental Science or a related field.Attentive listening skills and the ability to swiftly build trust with key stakeholders both internally and externally.   

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