Director HSE, Field Services Americas

Houston, Texas
14 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
FS 0000S4
Contract Type
Full Time
With 2015 revenues of approximately $12.1 billion and net income of $302 million, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company has a market capitalization of $4.35 billion and over 63,000 employees worldwide.

The company's service portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related to engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance and scientific and specialty consulting.

Within the oil & gas, refining & petrochemical and chemicals industries we provide engineering and construction services to some of the world's largest refinery and petrochemical complexes. Our services include execution of major revamps and grassroots projects across petroleum refining, gas processing, liquefied natural gas, and associated offsite and environmental facilities worldwide.

Position Summary

The Director, HSE, Field Services America's is accountable for building and leading a high performing HSE team to provide a full suite of HSE support and expertise for a high growth business. This role is a key advisor to the Vice President/General Manager and their regional leadership team. This role is the lead role in developing and implementing the critical HSE initiatives to drive and support profitable business growth and operate in alignment with the company values and global HSE Organization.

The Director of HSE will be part of the Jacobs Field Services management team. In this leadership role, the Director of HSE will interact with Jacobs sites, clients, and offices to ensure successful management of all Field Services functions in accordance with established policies, procedures, systems, and requirements approved by the company.

The key stakeholders for this position are our Jacobs employees at project locations across the United States and Canada, the Field Services America's leadership team and the Global HSE Organization.

Primary Responsibilities

    Ensures the workforce is committed to the Beyond Zero culture of caring philosophy thereby creating a safe working environment.
    Directs, develops, communicates, and implements the company's strategic goals to assigned area of responsibility
    Identifies market trends and applications for existing and new technologies
    To coordinate performance and assurance programs across the business unit, focused on continual improvement of our HSE performance.
    To foster partnerships with clients, and key stakeholders, whether project focused or not, to establish Jacobs as an industry leaders in the HSE field.
    To deliver strategic HSE services and resources in support of all facets of the business, starting with the sales process through project execution.
    To take stewardship and management of the Jacobs VPP, (Voluntary Protection Program).
    To manage and maintain 3 rd party qualification registrations primarily used as part of the business units requirements to operate, examples are ISN and PICS.
    Build, grow and maintain a strong HSE team to support business operations across the Business Unit.
    Subject matter expert for the business unit in terms of compliance with federal, state, provincial and client requirements relative to HSE.
    Work with Key Stakeholders to develop and implement a robust injury case management program.
    Work with other Business units across Jacobs in our Field Services role, supporting the companies integrated project delivery capabilities.
    Ensures an Incident and Injury Free approach to performing work.


  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in industrial construction and/or maintenance field required
  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience, preferably at the Senior HSE Manager level or higher required
  • Must have experience managing HSE in support of a direct hire workforce.
  • Demonstrated safety leadership experience required

  • A relevant Health and Safety tertiary undergraduate or post graduate qualification preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with people at all levels of the organization.

  • Self-motivated with demonstrated experience in building relationships.
  • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience working in both the United States and Canada is a plus.

Current Scope

This position will be responsible to oversee all HSE related matters, and people with support from the business leaders. The business currently has over 70 site locations across the United States and Canada, consisting of an estimated 9,000 employees.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.