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Sr. EHS Specialist- Olean, NY

Olean, New York
Environmental Protection, Health & Safety

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Gas and Power
Business Unit: Oil & Gas
Requisition Number: 240504
Primary Location: United States-New York-Olean
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 20%

Job Description:

Position Overview

The Sr. EHS Specialist you will be responsible for managing the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) function within assigned areas of the facility in Olean, New York. Leads implementation of programs to reduce work-related incidents, injuries, and illnesses and to protect the environment. Works across multiple company functions to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and implementation of best practices. Responsible for maintaining compliance to the company EHS systems and processes. This role reports directly to the US Operations EHS Site Lead located in Olean, New York.  


• Provide direction to designated areas within the Olean facility on all EHS issues

• Maintain and implement EHS programs and processes

• Conducts or coordinates EHS training and site-specific communications

• Work with the plant management to ensure operational activities are risk assessed and ensure safe working procedures are developed and followed, with any identified hazards under proper control and contribute to continuous improvement efforts

• Lead investigation groups of injuries, near misses and other events to determine root causes and implement effective corrective actions

• Coordinate directly with US Operations EHS Site Lead to obtain guidance and support key initiatives

• Interface with the other members of the facility EHS team to align with US Operations EHS Site Lead targets and objectives

• Provide support and leadership to site EHS committees

• Support cross-functional teams to improve compliance processes and overall site EHS performance

• Responsible for identification and timely submission of all applicable required EHS permits, licenses and registrations

• Prepare and submit all EHS regulatory and company required reports

• Provide support for the site emergency response plan and incident management team

• Assist with new hire orientations as well as specific in-house safety training for employees and contractors on EHS topics and local rules as well as on the job-specific risks

• Participate in site compliance audit activities (internal and external) and reviews necessary to meet company and regulatory requirements

•Participate in the inspections of the facility and interface with inspectors and/or regulatory agencies as required

•Advise Project Managers, Proposal Managers and other members of project teams in matters regarding EHS

Required Qualifications:

• BS/BA degree in a related discipline, or equivalent years of experience

• 8+ years of EHS experience implementing EHS programs or policies

• Experience with EHS management systems, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001/ISO45001, ergonomics, incident investigation processes, job hazard analyses, and behavior-based safety concepts as well as experience delivering core safety programs

• Strong working knowledge of state and federal EHS regulations and standards

• Participate in internal and external EHS process audits at the site to ensure compliance with EHS regulations and conformance with ISO14001 and OHSAS18001/ISO45001

• Ability to train and motivate employees

• Strong interpersonal and superior communication/presentation skills, both oral and written

• Experience leading a team

• Strong organizational and analytical skills

• Motivation and ability to work a flexible work schedule, if required

• Ability to shift focus and organize priorities in a fast-paced environment

• Travel up to 20% when necessary

 Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in a diversified industrial manufacturing, energy and/or oil and gas environment

• Experience with topics such as overhead crane operation, energy isolation/electrical safety, fall protection, machining safety, industrial hygiene etc.

• Experience working in a unionized site


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