HSE Manager, Legacy Assets

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North America


US - Texas - Houston

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Health, Safety & Environment

Date published

30 July 2020

Date closing

13 August 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

The Manager Health and Safety Environment is functionally accountable for the portfolio of sites in the USA and Canada. In this role the Manager is the single point accountability for Health and Safety Environment reporting to the Head of HSE Projects.  
  • Directly supporting the HSE initiatives and programs under the leadership of the General Manager of Legacy Assets
  • Provide assistance and support with HSE training and actively participate in field leadership planning, execution and coaching
  • Provide Leadership and ensuring the responsibility for safety performance is embedded in the line and focusing on improving HSE capabilities of the Legacy Assets team
  • Ongoing verification of HSE management system and task based critical controls to ensure they are being implemented and executed as designed 
  • Maintain and foster a continuous improvement mindset
  • Coach and mentor teams within the group
  • Provide support for BHP Group and Regional HSE initiatives
  • Provide CEM leadership and actively participate in emergency response drills and review of ERP plans and drills
  • Actively participate in event management and HSE reporting for Legacy Assets
  • Have a comprehensive  knowledge of BHP and industry Health, Safety and Environmental requirements and standards
  • Provide guidance for all HSE related issues
  • Remain independent and objective during times when investigations and assurance  reviews are required
  • Maintain a healthy level of unease and concern about the continual improvement of the management of risks and avoid confirmation bias
  • Identify and develop innovative solutions using the hierarchy of controls to address hazards and thereby demonstrating the active promotion of continual improvement
  • Apply a rigorous approach to performing event investigations, HSE audits and hazard hunts to ensure root causes and key hazards are clearly identified and communicated, with effective controls implemented and actions managed
  • Assist in the prevention of major events  by having a detailed knowledge of safety tools application and Hazard Risk Management Processes

About You

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Sr. Management, employees and contractors
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Strong strategic planning, analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong commitment to Charter values
  • Shows creativity and innovation in assisting others to understand the need for HSE  excellence
  • Demonstrates energy and initiative for driving continual improvement in HSE management
  • Effective team player – acceptance, respect and appreciation for others ideas and contributions
  • Results oriented – determination to achieve success
  • Minimum 10 years plus HSE experience in mining and projects  
  • Specialty in closing sites (Reclamation) and metal mining operations 
  • Experience in HSE reporting systems
  • Understanding of HSE regulatory issues. Preferably (MSHA)
  • Risk management and risk assessment skills
  • Safety case process and requirements
  • Mining Operation
  • Assurance and auditing
  • Event investigation
  • Emergency response
  • Report writing and record keeping

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  


The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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