Represents the Institute and its member companies in managing and coordinating environmental, health and safety (HSE) activities of the Institute. These include research, regulatory analysis and response, agency and stakeholder relations, strategic planning and budgeting. Directly assists the HSE Committee Chairman in the planning and execution of committee activities. Functions with considerable autonomy subject to broad organizational policies established by the President and Board of Directors.
ESSENTIAL ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. In coordination with the President, HS&E committee and Board of Directors, provides worldwide leadership and direction in research, regulatory response and stakeholder relations to HSE issues that could impact asphalt (also known as bitumen outside of North America) and asphalt products through multidisciplinary programs and ad hoc initiatives managed either exclusively by the Institute or jointly with its domestic and international partners.
2. Provide staff support to the Institute’s HSE committee including the following: sustain the strategic plan, develop the long-range research plan, formulate original research and development plans and oversee the comprehensive HSE research program; formulate the regulatory response plan and execute the regulatory response program; develop and oversee the annual HSE budget; assume the lead in the orientation and development of incoming HSE committee members and the HSE Committee Chairman; develop working relationships with recognized experts who can serve as professional resources to the HSE; ensure timely presentation of industry sponsored research in appropriate scientific proceedings and publication in peer reviewed journals and other means of dissemination; and serve as liaison representative to comparable HSE groups in allied organizations.
3. Continually analyze legislative and regulatory developments, emerging HSE issues and trends in public policy in relation to the status of Institute programs to keep the Institute President and its Board of Directors apprised of our current position and any additional actions necessary to fully represent member interests. As necessary, formulate policy recommendations for consideration by the Institute President and Board of Directors.
4. Works closely with AI’s Library Services and Resource Specialist to maintain the Institute’s environmental publication database and oversees the composition and publication of the Institute’s Asphalt HSE Alerts program.
5. Provide support to Institute staff on HS&E issues; in particular the departments of Marketing, Research and Technical Services, and Regional Engineer Services.
6. Represent the Institute to government agencies, professional organizations, stakeholder groups and the media on HSE matters, including testimony before congress and state legislative bodies to educate and inform elected officials in the scientific aspects of HSE environmental issues affecting asphalt and asphalt products. Develop analyses of federal, state and local regulatory initiatives and prepare and deliver testimony and comments to such agencies, as appropriate. Provide support in similar fashion to similar bodies in Canada. Coordinate such matters and represent Asphalt Institute member interests within Europe in cooperation with Eurobitume and its HSE Committee and their leadership.
7. In partnership with other allied trade groups, professional organizations and/or government agencies; formulate, organize and manage joint research and regulatory response programs tailored to the needs of the Institute and its principal customers of asphalt and asphalt products. Staff support to the AREC to include the following: develop the strategic plans including compatible goals and objectives, prepare the annual research and regulatory response budget and operating plan; direct the professional resources of the HSE committee in support of AREC projects; represent the AREC to government agencies, consensus or proprietary standard-setting bodies and international standards groups as necessary; and ensure publication of research results and dissemination of priority findings via all appropriate channels of communication.
8. Actively embrace the international partnerships with Eurobitume, OHMPA and other foreign-based organizations or agencies endorsed by the Institute President.
9. Provide technical support to member companies on request and as approved by the President on HSE matters of general interest to the membership as a whole and within the experience base of the HS&E program.
10. Conceive, suggest, facilitate and/or assist in the development of scientific, technical, regulatory, educational, training and public policy resource materials pertinent to the HSE interests of the Institute and its member companies.
While this position does not have direct staff reports, the Director regularly works closely with staff in all other departments. In particular, the Director provides oversight to the HSE portion of the Institute library and HSE Alerts program. Works closely with other staff directors in supporting Institute policies and serving as a leadership role model.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential role and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
The position has no unusual physical demands and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position will require frequent travel, including US domestic, Canada, Europe and other counties to support the mission of the Asphalt Institute. Must maintain a current US automobile driver’s license and a US passport. Travel is estimated to be 30 percent of the time.