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HSSE Manager

HSSE Manager

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Provides overall functional accountability, planning, oversight, and administrative duties over a team of HSSE professionals within the area of responsibility. This position requires 10+ years of industry and HSSE experience. A minimum of 5 years of previous supervisory experience is required. The role can be a development role for those desiring further progression to the most senior roles in the function. Capable of managing regional corporate offices or complex projects/sites less than $500 million.


Key Responsibilities


  • Compiles, analyzes, and interprets statistical data related to exposure factors concerning environmental, accidents and occupational illnesses and prepares reports. Ensures maintenance of work related accident and illness records, chemical disposal and other records required by law.
  • Track incidents and maintains HSSE records and HSSE tracking database system. Initiates incident investigations related to accidents and near misses. Works with all employees to instill a safe and environmentally conscientious work environment, determining the awareness level, discussing policies and procedures, advising on the best means of following those policies and procedures, and coaching to improve behavior as needed.
  • Formulates and recommends policies and measures to reduce or eliminate accidents, health hazards and damage to life and property.  
  • Manages the human resource functions of assigned teams including, hiring, firing and salary and job change actions, performance appraisals, engaging employees in process improvement initiatives and coaching and counseling team.
  • Helps define training needs and implements programs for continuous development of all personnel within respective control with a focus on individual responsibility areas.
  • Assists in reviewing projects to ensure compliance with safety standards and maintenance. Oversees relevant HSSE activities during proposal, execution and operations. Develops the required HSSE procedures upon award of contract and monitors implementation.
  • Supervises the inspection of facilities to detect existing or potential fire, accident and health hazards. Arranges required HSSE audits within company and at subcontractor locations. Initiates corrective action measures as required.
  • Develops, supervises, conducts and coordinates training programs to increase proficiency in safety consciousness. Counsels managers and supervisors on safety matters and conducts safety conferences as needed.
  • Performs other duties and assists with special projects as assigned.

Skills / Qualifications

  • 10+ years of industry and HSSE experience. A minimum of 5 years of previous supervisory experience is required.
  • Associates Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably Safety, Industrial, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering or related field is preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local and federal regulations, requirements, standards and best practices.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures, preferably in the design and operation of oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical or refining facilities.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and ability to effectively manage resources (personnel, equipment, materials, facilities, funds and reputation) and key financial issues that impact HSSE functions and the business.
  • Ability to prepare budget projections and provide input to proposals.
  • Effective communication (oral, written and listening) skills with proficiency in technical writing and comprehensive documentation.
  • Demonstrated facilitation, training and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrates skills in problem solving, team building, total quality management.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of creativity and innovation needed to enhance competiveness.
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness in managing multiple and constantly changing priorities.
  • Effective computer skills with MS Office programs.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance as per work schedule agreed with manager (may require working an adjusted work schedule based on project assigned and work overtime if warranted).
  • Ability to comply with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.

Work Environment


Works in office environment approximately 70% of the time.

Requires travel to other facilities and some international travel with exposure to may be environmental exposures including noise, fumes, outdoor or weather conditions. Job requires exposure to hazardous waste, blood borne pathogens, etc.


Physical Demands


While performing the duties of this job, is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Is occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Some field environment work that may include climbing and entry into confined spaces.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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