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General Electric EHS Specialist Iberia in Albacete, Spain

Job Description Summary

The EHS specialist provides day-to-day EHS direct support for a set of sites within a region or department, considering all WTG generators within the region, warehouses and service sites, field technicians, managers, contractors, and staff within the define scope.

They are the first line contact for the field service engineers as they manage day to day EHS issues in service work, and the tasks are related to training, inspections, customer interaction around planning and job execution.

Their mission is to:

-Ensure compliance with Laws, Regulations and Procedures

-Support and Drive the achievement of a Zero Harm Culture

-To provide Factual and Effective Communication

-To influence stakeholders

-Keep focus on Strategic and Business Vision

The EHS Specialist scope encompasses a set of clusters and sites in the South and East of Spain, with 50 thousand annual exposure hours and approximately 50 individuals employed by GE and contractor employees supervised by GE employees.

Preferred location is Albacete or any other location in the south, south-east of Spain.

Job Description

Role Mission and Responsibilities

  • To interpret Laws, Regulations and Procedures, considering all relevant local / national EHS standards in the organization.

  • Prepare EHS Documentation for products and processes if needed and review any other documents prepared by other areas to provide EHS assessment.

  • Review key processes regularly, like emergency response, simplified working plan, supporting site managers and supervisors at its implementation, and regularly auditing its implementation at site level.

  • To train people to understand laws, regulations, and procedures, offering guide to risk mitigation when necessary and advocating for ongoing improvements to equipment and people safety through engineering controls, developing risk assessments.

  • Ensure compliance and full implementation in all GE EHS processes and EHS reporting systems.

  • To recognize trends and patterns, taking and advising actions to avert potential risks before they create an incident

  • Ensure that all applicable EHS events are reported, classified, investigated and actions for improvement/ correction are created and executed according to GE requirements and applicable governmental regulations.

  • Support and assist accident/incident investigations, providing training and guidance in investigation and root cause analysis.

  • Implement and support initiatives and programs designed to reduce injuries within all sites within your area of influence

  • Liaise with Contractors/Subcontractors, insurance representatives, local medical services, local fire and police departments, local regulatory agencies, and Customer/Client on EHS related matters.

  • To be able to identify main stakeholder, stablish a contact routine and advocate with each one of them to provide win-win situations, while providing safety protection to employees and working environment while avoiding ineffective or inefficient solutions

  • Serve as coach, mentor, and trainer for local management team, including site managers and other key leaders in safety, being able to implement continuous improvement initiatives cross-functionally.

  • Conduct EHS trainings and awareness sessions to all personnel in the assigned areas, adapting terminology and language as necessary to ensure proper learning and knowledge transfer.

  • Ensure periodical EHS meetings are held in all levels to involve the organization and , facilitating the preparation and formally recording information, supporting and facilitating the preparation, supporting site managers in its interpretation

  • Ensure that key EHS information related to the job execution is communicated to anyone who is involved or could be affected before the job execution.

  • Be the advisor and guide to site managers on deployment of EHS strategy, relevant changes in the regulations, and initiatives to improve performance in EHS.

Required Qualifications:

  • Technical background in electricity, mechanical, etc.

  • Local certification as Safety Professional (Técnico de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales de nivel superior/ Ciclo Superior de FP en Prevención de Riesgos Profesionales)

  • Physical condition and fitness to climb a wind turbine.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of local rules/regulations framework, interactions between authorities

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office, web-based tools.

  • Technical Expert level in technical EHS specific Knowledge

  • Technical skills: Skilled level in EHS Risk Assessment, EHS Guidelines and Processes, EHS Audits and Assessments, Regulatory Compliance, Incident Management and Root Cause Analysis and EHS Management System; Process development and optimization, continuous improvement and lean.

  • Technical Skills: Awareness level in Security and Crisis Management

  • Soft Skills: Skilled level in Influence and communication, resilience and change management, performance, resources and conflict management, Employee relations and team engagement, vision and goals setting and analytical problem solving

  • Language : Fluent English skills and Spanish (written and spoken)

  • Experience : 5 years of experience in wind field operations and/or EHS, ideally in wind business

  • Travel : Yes, 50% of the time

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiar with OSHA (US) regulatory requirements.

  • Familiar with ISO 45001, 14001 Certifications framework

  • GWO (Global Wind Organization) qualifications (WINDA code).

  • Technical background as a Wind Turbine Technician is a considered an advantage.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No