Canoo Technologies Inc.

Director, Health, Safety, and Environment

Job Locations US-OK-Tulsa | US-MI-Detroit
Full Time

About Canoo

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone. The company has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Distinguished by its experienced team from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space that is customizable across all owners in the vehicle lifecycle to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.


Develop and lead an innovative, practical, and benchmark approach for Office and Industrial Health, Safety, and Environment elements


  • The HSE Director is the face, voice, and heart of Canoo, as the liaison between all our employees, machines, methods, processes, equipment, and policies
  • The HSE Director must continuously inspect, investigate, and improve the feasibility and safety of all methods, procedures, conveyance processes standards, and build of the products in trial and series production, and hold responsibility from before launch through to the long-term steady-state of the shop
  • The HSE Director supports the functional leaders, shift leaders, group leaders, staff and team leaders, and team members, as they create the benchmark safety and quality, at the lowest cost

The HSE Director must ensure:

  • Excellent occupationa workplace safety through avid use of 5S methodologies
  • Responsible fo Safety Engineering, Wellness, Preventive methods, Worker-Compensation coordination, and Industrial Hygiene
  • Responsible for First and Safety response and monitoring
  • Responsible for Communication, Prevention, Ergonomics, Safety Training and Coordination, and technical reviews and improvements
  • Responsible for risk control, using best practices of the Canoo Production System
  • Responsible for Environmental engineering, Hazmat control, and clear air efforts
  • Responsible for testing and compliance
  • Initiating personal development and qualification together with others in Manufacturing and all functional groups
  • Define the work objectives and review the work results. Assure development and qualification of employees regarding production and project work. Professional management of the production contact persons from the departments (including development)


The HSE Lead must manage their business, so that:

  • Every shop can achieve the production targets, by creating, implementing, and supporting the entire Manufacturing organization



  • Prefered Bachelor's Degree from accredited institution
  • Grounded with Finance, Business, Economics, Supply Chain, Operations & Technology or equivalent 15 years of experience


  • Experience with statistical analysis, work measurement and process analysis
  • Ability to multitask across multiple projects
  • Demonstrated strong work-ethic, initiative, and strong critical thinking skills
  • Proficient in necessary tools (hardware and software)
  • Frequent travel between manufacturing, business, and supplier sites, including overnight.
  • Confident decision-making
  • Team supervision or leadership experience also preferred

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


Canoo cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview. Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you explore your future with Canoo!


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