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ESS %5C: EH&S Manager - Austin in Austin, TX at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

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Job Description

Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is unique and unrivaled.
We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and organizations throughout North America.

Our Gulf Coast branch provides services for our customers located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Within the Gulf Coast branch, Veolia operates a hazardous waste incinerator in Port Arthur, TX, a service center in Baytown, TX and a service center in College Park, GA. The Gulf Coast branch offers the following services: Lab Chemical Services, On-Site Services, Transportation, Household Hazardous Waste, Reactive Chemicals, Remediation, Training Services, Specialty Services, Drum Management, Incineration, Fuels Blending, Recycling and Radioactive Waste Management.

Job Summary:
Responsible for providing and administering environmental, health, and safety programs and related policies and procedures affecting the company’s existing and/or proposed environmental health and safety issues. Acts in a liaison capacity with EH & S and H&S personnel regarding interpretation of all policies and procedures, pertaining to technical support and guidance on industrial hygiene, reactive and explosive, OSHA, substance abuse testing, accident prevention, etc. Provides and assists in the training of emergency response techniques, safety management, risk assessment, etc. to maintain appropriate safety standards throughout the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Implement and administrate programs pertaining to OSHA, medical surveillance, substance abuse testing to avoid potential liabilities and maintain a viable workforce at all VES-TS locations.
• Coordinate worker’s compensation, accident, and injury management programs with facility personnel to determine adverse trends and develop meaningful productive standards resulting in safe and effective operations.
• Implement industrial hygiene, safety, regulatory and transportation programs as well as modifying existing plans to meet the needs of the facility(s).
• Acts as chairperson on improvement team pertaining to all environmental, health, and safety programs. Makes appropriate recommendations on either a national level or modifications to facilitate the needs at various levels within VES-TS locations.
• Provides guidance to all levels of management regarding utilization of appropriate practices in conjunction with regulatory requirements and changes, if necessary.
• Provides training in environmental, site remediation, reactive chemical operations, emergency response, etc. as needed or requested by local operation sites.
• Provides appropriate research and investigation to support the development of existing and/or potential new environmental, transportation, health and safety policies as determined by management or required by federal, state, or local governmental agencies.

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent work experience required
• 5 to 7 years of hazardous waste experience required

Certification/Licenses:
• A valid Drivers License
• 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
• Extensive knowledge in the following areas: DOT, EPA, TSCA, and OSHA.
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft Suite
• Strong team player
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple deadlines
• Thorough knowledge of disposal site capabilities and limitations prior to shipping hazardous materials to ensure efficient disbursement and storage.
• Strong customer service orientation
• Ability to effectively present information
• Strong supervisory and leadership skills
• Ability to create & prepare reports as necessary

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