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Commercial HVAC (CHVAC) North America EHS Leader

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Business Unit Carrier Job ID 30127818 City Charlotte State North Carolina Country United States


United States of America


CAN82: AL N Carolina (CLT) 5900 Northwoods Business Pkwy, Charlotte, NC, 28269 USA

Carrier is the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions with a world-class, diverse workforce with business segments covering HVAC, refrigeration, and fire and security. We make modern life possible by delivering safer, smarter and more sustainable services that make a difference to people and our planet while revolutionizing industry trends. This is why we come to work every day. Join us and we can make a difference together.

About this role

Leads multiple teams headed by EH&S generalist managers or supervisors, establishing, and executing EH&S operations and objectives for North America Commercial HVAC. Recommends and implements policies / operating plans in support of EH&S strategy. Communicates and collaborates with operations and EH&S management and senior executive leadership within and outside EH&S on industry best practices while ensuring compliance. Also delivers EH&S performance and strategic plans in management review meetings and drives multiple EH&S initiatives for multiple lines of business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages a dispersed team of regional EHS Managers.
  • Advocates the importance of EHS in the organization and actively supports the organization's efforts to meet or exceed EHS goals and plans.
  • Collaborates with operations to integrate EHS performance into branch operations.
  • Leads continuous improvement in EHS while ensuring comprehensive operational compliance.
  • Leads the EHS program to achieve and maintain compliance with current and future legal, regulatory and corporate requirements.
  • Participates in management review meetings to present EHS performance, discuss upcoming EHS actions to improve functional performance, and proactively identify and address EHS issues which may affect operations or may provide strategic advantage to the business.
  • Collaborates with other EHS professionals to establish or adopt best practices relevant to the industry.
  • Drives all EHS regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Initiates, conducts and maintains records of safety training for company.
  • Develops and implements EHS plans for North America that are aligned with the Commercial HVAC business unit strategic direction.
  • Develops strategies and provide guidance to management on the prevention of workplace incidents and illnesses.
  • Identifies EHS resource needs during project proposal phase, based on project role, scale, hazard profile and technical complexity.
  • Oversees EHS investigations into workplace incidents to uncover root causes, identify immediate and preventative actions and capture “lessons learned”.  
  • Actively promote embedding EHS in “what we do” and that EHS is a shared responsibility rooted in the right EHS culture. 
  • Builds key external stakeholder relationships including industry associations, authorities and regulatory bodies on regional EHS matters.  
  • Serves as subject matter expert on communications with external authorities and other key stakeholders on EHS matters relating to Commercial HVAC North America EHS business activities.  
  • Manages prequalification, deployment, and safety performance of subcontractors.
  • Partners with manufacturing sites, contractors and internal teams to develop and oversee projects related to achieving Carriers Environment Social Governance (ESG)/sustainability goals

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years of experience leading teams
  • 10+ years progressive EHS work experience gained working with organizations in construction or field based and manufacturing operations.
  • Be willing to travel 50% of time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CSP or CHST preferred.
  • Advanced EHS related degree or MBA preferred.
  • Regulatory knowledge including safety, environmental and other regulatory standards applicable to building services industries and construction.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, motivate, and lead teams, drive change and interact cross functionally.
  • Proven ability to work in a matrix environment, influence and motivate diverse teams to achieve a unified goal.
  • Proficient in multiple software applications including, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other industry related software (SDS, Injury Management, etc.).
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including ability to listen attentively and to communicate information clearly and effectively.



Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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