Sr. HSE Specialist

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
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Sr. HSE Specialist
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Company Bio


Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and, oil and gas industries. We are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of our clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. We deliver this through our technical capabilities, innovative approach, and our motivated team who are committed to operational excellence.


Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, our teams have expanded with 19,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry.


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Position Purpose

  • The Sr. HSE Specialist will support the Applus+ Health, Safety, and Environmental program to ensure compliance with company, state, and federal safety policies and regulations while assisting with documentation preparation and maintenance of HSE documents, statistics, and information.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the orientation of new employee in worker HSE responsibilities, policies, procedures and practices, ensuring effective training and meeting departmental requirements.
  • Maintain strong field presence through employee engagement this includes but is not limited to field and office visits, building a relationship with the field crews, Operation Managers, and other staff to become a trusted safety partner.
  • Ensure that internal and external HSE audits are conducted as needed. This will include shop, facility, and external job site audits; work with the HSE Director and the Operation Managers to ensure HSE field audits are being done correctly and non-compliances are reported and corrected immediately.
  • Maintain client specific HSE and Operator Qualification databases such as ISNetworld, Veriforce, PEC, etc. This includes data entry of new hires, quarterly statistic updates, HSE updates, and client specific updates and requirements.
  • Assist in managing the Drug and Alcohol Program for the USA including verification of training and compliance with policy, maintenance of statistics, and providing the required legislative and client specific reporting requirements
  • Identify requirements, develop and ensure the provision of appropriate health, safety, and environmental information and ensure effective communication of such.
  • Effectively prepare, compile and present information and respond to HSE related questions, data requests or concerns from group including Incident Alerts and monthly data statistics in conjunction with the HSE Director.
  • Ensure in-depth worksite inspections and audits and job hazard analysis for key and hazardous job tasks are being complete.
  • Educate the Applus+ organization so they know to immediately stop any work where there is imminent danger to an individual at a worksite.
  • On an on-going basis monitor program documentation to ensure that all incidents are being reported.
  • Participate in the investigation of reported incidents, reportable incidents and document and initiate corrective actions whenever necessary in conjunction with the HSE Director.
  • Assist with claims/case management - ensure proactive involvement in injury reduction and accident prevention strategies.
  • Assist with the management and development of the program to reduce lost time claims, ensuring that all required communications and training is provided to both employees and managers.
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures, including but not limited to all Health, Safety and Environmental Management initiatives.
  • Provide mentoring, coaching, counseling to employees regarding safety-related issues
  • Provide PPE recommendations to workers based on risk or exposure
  • Follow and enforce the Company required safe work practices and procedures at all times.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, professionalism, and promote a positive customer service attitude internally and externally
  • Enforce and abide the requirements of safe operation and personal safety using required Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Practices per company policy
  • Encourage near miss reporting, and enter reported near misses into database.
  • Work with HSE team in conducting weekly safety meetings and monthly group HSE calls.
  • Maintain a strong customer service focus and assist clients in their needs.
  • Use established tools to evaluate / monitor / improve company HSE performance.
  • Create high quality HSE documents, communications and presentations for distribution under corporate guidelines and the guidance of the HSE Director.
  • Assisting with HSE documentation and standardization including organization, review, and policy / procedure updates and suggestions
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Maintain a safe, secure, and legal work environment for all junior HSE Specialists and/or HSE Coordinators within Applus+, ensuring all company policies are being followed.
  • Maintain HSE Specialist/Coordinator job results by coaching, and counseling employees; monitoring job results in partnership with human resources.
  • Train, mentor and guide employees in correct operational activities for safety requirements and processes.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Trained in advanced safety audits and meet or exceed monthly targets.
  • Ability and willingness to lead and facilitate team meetings and improvement events.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • A sense of urgency, good attention to detail, and follow-thru.
  • Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Unusually decisive in handling difficult problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
  • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • Possess excellent communication skills to convey information to customers and colleagues effectively.
  • Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.
  • Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite of products; excel, power point, word, and publisher.

Education and Work Experience

  • 10+ years of related HSE experience.
  • Bachelors or Associates degree or equivalent work experience and/or
  • 5 + years of progressive supervisory work experience preferred.
  • Field experience in an oil & gas environment preferred.
  • Experience in using customer web based pre-qualifications systems such as IsNetWorld, Veriforce, PEC, PIC, TransAdvisor, BROWZ, and other web based systems used in training.

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Must meet minimum company requirements to operate a company vehicle and be eligible for coverage under Company insurance program
  • Preferably education, training and/or certification in one the following:
    • Occupational Health Safety Technician (OHST), OR Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) AND Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) certificate from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals
    • OSHA 500 and 501 OR 510 and 511 certificates from an accredited institution (University, Trade School, National Board)
    • Military training equivalent of OSHA 500 and 501 OR 510 and 511 (e.g. NAVOSH Technician)
    • Professional Certifications, such as the CSP, CIH, and/or SMS would be a plus.

Physical Activities and Requirements

  • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to bend stretches, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine/equipment or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Balancing: Maintaining the body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

Working Conditions

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment.
  • May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces.
  • The noise level in the work environment may be frequently loud.
  • May be requested to work overtime and weekends occasionally.
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 50% of the time.


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