The Weir Group PLC

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Senior Safety, Health and Environmental Specialist
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Company Profiles

The Weir Group has been making our global customers more efficient for nearly 150 years. Our committment to innovation began in 1871 when two engineers, brothers James and George Weir, found a new way to improve steamship performance. 


Our 14,000 people, operating in more than 70 countries, are dedicated to creating innovative engineering solutions which make our global customers more efficient. For more information on The Weir Group PLC please visit our corporate website


Business Need / Purpose of Role

Under the direction of the Regional Manager of Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE), this position is responsible for a team approach in developing, implementing, and administration of SHE programs for Madison facility.  Assistance maybe required in other locations including Utah, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, and Arizona.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

  • Engage and direct employees, SHE team members, and management on minimizing and eliminating workplace risks. Interpret state and federal regulations, including ISO 14001 environmental standards, OHSAS 18001 Standards, Company management system standards and following company policies and safety procedures.
  • Develop effective working relationships with site management, employees, and the SHE community to drive continuous improvement in SHE performance.
  • Establish, prepare, implement, revise, and maintain policies and procedures to meet current and known future environmental, safety and health requirements.
  • Manage and directly responsible for complete multi-media (Air, Water, Storm water/Wastewater, SPCC) environmental compliance.
  • Establish SHE procedures for training employees. Create, implement, and continually update safety training.  Provide regular safety training to employees in partnership with team leaders and managers on all shifts.
  • Prepare and distribute all safety communications. Update all safety manuals, orientation programs, and safety guidelines.  Conduct new employee safety orientations.  Plan continual SHE self-assessments and audit schedule(s) to maintain all company property in a safe and healthy condition, to achieve the best working conditions possible for all employees.  Responsible for safety and site security.
  • Coordinate ISO14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety (H&S) requirements.
  • Investigate accidents. Review and analyze accident and incident reports to determine root causes. Report solutions for accident prevention.
  • Conduct Job Safety Analyses and Risk Assessments to develop safe work procedures on all shifts. Compile data to assess existing processes and practices; determine severity and frequency of problems; identify needs and solutions.  Design and implement special programs to correct adverse safety performance trends.
  • Identify critical safety awareness aspects for each work area and establish a program to train employees who are coming into these areas from other departments to assist with the workload.
  • Plan and conduct facility audits and recommend actions for the correction of hazardous situations. Conduct operational audits of required safety related documentation to ensure compliance.  Prepare audit result reports and follow up on remediation required
  • Work with the Human Resources department in the administration of the workers compensation program and return to work program, including communication with providers, insurance carriers, and employees.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, and annual required reports for safety, health, and environmental, as defined by subject matter expertise.
  • Participate and influence the dynamics of the Site Leadership monthly Committee meetings for SHE.
  • Maintain databases and reporting systems for safety training, near-miss records, and other related policies and procedures for Division.
  • Ensure compliance of local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. Keep abreast of changes in workers compensation statutes and case law; federal, state and industry occupational standards and codes; and their effect on prevention programs.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Some travel required.
  • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for Safety, Health & Environmental management and policy commitments as prescribed for this role in Weir’s Duty of Care

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in safety and industrial hygiene or equivalent work experience.  Minimum of eight (8) years related experience and/or training in a manufacturing environment. Excellent knowledge of behavioral-based safety processes. Basic principles of accident prevention and safety, state and federal regulations relating to occupational safety and health, and principles and techniques of employee training.


Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills:

Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business equipment, such as computer and job related software (Microsoft Office & email).  Microsoft Word and Excel are used extensively to complete the tasks of the job.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Requires a valid driver’s license.  A safety designation or advanced educational training in fields related to accident prevention, occupational safety and health, or employee training is highly desirable.





  • Excellent knowledge of behavioral-based safety processes
  • Basic principles of accident prevention and safety
  • State and federal regulations relating to occupational safety and health
  • Principles and techniques of employee training



  • Strong analytical skills
  • Computer literate
  • Organization
  • Oral and written communication
  • Motivation
  • Human relations
  • Records keeping
  • Problem-solving
  • Follow-through
  • Effective presentation skills


  • Abilities:
  • Ability to collaborate, influence, and inspire site employees and leadership
  • Good work ethic – proactive
  • Confidence in own abilities and capable of acting decisively
  • Ability to project and maintain professionalism with a diversity of people inside and outside the Company
  • Must command respect
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability
  • Willingness and ability to travel as necessary
  • Ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations and maintain attention to detail
  • Must have a passion for the business and the “will” to succeed


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle and touch objects.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.   


The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Core Competencies

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.


Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.