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HSE Manager

Job Title
HSE Manager
Job ID
Parkersburg,  WV
Other Location
Job Title: HSE Manager                        
Business Unit: Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Department: HSE Department         
Reports To: VP of Operations (OU) and Corporate HSE Department
Employment Status: Full-time, exempt (salaried)
Primary Location: Parkersburg, WV
Compensation: We will determine salary based on skills and experience in relation to the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees in the same or similar role.
Company Profile:
Congruex was formed in 2017 to take advantage of historic demand for digital connectivity. The digital networks we design and build for our clients enable everything in the modern world to operate, from healthcare and energy to transportation and social interactions.
Few companies in our industry can operate at scale and self-perform services like our multinational team. Our clients choose Congruex to deliver turn-key digital networks under a single platform. Our unified vision is to become the best end-to-end provider of network design and build services in the U.S.
We are the One Congruex Family. We are building tomorrow, together.
Why Work At Congruex
We offer opportunities at all levels across the nation – from students to industry veterans – in areas of engineering, construction, and professional services.
We value the wellbeing of our people and offer competitive compensation, health benefits, wellness resources, 401(k) retirement planning, and employee recognition and leadership development programs. Options may vary by geographic location.
The pillars of Congruex culture are GRIT, safety, inclusion, and family.
  • GRIT: Our GRIT values are part of our company DNA and the touchstone for our multinational workforce. 
    • Guts - having the guts to do the right thing
    • Reliability - being reliable to deliver what we promise
    • Innovation - innovating every day
    • Teamwork - embracing teamwork together as One Congruex 
  • Safety: We are committed to 24/7 safety practices on our jobsites, within our offices, and all the places our team exists in between.
  • Inclusion: Congruex embraces our team’s diversity and promotes an inclusive workplace for all.
  • Family: We are a family-oriented company committed to the long-term health and development of our people.
Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company

 Gudenkauf is a diversified telecommunications, utility, and systems integration solution provider with the personnel, equipment, expertise, and experience to deliver even in the toughest and most complicated conditions. We offer a variety of services from outside plant construction, fiber optic splicing, and testing, utility locating, intelligent transportation systems, gas line cathodic protection, and emergency restoration services. We have grown to service the states of Ohio, and West Virginia, along with expanding into Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Job Summary:
We have a business need for an experienced HSE Manager to support the Gudenkauf team. The HSE Manager will serve as the cognizant expert in matters relating to HSE and shall have the authority to stop work activity in the event of imminent danger to the health and safety of workers, the public, or the environment. The HSE Manager will ensure understanding and compliance with Gudenkauf, Congruex HSE Department, client, local, state, and federal government health, safety, and environmental regulations and requirements. 
Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
Primary responsibilities will consist of the administration and management of a comprehensive project specific HSE training and program compliance to promote and ensure safe work practices, conditions and worker activities of Gudenkauf, subcontractor, sub-tiered subcontractor employees; as well as the integration of our company HSE policies with the client’s safety programs. Support all HSE efforts for Gudenkauf and promote Congruex safety culture.
  • Promote a positive attitude and the INCIDENT FREE philosophy
  • Coordinate HSE activities with Gudenkauf’s customer(s)
  • Plan, direct and conduct periodic HSE assessments of the site
  • Annual safety training (DFWP employee, DFWP supervisor, confined space, trench, and excavation safety, first aid, CPR, competent person, 10- and 30-hour OSHA training)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience and knowledge in underground utility construction
  • DOT compliance (drivers, trucks, and trailers)
  • Maintain and seek outside professional guidance from Congruex Corporate HSE Department as needed
  • Conduct OVE HSE orientations to acquaint employees with project conditions, safety work practices and procedures, and continuing HSE education programs
  • Monitor subcontractors’ and sub-tiered subcontractors’ compliance with applicable HSE requirements
  • Supervise/assist in the facilitation/conducting of incident investigations. Ensure structured incident case management practices are consistently followed.
  • Train and advise personnel on HSE regulations, assessments, and process activities
  • Conduct HSE activities for stimulating and maintaining interest of employees.
  • Interpret HSE regulations and requirements for OVE and all our projects.
  • Complete and file timely HSE reports, and other reports as required utilizing our Congruex Safety Management System (Internal HSE DMS).
  • Ensure relevant reports are reviewed by Congruex Global Director of HSE, Regional Director of HSE, and OVE leadership team members.
  • Issue regular reports displaying HSE performance and incident trends – utilizing our Congruex SMS (HSE DMS)
  • Advise employees of hazardous conditions/concerns or near miss incidents
  • Establish HSE Committees, facilitate the operating structure of the meetings, ensure meetings are being held as scheduled, and management of the meeting notes and action items.
  • Recommend disciplinary measures for HSE violations
  • Maintain employee training records and OSHA required records
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years in an HSE manager position
  • A minimum of 2 years in the role of HSE trainer for the Industrial Construction industry
  • Professional knowledge of federal standards (OSHA 29 CFR 1910 / 29 CFR 1926, EPA, DOT) for Industrial Construction and Operations environments.
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to research the Federal, State and Local safety and environmental regulations and their applications to the facilities
  • Possesses interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with individuals both internally and externally
  • Possesses the ability to use various personal computers including spreadsheet, word processing, database, and graphics software
  • Possesses the ability to analyze problems and make independent judgment to initiate corrective action or resolution
  • Ability to function in an outside and inside industrial environment including stairs, ladders, heights, areas of limited access and rough ground
  • Ability to work overtime or occasionally on weekends with short notice
  • Typical Construction/Plant/Manufacturing environment
  • Additional training / experience in trench and excavation, shoring, confined space, traffic control and DOT compliance.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • 10 years in a recognized position as HSE Manager or higher on industrial construction projects. TBD during interview process
  • A minimum of 3 years in the role of HSE trainer for the Industrial Construction industry
  • Thorough knowledge of DOT compliance and fleet management programs.
  • CHST
  • Associate degree in Occupational Safety and Health
  • OSHA 500

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.

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