Regional EHS Specialist – 3rd Party Contractors

Schenectady, New York
03 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Regional EHS Specialist - 3rd Party Contractors will be based in Schenectady, NY and will be required to travel (at least 50%). The EHS Specialist - 3rd Party Contractors will play an active role in the daily EHS responsibilities as it pertains to fulfilling our employee, customer and service contracts as well as support all 3rd Party Labor across the North America Pole.

Essential Responsibilities

This includes, but is not be limited to: providing instructor led training, auditing contractors, assisting sites with Gensuite data entry / reports, providing thorough accident investigations, assisting with the development of Temporary Work Procedures (TWPs) and other job specific documentation that is required to conduct our business in the safest manner possible.

As the Regional EHS Specialist - 3rd Party Contractors, you will:
• Perform EHS duties as assigned by the Operational Excellence Leader and EHS Specialist Team Lead
• Support Regional and Pole EHS Leadership in executing process and policies, including participating in EHS specific continuous improvement programs
• Deliver technical and safety related training via instructor led, field and self-paced delivery to educate internal customers. Manage all administrative and statistical details to monitor and generate reporting information for training
• Own contractor management activities - review EHS metrics, validate training records, develop and standardize on-boarding / orientation processes, perform on-site EHS compliance inspections, document positive and negative performances and support continuous Improvement
• Support site management and provide coaching and review of incident investigations and corrective actions through 5 Why incident investigation methods
• Support and monitor the EHS start-up / transition activities on new or expanding GE locations including: meeting with customer's EHS team, site hazard assessments, development and initial review of the EHS site specific material, providing structure to the orientation of new employees and the development of an action plan with timeframes to fully implement the site specific EHS requirements in partnership with line management
• Monitor progress on completion of the action plan, and reports to Operational Excellence Leader, EHS Specialist Team Lead and EHS Regional Manager
• Drive the development, documentation and validation of Best Management Practices / Continuous Improvement Initiatives under the direction of the Operational Excellence Leader, EHS Specialist Team Lead and Regional EHS Leaders
• Oversee the management of work-related injuries at regional GE locations
• Support site management and EHS regional managers with Root Cause Analysis (RCA), with coaching and review of incident investigations and corrective actions
• Monitor and update Gensuite tools / data (i.e. action tracking system, compliance calendar, incident report, initial report, OPS metrics and training tracker)
• Liaise with technical teams to support thorough hazard identification / risk analysis for repair of complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems on variable pitch, variable speed turbines
• Support all EHS activities as directed by manager with minimal supervision
• Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures
• Leverage EHS inspection process to identify findings and drive targeted Corrective / Preventative Actions
• Support day to day EHS activities at site through partnership with EHS Coordinators
• Lead EHS committees, conference calls and web-based meetings


• Bachelor's Degree (or Associate's Degree in EHS or minimum of 4 years of relevant EHS work experience)

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

• Mechanical, Electrical, and ability to read schematics
• Proficient computers skills in Excel, Word, Web Tools
• Working knowledge of Gensuite, Mi2K, Kronos, and Support Central web sites (GE employees only)
• Minimum of 2 years of experience with full-time responsibility for compliance with safety and environmental regulations
• Knowledge of confined space entry as well as work at elevated heights
• Excellent leadership and communication skills (oral and written)
• Experience delivering classroom and hands on instruction, proven competency speaking in front of large groups
• Experience leading cross-functional teams to complete post-incident investigation and Root Cause Analysis

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