This position is responsible for the development and execution of safety, health, and environmental programs for the GCP Business Sites across North America. The position will also lead EHS projects in support of all North America locations and employees.
This position will ensure a safe workplace for employees and minimizes impacts to the environment and will lead compliance efforts with internal and external (federal, state, and local) environmental, health, and safety regulations.
The incumbent will animate and implement a sustainable environmental, health and safety management systems and drive EHS performance improvement and efficiency. The incumbent is successful through strong leadership and communication, vision, and organization/planning to ensure these goals are accomplished in a professional atmosphere that enhances social responsibility and economic viability.
- Develop and lead a network of local contacts charged with implementing EHS programs and requirements (local safety, health, and environmental champions and responsible persons)
- Automate the health and safety program and management system to build a proactive safety culture. Create environment where empowered employees and supervision are proactively engaged in working safely
- Develop and assist with implementation of EHS programs, standards, policies, procedures, and best practice techniques, cost effectively and efficiently
- Assist with the investigation of injuries/illnesses, near-misses, and environmental incidents. Determine root cause of incidents and provide support of corrective action plans
- Manage and track injury and illness data and environmental metrics. Lead reduction in injury and illness rates and environmental impact and costs
- Assist with the preparation, maintenance and compliance with federal, state, and local agency environmental reporting and permitting and Company EHS Standards.
- Ensure locations maintain ongoing compliance with OSHA/EPA requirements, safety standards and environmental management practices (air/water/waste)
- Lead the implementation of new or changed regulatory requirements and provide control measures that reduce or eliminate risks to the Business
- Assist with the interface with local, state, and federal agencies.
- Assist with the organization of EHS audits and participate on audit teams, including audits
- Oversee EHS training programs and requirements
- Provide regular communication and updates to each location
Preferred Candidate Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s in safety, environmental health, chemistry, human resources, or organizational management
- 5+ years of EHS experience (manufacturing, distribution, service organization, etc.)
- Must be knowledgeable of OSHA and EPA regulations
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people. Possibly called upon to handle difficult situations.
- Analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action for the organization at any given point in time.
- Handle novel and diverse work issues daily.
- Be able to communicate and provide verbal feedback in a professional manner.
- Be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions in difficult situations.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Exceptional leadership skills and ability to mentor and motivate (a real passion for EHS)
- Effective management skills.
- Change agent to drive process improvements and cultural change
- Creates alignment
- Adaptable and flexible.
- Works well under pressure, effectively handles conflict, strict deadlines, and multiple tasks
- Ability to assess and implement EHS best practices.
- Excellent organization, recordkeeping, and documentation skills
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a general office environment where the noise level is usually moderate. However, there are times the employee will be exposed to the manufacturing processes during site visits, audits, inspections, reviews, etc.
- Approximately 30-50% travel in North America
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear.
- The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Climbing and bending during plant walkthroughs.
- Possible exposure to moving parts and machines, chemicals, and slippery environments.
- Possible exposures to extreme temperatures.
- Ability to don use personal protective equipment when necessary.
Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.