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Director, Environment Health & Safety (EHS)

Irving, TX
Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Industry: Electrical and Utilities
Location: Irving, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Market
Director, Environment Health & Safety (EHS)
The Griffin Groupe is sourcing Certified Safety Professionals for a valued client in the electrical and utilities industry. The ideal candidate will be a subject-matter expert in Electrical Safety best practices and lead a world-class electrical safety program; drive adherence to safe work practices by formulating and directing safety training, oversight, policies and procedures which ensure a safe workplace and continuous reduction of incidents throughout the Company’s operations in North America.
  • 10+ years safety experience
  • 5+ years of demonstrated leadership experience
  • Utility or electrical experience
  • Master’s degree in Occupational Safety or equivalent
  • Possess a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification or equivalent
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • A subject matter expert on all aspects of safety management
  • Focused on continuing education on regulatory issues and compliance
  • Develop, execute and drive the approved EHS strategic plan.
  • Proactively identify, develop, aggressively pursue, and implement strategic, operational and work process improvements within the EHS department and production operations which support an incident-free workplace.
  • Mitigate unsafe working conditions and unsafe employee behaviors through safety hierarchy controls, engineering controls, training programs and directing management on safety requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with all environmental, health and safety regulations, and keep abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that impact the organization.
  • Proactively collaborate with Workforce Development department to create and implement effective production safety new hire orientation and refresher training programs with 100% worker compliance.
  • Develop and implement programs which ensure that production personnel meet safety requirements before doing work.
  • Regularly visit varied field production locations to coach, mentor and monitor safety professionals, production managers and employees regarding world-class safety practices.
  • Be an active resource and advisor to all managers and production personnel as it pertains to electrical safety and general safety.
  • Develop and enforce EHS procedures, policies and programs for all production departments and monitor safety compliance to reduce risks.
  • Prepare, analyze and report safety statistics and trend analysis on leading and lagging safety indicators, through regular monitoring and reporting of KPI’s, and quickly address and drive down any negative trends.
  • Ensure that required work area site inspections, safety audits and employee observations are being performed as required in all production departments and job sites.
  • Manage incidents, safety violations, and unsafe conditions and events; perform, assist and/or support incident investigations.
  • Ensure federal, state, and local OSHA compliance of safety and environmental regulations.
  • Manage EPA and OSHA records for the company.
  • Manage, mentor and support all safety personnel to effectively execute the Company’s EHS strategies and procedures, with particular attention to electrical safety expertise.
  • Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health, environmental science, or related subject preferred
  • NFPA CESCP (NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional) a plus.
  • Professional designation like OHST, ASSP, or CSP is desirable.
  • Applicable training and certifications in CPR, First Aid, and OSHA 30 hour.
  • Requires at five years of strong electrical safety management experience
  • Five years of strong leadership experience.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Certifications in ASSE, NFPA, National Safety Council, and/or BCSP desired.
  • Must be an effective communicator verbally, in writing, and presenting to groups in a professional manner.
  • Must be computer literate, with proficiency using MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook), Internet searching, and general MS Windows user.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership.
  • Must be able to effectively work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task in a strenuous and fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong professional writing, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Thomas Schortmann

Managing Partner

774-773-9321 x302



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