The position is the focal point for emergency planning and support. Responsible for designing and implementing emergency plans and exercising these plans to ensure performance criteria are met. This position provides leadership as an incident commander or other strategic officer during an emergency.
Responsibilities and accountabilities include:
• Responsible for engineering technical work in fire safety and emergency management. Plans, organizes and coordinates effective hazard control, industrial fire safety, and emergency management processes, and programs.
• Maintains knowledge of specific emergency response and fire protection technical and regulatory requirements providing innovative ideas and highly specialized information to positively affect safety performance.
• Responsible for development of facility wide emergency action, response plans and procedures. Plans, develops, implements, and maintains programs, policies and procedures to ensure effective site emergency management.
• Performs emergency management training and education to Employees, Emergency Operations personnel and Emergency Response Team (ERT) leaders.
• Researches regulations, dialogs with regulatory agencies to interpret governmental regulations. Defines compliance requirements, identifies tasks and develops project plans to meet regulatory compliance. Is the focal point for regulatory compliance in relation to fire protection and emergency management.
• Facilitates teams comprised of engineers, safety professionals and operations personnel to study existing emergency response processes and propose changes to improve emergency plans.
• Responsibilities also include participating in safety / fire protection engineering reviews of planned facility expansions and other modifications to the refinery.
• Provides incident leadership and supervision to response teams as Assistant Fire Chief.
• Responsible for providing engineering support for the designing of fire protection, loss control and emergency equipment.
• Provides innovative fire safety ideas and applies highly specialized acquired knowledge to guide less seasoned HSE and emergency response professionals to positively affect overall performance.
• Ability to design and conduct facility wide emergency management drills and exercises to test refinery systems and response capabilities.
• Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Prepares reports and recommends corrective action. Conducts comprehensive, independent compliance assurance reviews of fire safety and emergency management programs.
Mentors and provides guidance to Fire & Safety Specialists or other technical and emergency response and management personnel. Represents the company as a liaison with agencies. Provides leadership of Emergency Services during the absence of the Manager/Fire Chief
BS Degree in Safety & Health, Fire Protection, Emergency Management or related engineering, engineering technology or applied science. Other science or applied science degrees with the appropriate work experience may be considered.
Incident management qualification to include incident command and operations section chief preferred.
A minimum of eight (8) years of related field experience, which must include:
• Health & safety, fire protection or emergency management related to refining or petrochemical operations.
• Knowledge and experience with developing and implementing emergency management/response, fire protection and other risk management programs.
• Extensive hands-on industrial/petrochemical emergency response experience.
• Knowledge of regulatory and industrial emergency response compliance standards.
• Extensive qualifications and hand-on experience managing industrial emergency response incidents as an incident commander.
• Leading personnel during emergency response event.
Experience leading teams, supervising or directing employees (5-10 years) is desired.
Experience representing a company to local community entities and agencies (5-years) is desired.
In addition, this position requires experience in: developing and implementing plans, systems, programs, processes, and procedures; conducting investigations and follow-ups; representing
Company to local law enforcement or other regulatory agencies; and the ability to attain and maintain requiredqualifications, certifications, or licenses.
Licenses & Certifications:
1. Certified Emergency Medical Technician, EMT-B minimum preferred.
2. Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) is required.
3. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is preferred.
4. Other certification in emergency management/response, hazardous materials or firefighting is preferred.
5. Incident management qualification and certification to include incident command and operations section chief preferred.
6. Knowledge of regulatory and industry fire protection and OSHA compliance standards related to HAZWOPER, life safety, fire protection, emergency preparedness. , municipal fire service is preferred.