Regional Environmental, Health & Safety Manager

  • Suez North America
  • Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
  • May 28, 2019
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Management Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Job Description

About SUEZ North America

SUEZ North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 2,825 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.6 million people on a daily basis; treats over 560 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 160,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.1 billion in 2018 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ. 

The incumbent will be responsible for implementing and managing SUEZ environment, health and safety (EHS), and industrial risk programs in the assigned region.  This includes monitoring, verifying, and strengthening compliance with EHS regulations and taking action where necessary, advising on safe work methods and practices, and facilitating incident analysis & reviews.  Incumbent is expected to work in coordination with operations team to ensure implementation of corporate EHS policies & programs at the region and the project level and support compliance with safe drinking water act and clean water act.  Field presence is an essential component of responsibilities for the purposes of oversight, technical support, and coordination of all EHS program implementation.  


Direct/Indirect Reports: None

Budget Accountabilities: Provides input for EH&S related expenses to the Project/Region Managers.

Reports directly to EHS Director and indirectly to VP of Operations

Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities: 

  • Human & Organization Performance: Conduct field visits with an objective of human performance observations (i.e. job-shadow critical tasks/work processes from beginning to end identifying deviations); facilitate risk assessment, “pre-accident investigations” and “post job reviews”.  Conduct field review of high risk task for Severe Potential Injuries & Fatality (SIF) preventions. Works with supervisors and senior management to recognize and overcome organization limitations in order to  improve environmental and safety performance (15% of the time)
  • Incident Prevention & Management: Facilitate post-accident learning meetings (accident analysis) and institute controls based on analysis & seasonal/specific risks. Facilitate incident management including injury intervention & return to work processes. Works with local and regional organization to bring consistent improvement (15% of the time)
  • EHS Performance Reviews: Conduct Region and Project Specific EHS assessment & reviews including EHS audits, due diligence, work-site inspections, goal and program setting with site and regional managers. (10% of the time)
  • Environmental Duties: Assist with environmental compliance processes, risk assessment, and development and implementation of preventive measures. This includes compliance with safe drinking water act, clean water act, NPDES project permit, and bioslids disposal regulations. Works with local and regional organization to bring consistent improvement. (15% of the time).
  • Project Support: Provide on-site EHS support to facilitate behavioral changes, risk reductions, and compliance with EHS regulations and policies.  Supports implementation of EHS programs thru observations and coaching for improved behaviors. Supports contractor safety management by supporting EHS orientation, EHS performance evaluation, and field observations (10% of the time)
  • Corporate Initiatives: Support implementation of SUEZ initiatives including contract deliverables, fair culture assessments, traffic/vehicle safety, and health initiatives etc. (5% of the time)
  • Training: Coordinates specialized EHS training (confined space, LOTO, arc flash, trenching/ excavation, rigging/crane operation, work zone fafety, ); train/certify internal EHS trainers; assess and authorize external trainer; and facilitate competence certification process (10% of the time).
  • Travel time, administrative tasks, reporting, networking, professional development (20% of the time)

Required Skills

Special Skills/Abilities Needed:

  • Ability to influence change and organizational behavior
  • Self-directed, motivated, committed with ability to work with little direction for extended hours schedule
  • Strong organizational, oral, written and interpersonal skills and ability to coach and train others
  • Ability to balance changing and potentially conflicting priorities & working with uncertainty
  • Maintain specialized knowledge of safety and environmental regulations and industry standards
  • Willingness and ability to work in the field with field staff evaluating and coaching
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively i.e. 50-75% of the time
  • Willingness to be on call (24/7) to respond to & assist with injury and/or environmental emergencies
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint. 

Required Experience


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety, environmental engineering, or equivalent
  • Certified Safety Engineer (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or equivalent preferred. 

Work Experience Needed:

  • 5-7 years of related experience in EHS practice
  • Work experience in water and wastewater industry, public utility, construction, or de-centralized industry.
  • NPDES and Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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