• Safety, Health & Environmental Manager

    Location(s) USA-TX-League City
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Operations Leadership
  • Overview

    Responsible for implementing and executing the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) plan and providing strategic direction for SH&E in the assigned Unit.


    • Work closely with all operations managers and their safety teams in implementing all safety related portions of Savage’s S7 System
    • Development and delivery of procedural and regulatory training
    • Lead Business Unit operations in achieving goal of Zero occurrences
    • Lead Safety, Health & Environmental (SH&E) efforts of the Decoking Services Business Unit
    • Establish a proactive SH&E process towards incident prevention
    • Ensure all work is performed in compliance with regulatory requirements
    • Ensure team members follow proper safety rules and processes
    • Implement and conduct training to ensure all employees are properly trained to perform their work safely
    • Ensure regulatory (EPA and OSHA) compliance; ensure all permits and reports are properly completed and submitted
    • Interface with regulatory agencies
    • Interface with key customer SH&E contacts and assist operations in implementing and executing customer-driven programs or emphasis areas (including involvement with each Refinery’s Contractor Safety Team activities)
    • Own the Safety Specialist Program for the Business Unit
    • Ensure incidents are properly reported to internal and external parties
    • Assists in start-up of new business, products, and processes
    • Lead Savage team on customer safety audits
    • Provide strategic coaching and mentoring for up to four (4) direct reports
    • Lead the root cause investigation process when events happen
    • Spend time visiting the operations and time in the field with the front line team members
    • Track leading indicators to address trends within the unit
    • Part of the Safety Advisory Group
    • Liaison between the operations and the Service Support Center
    • Gives and receives support to other operations when needed
    • Perform safety inspections and observations at operations
    • Attend safety and communication meetings on a monthly basis



    • Broad knowledge and understanding of safety, including OSHA and Process Safety Management (PSM), with some knowledge of environmental and rail issues best practices
    • Ability to analyze situations and data and make sound decisions
    • Training experience preferred
    • Computer skills (MS Office Suite)
    • Excellent communication skills: written and spoken; excellent organizational skills & multi-tasking
    • Impeccable integrity
    • Detail oriented and self-starter, with the ability to prioritize tasks
    • Sets the standard for safety, professionalism, and performance
    • Excellent people skills – good listener and communicator, both written and oral
    • Responds well to high-pressure situations
    • Has “Ownership” spirit
    • Treats people fairly, with dignity and respect
    • Embraces and teaches company culture



    • Bachelors Degree in Safety or related field
    • 8+ years experience in a safety leadership role
    • 8+ years experience working in the petro-chemical and/or refining industry, following the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard
    • Hold a safety certification recognized by an accredited organization or be able to obtain certification within the first 12 months. Examples include CSP, SMS, OHST, or CET.
    • Previous rail experience
    • Experience within a decoking unit


     Physical Requirements

    • 30% travel required
    • Ability to climb ladders, racks, and tanks
    • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces
    • Ability to work indoors in office environment, as well as outdoors in changing weather conditions
    • Willing to always wear appropriate PPE when needed and set the example


    With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire RightTrain Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.


    Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for growth.


    Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.



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