Emergency Program Manager

Job Title
Emergency Program Manager
Job Description
Who are we?
Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is a family-owned company with operations throughout Eastern Canada, New England and Ireland with a focus on providing exceptional service and high-quality products to our customers. Every day, we strive to put our good energy in action to bring families together, support the environment and local wildlife, and to create learning opportunities that empower the next generation.
Here's what you can expect from us:
When you're a part of our team, you'll see how we bring good energy to our business and our employees. Together, we will support our corporate strategy, high standards and the communities where we live and work. Our collaborative approach, commitment to diversity and inclusion along with our safety-first culture helps reinforce our internal brand position where People Matter. That's why we're dedicated to the development of our employees, so that they can reach their career goals.
What you can expect in a typical day:
At Irving Oil, we are committed to excellence in emergency management. It is an integral component of good management along with safety, security, consequence management and business continuity. The Emergency Response Program provides the management structure, concept of operations, coordination arrangements, and emergency measures to guide the actions of all personnel during an actual or imminent emergency event.
The Emergency Program Manager (EPM) is responsible to manage, develop and administer the organization's Emergency Management Program. The EPM has a thorough knowledge of the organization and operating area activities and has the authority to obtain commitments required to support the organization's emergency management efforts. This designated individual must be familiar with the organization's operations and surrounding areas in order to identify potential internal and external emergency situations.
Responsibilities also include but are not limited to:
  • Develop, implement, administer and manage the Emergency Management Program consistent with industry standards to ensure effective emergency preparedness and response and in compliance with required regulations and upcoming regulations
  • Develop the process and chairs a joint coordinating committee (including external stakeholders such as community members, first responders and municipal representatives)
  • Select and chair a team to develop, plan and schedule exercises/drills including external stakeholders, operations, emergency response
  • Evaluate and document lessons learned from exercises, drills & incidents
  • Coordinate with others to develop a mechanism to ensure there is an effective means of internal and external communications before, during and after an emergency
  • Periodically review Management of Change documentation and coordinate partial updates to the various emergency response plans that are required after significant changes in processes or equipment; after drills and incidents; updates to telephone numbers and emergency equipment lists; and to address personnel changes
  • Revise existing emergency response plans required by various regulations and procedures or develops new plans/procedures to reflect lessons learned from exercises, drills, or incident responses.
  • Monitor and follow up on action items identified and assigned during exercises, drills, and incident response evaluation meetings

What you'll need to succeed:
Professional skills
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Effective internal and external stakeholder management
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision or direction
  • Ability to influence without organizational authority
  • Strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and deadlines
  • Understanding of refinery operations

  • Travel is not a requirement for this role

Education and experience
  • University Degree in related field
  • 15 years+ of refinery experience (or equivalent); Background may include operations, engineering, environment, health & safety, emergency management etc.

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants
Job Requirements - Work Experience
Job Requirements - Education
Saint John, NB
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