SENIOR HSE ENGINEER

JOB TITLE: 

SR. HSE ENGINEER   

  

REPORTS TO: 

HSE DEPARTMENT

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide technical expertise and support to develop, implement, train, execute and enforce HSE policies and programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental and Process Safety Management regulatory and government standards, as well as facility permits and other authorizations.. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Prepare and submit timely requests for environmental permits, modifications and associated authorizations.

 Review and approve new chemicals for storage and /or handling.

 Maintain an up to date knowledge on current or pending HSE legislation and/or regulatory changes impacting the chemical industry, specifically in regards to the terminal operation.

 Provide implementation strategies and recommendations for compliance with new and existing regulatory and permit requirements.

 Develop and conduct training programs related to both HSE and operations.  Training will include both classroom and field activities

 Design and implement HSE related capital projects from crib to grave.

 Ensure that data, records and protocol are complete and in full compliance.

 Conduct audits and inspections, and follow up with assessments and recommendations to management. 

 Develop and execute all aspects of the Process Safety Management Program including Management of Change and Process Hazard Analysis activities.

 Serve and participate as a lead QHSE individual representative on Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Management of Change (MOC) process, and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process.  Be able to execute a 5 Why and / or Apollo Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process

 Coordinate with multiple departments to complete equipment and system checks.

 Interface with WWTS operations to ensure compliance of equipment and processes. 

 Review and provide HSE recommendations regarding operational systems, capital projects and maintenance projects.  

 Represent OTH at ILTA and local industry networks and committees.

 Follow company policies and comply with company regulations. Cooperate and support colleagues.

 Support coordination of the Contractor Safety Program.

 Maintaining accurate and timely processing of environmental permits, licenses, and documents by managing relationships with federal and state agencies along with OTH's supporting consultants and vendors.

 Maintaining environmental compliance at both the federal and state levels by ensuring that the required permits are acquired and that the permit conditions (e.g. sampling, recordkeeping) are met.

 Complete all the environmental reporting to the regulatory agencies for the terminal.

 Coordinate activities of the Emergency Response Team and Incident Command System.

 Coordinate and complete training that includes all health, safety, and environmental training and other company required training. 

 Support HSE audits and inspections for customers and agencies, and ISO audits.

 Organize and manage the incident investigation process within the facility using Apollo Root Cause Analysis.

 Monitor implementation of all action items identified in health, safety, and environmental area.

 Support activities of the Emergency Response Team and Incident Command System.

 Ensure emergency plans have been activated and are implemented 

 Ensures appropriate sections of the Emergency Response Plan are drilled with the appropriate frequency to maintain Emergency Response Team and EOC members are kept proficient.

 Ensures and/ or performs training of ERT members

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS

In case of absence, the employee’s supervisor will assume and/or assign responsibility for this position’s duties.

Perform other job related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  

BS degree in Engineering (Chemical / Civil Engineering preferred)

Prefer at least 8-10 years of experience as practicing engineer

Experience in environmental regulatory compliance and permitting and Process Safety Management

Working knowledge with practical experience in a chemical industrial setting of LOTO, confined space, hazardous area classification, RCRA, WWTS, along with hazardous waste generation, storage & disposal.

Be respirator fit and able to wear safety harness and all types of PPE.

Maintain a TWIC card at all times.

 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Occasionally: standing, walking, bending, climbing ladders, reaching overhead, crouching, kneeling, using hands/arms repetitively, lifting or carrying up  to 50 pounds, smelling, using eye/hand coordination, producing unique or creative solutions to problems, making decisions, adjusting to changes, discriminating colors, using math/calculations.

Frequently:  sitting, talking, hearing, seeing, using keyboard, thinking analytically, receiving and transmitting information using oral and written communications, concentrating on tasks, remembering details, examining/observing details, using English language correctly.

Continuously:  walking in/out of terminal and being able to evacuate on foot in an emergency, maintaining attention span during workday.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Occasionally: working irregular hours, working in:  hot and cold temperatures, outside environments, around electrical hazards, heavy machinery and sharp objects/tools, falling hazards, and in confined spaces. Working around possible exposure to fumes, gases, odors, dirt, dust, oil, mud, excessive noise. Working around vibration and hot temperature devices. Maintaining composure and professionalism under stress, working in difficult interpersonal situations, traveling domestically. 

Frequently: wearing protective clothing, maintaining high level of energy and productivity throughout the work day. 

Continuously: working in close proximity/potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, maintaining respirator fit, maintaining TWIC card, performing multiple tasks at the same time.

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT UTILIZED

PC and office equipment

Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook

Task specific software