THERE ARE PLACES HUMAN BEINGS AREN’T MEANT TO GO. WHICH, OF COURSE, IS WHY WE GO THERE.
We’re Polar Field, a company owned by the people who work for it. Women and men who excel at doing things that have never been done before. Who love pushing back the boundaries. And unlocking the planet. We haven’t been everywhere. Just a lot of places most people haven’t.
The Health, Safety & Environmental Manager is responsible for promoting a proactive prevention program for accidents and illnesses by developing, maintaining, and monitoring the HSE compliance of construction, operations & maintenance projects for the ARSLS Program in the lower 48 U.S. States, Alaska and Greenland to ensure employee safety in the workplace. This individual is responsible for complex technical work in a wide range of HSE disciplines to achieve compliance with OSHA (1910 & 1926), local, state, and international standards and regulatory requirements.
The HSE Manager works collaboratively to determine and develop approaches to ensure the safety and health of employees and the Arctic community. This position oversees the development, implementation, and administration of safety, health, environmental protection, occupational health, and fire protection and prevention. Additionally, this individual will conduct workplace hazard assessments, deliver compliance and company required training, and analyzes risk for the company. The HSE Manager will recommend improvements to processes, design, procedures, and operations to minimize hazard potential. Monitors and prevents chemical, physical, and biological hazards and diseases that could be present in the workplace. Proficiency with conducting audits of HSE programs and implementation to identify areas needing improvement is required.
This position supervises the Field Risk Technician who assumes responsibility for the Arctic Field Training (AFT) and related wilderness, survival and field risk management, and the Health and Safety Technician who has oversight of the Confined Space program and leads HSE training. Integration of the HSE and Field Risk Management programs is a key component of this position.
HSE Manager Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Promotes a culture that values safety in the workplace.
- Responsible for the implementation of both our PFS and Battelle-ARO HSE programs at the field and office level.
- Conducts comprehensive audits and investigates incidents and concerns regarding HSE risks.
- Develops and maintains company policies and procedures that meet governmental regulations.
- Conducts HSE training, including General Safety Awareness for all seasonal staff deploying to field work locations as needed.
- Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of all existing and proposed changes in OSHA and EPA regulations, personal protective equipment requirements and permit requirements. Actively reviews, revises, and implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
- Oversee Physical Qualification clearance and supervise tracking process.
- Manage Medical Kit inventory.
- Collaborate with UC Health on Summit Medic for orientation and training, and clinic inventory management.
- Oversee tower safety policies and maintenance.
- Supervisor Safety Training – must cover record keeping, incident investigation, OSHA inspections, H&S documentation requirements, and the OSHA 30 hour course for construction.
- Oversee Emergency Action Plan development and annual review.
- Ensure Safety Meetings are conducted and documented weekly.
- Ensure compliance with Hazard Communication Standard and Safety Data Sheet libraries.
- Develop PFS HSE budget for ARSLS Annual Program Plan. Report all OSHA recordable injuries, first aids, near misses and any property damage to Battelle immediately. An incident investigation must be conducted, and a complete report issued to Battelle within 1 week of incident.
- Ensure compliance with Emergency Procedures and First Aid/Medical Services
- HSE record keeping including program-specific OSHA 300 logs must be maintained
- Shall ensure required personal protective equipment (PPE) is available at all sites. In addition, shall enforce the use of PPE by its employees whenever required
- Ensure Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) are prepared for each project phase comprising site work, identifying the work sequence, hazards posed, and control measures required to perform the activity according to accepted industry safe work practices. The equipment, tools and materials, inspection, and training requirements to execute Subcontractor’s Work activity shall also be included in the AHA.
- Ensure Pre-Task Safety Plans are completed for required tasking.
- Ensure compliance with SBO requirements.
- Maintain good site housekeeping and site services and is responsible to ensure drinking water, adequate toilets, washing facilities, fire extinguishers, first aid kits and jobsite posters per OSHA requirements are at all sites managed by PFS personnel.
- Provide PFS staff with any and all requested information and shall have the authority to immediately correct any safety deficiencies.
Minimum Requirements of the HSE Manager:
- Minimum: Degree plus 10-15 years of experience
- Preferred: Degree plus 15-20 years of experience
- Possession of a valid US Driver’s License
- US Passport
- Covid Vaccination
- HSE certifications (CSP, CIH, etc.) strongly preferred.
- Preferred experience includes working in Arctic or cold weather environments with limited infrastructure and tower/tower climbing/tower rescue,
Expected Annual Travel:
Expected Travel: 3-5 trips per year to Greenland, 2-3 trips to Alaska and other work sites. Expected total travel for this position is 30-50%. This position will be based at PFS’ Littleton, CO headquarters.
This position may require business travel and deployment to the field while the remaining time involves working in a traditional office environment where the telephone and computer are the major elements of communication. When on travel, employees will sleep in hotels, tents, dorms, or other types of community housing. Working temperatures may exceed -40F and food may come from restaurants, self-made or from a professional cook. Showers, laundry, and other typical amenities may be restricted or eliminated. Transport may include but not limited to aircraft, trucks, and snow machines.
Salary Range:$89,400.00 Annually Onwards
Benefits: PFS offers a wide variety of benefits including:
- Life Insurance
- 401(k) – eligible after 1 year of service and then matched at 4%; fully vested
- ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership Program – eligible after 1 year of service and there is a 6-year vesting schedule
- Company paid cell phone plan, through Verizon
- $450 every 3 years towards the purchase of a new device
- Professional/Personal Development fund of $1,000 annually
- Annual Bonus Program
- Costco/Sam’s Club basic membership