Senior Specialist, Environment, Health and Safety

North Chicago, IL, US
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
  • Align and integrate the EHS strategy with the supporting organization's mission, goals, and strategies.
  • Monitor regulatory requirements/trends, conduct impact analyses, and implement programs to ensure compliance with both regulatory and internal standards.
  • Monitor EHS trends and develop recommendations for input into the EHS LRP
  • Develop and conduct training course material to meet the needs of the learner or business.
  • Make timely decisions which reflect a consideration of facts and data at hand. Use persuasive techniques to influence others without reliance on formal authority, define the needs of various parties, and negotiate agreements acceptable to all parties.
  • Actively identify and promote process improvements or new processes that strengthen the EHS function and the overall organization and minimizes/eliminates risk.
  • Assess and quantify EHS risks and their consequences and implement appropriate actions.
  • Communicate compliance status, key performance Indicators, trends, priority issues and business impact to key stakeholders.
  • Conduct incident investigations, identify root causes, and implement improvement/action plans to prevent similar incidents from occurring.
  • Lead and/or participate on cross functional teams to represent EHS objectives related to the subject matter and meet the team's overall objectives and deliverables.

  • Bachelor's Degree (EHS related, Engineering) plus 5+ years of EHS related experience or Master's Degree (EHS related, Engineering) plus 3 years of EHS related experience. EHS or Engineering professional certification is preferred, but not required.
  • Working experience in implementing EHS regulations, conducting incident investigations, interacting with regulatory agencies and external organizations and managing cross functional teams
  • Ability to establish measurable project goals and implementation plans, balance conflicting work demands, and develop action plans including the identification of resource requirements.
  • Ability to develop standards and/or policies that meet business objectives.
  • Ability to actively listen, build and maintain effective working relationships with internal/ external colleagues and stakeholders, and resolve conflict constructively.
  • Ability to successfully manage project and programs.

Additional Background information:

  • Knowledge of Dangerous Goods, powered industrial trucks and Ergonomics necessary
  • Knowledge of Critical safe work program, environmental compliance and ISO 14,001 and ISO 45001 preferred but not required
  • Day to day support and interaction with office, distribution center and tank farm operations including international third-party logistics locations
  • Enhancement of our global ergonomics program, particularly in manufacturing areas
  • Enhancement of the EHS program for global supply chain