Director of EHS

Watts Water Technologies, Inc   •  

North Andover, MA

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 50 days ago

The Director, EHS provides leadership for the Environmental, Health and Safety strategy (as it relates to EHS) and operational improvement for Watts globally. This position is responsible for the overall creation, development and maintenance of an effective environment, health, safety program and works collaboratively across all Watts businesses to lead strategy and achieve Watts goal of zero injuries. In partnership with the global quality leader, this position will also help lead the development and execution of a broad-based, company-wide strategic sustainability initiative, integrating sustainability throughout the company, and is responsible for coordinating efforts to achieve Watts ambitious long-term sustainability goals. The Director EHS is expected to drive culture change and implement improvements through proactive continuous improvement processes in partnership with Watts leaders.

This position has the responsibility to assure that all Watts globalfacilities are in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local environmental and health/safety laws and regulations as well as Corporate EHS Standards using the most cost effective approach. This includes overall responsibility for all environmental permits; providing or overseeing all environmental engineering activities on projects; management of waste streams; management of all emissions and effluents; resolving issues involving violations, related fines and penalties;auditing offacilities for compliance; and periodicreporting to governmental agencies. The incumbent will perform these duties and may supervise other individuals who perform these duties. The incumbent is alsoresponsible for due diligence activities in the areas of environment, health and safety, and the company environmental, health and safetyauditactivities.


  • Provide effective leadership and engagement with each business unit on achieving world-class performance related to environment, health and safety and coordinating all interaction with outside EHS resources in conjunction with current policies and regulations.
  • Provide EHS consultation and information to support all company EHS efforts. Work cooperatively with all levels of management staff on all safety related issues as they impact other company functions.
  • Formulate, articulate and implement EHS best practices, goals and objectives, initiatives, policies and procedures, and key performance indicators.
  • Provide oversight to all Watts facilities worldwide on environmental issues related to capital projects, permits, waste streams, effluents & emissions, facility audits, and interaction with governmental agencies.
  • Developing, implementing, and administering site regulatory programs in accordance with corporate and regional guidelines. Ensure compliance with EPA, state, and local requirements.
  • Lead Global-wide safety efforts leading to improved day-to-day safety hazard prevention, increased employee safety awareness, and ultimately, moving Watts to world class safety performance in Total Incident Rates (TIR), Lost Time Incident Rates (LTIR) and reduced Workman's Compensation claims.
  • Develop and implement a global standard for training and education programs for employees to ensure adequate and necessary knowledge of EHS regulations, requirements and company objectives.
  • Ensure EHS awareness, understanding and compliance with applicable EHS regulatory and contractual requirements. Work with external advisers as required and regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental, health and safety regulations and best practices.
  • Oversee the preparation, maintenance and updating of environmental policy and procedure manuals as well as keeping abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that may impact the organization.
  • Collect, monitor, analyze and evaluate metrics that measure effectiveness of Watts EHS programs and provide senior management with feedback


  • Responsible for planning and directing, in collaboration with other Watts leaders, Watts sustainability activities.
  • Ensure an environmentally-friendly philosophy, strategy, education, and program are in place for the organization.
  • Implement, promotes and articulates the organization's vision of sustainability both internally and externally.
  • In collaboration with other Watts leaders ensure that Watts vision of sustainability is communicated, implemented and maintained in order to produce places, products and services that reduce the use of nonrenewable resources and minimize environmental impact.
  • Manage, in collaboration with other senior level executives, the organization's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and protecting the natural environment. Develops sustainable technologies, business practices, products, and services; complies with and influences international, national, state, and local environmental policies.
  • Monitor and review progress of business units, procurement and functional groups to develop and implement sustainability strategies, goals, measurements, and reporting.
  • In collaboration with other Watts leaders, drive and influence employee and customer awareness and understanding of what sustainability means to Watts to drive common goals.
  • Works to introduce more innovative practices into the organization to manage our environmental impact in collaboration with other Watts leaders.
  • Applies and demonstrates a strong continuous improvement mindset.


  • B.S. in Engineering, Chemistry or other related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.


  • Direct and dotted line support of EHS leaders at all locations
  • Ensure company policies are followed.
  • Enforce company safety policies


  • Ten to fifteen years of progressive environmental & safety regulatory experience directing programs in a manufacturing
  • environment is required.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or other equally respected registration or certification is desirable.
  • Influence and lead associates, operations support, administrative support and leadership staff.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience, Black Belt certification a plus
  • Communicate with employees at different levels, and must be able to deliver effective communications, both written and verbal.
  • Deal with conflict effectively.
  • Oversee and prioritize multiple demanding projects.
  • A qualified candidate will have strong business acumen and be successful driving the Watt’s EHS initiatives.
  • Travel – International 30% and domestic 30%