Sr. Engineer - EHS Fleet Systems in Roanoke, VA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 4/10/2021

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The Senior EHS Engineer supports the development, implementation, and maintenance of fleet safety training, programs and compliance solutions for Advance Auto Parts retail stores/hubs, distribution centers and corporate office locations in North America which conform to Company safety philosophies, goals, and regulatory compliance requirements (US & Canadian federal, state, provinces).  The Senior EHS Engineer coordinates day to day administration of fleet compliance solutions to ensure field readiness, field execution to performance objectives, system compliance with SLAs, , outlier management and field needs.  The Senior EHS Engineer assesses potential EHS liabilities and risks, verifies compliance against regulatory and Company standards, and identifies trends to drive prioritization of program development and change management.  This position will report to the Senior Manager, EHS Fleet and partners closely with the departments of Safety, Risk, Environmental, Legal, Asset Protection, Transportation, Human Resources, Training, and other Business leaders.  


Manage development, implementation, and maintenance of fleet safety training, programs and fleet compliance solutions.

Partners with key stake holders to ensure delivery of fleet safety training courses, program execution and fleet safety performance.

Develop and implement standardized processes to ensure maintenance of fleet compliance solutions are within SLAs.

Partner with internal training team, outside vendors and consultants to develop and implement tailored, specialized training solutions.

Partner with third party vendors to troubleshoot, repair, install, and maintain fleet safety compliance solutions.

Develop and implement program for auditing Company locations against government requirements, Company standards, and best practices to verify compliance and identify environmental, health, and safety liabilities and risks.  Works closely with internal staff and third-party providers during this process.

Implement, manage, and measure various internal environmental and safety programs and compliance activities related to EPA, OSHA, DOT, DHS, and other governmental environmental regulations & programs.

Partner with other members of the EHS Leadership Team on cross functional projects that relate to Team Member, Operational, and Customer safety and regulatory compliance issues.

Develop and manage internal partner relationships relating to safety and risk programs; for example: supply chain, legal, transportation, asset protection, finance, risk management; other business and EHS Leaders.

Partner with AAP’s Risk and Claims staff to address current and long-term claims trends in order to reduce the frequency and severity of identified hazards.

Actively support, coordinate, and enhance the field safety program(s).

Implement safety related initiatives for Team Members and management as required.

Develop and manage the safety programs and action plans for the integration of future acquisitions and existing AAP companies.

Maintain and assist in budget forecasting, purchase orders, expense management, as well as capital project planning and management.

Other duties may be assigned, as necessary.


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

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

An extensive knowledge of federal, state, province, FMCSA, OSHA, PHMSA, EPA regulations and procedures on a multi-state basis.

Documented history of managing a multi-state safety program that achieved measurable results.  Retail, fleet, and distribution experience is highly preferred.

Excellent communication skills required, in order to appropriately communicate with individuals of differing knowledge levels (e.g., store associates, management, regulators, attorneys, etc.)

Ability to multi task, prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines and multiple requests desired.

Financial acumen and prior experience in capital project planning, budgeting, and expense management.

Strong analytical skills needed to analyze and interpret data trends.

Managerial or supervisory experience along with strong organizational skills.

Knowledge of overall retail, fleet and distribution operations, to include policies and procedures, use and availability of manuals and guides, employee position descriptions, training and development programs.

Prior experience in fleet safety solutions such as telematics, ELDs, event recorder technology, and asset tracking.

Strong Microsoft Office, Oracle, PowerBi, Tableau, and SharePoint skills.

Ability to present to, and train both small and large groups.


College degree in Safety or Occupational Health, other safety related programs and minimum of two to four years of related professional experience required.

Prior fleet safety experience in medium to large fleet (5,000 vehicles plus) desired.




Associate Safety Professional (or higher) certification highly preferred or willingness to obtain. 

Understanding of Six Sigma process with a Black or Green Belt certification are a plus.

Other professional designations are a plus.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.