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Crown Point, Indiana
United States
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EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
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6-10 years
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Bachelor's Degree
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Health, Safety, Security & Environmental (EHS) Specialist

Founded in 1886, Buckeye Partners has a proven track record of stability and success. We pride ourselves on the laser focus we apply to safely providing service and value to our customers, operating by a strong set of values, and empowering our employees to make decisions. We have a tenacious commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance in all that we do. 

It is our internal culture that sets us apart from other companies. Our goal is to provide our employees with a greater span of responsibility, the ability to make decisions, and access to experts to help you build your skills and experiences. Each of our career tracks provides employees with the ability to innovate and be a significant contributor from their first day on the job. 

Buckeye Partners is currently seeking a Specialist HSSE - Safety with pipeline and terminal safety compliance experience in the Oil & Gas Industry to join our growing team! 

*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level. 

Role Summary:
Responsible for implementing safety policies in addition to supporting district asset teams and training programs. Ensure district and terminal safety and training requirements, emergency response activities and safety compliance audits for the District. 

Responsibilities & Essential Functions include: 

  • Direct and assist the asset teams in the implementation of safety training requirements within assigned Field Operations and Terminals Employee’s throughout the district.
  • Assist asset teams in performing annual safety audits of pipeline and terminal facilities and electrical safety inspections of Technicians.
  • Assist asset teams in performing required environmental audits and inspections.
  • Communicate and reinforce safety and defensive driving as the main priorities.
  • Conduct investigations Apollo-certified RCA practitioner, capable of leading RCA for major incident/event such as for injuries, vehicle accidents, product releases and other incidents as required.
  • Respond to pipeline and terminal emergencies serving as the Site Safety and Health Officer, ICS Coordinator, or assist in clean up and mediation technical
  • Assist as liaison between Safety and state agencies.
  • Assist asset teams and provide technical advice regarding safety equipment and safety procedures throughout district.
  • Perform active work audits and consulting during hydrostatic pressure tests, pipe repairs and replacements, tank repairs and other pipeline and terminal activities.
  • Present district-wide training of new Company programs, such as, Manuals Usage, Defensive Driving and Train-the-Trainer sessions and support asset teams in this area as needed.
  • Assist with writing and revising System and Local Operating Manuals and support asset teams in this area as needed.
  • Maintain and assist asset team members in Tank Fire Fighting Action Plans and Emergency Response Plans.
  • Work with asset team and district work team to conduct PREP Notification, Exercise Drills for the District.
  • Make recommendations and provide consultation in assigned safety program specialties.
  • Conduct New Employee Training School and Smith Driving Instruction and assist with Operations Training School as necessary.
  • Assist Health, Safety, Security and Environmental management in developing company-wide safety and training programs.
  • Represent the Company at pipeline public awareness meetings for outside agencies/contractors.
  • When required, perform management of work associated with: capital projects; enhancements to existing facilities; and accommodations of outside public or private plans.
  • Assist District and Asset Teams in the development of Safety expense budgets.
  • Support District Work and Asset Team objectives and immediate needs. This includes doing something that may be outside a normal area of expertise or responsibility.
  • Provide assistance as requested from any other member of the District Work Team. 
  • And other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements: 

  • Associate Degree for entry level and Bachelor’s degree required for higher level, preferably in Safety or other related discipline.
  • Entry level through 10+ years pipeline health and safety compliance experience required depending on level.
  • Recognized as subject matter expert (SME) in two or more HSSE program areas and fully-competent in supporting assigned territory in all aspects of HSSE compliance
  • Understanding of pipeline and terminal maintenance, operations and emergency response including NIIMS Incident Command System highly desired.
  • OSHA General Industry Training, preferred
  • IS-700 NIMS & ICS 100, preferred
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products required. Experience in Visio and Sharepoint desired.
  • District positions require extensive travel (50% - 60%). Corporate positions require (30% - 40%) travel. Incumbent must be flexible and willing to travel on short notice occasionally for extended period of times or under adverse weather conditions.

Certificates & Licenses: 

  • Valid Driver’s license
  • CSP or other relevant certifications highly desired.

Other Skills, Attributes and Abilities: 

  • Must have the ability to communicate well with Federal and State regulatory inspectors.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, presentation skills, and organizational and scheduling skills are essential.

Essential Functions: 

  • This position requires the ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and or/quantitative productivity standards.
  • This role requires the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • This position requires compliance with all personnel policies.

Physical & Safety Requirements: 

  • The incumbent must meet medical criteria established by OSHA for emergency response.
  • This position may require exposure to hazardous environments and require the wearing of a respirator.
  • This position requires adherence with DOT Drug and Alcohol testing requirements
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must be able to perform field safety inspections, enter confined spaces, and respond to pipeline and terminal emergencies.

About You:
To be successful in the Buckeye culture, our employees must possess a demonstrated commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance. Excellent communication, both written and verbal, as well as strong organizational skills are paramount. You must work independently and be able to exercise tact, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with internal and external customers, and handling sensitive and confidential information. 

Buckeye Partners wants to create and reward an organizational focus that stimulates the creative and entrepreneurial actions of its employees that result in innovative ways of reducing costs, generating revenues, improving productivity, or improving processes. 

About Us:
Buckeye Partners is the logistical solutions partner of choice for the global energy business. As one of the nation’s largest independent petroleum products common carrier pipeline network providers, Buckeye Partners L.P. provides terminals, storage and refined product distribution services; our strength is to create centers of expertise around our products, technologies and client needs. 

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) headquartered in Houston, Texas is one of the primary distributors of petroleum in the eastern and mid-western portions of the United States. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP on the following website: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

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