Director QHSE, US

ODFJELL Terminals
Houston, Texas, United States
  • 1
8 + Years Experience

Company: ODFJELL Terminals
Skills: Environmental, Safety & Training, HSE Auditing, HSE Manager / Advisor
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
No location/work authorization restrictions found.








MANAGERIAL (Y/N): # Direct reports:_____3-6_____________# Total:___8-10__________



The Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental Director is responsible for monitoring, enforcing, directing, and developing Odfjell Terminals US region's HSE programs to include compliance with corporate, regulatory and government standards, acquire and maintain required permits, review of safety policies and rules, hazard prevention, site assessments and maintenance of HSE records.


As a key member of the company's Leadership Team based in Houston, this person will actively participate at the highest level to assure an environment conducive to a world-class QHSE culture. He/she will act as a key business partner and advisor to the President and other members of the Executive Team in all QHSE matters.

Reference: CPPM: JOB-0136



Responsible for strategic Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental, Security, and Training activities at all Odfjell terminals in the US.

Overall responsibility for advising the US group on all applicable QHSE legislation and monitoring compliance.

Overall responsibility for gaining and maintaining approvals to ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and any additional applicable accreditations.

Develop and Implement policies, procedures, risk management programs, controls, and measures.

Overall responsibility for customer QHSE management.

Preparation, implementation and application of the overall QHSE program for the US

Ensure that all audits of critical activities and internal processes are managed so as to minimize risk and maximize return.

Manage the compilation and ongoing QHSE procedures and plans specific to the needs of the terminals, and review, monitor, analyze, and report QHSE statistics, objectives, and targets for business improvement.

Motivate, coach, and encourage all personnel in QHSE matters.

Drive QHSE training within the Company.

Demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment.

Promote a culture of continuous improvement, and lead by example to ensure company goals are achieved and exceeded.

Will be results-oriented, use a systematic process to develop plans and achieve specific outcomes, drive a team to the achievement of objectives, focus on results rather than activities.

Be detail-oriented, able to visualize and communicate the critical steps involved in successfully completing a project; strive for the highest level of service quality possible.

Be deliberate, analytical and thoughtful but decisive, able to cut through extraneous issues and draw conclusions and recommend actions based on factual assessment.


Manage environmental program including all applicable regulations and corporate requirements as a minimum. This includes responsibility for implementing the requirements of the EPA Risk Management Program as defined in 40 CFR Part 68, Title V air permits, NPDES/WPDES programs, SPCC plan, ICP, etc..

Maintaining accurate and timely processing of environmental permits, licenses, and documents by managing relationships with federal and state agencies along with supporting consultants and vendors.

Managing and maintaining environmental compliance at both the federal and state levels by ensuring that the required permits are acquired and that the permit conditions (e.g. sampling, recordkeeping) are met.

Manage and responsible for the activities of the Emergency Response Team and Incident Command System.

Manage the evaluation of all chemicals prior to storage or transfer for safety, health and environmental issues.

Responsible for being the Odfjell Terminals US Regional representative at CAA/ILTA/CAPS, local industry networks and committees.



In case of absence, the employee's supervisor will assume and/or assign responsibility for this position's duties.

Perform other job related duties as assigned


  • BS in Bioenvironmental Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or Environmental Engineering preferred
  • Prefer 8+ years of QHSE experience in a chemical plant, petroleum refinery, or storage terminal with a strong environmental background
  • A thorough and practical knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations
  • 3-5 years supervisory experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to relate to all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency with Microsoft software
  • SAP experience preferred



Continuously: hearing; smelling; seeing; maintaining stamina during workday; thinking analytically; understanding, assimilating and drawing conclusion from information and data; producing unique or creative solutions to problems; concentrating on tasks; maintaining attention span during workday; using English language correctly.

Frequently: sitting; standing; walking (general); walking in or out of terminal, through turnstile, be able to evacuate terminal in emergency; repetitive use of arms/hands; repetitive use of legs; eye/hand coordination; fine manipulation; talking; touching; keyboarding/typing; receiving and transmitting information accurately using oral communications; receiving and transmitting information accurately using written communications; remembering details; making decisions; adjusting to changes; examining/observing details.

Occasionally: ability to climb ladder to top of tanks at terminal; ability to board a vessel via rope ladder; bending over; crawling; climbing; reaching overhead; crouching; kneeling; balancing; pushing or pulling; grasping; lifting 10lbs or less.


Continuously: maintaining TWIC card; performing multiple tasks at the same time; maintaining high level of energy and productivity through the workday.

Frequently: close proximity/potential exposure to hazardous chemicals; wear PPE; maintaining composure and professionalism under emotional stress.

Occasionally: irregular hours; respirator fit; hot/cold temperatures; work outside; electrical hazards; falling hazards/wear safety harness; sharp objects; working at heights; exposure to fumes, gases, odors; exposure to dirt, dust, grease, mud; excessive noise exposure; wearing uniform; working in difficult interpersonal situations; travel locally between two Houston office locations during the workday; traveling domestically; traveling internationally.


  • PC and office equipment
  • iPhone
  • Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Task specific software