Security, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager (EHSS)

Baltimore, Maryland

Ceres Terminals Incorporated is North America’s Premier Stevedore and Terminal Operator with over 60 years of high-quality experience. We don’t just move cargo; we move businesses forward. Our mission is to provide quality stevedoring and terminal operations 24/7 – and to be the industry leader in innovation and stewardship. The Company's strong reputation is based on reliable and consistent customer service that is reinforced by the people of Ceres who make customer satisfaction a daily objective.

Build Your Career With Ceres.
Quality-oriented, self-starter stevedores drive Ceres Terminals Incorporated. The Company has built its strong reputation on the highest standards of service, attention to detail, customer support, and a commitment to the growth of the maritime transport industry.

While the tools of the trade contribute to smooth operations, it is the people of Ceres who have set the quality standard for the Ceres organization. Their dedication, expertise, and professionalism clearly identify a can-do attitude that our customers have recognized and appreciate. If you’re looking for a career as a maritime professional, Ceres Terminals is the right choice.

Manager, HSSE Health Safety Security Environment
Baltimore, Maryland
Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Safety Security and Environment (SSE), the Manager of SSE for Houston is responsible for overseeing the safety, environmental and security performance for assigned locations. This includes working with management to the recommend, develop, implement and monitor all safety, environmental and security policies and procedures to ensure operational excellence.

The specific responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:

  • Lead safety vision and culture within the region.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing safety procedures and programs to drive results within the region.
  • Assist in reducing employee risk by planning and executing safety strategies. Promote a behavioral based safety environment.
  • Feed data to support established key performance indicators.
  • Plan, develop, implement and manage health and safety programs and performance in the workplace.
  • Investigate all incidents to determine root cause and identify corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Develop Safety Alerts to share with the organization based upon incident investigations.
  • Monitor performance against targets at the regional level.
  • Maintain accident statistics, analyze trends for the region and propose and take remedial action where necessary.
  • Facilitate all incidents and near-misses to be investigated, train employees on how to prepare report of findings, including recommendations to prevent recurrence and implement approved course of action.
  • Partner collaboratively with business leaders in each location generating progressive cultural evolution and provide leadership in training our leaders in determining root cause analysis and corrective actions during investigations of safety incidents.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of SSE-related regulatory requirements.
  • Provide leadership and education for assigned locations in incident free culture and assume personal responsibility for safe work practices in all operations.
  • Conduct safety, environmental awareness and security compliance training for staff at assigned locations, and overseeing local safety, security and environmental personnel (FSO’s/etc.).
  • Address and defend procedures and actions before OSHA inspectors or other state and federal government officials. Correspond with the authorities to reduce or eliminate fines for perceived violations.
  • Responsible for providing detailed written reports on safety, environmental and security audits.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for assigned locations.
  • Support Operations in all matters related to Safety, Security, and Environment.
  • Works independently on a daily basis providing quality reports, analysis and policies in Safety.
  • Daily interaction with managers, staff, and auditors. Periodic interaction with local emergency response groups and regulatory agencies.


  • Strong leadership and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Ability to effectively present information to senior management.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues.
  • Excellent leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills.
  • Detail oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced operational environment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, with a concentration in occupational safety, industrial hygiene or safety related field. Extensive experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.


  • Minimum of five years of safety, security and environmental management in positions of responsibility, preferably in the marine and logistical environment or oil and gas.
  • Must have been responsible for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of multi-site safety, security and environmental programs.
  • Proven track record of driving cultural change in Safety.
  • Familiarity with established maritime safety programs, as well as applicable ISO programs.
  • Experience with the USCG conducting marine facility inspections.
  • Familiarity with relevant CFR’s.
  • Proven experience and success in implementing and monitoring a multi-site Environmental Management Programs.
  • Strong working knowledge of Hazardous Material Handling in a transportation and maritime environment.
  • Knowledge of general computer applications (Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, etc.).


  • Position may occasionally require heavy work, occasionally exerting 50-75 pounds of force and operating in an outside environment often unprotected from elements. Significant standing, stooping, climbing, grasping, and reaching and visual acuity is required.
  • Position may also require performance in an office environment, requiring visual and manual acuity in a controlled environment operating office equipment (computers, copiers, etc.).

The above responsibilities document the major levels and scope work expected of the incumbent. They are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.