Health & Safety Advisor, Senior (1535)

Houston, Texas
20 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
At ENGIE North America, innovation and excellence create a platform for growth. We have a range of businesses in the United States and Canada, including clean power generation, cogeneration, and energy storage; retail energy sales; and comprehensive services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize energy and other resource use and expense. Nearly 100 percent of our power generation portfolio is low carbon or renewable. Globally, ENGIE is the largest independent power producer and energy efficiency services provider in the world, with operations in 70 countries employing 150,000 people, including 1,000 researchers in 11 R&D centers.
We are looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.

The Role Health & Safety Advisor, Senior

Directs, develops and ensures implementation of a Health and Safety (H&S) Management System that encompasses standards of excellence, programs, policies, procedures and processes (4Ps) for ENGIE North America (ENA). Responsible for partnering with all Business Entities and Operating Companies' H&S staff to influence an organizational culture that leads to an injury free working environment.

Houston; ENGIE North America Business Unit

Salaried - Exempt

Essential Job Functions
  • Develops a health & safety strategic plan in collaboration with executive leadership and H&S staff throughout ENGIE North America. The plan must address working environments in thermal power generation and energy distribution plants, new construction solar and wind sites, facility O&M management, and the HVAC mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractors in the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) construction fields.
  • Manages H&S databases and provides required monthly statistical reports to ENGIE NA Business Unit (BU) corporate and Business Entity (BE) executives. Tracks the performance and progress of ENGIE Generation and Services action plans, programs and processes.
  • Conducts regular onsite training, supervision, compliance audits, incident investigations, and safety cultural assessments.
  • Leads and directs all serious incident investigations that result in a lost time accident. Applies Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) tools when conducting investigations to determine causal factors. Identifies countermeasures to prevent recurrence and eliminate deviations from the standard.
  • Provides guidance and acts as a role model for BE H&S full time professionals, plant managers, front line supervisors and general foremen in the effective implementation of the 4Ps.
  • Designs the ENA H&S Management System in accordance with the ISO 18001 standard. Ensures conformance to the standard results in compliance to the regulation. Researches new or revised OSHA (US) / OH&S Act (Canada) regulatory requirements. Anticipates changes and updates the 4Ps as required with follow on training for effective implementation.
  • Develops the ENA H&S budget in collaboration with the BEs' H&S staff.
  • Manages the selection of third-party H&S auditors, consultants and contractors.
  • Implements a communication strategy that promotes leadership engagement between management, front line supervisors, foremen, technician / craft personnel and contractors to create a culture where H&S is a principle and not a priority.
  • Implements an observation program that focuses on pre-job/task activities. Ensures the Job Safety Plan process permeates down to the granularity of the specific task assigned.
  • Benchmarks the current state of power generation, O&M service and construction-oriented safe work procedures against a "Best in Class" standard. Orchestrates plans to close identified gaps in coordination with ENGIE NA BE H&S staff.
  • Coordinates reviews on contractor safety plans and procedures to assure their standard is equal or more stringent than ENGIE NA's safety criteria as stipulated in the procurement Terms & Conditions.
  • Conduct process safety assessments at sites with operations and maintenance responsibilities.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned

  • Subject matter expert in OSHA (US) CFR 29 Parts 1910 / 1926 and OH&S Act (Canada) regulations.
  • Exhibit mastery of root cause failure analysis tools and their application for recordable events.
  • Possess superior verbal, written, interpersonal, public speaking, facilitation and presentation communication skills when interacting with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with behavioral science and the psychology behind influencing change.
  • Experience in commercial and industrial construction environments.
  • Exhibit high levels of emotional intelligence as a team leader in the creation of a desire-based vs. compliance-based safety culture.
  • Proficient in database management, Pareto analyses and the design of executive level dashboard / graphical displays in direct support of essential job functions.
  • In-depth knowledge of the change management process.

Essential Physical Abilities
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.
  • Ability to climb stairs, ladders, and enter confined spaces as required to complete safety audits and assess job site conditions for working environment hazards.
  • Could involve some lifting.\Ability to travel independently to field locations in ENA across US and Canada up to 50% of the time

  • Bachelor's Degree in Safety Management, Engineering or Business; Master's Degree a plus.
  • Minimum ten (10) years' experience in commercial and industrial construction environments.

Working Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

For this role you must have authorization to work in the United States. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

This job advertisement is supported by the ENGIE Talent Acquisition team. Agency involvement is not required. All related inquires must be done to the Talent Acquisition team, not direct to ENGIE North America Managers.

Additional Information
  • Posting Date: Jun 19, 2019