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Director - EHS

Company name
Kinder Morgan

Carteret, NJ, United States

Employment Type

Esh, Executive, Manager, Environmental, Engineering, Sciences

Posted on
Aug 16,2019

Valid Through
Nov 29,2019

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Director - EHS

Job ID #: 20214



Functional Area:


Position Type:

Full Time

Experience Required:

More than 10 years

Relocation Provided:


Education Required:

Bachelors Degree



Position Description

This position is responsible for the overall strategic planning, technical support and management for handling environment, health, safety, training, and industrial hygiene issues for the Terminals Business Unit for the Northeast, Midwest and West regions within the Terminals Business Unit. The position administers, directs and oversees compliance programs, procedures, and policies associated with federal, state, and local regulations and acts as a liaison with internal/external legal, regulatory personnel and agencies. The Director of EHS is responsible for leading a multi-discipline team in execution of a strategy designed to meet Business Unit EHS goals.

EHS Management

Direct Safety, Quality and Environmental Compliance (SQE) program/culture development in specific Terminals Regions and across the Business Unit jointly with other Directors

Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and Local EHS, Training, Industrial Hygiene, Safety and Environmental regulations

Develop and implement Business-unit-specific EHS manuals, programs, procedures and standards

Lead EHS audit readiness program

Liaison with regulatory and other external parties

Direct EHS Compliance system implementation

Lead team to address major environmental compliance concerns, guide strategy and oversee implementation of related tactics

Provide oversight of contractor safety program

Provide guidance related to emergency planning and standards

Direct incident investigation program and training

Direct industrial hygiene program in responsible regions

Assist functional groups in EHS requirements associated with strategic growth opportunities

Facilitate and participate in significant incident investigations

Support due diligence efforts and new terminal integration

EHS Administration

EHS management and oversight and strategic plan development

Coordinate with corporate EHS staff on company-wide issues/initiatives

Advise commercial/sales staff regarding EHS implications associated with storage and transfer of commodities requiring special consideration

Develop cost-effective compliance strategies

Coordinate audits and agency inspections, follow-up on assessment findings to ensure completion

Coordinate customer and neighbor interaction (customer requests, CAER or similar programs, ILTA, Responsible Care, community relations, vendors/consultants, agencies, customer audits)

Federal / State / Local rule and regulation review, interpretation and implementation

Maintain the Terminals EHS Management System intranet site to include provided permissions and access levels

Prepare summary reports and present quarterly updates to Senior Management

Assist internal / external legal counsel in preparation of legal and technical defenses in regulatory enforcement actions and associated regulatory matters

Provide direction for EHS professionals both locally and remotely, who may be in locations from the northeast, midwest and northwestern United States.

Evaluate staffing and fill positions as required

Personnel management, performance mentoring, development, succession planning for staff both local and remotely

Position Requirements

This position requires 10 years of extensive experience with environmental, safety and health regulations, policies and procedures of KMT operations and a high level of communication with peers in industry, regulatory agencies, and trade organizations. Requires formulation of policies and procedures that are protective of the employees, environment and KMT business interests. Position calls for quick and efficient responses to sensitive issues where a high level of technical and systematic thought process is required. Because of the complexities of environmental, health, safety, training, industrial hygiene, and security issues, position calls for complex evaluation and various levels of involvement in advice and implementation. This position will have contact with all levels of employees and management within KMT and deals with numerous Federal, State, and Local regulatory agencies and consultants. The position is required to exhibit the ability to function with limited supervision. The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and exceptional organizational skills. Position is a strong link between sales, operations, and management staff, which requires handling of multiple projects and issues with short deadlines.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelors' degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Physical Sciences, or related Natural Sciences.

Advanced certifications in safety and/or environmental management or regulatory compliance are preferred.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

If applicable, must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers

If applicable, must pass and complete Safety training/certification as required by customers to work in their facilities and as required by Kinder Morgan at all locations

Must obtain and/or meet all requirements to enter foreign trade zones; such as background checks by both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, i.e. obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)

The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed

Physical Demands / Working Conditions:

Travel associated with this position can be extensive; upwards of 50% travel.

The position is on call 24/7 and is expected to carry a cell phone/pager device and respond.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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