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EHS Manager - New Orleans Area

CF Industries
United States, Louisiana, New Orleans
December 01, 2023
At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions. Our eight manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world's transition to clean energy.


Environmental, Health & Safety Job Summary:As a key player in the Site Leadership Team reporting directly to the General Manager, the EHS Manager plays an important role in the overall leadership of the site by advancing a culture of EHS excellence where everyone is engaged, empowered and innovative in cultivating a workplace that promotes the safety and health of our employees, contractors, customers, business, local community, and the environment.

As a departmental manager, major areas of responsibility include executing strategies, managing systems, developing people and delivering effective communications that ensure the site is operating within all applicable laws and regulations and in a safe, environmentally responsible manner. Key areas include environmental, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, process safety, emergency response, crisis communications and quality/lab services. This position is also the liaison with multiple stakeholders within and outside the organization, in both the public and private sector. Job Description:
Job Responsibilities:


  • Create a strategic vision for EHS performance and cultural excellence. Analyze EHS data, assumptions, resources, constraints, and the EHS culture to develop and evolve a long-range course of actions to achieve that vision. Define success by determining outcomes that are critical for success.
  • Ensure everyone shares the vision, and foster employee commitment and engagement in the vision.
  • Ensure alignment and coordination of shared work processes with the business strategy. Ensure activities and behaviors are rooted in company values.
  • Measure performance by identifying key measures of progress, understanding limits and boundaries of data, and creating mileposts and symbols to rally support and encourage improvement. Develop efficient processes for collecting and verifying metrics. Implement benchmarking processes to drive continuous EHS innovation and improvement.


  • Establish systems and leverage technology to identify, assess, manage, and mitigate EHS risks and ensure regulatory compliance with applicable Federal, State, local regulations, and company policies. Improve EHS processes to ensure efficient and reliable execution.
  • Implement audit processes that assess risk management and compliance assurance practices and systems.
  • Manage EHS Knowledge by determining what skills, knowledge, and behaviors are needed for EHS success. Facilitate internal knowledge and skill sharing, and utilize technology to ensure efficient and effective knowledge development. Ensure EHS training programs deliver increased engagement, better decision-making, and growth opportunities.
  • Manage change by utilizing communication tools to influence impacted stakeholders (internal or external) on the benefits of new ideas and sustaining the change. Proactively plan change by establishing goals, allocating resources, and measuring results using tools and processes. Foster feedback loops to ensure the understanding and effectiveness of the change.
  • Prepare and administer annual departmental budget and actively contribute to the facility budgeting process.


  • Establish the organizational structure of the EHS Team that aligns with the functional systems and supports the EHS strategy, including both internal and external resources. Foster a well-coordinated, integrated, and engaged team. Create cross-functional teams when needed to ensure appropriate engagement.
  • Establish key roles and responsibilities for Environment, Occupational Safety, Process Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Emergency Preparedness & Response, and Quality/Lab Services. Establish clear expectations and holds staff accountable for those expectations. Determine spans of controls and authority levels. Ensure effective systems for reporting and feedback.
  • Select staff by determining leadership and technical skills needed and actively recruit the best talent. Foster continuous development of leadership and technical skills, and create a learning environment that encourages efficient and effective processes.
  • Facilitate training programs that ensure all CF personnel are knowledgeable and understand EHS requirements.
  • Empower change agents to promote continuous innovations and improvements.


  • Set the communication goal and objectives, identify critical audiences for communications, and develop key personalized messages that reinforce the strategy, goals, and priorities utilizing both internal and external communication resources.
  • Develop effective communication channels, techniques, and tools that will reach the target audience including employees, contractors, and visitors with the key messages. Understand the effectiveness and limitations of each channel, technique or tool. Ensure that effective communication occurs day-to-day as well as during emergency situations. Develop feedback forums to promote multidirectional communication.
  • Foster employee engagement through communications of the shared culture and vision. Engage employees and contractors in their work area to understand and improve their unique situations. Promote a culture of open communication and continuous learning through sharing of all EHS incidents/near misses and developing a mature Human Performance Risk program by sharing both positive and negative messages, but including possibilities of improvement.
  • Communicate risk information to enable other site leaders to make better decision and better perform their duties.
  • Participate in government, industry and community committees to provide an external forum of communication for representing the interests of the facility.

Position Scope/ Contribution:

This position has a significant impact upon the environmental, personal safety and process safety performance and culture of the facility. Ensuring the site is not only operating within all applicable laws and regulations but is driving continuous improvement is critical to the successful operation.

Required competencies include:

Strong verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership capabilities, strong change management skills, strong analytical and decision-making abilities, and ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with regulatory authorities.

Successful incumbents will have:

  • An engineering or science degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of directly related experience in the environment and safety field, preferably in the chemical industry, with demonstrated knowledge of safety and environmental regulations.
  • At least 5 years of experience with people management.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

What We Offer:

You'll enjoy competitive compensation, consisting of base pay plus an incentive program available to all full-time employees, and a comprehensive benefits package including high-quality healthcare options, a well-being incentive program, 401k, life and disability insurance, generous time off (with time off to volunteer) and much more!

You will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work, and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and gain a sense of fulfillment.

  • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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