Senior Director, Environmental, Health & Safety

Health/Safety/Environmental Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Job Summary

The Sr. Director of HSE is responsible for the overall development and maintenance of effective Environmental, Health and Safety programs, including managing compliance and directing the development, deployment and continuous improvement of environmental, health and safety management systems across Continental’s operations. This position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with internal corporate policy and external regulatory requirements and initiatives.


The primary purposes of this position are to: (1) plan, implement, manage corporate environmental, health and safety (HSE) strategies, policies, programs and processes to achieve peer leading results, (2) ensure compliance by all company operations with all applicable environmental, health and safety regulations and requirement, and (3) establish and continually demonstrate expectations of striving to avoid and minimize incidents and injuries.

  •  Responsible for developing, promoting and implementing a proactive, positive safety and environmentally-focused culture throughout the organization. 
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to the HSE teams. Focus on the leadership and professional development of the HSE employees. 
  • Drive awareness and accountability for HSE performance through all levels of the organization and provide support across responsible functional teams. Ensure root cause and other analysis is completed to reduce incidents.
  • Develop, strengthen and sustain productive and collaborative working relationships with all levels of the organization in an effort to promote proactive use of the HSE organization. 
  • Develop, implement and manage all HSE programs and policies to ensure compliance with Federal, state and local regulations. 
  • Monitor, interpret and analyze business impact of HSE laws, such as NEPA, Title V, QuadO a, and other environmental regulations, as well as other standards or regulatory initiatives that impact the Business Unit in the geographic areas in which it does business.
  • Gather and analyze appropriate HSE data to effectively communicate company performance against established metrics to management monthly.
  • Track and evaluate leading and lagging indicators and collaborate with company executives, site leadership, and insurance risk management services to develop and implement corrective measures and provide expertise in the inspection, analysis, audit and investigation of our environmental and safety practices. 
  • Develop and lead company-wide multi-year HSE strategy to provide program direction for leadership and management 
  • Develop, align and implement short term and long term HSE action plans, projects, initiatives, goals and objectives that maintain the balance between corporate objectives, business needs, and operations. 
  • Compile, calculate and manage associated injury safety statistics and complete OSHA and client recordkeeping requirements
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree in related field is required (Occupational Safety. Health, Environment or Compliance or combination of related certifications), Master’s Degree preferred 
  • 10+ years of experience in managing HSE (Environmental Health & Safety) in the oil and gas industry; exposure in upstream oil and gas drilling, completions and production operations, required   
  • Proven leadership ability to effectively influence others 
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations, such as NEPA, Title V, QuadO a; HSE related licenses, certifications and/or membership in HSE professional associations are desired 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present information to a diverse audience. 
  • Pro-active, critical thinking and problem solving skills, including a focus on continuous improvement