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Vice President, Health, Safety and Environmental - Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC, US, 28715

South Division Corporate




Job ID:  327960


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America. Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.


Position Overview

The Division VP of Health, Safety and Environmental is responsible for the strategic development, implementation, oversight, leadership and assistance of company safety/health, risk management and environmental programs.  In addition, assisting with employee and cultural development programs. This position reports to the Division President.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Ability to communicate and establish strong working relationships with all levels of management (front line leaders to senior executive management). With the ability to work well on a national and global level.
  • Will represent the CRH American Materials South Division HSE on national and global teams.
  • Executive level administration and maintenance of HSE programs; ensuring new developments in technology are available and continually evaluated.
  • Ensure proper incident analysis and learning processes are in place.  And that they are effective toward the achievement of a ZERO Harm learning culture.
  • Ensure effective and efficient processes are in place for the organization and maintenance of both passive and active support files/records for all incidents/injuries, including general liability, auto liability, workmen’s compensation, and all other applicable claims.
  • Executive level leadership and administration of proper risk management processes, including negotiation/settlement of claims within proscribed limits of liability and directing other claims and lawsuits as appropriate.
  • Act as Liaison with all affiliated agencies, including: Insurance companies (WC, GL, AL), MSHA, OSHA, EPA & Labor Commissions.
  • Support and drive the Human Performance Initiative, providing direction and support to the division, region, and OPCO’s.
  • Oversee HSE audit process; collaborate with region safety professionals and region presidents for selection/installment of safety devices/practices.
  • Coach and guide business leaders in conducting their own training programs.  Collecting & making available HSE material to business leaders for training needs.
  • Steward/Implement Safety Leadership and Human Performance philosophies, education, & growth strategies.
  • Provide direction/technical support to ensure employees health is protected and we are minimizing the potential employee exposures through established industrial hygiene practices.  Including but not limited to: Respiratory Protection Program, Hearing Conservation Program, Silica Awareness Program, etc.
  • Oversight of Care Management processes; ensuring injured employees are provided with the best available treatment to ensure injury resolution and prevention.
  • Implement strategic plans to ensure continued success in meeting company business objectives within Safety/Health, Safety Leadership, Human Performance, Risk Management, Environmental sustainability and Leadership education.
  • Monitor company safety results and trends, compile reports and share trends and corrective direction.
  • Develop creative communication methods to ensure the distribution and institutionalization of best practices through tools such as:  Microsoft Office Suite, PageTiger, Business Intelligence (Tableau) or other more innovative ways.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene or Safety/Health related field and over 10 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Master’s Degree is preferred.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to read and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions, correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write complex correspondence.  Ability to carefully articulate and clearly communicate both specific technical information and creatively compose development strategies.  Ability to effectively participate in and speak to large groups.  Advanced presentation skills required.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to comprehend scientific formulas.  
  • Detailed working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Ability to effectively navigate and research regulatory agency and industry related web content.



  • Effective communication, leadership skills, strategic mindset, ability to drive vision, creative writing, clear and analytical thinking, creative presentation abilities, speaking clearly and effectively in front of large and small groups, and organization abilities.


Physical Requirements

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to handle or feel.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 40 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Work Environment

Office Environment and Field Visits including Plants, Pits, Shops and job sites, hotels and conference rooms. This position will require 40% to 60% travel.



What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH's Americas Materials is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Oct 1, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Asheville

Job Segment: Safety, Executive, VP, Technical Support, Industrial Hygiene, Service, Management, Technology, Engineering