The Corporate EHS Director provides strategic leadership to regional safety personnel and executive/senior leadership in support of Mansons Incident and Injury Free (IIF) culture, marine construction safety and environmental objectives, and all applicable health, safety and environmental regulatory compliance areas. Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of company-wide EHS standards, policy, process, controls, communications, systems, and compliance for continuous improvement in operational quality and safety. Marine construction and/or dredging experience preferred. Significant (60%) travel required for this position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Manages, designs, plans and implements company-wide health, safety and environmental (EHS) policies and procedures in compliance with Coast Guard and Corps of Engineer regulations, as well as local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
- Provides leadership, develops and mentors a professional team of two Senior EHS Managers over an Administrative Support Group and an Operations Support Group: works in collaboration with regional Vice Presidents with total oversight of 20 regional EHS trained and certified safety professionals.
- Member of the Executive Safety Team. Provides strategic leadership and EHS consultation to executives and senior leadership team. Ensures the development of Mansons Incident & Injury Free (IIF) culture, policies and practices company-wide.
- Establishes influence through frequent and direct interface with Project Management and Trade personnel to represent Mansons commitment to a culture of working incident and injury free and protecting the environment.
- Designs, conducts, assesses and reports trends on various leading indicators, including regular site audits and inspections. Functions as the corporate interface with EHS governmental and industry agencies.
- Leads continuous improvement initiatives in IIF, safety science, and the science of hazard recognition and analysis.
- Ensures all safety and training manuals, programs, policies and procedures are current and in support of the organizations regulatory, organizational and operational priorities.
- Collects weekly/monthly/annual organizational data, analyzes, evaluates and reports trends to leadership on safety incidents, industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.
- Conducts regular inspections of organization facilities and jobsites to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
- Oversees the investigation of accidents and injuries and works with regional leadership to prepare material and evidence for use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations. Works with Corp. Workers Compensation Manager and insurance carrier to mitigate risk and time loss incidents.
- Manages Mansons Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program and Motor Vehicle Driver Qualification Program.
- Ensures organizational compliance with all EHS regulatory filing and reporting.
- Directly oversees health, safety and environmental (EHS) best practices company-wide. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, and directing EHS best work practices and addressing and resolving EHS complaints and problems in conjunction with the area VP/manager.
- Ensures compliance with Mansons Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Conduct.
- Maintain a high standard of ethical behavior, encourages ethical behavior in others, supports ethical decisions and actively seeks appropriate resolution to potential ethical conflicts.
- Responsible for practicing safe work standards and promoting an Incident and Injury Free (IIF) work environment as a condition of employment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform satisfactorily the essential duties and responsibilities noted above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in Safety Sciences or similar field (Health, Safety, Environment, Industrial Hygiene or Engineering). Minimum 15 years leadership experience managing heavy construction safety professionals in multiple locations and in diverse geographies. Must have a proven track record in meeting EHS performance standards and reducing injuries and incidents. Experienced in handling OSHA citations. Strong quantitative and analytical capability. Strong systems, project management and quality assurance skills.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES and REGISTRATIONS
A Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification required. Familiarization with safety standards, particularly CFR Section1926, 1915, and 1910 et seq., and the USACE Safety and Health Requirements Manual EM385-1-1 strongly preferred.
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint) required. Ability to manage online safety systems (BasicSafe).
Advanced ability to read, analyze, interpret, and consult on federal and EHS industry periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to interpret and write policy, procedures, project implementation plans, compliance reports and federal reporting.
Advanced ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret various basic to advanced data components and regulations and provide analysis and trend reports for executive team.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position is primarily an office position performs work at a desk, and tours/inspects construction sites and vessels at least 60% of the time. Construction/job sites include regional offices and projects across the United States. Some international travel may be required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers, to grasp, grip, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use stairs, ladders, and step stools and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and may occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Manson Construction Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.