Manager - Safety, Security and Environment

Location: Long Beach, CA
Date Posted: 03-22-2017
Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Location: Long Beach, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Industry: Transportation/ Marine Cargo
Rate: Commensurate with Experience

The Griffin Groupe is searching for safety professionals for a premier client in the transportation and marine cargo industry. Ideal candidates must be safety experts with maritime experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with a concentration in occupational safety, industrial hygiene or safety related field.  Extensive experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum of five years of safety, security and environmental management in positions of responsibility, preferably in the marine and logistical environment.
  • Must have been responsible for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of multi-site maritime safety, security and environmental programs.
Manager of Safety, Security and Environment (SSE) is responsible for overseeing the safety, environmental and security performance for assigned locations.  This includes working with management to the recommend, develop, implement and monitor all safety, environmental and security policies and procedures.
  • Define and lead Client Company’s safety vision and culture.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing Client Company ’safety procedures and programs to drive results.
  • Oversee a monitoring program that analyzes workplace incidents and near misses to determine root causes and implement remedial measures to eliminate hazards when present.
  • Assist in reducing employee risk by planning and executing safety strategies. Promote a behavioral based safety environment.
  • Establish key Environmental Health and Safety performance metrics and monitor performance against targets.
  • Plan, develop, implement and manage health and safety programs and performance in the workplace.
  • Report, track on injury/illness statistics and safety program, using statistical methods and comparative data, keep Vice President advised of location specific performance.
  • Develop, implement and maintain best practice safety policies and procedures.
  • Develop key Safety, Security and Environmental performance metrics and monitor performance against targets.
  • Maintain accident statistics, analyze trends and propose and take remedial action where necessary.
  • Facilitate all incidents and near-misses be investigated, train employees on how to prepare report of findings, including recommendations to prevent recurrence and implement approved course of action.    
  • Partner collaboratively with business leaders in each location generating progressive cultural evolution and provide leadership in training our leaders in determining root cause analysis and corrective actions during investigations of safety incidents.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of SSE-related regulatory requirements including Significant Potential Incidents (SPI)
  • Provide leadership and education for assigned locations in zero-incident safety culture and assume personal responsibility for safe work practices in all operations.
  • Conduct safety, environmental awareness and security compliance training for staff at assigned locations, and overseeing local safety, security and environmental personnel (FSO’s/etc.)
  • Address and defend Client Company’ procedures and actions before OSHA inspectors or other state and federal government officials.  Correspond with the authorities to reduce or eliminate fines for perceived violations.
  • Responsible for providing detailed written reports on safety, environmental and security audits.
  • Develop and implement the environmental policy and strategy.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for assigned locations.
  • Position may require travel.
  • Strong leadership and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects
  • Proven track record of driving cultural change in Safety
  • Works independently on a daily basis providing quality reports, analysis and policies in Safety
  • Daily interaction with managers, staff, and auditors.  Periodic interaction with local emergency response groups and regulatory agencies
  • Ability to effectively present information to senior management
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. 
  • Able to maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues
  • Excellent leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills.
  • Proven experience and success in implementing and monitoring a multi-site Environmental Management Systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of Hazardous Material Handling in a transportation and maritime environment.
  • Knowledge of general computer applications (Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, etc.)
  • Detail oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced operational environment. 
  • Familiarity with established maritime safety programs, as well as applicable ISO programs.
  • Experience with the USCG conducting marine facility inspections.
  • Familiarity with relevant CFR’s. 
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

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