Operations Compliance Advisor

Posted 25 October 2023
LocationHong Kong S.A.R
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description

Operations Compliance Advisor

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 240+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 20 years of continuous growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,100 networks and 3,000+ cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents.  

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best-in-class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary

At Equinix, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) stewardship is of paramount concern. This position is responsible for the implementation, enforcement, and continuous improvement of Equinix’s Global EHS policies and processes. It will also play a key role in further enhancing culture of safety awareness within our data center environments.


  • Implements EHS Program for the sites in scope in partnership with Global EHS, Data Center Leadership, and Country/ Site EHS Leads. Ensures compliance with Hong Kong local law and regulations

  • Works closely with Data Center Management and Staff to enhance our Culture of Environmental, Health and Safety compliance

  • Primary force driving employee engagement in EHS programs at Hong Kong Data Centers within, enhancing culture of teamwork, influencing others to prioritize EHS as a key component to success

  • Responsible for development and continued implementation of Environmental, Health and Safety requirements (e.g. environmental permits, spill prevention plans, site inspections, PPE requirements, risk assessments, hazardous chemical inventory)

  • Performs routine site inspections and monitors EHS performance for a group of Data Centers including holding routine EHS meetings working with site management/leads for further engagement

  • Ensures reporting, analyzes trends, and makes recommendations to modify and improve EHS practices working with Global EHS as appropriate

  • Develops and monitors a program to ensure customer, employee, subcontractor EHS practices in region

  • Ensures all environmental health and safety incidents are reported are investigated using proper root cause analysis methods working with Global EHS as appropriate

  • Develop, organizes, monitors, and conducts EHS training as needed and provides leadership for community of EHS site leads at each site

  • Implements Equinix Global EHS policies and procedures and tools as appropriate and implements compliance standards (14001, 450001 and 50001 as applicable)

  • Supports Customer audits on EHS as required

  • Responsible for ensuring any audit findings (customer, external, internal audits) have been resolved within their scope of responsibility

  • Ensures all required EHS records are maintained for each site within the scope assigned (e.g. permits, risk assessments, training, inspections, EHS compliance binder etc.)

  • Evaluates new workplace changes, processes, equipment, substances, or procedures for compliance. Recommends corrective actions as appropriate

  • Supports as a co-auditor, the internal EHS audit program at another region/country/Data Center as requested by Global EHS

  • This position will require travel to the company’s various Data Centers within assigned scope of Data Centers.  It may also require additional national and international travel


  • 3+ years experience running or supporting an EHS program in data center, construction, manufacturing, or similar sector

  • Experience with ISO14001, ISO50001 and ISO45001 implementation a plus

  • Undergraduate degree in Occupational Safety and Health preferred but not required (so long as demonstrated comparable experience), Graduate Degree a plus

  • Registered Safety Officer from the Labour Department in Hong Kong

  • Registered Safety Auditor from the Labour Department is highly preferred

  • First Aid Certificate Holder

  • Proactive with strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, problem solving mind-set, and ability to write reports

  • High integrity, skilled communicator, ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities working with different levels of colleagues/stakeholders across Equinix

  • Experience working with various cross-functional teams and cultures

  • May be required to perform on call work to support EHS issues in off hours