Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSES) Specialist

branchburg, New Jersey

Our client is looking for a Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSES) Specialist to join their team in Branchburg, PA.

This is a full-time position based at our corporate headquarter facility. The Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSES) Specialist, reporting to the Global HSES Director, and will provide assistance to the Operations facilities for HSES programs to help achieve Corporate/Site objectives.

In this role, the work will focus on the health, safety and well-being of employees and contractors through prevention of injuries/illnesses and protection of the environment. This role will resolve issues through immediate action or longer-term planning. This individual will assist in providing technical expertise in all areas of safety, health, environmental, security, transportation and industrial hygiene compliance, policy, and excellence.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

The essence of this role requires a highly motivated, people-oriented person for the proactive, practical application of HSES commitment to the operation and to the day-to-day behaviors of all employees and contractors. This individual will provide support in developing, implementing, improving and managing HSES policies, procedures, practices, and projects to nourish a culture in which HSES and Do It Safely Do It Right the First Time! is an overriding value.

Accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides technical HSES support for on-going and future projects, problem solving, incident investigations including site inspections and audits, and activities
  • Develops and provides contractor, visitor, and new employee training and other training
  • Assists with completion of Safe Work and other Life Saving Permits
  • Participates in job safety analysis, process hazard analysis, management of change and pre-startup safety reviews
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of site chemical management and chemical Right-to-Know systems and policies (including Safety Data Sheets)
  • Organizes and maintains HSES performance, compliance, policy and procedural information including electronic backup of critical information
  • Researches and keeps informed of pertinent information and developments in areas such as state and federal laws and regulations such as OSHA, EPA/FDEP and DOT.
  • Conducts or participates in incident investigations for root cause analysis
  • Monitors and completes action items generated from inspections and incident investigations
  • Actively participates on site Safety Committee(s)
  • Prepares and presents monthly safety meetings
  • Provides on-the-floor HSES coaching and recognition
  • Assists with implementation and support of HSES Team goals and responsibilities
  • Available, approachable, and willing to help others with their HSES questions and/or concerns
  • Assists with waste management, disposal and compliance
  • Elevates significant health, safety, environmental, and security issues
  • Conducts or coordinates industrial hygiene monitoring as necessary
  • Identifies improvement opportunities and implements as appropriate
  • Develops and provides Site Emergency Response Team training and guidance and is a member of the ER Team
  • Successfully completes all assigned trainings

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in Science, Engineering, Safety or closely related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Occupational, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, or related field
  • Must be always and remain clean shaven
  • Ability to wear a full-face tight-fitting respirator and a fully encapsulated (Level A) ER suit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), or any other tight-fitting and/or supplied air respirators (SAR)
  • Ability to medically pass a respiratory test and physical test to wear a full-face respirator as required
  • Fitness for duty, including but not limited to
  • ability to lift 50 pounds and climb ladders
  • Successfully complete all assigned and required training
  • Passion for HSES.
  • Ability to influence others.
  • Solid strategic and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a participative work environment.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency in MS Office and Google suite.
  • High level of integrity, strong work ethic, good judgment, and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the chemical industry HSES field
  • Plant level experience in HSE
  • Intern or Co-op experience


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