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Director of Health, Safety, and Environmental

LPW Group
Trammells, Texas, US
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

LPW Group ("LPW") is a leading manufacturer of specialty valves, fittings, flanges, and other flow control products that serve chemical, petrochemical, LNG, refining, renewable, naval, pulp & paper and other industrial applications. The Company goes to market under leading brands such as Ladish Valves, Smith Valves, Penn Machine and Western Forge & Flange, and has established itself as the industry leader for quick lead times, engineered solutions, comprehensive manufacturing capabilities and high-quality products. With five locations in Houston, TX, one in Swedesboro, NJ, and one in Aston, PA, LPW is well positioned to meet the dynamic needs of its customers.

The Director of Health, Safety, and Environmental will be located at our Corporate Office located at 5775 N. Sam Houston Pkwy W. and will be responsible for heading the HSE for all of LPW Group Companies. There will be travel required.

About this role

The Director of Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) holds a strategic role within our organization, focusing on the development, implementation, and oversight of policies and programs that ensure the company's operations comply with environmental, health, and safety regulations. This position involves a deep understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks, as well as the ability to work closely with various business units and departments to integrate HSE principles into the daily workings of the company. By fostering a culture of safety and environmental responsibility, the Director of HSE supports the organization's objectives, not only by minimizing risks and protecting employees but also by ensuring sustainable practices that contribute to the company's long-term success. Through their leadership, the Director of HSE has an instrumental role in guiding the organization towards operational excellence that aligns with both internal standards and external regulatory requirements.

  • Develop and implement comprehensive health, safety, and environmental policies and procedures across the organization to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Lead internal audits and inspections to identify potential HSE risks and non-compliance issues and oversee the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Design and deliver HSE training programs for employees at all levels, contractors, and other stakeholders, to foster a culture of safety and environmental responsibility.
  • Manage the organization's hazardous waste disposal program, ensuring proper collection, storage, and disposal methods are followed to minimize environmental impact.
  • Coordinate with human resources to investigate accidents and incidents, ensuring thorough documentation, root cause analysis, and implementation of preventive measures.
  • Oversee the maintenance and calibration of any HSE monitoring equipment to ensure accurate and reliable data collection for air, water, and soil quality assessments.
  • Engage with external stakeholders, including regulatory agencies, community groups, and environmental organizations, to represent the company's HSE interests and commitments.
  • Lead sustainability initiatives, improving energy efficiency, and promoting recycling and waste reduction efforts.

Skills Requirements

Regulatory Compliance: The Director of HSE updates policies and conducts audits to ensure adherence to environmental, health, and safety laws at all levels. With a comprehensive knowledge of current regulations and the ability to anticipate legislative changes, this role plays a critical part in maintaining the organization's legal standing and operational integrity.

Risk Assessment: The identification of potential hazards and the evaluation of associated risks are central to the Director of HSE's responsibilities. By applying industry-specific knowledge and strategic planning, they develop mitigation plans that address these risks, ensuring employee, property, and environmental safety.

Incident Investigation: Following workplace accidents and near-misses, the Director of HSE leads the effort to understand root causes and coordinates corrective actions. This involves evidence collection, witness interviews, and collaboration with teams across the organization to enhance safety measures.

Safety Training Program Development: Tailoring comprehensive training programs to educate employees on health and safety protocols is a key duty. Through the analysis of workplace hazards and the creation of engaging training materials, the Director of HSE ensures that all personnel are well-informed and prepared to mitigate risks.

Environmental Auditing: The Director of HSE evaluates the organization's compliance with environmental laws and regulations through detailed audits. Identifying non-compliance areas and developing plans for risk mitigation are essential for maintaining sustainable operations and aligning with environmental standards.

Emergency Response Planning: Crafting strategies to manage workplace emergencies, ranging from natural disasters to chemical spills, falls under the purview of the Director of HSE. This includes collaboration with local emergency services, execution of regular drills, and training staff on emergency procedures to ensure preparedness and safety.

Education Requirements

A bachelor's degree in occupational health and safety, environmental, health and safety, or similarly related field is required. A master's degree is preferred.

Experience Requirements
    • years experience in HSE management, with a focus on the manufacturing and metals fabrication industries.
  • in developing and implementing HSE policies, conducting safety audits, and managing emergency response plans is crucial.
  • a track record of progressively responsible roles, demonstrating their ability to lead teams, influence organizational culture, and drive HSE performance improvements

Certifications & Licenses:

Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).

Work Environment

The Director of HSE typically operates within a dynamic environment that balances office settings with field assessments. This role demands regular interaction with our business units and various departments, necessitating a high level of collaboration and communication skills.

Work hours can extend beyond the typical nine-to-five, especially when addressing emergency situations or conducting audits.

The pace is fast, driven by regulatory deadlines and the imperative to maintain a safe work environment. Travel is a component of the role, for site visits and training purposes. Despite the demands, companies usually support a healthy work-life balance, recognizing the intense focus required for the position.

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