Senior EHS Specialist in Houston, TX at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 11/10/2022

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6123 Cunningham Rd Houston Texas 77041

Why Valmont

We’re Here to Move the World Forward.

Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.

Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today. We are the modern workforce. Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position is serves as the principal environment, health and safety (EHS) professional at a Valmont manufacturing site. This position requires individual initiative on special projects to complete a wide variety of tasks that are part of Valmont’s comprehensive EHS initiatives. This includes leading the activities of the site’s EHS related teams. The position will lead implementation of Valmont’s EHS Playbook for the site.  The Senior EHS Specialist must be able to align the site’s EHS activities with Valmont’s overall enterprise wide EHS strategies. The incumbent is responsible to swiftly detect sub-standard EHS performance using leading and lagging indicators and take action in conjunction with appropriate site and regional leadership teams. It is critical that the Senior EHS Specialist assists others in their growth and knowledge in Environment, Health and Safety practices. It is expected that the Senior EHS Specialist interacts with site production employees to identify and control hazards that can result in harm. 

Essential Functions:

  • Reports directly to then General/Plant Manager, with matrixed reporting to the Regional Safety Manager and has no direct or indirect reports
  • This role requires up to 5% travel domestically, including overnight stays
  • Flexible schedule however must be able to work in the office xxx days per week
  • Creates the annual, site-specific environmental, health and safety targets and objectives for the site to measurably reduce exposure to the to the site’s most significant health and safety risks and environmental impacts
  • Function as the site level expert in the company’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) information management system to manage data related to EHS events such as injuries, workers compensation claims, near miss incidents and internal and external inspections, and environmental permits
  • Leads the risk assessment process to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards throughout the site
  • Manages implementation of the Valmont’s global EHS standards which includes, but is not limited to, Hazardous Energy Control/Lockout, Confined Space Entry and Waste Storage
  • Leads the deployment of environment, health and safety teams (e.g., Safety Committee, Green Team, etc.) and facilitates their engagement in ownership of the activities required to maintain compliance, reduce the site’s environment footprint and drive continuous improvement
  • Leads the team based incident investigation process to drive appropriate root cause and corrective actions
  • Develops and maintains training processes to ensure that required environmental, health and safety training is defined, addresses required content and is tracked to completion
  • Collects data for reporting and permit submittals for multi-media environmental regulatory requirements
  • Serves as the site’s initial point-of-contact with national and local environmental, health and safety regulatory agencies
  • Successful completion of the Valmont EHS Specialist curriculum within three months of hire

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Ability to assist in an indirect multisite support role as needed by the company
  • Work toward development of subject matter expertise in assigned discipline
  • Daily engagement with employees on the floor to foster a cooperative, engaged safety program
  • Conduct all EHS training and EHS committee meetings
  • Collects and enters data for of all safety contacts and hazard identifications
  • Collects and enters data for all environmental regulatory requirements
  • Manage waste storage area, including record keeping, tracking and disposal

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Preferred Bachelors with 5+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 7+ years relevant experience or 9+ years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated environmental, health and safety management success in a manufacturing environment with an emphasis on program implementation and training
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook
  • The ability to work in a cooperative manner and communicate effectively in a positive manner with all levels of the organization
  • The ability to read, interpret and develop safety policies, procedures, training materials and standard operating instructions and procedural manuals
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Fire Protection, Environmental Science, Engineering or related discipline or suitable work experience
  • One year of experience in galvanizing or a related industry
  • Experience using Lean methodology in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience utilizing and maintaining Environmental Health and Safety database programs


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

o Medical, dental and vision insurance

o Paid time off

o Employer paid life insurance

o Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

o Retirement plans

o Dependent care

o Employee assistance programs

o Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

Because of the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

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Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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