Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist

Bayer Corporation
Wahiawa, Hawaii, US
Jul 19, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Project Management
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

The primary responsibilities of this role, Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Specialist, are to:

  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for safety and environmental programs such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOH, EPA, etc., and guide, mentor, train and coach Program Owners and site personnel (~600EE) to ensure overall compliance of specific safety programs;
  • Ensure the freedom of operation of the sites in the region by compliance with legislation and the corporate requirements related to the environment, safety and occupational medicine;
  • Participate in facility HSE compliance audits, inspections, and risk assessments, including participation during corporate audits;
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with multi-disciplinary groups, such as Site Leaders, Regional HSE, Site HSE and technical personnel to establish cost effective and appropriate measures to reduce risks, comply with safety and health regulations, and to realize established objectives;
  • Work across Hawaii locations to oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of site procedures to assure personnel, contractor and facility compliance to regulatory and company requirements;
  • Champion actively the collection, dissemination, and execution of best practice sharing within the region;
  • Act as a change agent to effectively identify, communicate, and further evolve continuous improvement efforts with the intent to increase efficiency and reduce risks throughout the region;
  • Ensure completion of incident investigations, root cause analysis, and trend analysis for incidents, including the identification of corrective actions, tracking actions to completion, and verification of the effectiveness of actions taken;
  • Support preparation of HSE permits and reports to ensure regulatory compliance with the operation and construction of air permits, waste management, worker protection, and Tier II requirements;
  • Provide technical and functional support to capital projects, new equipment purchases, expansions, mergers and acquisitions, divestments, and expense spending related to site improvement plans;
  • Influence key partners in a cross-functional environment to drive results, innovation, and collaboration at multi-functional sites;
  • Collaborate with HSE Coordinators, Specialists and Technicians across the state to ensure compliance, consistency and use of best practices across Hawaii;
  • Lead and develop team members across the sites (mentors and coaches) and maintain a healthy working environment.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene or Safety management, or related field with at least four years of progressive experience OR Master's degree with at least two years of professional experience related to HSE within the agricultural, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, research, healthcare or chemical industry;
  • Technical background with at least eight years of experience and at least threeyears of directing HSE programs;
  • Strong working knowledge of federal and state OSHA general industry standards, EPA industry standards and practices, and Health, Safety and Environmental related regulations;
  • Experience advising, collaborating with or providing direction to regional or business function leadership (e.g., Crop Lead), or equivalent director level leadership;
  • Ability to work with minimal direction by leveraging organization, communication and project management skills;
  • Experience in leading significant cross functional business teams;
  • Outcomes focused, organized and able to manage large complex projects with the ability to move swiftly to achieve objectives;
  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills including the capability to clearly present information to influence others through oral or written means;
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA standards that impact Bayer operations;
  • Experience with managing complex detailed environmental, health and safety compliance programs and audit processes that evaluate and track compliance with applicable environmental, health and safety requirements;
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic planning skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementation ISO-like HSE Management Systems;
  • Professional designation, (CSP, RSO, CIH, CHMM, etc.).