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Safety Director, Petrochemical & Refinery Operations (Houston, TX)

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Job Reference: SS02573
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Security/Protective Services
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: $85000 - $100000
Location: Houston
G4S Region: Americas
Country:United States

G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: April 4, 2013

Job Introduction:

The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an experienced Safety Director with a background in the Petrochemical industry.  As the Safety Director, Petrochemical and Refinery Operations, you will act as the focal point in developing, implementing, and maintaining the G4S Secure Solutions safety program throughout the region.  He will provide leadership and guidance in integrating the petrochemical and refinery-specific safety programs with an emphasis on the continuity of critical business functions.  You will be charged with planning the integration of a series of tasks, procedures, and information that direct actions at the time of a safety event in order to reduce injuries, improve the safety culture, and minimize the risk to people and organization assets.

G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more.

G4S offers job security, excellent pay and benefits, and career opportunities.  We offer entry level careers, management careers, sales careers and executive careers across the United States and internationally.

Role Responsibility:

  • Ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations; liaise with G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Director of Safety to ensure OSHA codes and standards are adhered to at all regional locations.
  • Lead and coordinate all accident and near-miss investigations involving company personnel.
  • Conduct periodic reviews/audits to determine compliance with required safety program procedures.
  • Oversee and participate in the development of (in conjunction with others) various leadership training and employee awareness programs; monitor the effectiveness of these programs and link training completion/performance to safety/business metrics.
  • Conduct surveys to identify and evaluate occupational health, safety and environmental conditions; conduct and coordinate on-site inspections to audit physical conditions and safe work practices.
  • Conduct Safety Committee meetings; provide direction to local site management in the coordination of policies and practices for the purpose of proactively managing safety and health risks at the site.  Provide guidance with investigations of process failures leading to workplace accidents and environmental impacts.

The Ideal Candidate:

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required


  • Must possess one or more of the following:
    • Associate’s degree or Higher in Safety Management or Environmental, Health and Safety or related field
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credential from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals
    • Certified Safety Manager (CSM) credential from the National Association of Safety Professionals
    • Certified Safety Training Specialist (STS) credential from the National Association of Safety Professionals
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in safety management and/or compliance
  • Previous safety experience in a petrochemical or manufacturing environment requiring demonstrated knowledge of the Marine Transportation Security Act of 2002, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential, and Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

Skills Required

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to research, investigate, compile information
  • Ability to assess and evaluate situations effectively
  • Ability to write informatively, clearly and accurately
  • Ability to identify critical issues quickly and accurately
  • Attention to detail


  • Must be at least 18 years old or the minimum age
  • Must not use illegal drugs. Must be able to pass a drug test with negative results (except when undergoing documented medical treatment). 
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications, and Department of Motor Vehicle and credit checks if applicable
  • Must be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military

Physical Requirements and Environment

Environment:  Office and Field Petrochemical Client Locations

Major activity:  Working on PC while sitting; telephone use; driving; standing, and walking

Physical efforts to carry out job duties:  Limited, to include some standing, bending, light lifting up to 10 pounds, and limited stretching and reaching


G4S is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

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