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Waste Connections Director of Risk Management in The Woodlands, Texas

Waste Connections is looking for a Director of Risk Management at our Corporate office in the Woodlands, TX!

Why Choose Us?

We are Waste Connections, an integrated services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services to local residents and businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. We’re proud to be a different kind of company with a different kind of culture. One where self-directed, empowered employees have our trust and full support to realize their potential as they strive to make a bigger and better impact on their communities and careers every day.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads the identification, communication, measurement, and management of company-wide risk.

  • Manages insurance procurement, develops and implements risk management and compliance policies/procedures, and manages claims and litigation.

  • Manages relationships with third party service providers including brokers, underwriters, and other third-party administrators.

  • Evaluates and provides recommendations regarding selection of policies, including but not limited to: Property, Casualty, General Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Directors and Officers, and Cyber-risk policies.

  • Coordinates and submits, as necessary, the gathering of insurance policy renewal data.

  • Partners with all departments regarding incident reports and claims or losses.

  • Investigates, resolves, and responds to all property and liability claims under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer and in coordination with General Council and Finance Team.

  • Provides timely notification of claims to insurance carriers.

  • Develops and communicates plans to address loss events.

  • Works with the company’s insurance brokers to respond to requests for certificates of insurance and claims history document.

  • Partners with key stakeholders to develop and implement standards, processes, programs, and best practices related to risk management.

  • Identifies potential risk exposures, recommends solutions, implements approved programs, promotes loss prevention, and updates and monitors compliance.

  • Manages all phases of the claims process from intake and investigation through litigation, settlement, and/or trial, and consults and/or participates in negotiations, conferences and mediations with adjusting companies, outside legal counsel, staff, claimants, and other involved parties.

  • Manages the workers’ compensation and incident reporting program and processes, assesses, and reports claims to carriers as appropriate.

  • Coordinates with the Finance team and outside advisors on quarterly review of Actuarial Analysis of claim values.

What we need from you:

  • Public company experience leading a large self-insured Risk management practice with proven results

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Legal, Finance, Accounting, or Risk Management required

  • Proven experience (10+ years) in risk management, specifically within the transportation industry

  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to drive change, influence stakeholders and foster a safety-oriented culture

  • Strong with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Relevant certifications (e.g. ARM, CRIS, CSP) will be a plus

  • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail

  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally

  • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision

What you’ll get from us:

  • Competitive Compensation

  • 401(K) with company match; let us help you save for your future

  • Healthcare; Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Perks, perks, perks! Employee Assistance Mental Health Program, Emergency Travel Assistance, Prepaid Legal Plan, Scholarship Opportunities for kids, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Relief Fund

  • Insurance: Life, Short Term/Long Term Disability

Waste Connections is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability or protected veteran status.