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Director- Health, Safety, & Environment

San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Jan 26, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Under the leadership of the Chief Operation Officer, the Director, HSE will be responsible for Health, Safety, and Environment for the company's rapidly growing portfolio of anaerobic digestion ("AD") assets across the US producing Renewable Natural Gas ("RNG") for injection into the US natural gas pipeline infrastructure. In addition, the Director HSE will be responsible for coordinating with Asset Management, Operations, Construction, and Engineering in support of the company execution.

The ideal candidate will have specific experience in people leadership and HSE program development, execution, and continuous improvement. This will include experience in providing HSE leadership to Development, Construction, and geographically diverse Operational assets with a focus on developing and maintaining a culture that focused on taking care of our team members, vendors, and growing organization. The successful candidate will also engage in considerable interaction with the Origination, Development, and Procurement departments, hence prior renewable energy project development and execution experience is a plus.



Brightmark is selectively looking for individuals who thrive in a fast-growing, team-oriented, entrepreneurial business culture and who share our mission to create a world without waste. Founded in 2016, Brightmark is transforming organic waste into renewable natural gas and creating innovative approaches to plastic renewal through science-first approaches and powerful partnerships. A career at Brightmark means that you work with brilliant, passionate people who get up in the morning because they want to make the world a better place. We pride ourselves on our commitment to collaboration and hard work in a mission-driven environment with teammates who make work fun and practice what they preach - changing the way the world thinks about waste. Learn more at

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead by personal example and encourage all employees to conduct their activities in accordance with all applicable laws and the Company standards and policies, particularly its HSE policies
  • Develop and maintain a culture that aligns with Brightmark's mission and vision
  • Oversee, direct, and manage the health and safety of Brightmark's team members, worksites, and vendors
  • Establish, track, and report the HSE KPIs including the development of an HSE Monthly Status Report
  • Create, manage, and enforce all safety training and programs for the Brightmark RNG business
  • Direct, develop, and oversee the general health and safety policies and procedures for Brightmark
  • Lead and Maintain Operational Sites Permit Compliance in coordination with Operations
  • Maintain appropriate OSHA, PHMSE, FERC, DOT, and other applicable jurisdictionally required safety processes, policies, and procedures, certifications, reporting requirements and be the lead Brightmark representative in all interactions with such organizations
  • Collaborate with the Leadership Team to develop, coordinate, and implement occupational health policies and procedures to promote and ensure effective safety operations
  • Collaborate with the Leadership Team to develop, administer, and ensure a safe workplace including programs for orientations, skill training, proper job instruction, hazardous materials handling, and the use of protective equipment
  • Review Brightmark's contracts for safety and insurance requirements, provide feedback on the negotiation of such contracts and ensure Brightmark complies with the requirements of such contracts
  • Review daily safety reports, accident and incident reports, and other job site reports and maintain records of project incident and severity rates and total project hours
  • Perform regular site visits, scheduled and unannounced, to Brightmark's job sites to perform inspections for health and safety compliance
  • Develop processes to collect data on training, collect data and analyze the causes of accidents and generate required reporting and generate training to prevent repeat occurrences
  • Train or manage the training of personal to comply with Brightmark and jurisdiction required safety requirements
  • Participate in the prequalification of subcontractors
  • Lead the review of subcontractor insurance, safety record, and license qualifications
  • Develop budgets to support current and future company health and safety initiatives
  • Conduct regular safety inspections and audits, both in-office and onsite, to assess employee compliance with safety regulations
  • Implement initiatives to reduce and prevent accidents, occupational illnesses, and exposure to long-term health hazards
  • Support the origination, development, and project execution team on new facility development and construction.
  • Work with existing partners and prospects to build a close, binding relationship, developing a clear understanding of their current and future needs.
  • Audit all Company health and safety procedures and protocols on a regular basis
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to team members
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills
  • Experience with developing and implementing HSE programs
  • Familiarity with OSHA other applicable jurisdictionally required safety processes, policies, and procedures, certifications, reporting requirements
  • Tactical planning and implementation skills
  • HSE Risk Assessments
  • Experience with cross-functional leadership and management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills
  • Excellent problem solving and strategic thinking skills

Experience & Education
  • 8+ years related work experience
  • Certified Safety Professional is preferred
  • Working knowledge of HSE management systems
  • Knowledge in the technical fundamentals of safety management and risk assessments and reduction, including machinery and process safety, industrial hygiene, loss prevention, ergonomics, and occupational health

  • Demonstrated ability in working independently and as part of a team to handle multiple projects, prioritize conflicting demands and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Professional, personable, approachable, and courteous demeanor
  • Excellent judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Creative and flexible team player willing to work with constantly shifting departmental needs with enthusiasm

  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401k
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Disability assistance
  • Paid vacation
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