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Central Regional Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Missouri City, TX

Carrier is the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions with a world-class, diverse workforce with business segments covering HVAC, refrigeration, and fire and security. We make modern life possible by delivering safer, smarter and more sustainable services that make a difference to people and our planet while revolutionizing industry trends. This is why we come to work every day. Join us and we can make a difference together.

The Central Regional Environmental, Health & Safety Manager will be responsible for providing direction, planning and oversight of EH&S policies and programs to ensure compliance with applicable local laws and regulations and corporate standards across the regional business units within Carrier North America Services.

Our functional purpose is to support Carrier’s mission by creating business value through sustainable EHS solutions. The role will be based out of the Missouri City, TX office and cover operations from the South Central up through the Mid-West with travel up to 50%. This role will report to the North America Services EHS Associate Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate as an active member of the Regional Leadership Team, supporting the regional operations success.
  • Provide support for other Company teams as needed and directed, including North America and Enterprise EHS support.
  • Develop, implement and measure the success of EHS programs, strategies, policies, training, and procedures in alignment with Corporate and Business Unit expectations.
  • Ensure accountability and interactions between stakeholders and leadership.
  • Analyze data to lead and coordinate the safety effort for continual improvement.
  • Visit job sites on a regular basis to ensure effective implementation of EHS processes and programs. Identify existing or potential risks and hazards. Ensure the recommended corrective or preventative measures are completed in a timely manner.
  • Oversee workers’ compensation program administration including working with all parties to aggressively manage and support modified duty and return to work programs.
  • Drive incident and near miss reporting. Perform root cause analysis of incidents and injuries to determine specific actions needed to prevent their reoccurrence, with inclusion of operations subject matter experts, business leadership, business and enterprise EHS.
  • Facilitate EHS training and orientation as needed. Identify EHS related training requirements for associates and support processes to ensure training effectiveness and compliance.
  • Ensure all EHS related records are accurately maintained/organized and in compliance with local, state, and national requirements or any other regulatory agency rules and regulations.
  • Ensure contractors and subcontractors have implemented an effective safety process by conducting pre-qualifications and by visiting/auditing job sites on a regular basis.
  • Participate on business teams as needed to assist in the development of safety policies and procedures, projects, campaigns, committees, as well as corporate compliance audits.
  • Provide information, metrics and programs to customers for customer required contractor qualifications.
  • Coach/mentor all employees, including leadership, on safe work practices, hazard identification and risk management.
  • Direct risk assessments and recommend control measures for all potential areas of concern.
  • Prepare technical EHS regulatory reporting.
  • Lead process of reviewing and approving safety data sheets, and new chemical request process.
  • Organize and lead teams/committees to identify and implement EHS and sustainability improvements.
  • Guide, counsel, advise and communicate with all levels of leadership on EHS and wellness matters within the region.
  • Support other Carrier regions as needed and directed.

Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of practical environmental health and safety management experience at a medium-large site or field/construction location.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Recognized Certification in Environmental, Safety or Health, Risk Management such as CIH, CSP, etc.
  • BA/ BS degree in Environmental Safety and Health or related degree, or related field.
  • Previous experience in field service / construction site safety management.
  • Strong computer experience in MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word) and EHS related data management systems (i.e. Enablon).
  • SharePoint development and management experience.
  • Ability to develop training content and deliver in-person and digitally.
  • Demonstrated success in leading, motivating, engaging and influencing others.
  • Demonstrated ability to research regulations, develop a program and successfully operationalize within a business.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt well to fast-paced environments with changing circumstances, direction and strategy.

Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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