Global Health & Safety Lead

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GE Renewable Energy

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Greenville, SC, United States

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14 days ago

Job Description Summary

The Global Health and Safety Lead is responsible for managing EHS, with a focus on High-Risk Operations, including Electrical Safety, Lifting Operations, Construction Safety and Work at Height, while supporting other EHS activities as assigned. The role supports both fixed facility and distributed operations (projects and services) and will provide operational safety input into Lean activities as well as lead dedicated risk reduction workstreams, participate in design reviews and support reactive activities.

The individual will have solid understanding of H&S legislation applicable to our products and be able to provide domain technical expertise and leadership necessary to drive compliance, meet customer expectation and achieve health and safety excellence for field operations.
This role will also be responsible for driving excellence and safety culture change across the organization, leveraging human organization performance/human factor competency, partnering cross functionally, to support the Safety by program and drive sustainable improvement while supporting other EHS activities as assigned.

They will also provide input and support the wider Onshore Wind EHS team as we work to build one successful organization.

Job Description

About us:
GE’s Onshore Wind business has a total installed base of more than 50,000 wind turbines in more than 35 counties, with 100+ GW of global installed capacity. We harness increased onshore wind energy potential through a broad family of turbines that are uniquely suited for a variety of wind environments, including Cypress, GE’s most powerful onshore wind turbine, and GE’s 2MW platform, which has more than 20GW installed and in operation today. We are committed to our customers’ success in wind, offering a broad portfolio of products and services that make renewables the energy of choice for a cleaner future.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead High-Risk EHS Operations for the business, coordinating cross-regional team and cross functionally to drive consistent application and implementation across the business.
  • Be able to provide technical competency to support risk reduction for HROs Workstreams relevant to the business environment. Guide business unit to implement measures on the relevant activity types, targeting to reduce severe cases over time.
  • Engage with Engineering to ensure that any changes on the existing fleet triggers updates on both Electrical Service Bulletin and relevant LOTO forms. Coordinate development and maintain database with all applicable LOTO, ensuring accurate information is available to the field technicians throughout the globe.
  • Conduct cross-region EHS audits and provide detailed reports on findings and necessary actions.
  • Remain current with and/or develop necessary understanding of EHS regulations specific to assigned priorities and/or job scope.
  • Have a deep understanding of GE EHS programs specific to assigned priorities and/or job scope.
  • Identify, eliminate and/or mitigate EHS hazards, serve as subject matter expert to assist in the development of proactive solutions necessary to reduce future risk.
  • Serve as a coach and technical expert cross functionally, in order embed EHS expectations across the organization, building a sustainable EHS culture.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or technical equivalent from an accredited college or university, or equivalent qualification.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 40% of the time.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Certified Health and Safety professional.
  • Solid, demonstrated technical domain associated with high-risk operations and risk reduction.
  • Clearly understands the EHS risks, operational and legal requirements associated with different scope of work or execution across projects/services environment.
  • Medical fitness and ability to work at height per local and global standards.
  • Fluent English with strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, influence and motivate diverse teams to achieve a unified goal.
  • Experience in adult learning and teaching principles.
  • Demonstrated experience leading change or cultural development.
  • Able to coach and support key influencers to drive EHS compliance and the reduction of risk through team engagement and help develop an organizational culture that prioritizes EHS.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple issues with competing priorities
  • Deep knowledge of GE’s EHS programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, motivate and drive change and interact cross-functionally
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Understand lean and be able to apply lean principles.
  • Trained to Global Wind Organization (GWO) basic safety standard.
  • Additional language skills.

The salary range for this position is $108,500 - $180,900. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus/variable incentive compensation/equity. GE offers benefits and programs to help you manage your personal and family needs, grow and develop you and your career, support your work/life integration, and help you stay connected through volunteerism, employee networks, and philanthropy.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No