Director Health and Safety in Indianapolis, IN at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/14/2023

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About Veolia North America

A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website

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Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.


The incumbent is responsible for managing and overseeing the Health and Safety, Environmental Compliance, and Security (EHSS) for Northern Portion of the Central South Region.  The incumbent develops strategic EHSS plans for the region and leads its implementation thru leadership commitment and employee engagement.  This includes compliance with permits, EHS regulations and VEOLIA policies throughout the region and achieving employee engagement. The incumbent also supports other company functions and performs duties as directed by the management.     


  • Forecasts, strategizes, and formulates the Regions’ EHSS programs, and works with the Region Vice Presidents and site safety coordinators for efficient implementation
  • Working with Operational leadership, establish EHSS targets and objectives and support with strategies to achieve these objectives
  • Work with operations and EHSS teams to support the regional/division objectives
  • Provide safety leadership to operations and continue to develop local safety specialists
  • Support implementation of environmental regulatory compliance programs
  • Support implementation of EHSS systems (audit, policy and procedures).  Review to ensure the policies comply with applicable regulations, corporate policies, and industry standards
  • Analyzes incident trends data and implements strategies for continual and sustainable improvement
  • Implement & support effective verification processes e.g. EHSS audit & inspections
  • Conduct & support effective EHSS learning process for employees
  • Maintain supporting relationship & field presence in the business. Lead and support risk identification, assessment, and mitigation
  • Supports business development & due diligence and mobilization and transition of new business
  • Conduct inspection of subcontractor’s work and provide assessment & data reporting as applicable


Responsible for implementing operational direction of the EHSS functions, defining EHSS performance management and improvement objectives, and monitoring EHS performance within the regions.  Provides guidance, oversight and direction to site safety coordinators and various other professionals within the regions.  Has direct and immediate access to all EH&S coordinators within the region.

Incumbent will cover all operations in the assigned region of Veolia Municipal water and will provide guidance & coaching to the Region Vice Presidents and EHS staff/Coordinators in the region. 

50% travel may be required.


Education / Experience / Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health & Safety or Engineering preferred. Alternate degree in related sciences such as Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics may be considered with demonstrated technical competence and progressive experience in large utility management and operation.
  • Minimum of 10-years of hands-on experience in utility operations, safety and/or compliance
  • Five (05) years in safety experience preferably with a decentralized workforce
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing culture change initiative and other initiatives that lead to EHSS excellence
  • Experience in implementation of EHSS systems and processes including EHS audits, EHS learning & development, and environmental excellence. 

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities are critical with strong communication skills
  • Strong management experience with supporting a decentralized, technical workforce
  • In-depth knowledge of federal & state environmental (EPA), health and safety (OSHA), and security (DHS) regulations, and corresponding performance standards
  • Understanding of analytical procedures and QA/QC processes and operations background with technical knowledge of water and wastewater systems.
  • Self-reliant and successful at managing change and ability to influence both leadership and field employees
  • Ability to think strategically and translate strategy into practical, executable business plans.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical thinking skills: ability to originate ideas, comprehend complex concepts, synthesize diverse pieces of information into an integrated picture; ability to analyze large amounts of data and grasp details and patterns.
  • Excellent communication skills: written, oral, presentations.
  • Ability to think and reason soundly
  • Ability to read, write and analyze, reason, and communicate.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Safety or Environmental Certification (CSP, ASP, CHMM, CIH, OHST) will be preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in office environment and in the field under physically demanding conditions typical for water and wastewater business

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.


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