Director of HSE and Compliance at RigUp

| Austin
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RigUp is changing the way work is done in the energy and construction industries. Each one of our teams exists to move us closer to our north star -- “to empower the people who power the world.” The HSE & Compliance team at RigUp develop the framework and strategy for our marketplace operations to facilitate safe work outcomes for our personnel and suppliers each day. 
RigUp is hiring a Director, HSE & Compliance that will be responsible for building and delivering on a cross-vertical HSE & Compliance program instilling proactive safety culture through every facet of our business, workforce, and suppliers.
You’ll lean on a large network of functional stakeholders to deliver upon your vision and excel in establishing processes and frameworks to empower that vision. Our ideal candidate for this role will be someone who has consistently demonstrated the ability to build safety culture and policies within large and diverse organizations, with a strong focus in the Construction and Energy sectors. You’ll be comfortable delivering processes and outcomes to our senior leadership and vertical directors, ensuring collaboration of both safety and top-line business goals.
Sound like you? Keep reading. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Develop a best in class HSE & Compliance ecosystem; embedding a proactive safety culture across new and existing global solutions and every facet of the business.
  • Hire, manage, and lead a team of safety professionals executing on program vision.
  • Understand complex regulatory requirements and associated impacts within a marketplace of suppliers (people and companies) across multiple industries.
  • Develop and implement a data driven approach to measuring success within vertical HSE & Compliance initiatives. 
  • Drive thought leadership in local and industry communities. Help develop new regulations empowering workers everywhere to embody safety first behaviour.
  • Facilitate customer and regulatory audits, always meeting above industry benchmarks.
  • Partner with Product, Engineering, Sales, and Product Marketing to build and communicate digital automated solutions that drive a meaningful increase in operational efficiencies.

What you should have:

  • 12-15 years of HSE experience in industrial - blue collar trades.
  • 8-10 years of HSE experience in a senior leadership role overseeing multiple business units and regional offices.
  • Experience facilitating customer and regulatory compliance audits as a service provider.
  • Experience conducting compliance audits of a large contracted supplier base.
  • Proven ability to prioritize between multiple projects based on varying levels of importance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and making decisions with incomplete information. 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a proven ability to collect, organize, analyze, and action on data.
  • Experience working with IOGP, OSHA, DOT-PHMSA and BSEE programs


  • Flexible PTO policy
  • 401k Program with 4% match
  • Fully paid employee health insurance for employee
  • Open office space in the heart of downtown Austin

RigUp is a technology company that's building a platform to better support the energy workforce. Through the industry’s largest marketplace, we’re improving the lives of contractors and helping service providers and operators find the people who will get the job done. Headquartered in Austin, TX, and backed by a16z, Founder’s Fund, Quantum Energy Partners, and Silicon Valley Bank, we’ve raised $423.8 Million in funding to support our mission to change the way work is done in the energy field.
Our goal is to make RigUp an environment where any and all people feel welcome, respected, and free to be their authentic selves. We welcome applicants of all gender identities, sexual orientation, educational background, religion, ethnicities, veteran status, and citizenships. We’d love to learn what you can add to our team!

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RigUp is located in downtown Austin right next to Lady Bird Lake. We're close to a ton of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and trails along the water!

An Insider's view of RigUp

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

RigUp has fostered my career growth by coupling my strengths and interests with the company’s needs. I’ve gotten the opportunity to fill a variety of different roles that I’ve gained an invaluable amount of experience from and that will increase my marketability down the road.


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What is your vision for the company?

At RigUp, we're building the largest job marketplace in the energy industry by making it easier for contractors to find work and for companies to staff up by hiring ready, qualified workers. As CEO, I want to grow an organization that creates value in the world and ensures RigUp is an environment where our employees feel empowered to make decisions



What’s the vibe like in the office?

The energy at the RigUp office is contagious. We work on interesting problems and are truly making a difference in people's lives. Work is simply better when you love what you do!


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What are RigUp Perks + Benefits

RigUp Benefits Overview

Competitive salary
Full health, dental, and vision coverage
Unlimited vacation
401(k) with 4% match
$2,000 annual vacation stipend starting on your 3rd anniversary
Regular off-site activities such as happy hours, team building events, intramural sports leagues, etc.
Catered breakfast, daily lunch stipend, and a fully stocked kitchen
75% tuition reimbursement on continuing education
Office in the heart of downtown Austin
Flexibility to work from home
Onsite gym

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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