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Executive Director, Global HSE

Location: Anchorage, AK
Date Posted: 03-09-2017
Position:        Executive Director, Global Health Safety and Environmental
Location:       Anchorage, Alaska
Pay Range:    $120,000-$150,000 DOE
The Executive Director of Arctic Catering’s Health Safety and Environmental Division achieves maximum risk management results by developing and implementing a strong HSE Culture through directing all HSE programs on an enterprise level. This position requires strong communication skills that have the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels of the organization.  Oversees the strategy of Arctic Catering and Support Services’ (AC&SS) safety culture.
Requires strong global HSE knowledge and expertise in order to achieve excellence and sustain our competitive advantage in all matters of employee safety, occupational health and environmental stewardship. Through dynamic safety leadership and employee development, the Executive Director of HSE will continue to progress AC&SS’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Management System that drives us to achieve continuous improvement in all HSE performance metrics in the pursuit of our goal of Target Zero.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Strategically directs a comprehensive company-wide HSE Management System to meet regulatory and client requirements.
  • Oversees AC&SS safety, health, safety training, and incident prevention initiatives and programs to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Provides governance and compliance on all health and safety matters, including compliance with federal and state agencies.
  • Extremely proficient in developing, leading, delivering and presenting metrics and tactics to the Board of Directors, Officers, and Operations leadership to execute on global HSE strategy and achieve corporate objectives.
  • Develop and provide leadership and oversight to AC&SS's HSE bonus and Safety Recognition Program.
  • Through strong collaborative efforts in and outside AC&SS improve and complete corrective and preventive actions with external HSE groups and regulators.
  • Through continuous improvement implements new strategies and tactics to drive improvements year over year including directing, assessing and evaluating AC&SS's HSE management systems, standards and policies for compliance.
  • Builds talent with exceptional leadership skills who can set HSE performance goals, lead and develop a global HSE team to achieve strategic priorities and build succession.
  • Senior oversight towards incident investigations and ability to work with management on the development of action items and monitor implementation including regular assessment of the effectiveness of AC&SS's processes related to safety, compliance with regulatory requirements, and operational effectiveness.
  • Verification of accuracy and final approval of all OSHA 300 logs.
  • Through effective delegation and laser focus accuracy, compile, report and provide effective and informative metrics/ analytics and reporting to the business.
  • Through effective financial planning, prepare annual budget and monitor expenditures to support the global HSE strategy.
  • Determines resources required to administer programs and develops department budget.
  • Oversees conducts accident/incident investigations.  Ensures investigations are completed in a timely manner for all occupational injuries and vehicle incidents.
  • Act as a consultant or mentor to assure Line Managers conduct incident investigations when necessary, or accompany Regulatory Agency officials with inspections or investigations of any magnitude.
  • Advises management and employees of safety regulations, standards, and codes applicable to AC&SS and AC&SS clients.  Coordinates with clients on safety and health plans.
  • Oversees records for statistical measurements and management reports; ensures that reporting conforms to state and federal requirements and safety industry standards.  Maintain all required HSE-related records and reports.
  • Directs the Develops and implements AC&SS’ emergency response plans.  Develop and maintain a company-wide Emergency Action Plan, Site Specific HSE Plans, and (if appropriate) all Environmental and Hazardous Waste Manuals.
  • Directs research in assuring company-wide compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, standards, codes, client requirements and the company’s “best work practices” and established “standard safe operating procedures”.
  • Participates in state and national safety programs and professional organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications:
  • Must have the leadership capabilities to evolve a companywide HSE programs to produce the best results possible.
  • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of OSHA and DOT regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Must have knowledge of IFC, ANSI, ASTM, CGA, and ASME, consensus standards.
  • Must be able to interpret compliance and consensus standards to determine their impact upon AC&SS and/or AC&SS’ client.
  • Must be able to work with regulatory agencies to resolve compliance issues.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the principles of North Slope safety practices and procedures.
  • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of safety, accident prevention and safety equipment.
  • Must have working knowledge of word processing and data base management systems.
  • Must have exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge in effective training methods.
  • Must have knowledge in statistical procedures.
  • Must have knowledge in fire prevention equipment.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively in varied work situations and with all levels of employees and management.
  • Must be very detail-oriented and accurate.
  • Must be able to work extended hours, if necessary or required.
  • Must be able to quickly and effectively problem solve and analyze situations.
  • Must have a technical capacity and knowledge with Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and office equipment software and equipment (e.g., copiers, fax machines, postage meters, label makers, printers, etc.)
  • Must have an effective time management system and organizational skills.
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.  Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health and Industrial Hygiene discipline, or related field desired.
  • Ten years of experience managing and executing a corporate wide HSE program at a leadership level.
  • Proven experience in leading safety, accident/incident prevention, industrial hygiene, and safety education initiatives required.
  • Food safety experience highly desirable
  • Previous experience in government contracting projects preferred
  • Previous experience with North Slope training and safety initiatives desired.
Certifications and/or Licenses:
Professional Certification (CSP or CIH) preferred.
Certified OSHA instructor for 10 and 30-hour classes preferred.
Must possess a valid Alaska driver’s license.
Must have a current 40-hour HAZWOPER certification, or obtain within 3 months.

Travel is required at remote work sites, including, but not limited to cold climate conditions, and as other business dictates.

Physical Requirements:
  • Operates office equipment such as a computer, telephone, fax machine, postage meter, copier, etc.
  • Typically, this position works in an indoor, office environment, but may also be required to travel and work in remote, hot and cold climate conditions at various work sites.
  • Ability to drive occasionally.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending and reaching.
  • Frequently required to talk or hear, and to use hands to finger, handle or feel, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to see objects far and near.
  • Must be able to lift, pull, and push at least 35 pounds of weight of various objects.
  • Must be able to bend and squat.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, exempt position, of which the typical works schedule would be Monday through Friday.  However, this position may require the hours necessary to accomplish the goals and deliverables necessary to be successful outside of the normal work schedule.

Other Duties:
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  AC&SS reserves the right to make any revisions to this job description with or without notice and with approval by the Vice President of Human Resources.

This is a full time exempt position located out of Anchorage but may be required to travel for extended periods of time throughout the lower 48 states. 

The salary range depends on experience and relevance.
All qualified candidates who meet or exceed the above Position Qualifications or have relevant experience will be contacted.

AES provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. While working within the parameters of an Alaska Native Organization, hiring preference will be given to shareholders/spouses/descendants and other Alaska Natives in accordance with Public Law 93-638.

AES matches job seekers with opportunities in which they are recognized and rewarded for their experience, skills and abilities.  AES is proud to be an Alaskan-owned company building relationships on integrity and trust since 1977. Our Services are always FREE to candidates. 
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