Company: Wood
Skills: Environmental, Safety & Training, HSE Auditing, HSE Manager / Advisor
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a HSSES Manager to join the team in Houston.

Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required.

The successful candidate will provide leadership and direction for the HSE department to hire and train qualified expertise into the department, engage personnel on projects and improve department work processes and procedures.

This position will ensure compliance with applicable HSE Management System, Customer Safety Policies, and governmental regulations by supervising the development of procedures and safety plans and ensuring proper execution.

  • Embraces Wood strategic purpose, goals, and objectives and translates these into practical concepts relevant to HSE management
  • Leads a team consisting of professional staff
  • Teaches problem-solving, creative thinking, and project planning skills to less experienced staff
  • Provides constructive feedback & coaching
  • Create and maintain a network of subject matter experts
  • Input to annual department goals and objectives
  • Staffing and development of HSE talent for department and projects
  • Performance reviews and salary administration
  • Conducting periodic meetings with department staff to provide top-down information flow about the company
  • Receives intermittent supervision
  • Support Business Development and Proposals department
  • Ensure HSE Management Systems are monitored and in compliance
  • Ensures compliance with audit protocols
  • Promote HSE best practices in sphere of influence
  • Development of HSE project and department safe work plans
  • Management of office and site based HSE programs and deliverables
  • Support HSE presentation needs to clients (internal and external)
  • Ensure HSE related training is applicable to office and project needs

  • Internal: Senior Managers, Business Line Vice Presidents, Directors, and Leaders, Procurement, Operations, Engineering/Technology
  • Teams, Commercial Business Units, Global Peers
  • External: Clients, Suppliers, Third-party providers, External auditors, Regulatory authorities

  • Influence: High
  • Decision Making Authority: Makes complex decisions. Has the ability to think analytically, conceptually, and adaptively, and make sense of new information across multiple levels of detail

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline
  • NEBOSH certification/diploma preferred
  • ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor Qualified
  • First Aid/CPR/AED trainer preferred

  • 8+ years HSE experience
  • Knowledge of HSE standards and legal requirements
  • Experience managing HSSES on complex EPC/EPCM projects.
  • Experience working in, developing and managing a Quality and HSE Management system environment
  • Supervisory or direct management experience of more junior staff members is required.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft tools and reporting systems.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Confident self-starter who can work independently
  • Knowledge of internal and external audits and third-party certification audits practices
  • Willing to traval up to 40%

  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of management techniques, department procedures, and requirements
  • Displays emotional maturity: Understands and controls one's emotions with empathy for others and uses these skills to lead others
  • Communicates effectively: Listens to understand and is able to articulate ideas and complex concepts clearly and convincingly to a wide range of audiences
  • Expresses ideas clearly and concisely: Seeks to understand others' perspectives. Keeps accurate and organized records
  • Addresses substantive conflicts and facilitates timely resolution
  • Builds relationships: Methodically builds collaborative relationships with customers, peers, global knowledge networks, subordinates, and superiors to achieve business objectives
  • Engages others: Through active involvement fosters teamwork, aligns differences, and leverages individual's talents to achieve objectives
  • Mentors people: Consistently teaches, coaches, and mentors to help assure individual and team success as well as develop the next generation
  • Builds trust: Practices own chosen leadership truisms that enable others to have a firm reliance on their character and competence on their character and competence under stress
  • Foster development of a common vision and collaboration among team members and teams effectively across geographical and cultural boundaries
  • Promotes open expression of ideas: Encourages and empowers others to achieve
  • Maintains a healthy balance between operational involvement and leadership
  • Delegates effectively

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.