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Columbia, South Carolina
United States
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EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
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Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Sr. Environmental & Health Safety (EHS) Manager

General Description: The Sr. EHS Manager leads the EHS department from a ZERO EHS impact philosophy. The EHS Manager serves as the primary interface between the site and regulatory authorities. Responsible for management, implementation and improvement of Local, State, and Federal regulatory compliance programs and management of investigation and auditing processes. Rreinforces the SI Brand Promise and its RC14001 standards, adheres to EHS safety protocols, and all other required SI and regulatory standards.

Accountable for ensuring the site’s EHS regulatory filings are updated, orderly and in compliance. Responsible for creating, cultivating, and embedding a culture of Continuous Improvement to further the SI Group Brand promise and SI Operational Excellence. Responsible for identifying and engaging team members in developmental activities to stimulate long-term individual and organizational growth and performance.          

Site Management

  • Serves as member of Site Leadership Team
  • Collaborates with other functional leaders to identify, prioritize, and solve problems to support achievement of site goals and objectives
  • Anticipates future requirements for site and develops and implements strategic plans to meet those requirements

Functional Department Leader Role

  • Ensures EHS compliance and continuous improvement in EHS performance
  • Ensures department goals are aligned with site business imperatives
  • Develops budget plans following a zero-based approach and manages EHS costs
  • In conjunction with the site management team, provides site level policies/procedures for EHS management
  • Provides analysis of EHS performance and strategy for continuous improvement
  • Responsible to provide strategy and execution for site security management
  • Responsible to ensure complaint management of site wastes and resources
  • Ensures site compliance with government regulations, company EHS standards and site procedures
  • Owns relationship and communication with external regulatory agencies and provides necessary follow-up for inspections by regulatory agencies
  • Accountable for all programs related to Environmental, Health, Safety Training and Security, for example: Process Safety Management, RC14001, Plant security, Management of Change, Incident Investigations, Action Item Closure and Site Regulatory Compliance Matters 
  • Maintains high level of readiness and emergency preparedness, provides for the appropriate testing, maintenance and replacement of all equipment and personnel necessary to meet the needs of the site
  • SME regarding regulatory knowledge and understanding concerning draft, proposed and final local, State and Federal regulations; responsible for review and interpretation of state and federal regulations and for determining applicability for site implementation
  • Conducts risk assessments to determine potential gaps in safety, security and regulatory processes and enacts measures to reduce and resolve risks
  • Performs regular hazard analysis to identify potential safety risks to people or SI operations, and recommends solution to reduce or resolve
  • Directs investigations and analysis of accidents/incidents and provides recommended corrective actions to reduce or resolve; ensure compliance to company and regulatory event reporting and investigation requirements 
  • Responsible for partnering with all site functional departments to identify, develop, and implement training and programs required to meet regulatory compliance
  • Regularly provides site with trend analysis of incidents/near misses and includes recommended corrective actions that will reduce or resolve
  • Facilitate EHS team forums to collaborate and discuss improvements to EH&S training systems and EH&S improvement programs
  • Lead and actively participate the Guiding Principles of the Responsible Care Management System
  • Maintains accurate records and documentation to assist in inspections and training activities as required; ensure that the appropriate documentation is completed accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Coordination of and record keeping responsibility for asbestos management activities, e.g. management in place and/or removal projects
  • Where applicable, acts as Medical Review Officer for the Site

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

  • Drives LEAN/Six Sigma, continuous improvement of processes and operations for increased productivity and efficiency (Operational Excellence)
  • Grow a culture of continuous improvement (CI) by consistently embedding CI into meetings, trainings, processes, and systems
  • Ensures that EH&S work is accomplished through defined, measured, and continuously improved work processes; identifies and leverages EHS best practices

Ignite Impossible in People
  • Clarifies and constantly reinforces SI’s vision, mission, and values
  • Effectively models leadership through personal exhibition of SI’s Value-Based Behavioral Competencies
  • Accountable for recruiting, retaining, and developing high quality talent within department
  • Demonstrates strong personal awareness along with ability to influence and lead multiculturally
  • Engages all employees in SI Group’s CI culture
  • Management of union-related activities where applicable

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, in technical field or demonstrated equivalency
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience leading and contributing to compliance and regulatory policy and program development in Manufacturing
  • Minimum five (5) years of Supervisory experience
  • Environmental and Safety Management, OSHA, and other relevant regulations

Software Skills:

  • Experience with EHS software management tools preferred

Specific Functional Competency Requirements:

  • Knowledgeable in industrial safety management requirements and practices
  • Knowledgeable of site process safety risks and mitigations
  • Knowledgeable of environmental regulatory requirements and site compliance systems
  • Able to effectively apply principles of lean management e.g. 5S
  • Ability to plan, organize and mobilize resources to achieve desired outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to modify individual approach situationally
  • Effective at managing changing priorities, demands and aligning team to new direction 
  • Advanced understanding of business metrics, PPMC, and KPI’s 
  • Exercises sound decision making, and judgement aligned with site objectives
  • Demonstrates an understanding of business priorities and the importance of long-range business planning and implementation