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Amec Foster Wheeler Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Specialist in Columbia, South Carolina

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking an Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Specialist who will be responsible for providing EHS operational leadership and support operations at two locations in the Columbia-Florence, South Carolina area (i.e., one heavy manufacturing site and one nearby warehouse site). Responsibilities include working with individual employees and cross-functional teams to ensure EHS compliance, assess and mitigate risk, respond to emergencies, and manage short-term and long-term EHS liability. Additional responsibilities include implementing sustainable systems and processes that comply with applicable EHS laws and regulations and corporate EHS policies and management systems; leading, training, coaching, and mentoring employees to support business operations; communicating internally and externally on behalf of the site and business; and driving a collaborative, problem-solving culture that supports open reporting and delivers business results. This is a one-year assignment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

EHS Operations (Est. 50% of time): Provide functional EHS leadership and technical expertise to the site Operations team to support business needs based on compliance requirements, business risk profile, change management needs, and performance objectives

  • Deliver simple, strong, and sustainable compliance and risk management solutions that are integrated in daily site operations and business lean manufacturing strategy

  • Lead a cross-functional team to develop and implement a site-specific injury reduction and EHS risk management plan including specific actions, owners, and due dates; Work with the Plant Manager to integrate in the site’s operational excellence metrics the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) required to achieve sustainable injury reduction and environmental compliance results

  • Lead execution of annual site EHS training plan. Ensure timely delivery of training including new regulations and standards

  • Manage site environmental compliance as applicable (e.g., air emissions, water discharge, and waste disposal & recycling). Contribute to site annual environmental reporting obligations as required

  • Manage and deliver EHS compliance training (e.g., LOTO, HAZCOM) including new employee orientation

  • Work with stakeholders (e.g., project leaders) to complete contractor safe work plans lock out tag out assessments, and new equipment reviews, which may require travel to the equipment manufacturer

  • Lead and participate in site incident investigations (e.g., injuries, fires, spills) to ensure causal factors are identified, prevention steps are taken and validated, and lessons learned are shared and leveraged in a timely manner

  • Use data analytics to analyze trends and identify site opportunities that may not be readily visible using only anecdotal levels of feedback

  • Learn how to use the business EHS data management system

Site Security (Est. 20% of time):

  • Lead the site security process; Maintain and train team members on the emergency response and workplace violence prevention plans

  • Ensure physical security by providing appropriate training and resources to provide proper access control to everyone entering Monogram facilities

Culture and Communication (Est. 20% of time):

  • Drive a collaborative, problem-solving culture that supports open reporting and sustainable achievement of business results

  • Develop and maintain excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships (e.g., regulatory agencies, Plant Managers, Operations and Engineering Leaders)

  • Respond to questions and/or concerns received from internal and external stakeholders; Ensure timely, accurate responses

  • Drive for solutions that address both short-term operational risks and long-term environmental liability management

Management Systems and Compliance (Est. 10% of time):

  • Implement EHS management systems, processes, and procedures to achieve sustainable compliance and business performance results

  • Integrate EHS management tools in the lean enterprise operating processes

Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team across multiple levels of a site Operations team and influence/drive change

  • Demonstrated knowledge of EHS regulations and their application in manufacturing, change management processes, and contractor management

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team to execute multiple concurrent programs; Ability to use data analytics to drive strategy and priorities

  • Ability to respond to emergency situations such as fires, spills, and injuries

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong organization, project management, and presentation skills; Ability to interact with all levels of business and with external stakeholders

  • Proven record of problem solving and achieving sustainable performance results

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or BA Degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental Science or related discipline/experience

  • 3+ years of EHS experience leading and implementing EHS compliance and risk management programs in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated sustainable results

  • 3+ years of experience leading and supervising a team of EHS, engineering, and/or operations professionals

  • Legal authorization to work in the US; We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of regulations including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, and DOT

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing principles

  • Advanced computer skills

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment

  • Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 30 pounds

  • Working in this environment requires the use of safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, steel-toed work boots, and hardhat

  • These roles will require frequent walking in a manufacturing plant environment

  • Hours & Weekends: Working off-shift and weekends may be required

Disclaimer: While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2018-31814

Name: Fixed Term

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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Post End Date: 7/22/2019

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