WE'RE LOOKING FOR Health and Safety Specialist
Employment type Employee
Toms River, NEW JERSEY
Reference Number req13894
Who we are? With 90,000 people on five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances.
SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 6,700 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; and rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers. The company is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
Who are we looking for?
BS Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, or Mechanical/Chemical/Civil/Environmental Engineering or equivalent
5 or more years' experience in HSS compliance
Experience with Incident Investigation/Root Cause Analysis
Working knowledge of operational aspects of Water and Wastewater industry would be an advantage.
What will you be doing?
The HSS Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation and sustainment of HSS programs to ensure the safety, health, and security of employees, visitors, and contractors for assigned locations. Works with Business Unit management, site leaders, HR Management and others to ensure sustainable HSS performance. Implements HSS standards, provides technical assistance on issues and partners with the business on compliance, project management and HSS management issues. Develops predictive risk analysis program to identify critical risk and provides preventative actions to mitigate potential risk. Deploys safety, security, and industrial hygiene processes which demonstrate continuous improvement in HSS stewardship directed toward preventing accidents, eliminating safety and security hazards. Supports the development of an organization that delivers HSS excellence and compliance programs and standards through the program defining, training, and implementation stages, ensuring that all functions own and have the tools required to implement.
Implement corporate initiatives at the division and project level. Ensures contractors are qualified for onsite work, follow OSHA and Suez HSS regulations and requirements, and provides oversight of work activities. Conducts regular review of facilities identifying unsafe conditions and hazards, works with management to resolve issues. Directs security integration within the division, interface with local emergency response organizations, and interacts with Federal agencies as required. Chair for Safety Subcommittee teams and strive to improve the HS culture of all facilities. Works with EHS Training Manager to identify required and requested courses and ensures training plan is communicated and implemented as planned. Is the division lead for Intelex (EHS Event Reporting) and ensures events are processed in a timely manner meeting Suez time constraints. Provides review and feedback on proposed projects along with due diligence of acquisitions. Lead for inspections, audits, and site reviews with regulatory and security agencies at the local state and federal level.
The role will require working with corporate, legal, financial, engineering, and operations management teams to accelerate and improve the effectiveness of our HSS activities and ensure that events are reported in a timely and responsible manner. Manage investigations of all incidents ensuring root cause analysis are completed along with capturing and sharing lessons learned from the events. Working with HR and the Workers Compensation Specialist, ensures Workers Comp process is adequately and timely managed providing all requested information within Suez guidelines. Partners with HR on accident investigations ensuring consistent application of findings. Completes special projects as assigned.
Special Skills/Abilities Needed:
Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization with diplomacy
Effective soft skills in communicating effectively with all levels of management and employees
Working knowledge of federal health and safety (OSHA), and security (DHS) and corresponding State regulations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong leadership, communication, technical and presentation skills required
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Skype for Business, etc)
Effective in Influencing change across functional and demographic boundaries
Ability to delegate and manage multiple responsibilities effectively
Experience in leading continuous improvement activities and programs leveraging processes, tools, and best practices
Experience in managing cultural change across an organization utilizing multiple approaches to help employees adopt and implement sustained change
Budget, cost management, strategic planning and leadership experience
Related post education training, certifications such as CSP, CIH, CPEA, or CHMM preferred
Previous experience with security regulations and systems
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.