APPLY – SSH&E Environmental Technician Portland


SSH&E Environmental Technician Portland

Requisition ID: 2018-22627

Location: US-TX-Portland

Job Type: Permanent


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is seeking an SSH&E Environmental Technician to join our project team in Portland, TX. Provides advanced OH&S advice, guidance and instruction to corporate/project/site staff in supporting the HSSE function. This is a non-supervisory role in the function and is fully qualified to work independently while satisfying accountability. This position requires 3 years of industry and HSSE experience which includes environmental, performance analysts, emergency responders, and technical specialists. The role can be a development role for those desiring further progression to supervision/management. A candidate in this role should be capable of providing environmental needs for projects requirements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assists with the preparation and maintenance of HSSE policy and procedure manuals
  • Assists with the preparation and formats large, complex reports, presentations and studies using a combination of software; Performs research and prepares reports as requested
  • Prepares documentation and correspondence, composes memos, transcribes notes, and takes dictation and meeting minutes
  • Organizes and maintains confidential files and records of a particularly sensitive nature
  • Tracks client and third party correspondence; prepares status reports
  • Track incidents and maintains HSSE records and HSSE tracking database system; Assists with incident investigations related to accidents and near misses; Works with all employees to instill a safe and environmentally conscientious work environment, determining the awareness level, discussing policies and procedures, advising on the best means of following those policies and procedures, and coaching to improve behavior as needed
  • Participates in diverse activities such as plan development and implementation, proposal review, incident investigation report review, and assessments
  • Interfaces with project providing leadership and coaching to facilitate continuous HSSE performance improvement, permitting, environmental regulations and requirements
  • Facilitates and provides guidance in coaching and mentoring programs with all employees
  • Maintains and orders office supplies and safety equipment for department and/or project
  • May assist with the preparation of project schedules, bids or proposals

Skills / Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in related field or 3 years related experience in HSSE or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Broad knowledge of departmental function, terminology and interrelationships
  • Understanding of HSSE programs, policies, procedures and systems that apply to assignments
  • Some internal experience preferred in order to know the business and organizational structure and administrative procedures, documentation requirements, processes and systems
  • PC skills and proficiency with MS programs and HSSE system with ability to efficiently download, manipulate and report data, run ad-hoc reports and logic check data
  • Ability to develop spreadsheets and modify formats in order to independently complete assignments
  • Ability to resolve problems and questions independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills for inter-departmental and external company interaction
  • Ability to handle tasks simultaneously and to work effectively with interruptions
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance as per work schedule agreed with manager (may require working an adjusted work schedule based on project assigned and work overtime if warranted)
  • Ability to comply with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures
  • Support implementation of construction environmental procedures
  • Interface with the Owner’s environmental compliance coordinators to verify worksite environmental compliance
  • Evaluate the success of the environmental program and seek opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Conduct ongoing environmental compliance monitoring and initiate corrective action on observed noncompliance
  • Administer environmental record keeping system
  • Prepare and submit environmental reports to the HSE/SD manager
  • Collaborate with contractors, subcontractors, construction managers and Owner’s representatives to ensure the contractors/subcontractors have an environmental protection plan in place prior to the commencement of work in environmentally sensitive areas
  • Ensure engineered protective measures are installed as required to protect against soil, groundwater and surface water contamination
  • Ensure soil erosion control measures required to be installed at the construction site are in place and maintained, as required
  • Manage implementation of the Owner’s Waste Management Plan and waste management strategy
  • Depending on the degree of involvement with a specific incident or trend, participate in weekly HSE/SD incident reviews
  • Develop written plans, programs and materials as continuous training aids in environmental incident prevention
  • Maintain the environmental-related records and documentation and ensure that contractors comply with the project-agreed record retention requirements
  • In conjunction with the Owner and/or Wood/GCGV project management, coordinate environmental meetings
  • In conjunction with project management and/or project contractors, coordinate thorough investigation of all environmental incidents
  • In conjunction with project contractors, coordinate audits to eliminate conditions and work practices that pose environmental risks
  • Conduct unscheduled and scheduled inspections of work areas in conjunction with project management, contractors and employees as applicable

Work Environment

  • Spends 100% of time in a field environment

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus




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