Manager, Safety, Health, Environment & Quality
This position ensures the safety, health, and environment at the facility meet all regulatory (federal & state) and Company requirements; oversees environmental compliance; manages disposal operations.
Essential Job Functions
Abides by all safety procedures and practices applicable to location and position; participates in appropriate safety training; demonstrates commitment to and support of SH&E principles and values; champions safety as necessary.
Manages the West Coast region Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) department.
Ensures compliance with all applicable environmental permits for West Coast Terminals.
Functions as key contact point on environmental issues for VNA environmental managers, terminal managers, operations managers and/or general managers.
Ensures West Coast terminals are represented with all environmental regulatory agencies and customer environmental personnel.
Verifies environmental permits and renewals are completed and in compliance
Coaches management on SHEQ applications for new facilities
Monitors environmental standards and practices at all Company facilities; ensures compliance with governmental and Company processes, procedures, policies, standards, and regulations
Performs internal SHEQ audits; participates in customer SHEQ audits as required
Manages the LA and Long Beach safety programs and facilitates safety meetings with front-line employees
Performs work activity safety assessments for employees and contractors
Serves as advisor to General Counsel on environmental affairs
Ensures terminal represents Company interests in community and industry meetings
Manages or coordinates special projects related to SHEQ affairs
Manages the implementation of the Company Standards (SHEQ, maintenance & operations' policies and procedures) and the Company Fundamentals (key safety policies).
Manages local Workers' Compensation program.
Trains regularly on all Federal, state and local SHEQ regulations, requirements and guidelines including, but not limited to, RCRA requirements; follows and adheres to all guidelines, regulations, and requirements
Performs other duties assigned by management that fall within the generally expected scope of this position
10+ years of safety, health, environment, and quality experience, preferably in the liquid storage or oil and gas industry. Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.
Experience managing environmental concerns; proven experience in air, water and waste systems required.
Excellent knowledge of the Federal and State environmental regulations; regulatory agency processes and procedures knowledge; understanding of Workers' Compensation, OSHA, Coast Guard's OPA90 and security regulations, and National Fire Protection Association rules (NFPA); In-depth knowledge of EPA and regulations from the Department of Toxic Substances Control.
Proven work experience with CAL-OSHA, the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the State and Regional Water Quality Control Board required.
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft office Suite, safety critical and regulatory software programs; governmental databases and systems
Ability to multi-task; experience in project management; ability to prioritize
Customer service focus including the ability to communicate diplomatically; problem solver; good employee and public relations skills
Excellent English communications skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate with all levels of organization
B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or related field
Advanced degree in business, environmental or other sciences strongly preferred
CSP (Certified Safety Professional), CHMM (Certified Hazardous Mater