Environmental Program Manager - Internal Audit

Singapore, Singapore
Competitive salary
24 Jan 2021
26 Jan 2021
Job role
Audit, Internal audit
Experience level
For more than 14 years, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud computing platform. What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources over the Internet. Instead of buying, owning, and maintaining physical data centers and servers, companies can access technology services, such as computing power, storage, and databases, on an as-needed basis from AWS. AWS offers over 175 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality, media, and application development, deployment, and management from 77 Availability Zones across 24 geographic regions. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world - including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies-to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. AWS is committed to running our business in the most environmentally friendly way possible, and our scale allows us to achieve higher resource utilization and energy efficiency than the typical on-premises data center. In 2019 Amazon announced The Climate Pledge, which includes our commitment to power our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, on the path to achieving net zero carbon across our businesses by 2040. To learn more about AWS, visit https://aws.amazon.com and https://sustainability.aboutamazon.com/environment/the-cloud.

The AWS Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team is an expanding and dynamic team that is critical to enabling AWS's growth around the world, as well as ensuring compliance of AWS's global operations, including physical data centers, as well as other AWS facilities, customer-facing enterprises and products. The EHS team has responsibility for architecting and implementing AWS's global environmental and safety programs. This includes defining and implementing risk management and compliance systems and driving their continuous improvement; setting and refining global policies and procedures; overseeing the development of standards, tools, auditing and metrics, and employee training; ensuring effective engagement by environmental and health & safety teams on global initiatives, including those that are part of Amazon's ambitious sustainability goals; providing specialist expertise; and engaging with all AWS business units to provide scalable and effective environmental and health & safety compliance strategies that support current and future business objectives while ensuring employee safety and compliance with environmental and health & safety regulations.

We are searching for an Environmental Program Manager - Internal Audit that will be responsible for supporting and implementing our environmental auditing program at AWS data centers as well as related operations and vendors. In addition to conducting environmental audits globally, the EPM will develop the approach and documentation necessary to conduct successful audits and will help develop standards and policies to support regulatory compliance and provide compliance guidance for operations, design and construction teams. The individual will complete environmental performance analyses based on audit results, monitor existing and create new metrics, and guide teams in the implementation of AWS environmental standards. The EPM will work with internal and external partners and customers that may include contractors, consultants, design, construction, operations and other key stakeholders.
The EPM must have extensive environmental audit experience, strong environmental regulatory and compliance knowledge, excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated success in program development and project management, and experience working with and leading geographically dispersed teams.
• Conduct environmental audits at AWS data centers, related operations and vendors.
• Create and manage audit documentation to successfully execute internal audits, including the development of compliance registers, audit plans and audit reports.
• Build collaborative relationships with various stakeholders and customers to ensure risks are identified and managed appropriately, including thorough and accurate environmental incident investigations and subsequent development of appropriate corrective actions.
• Support the development of a vendor audit process and audit protocols.
• Work with the Environmental team and other partners to create a feedback loop that will drive continual improvement.
• Stay attuned to regulations under development and internal AWS environmental performance to inform and adapt the audit program as needed, on an ongoing basis.
• Adjust the audit program to accurately reflect risks, including as the business expands to new regions.
• Provide guidance and oversight to ensure conformance with AWS environmental standards.
• Develop and coach the Environmental team and other partners to maintain compliance and achieve desired results.
• Build upon existing internal environmental audit metrics and identify new metrics to measure, monitor and improve performance.
• Prioritize and manage multiple technically complex assignments concurrently.
• Work with internal teams to drive an environmentally responsible culture within the organization.
• Ensure work performed by contractors and consultants is completed in accordance with Amazon standards.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in chemical or environmental engineering, chemistry, or related field of study.
• 5+ years of experience serving as an environmental technical resource, auditor, environmental manager, program specialist, or program manager.
• Broad knowledge of global environmental programs and regulations.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience interfacing with senior leaders.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Extensive experience developing and leading global audit programs.
• Comprehensive knowledge of global environmental programs and regulations.
• Experience developing and implementing ISO 14001 or similar programs.
• Strong interpersonal skills: excellent communication skills, strong relationship builder, solid influencing and negotiation skills, and the ability to coach at multiple levels.
• Experience in a fast paced, changing/growing organization.
• Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability across multiple jurisdictions.
• Experience leading change across multiple sites/locations and the ability to influence those that are not direct reports or within your organization.
• Excellent organizational and project management skills.
• Proficient with MS Excel, Word, and Windows Operating Systems.
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role.
• Travel estimated at 50%.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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