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Safety Services Project Manager
The Safety Services Project Manager is responsible for the initiation, execution, and completion of Safety Services projects. The incumbent is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing all projects assigned to him/her in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. The successful candidate has experience in addressing a wide range of health and safety issues, including those related to industrial hygiene, site safety, and environmental remediation. The Safety Services Project Manager maintains good working relationships with all levels of personnel and will quickly identify questions and/or concerns related to environmental, health, and safety issues. He/she relies on experience, expertise, and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. The Safety Services Project Manager performs a variety of tasks with minimal direction and a high level of creativity is important in developing unique solutions. Good decision-making skills while supporting project management and interfacing with the client and with regulatory agencies are necessary. The successful candidate must be capable of interpreting regulatory documents and must have strong computer and data base skills. The Safety Services Project Manager may be expected to share 24/7 on-call duties for emergency response purposes at various times throughout the year. Extended travel may be required during Safety Services/ER-related activities. This position reports to the Director, Health & Safety Services.
- Assist the Director in leading and developing Safety Services activities and the execution of projects;
- Ensure effective mobilization of personnel and equipment to Safety Services projects;
- Develop and implement Safety Policies and Procedures;
- Provide quality project status reports, effective data evaluations, cost estimates, and suggestions to promote on-site worker health to CTEH management, the client, and agency representatives;
- Prepare project and site-specific health and safety plans and other documents as required;
- Compile, review, and summarize scientific/technical literature as assigned;
- Prepare written reports summarizing projects;
- Perform reviews of SDS, and preparation and/or review of project/site-specific health and safety plans;
- Assist in day-to-day personnel management for any assigned personnel;
- Remain up-to-date with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the Safety and Management fields;
- Define, maintain, and communicate core program requirements and expectations;
- Help mentor, coach; and train response teams to strengthen capabilities and competencies to meet client expectations;
- Ensure that compliance/risk assurance processes are robust by self-identifying/self-correcting issues and sharing best practices;
- Assist in maintaining safety reporting database, identify trends, and ensure corrective actions are taken;
- Act as a member of an emergency response team, traveling with limited notice to potentially remote areas to conduct air, water, and/or soil sampling, meteorological monitoring, and information collection;
- Maintain compliance with the company’s environmental, health & safety policies and all applicable client, state, federal, and local environmental rules, policies, and regulations; and,
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Smart Performance Measures
- Achieve goal of 1,000 billable hours annually;
- Maintain 100% compliance with Safety Training, Client, Medical, and HR requirements in the CTEH Qualified Training Matrix (QTM).
Other Desired Competencies
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a matrix reporting structure;
- Ability to understand and follow written and verbal directions; and,
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
- Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or other related field with 1-2 years of experience as a Safety or Project Manager and 3-5 years of experience as a Safety Professional;
- Advanced computer skills in a Windows-based platform (required).
Certifications/Other Skills and Abilities
- HAZWOPER certification required (may be obtained post hire)
- DISA clearance required (may be obtained post hire)
- TWIC clearance required (may be obtained post hire)
- Current driver’s license required
- Ability to obtain a passport required
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred
The physical demands described below 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.
- Sitting, standing, and walking
- Lifting up to 50 pounds several times a day
- Overhead lifting of over 20 pounds
- Bending, stooping, climbing ladders and crawling
- Long hours involving overtime and weekends as necessary
- Ability to read effectively from a computer screen, sampling device and/or a paper copy
- Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Unscheduled travel for extended periods of time
- Ability to drive noncommercial vehicles
- Rarely may work shifts of up to 24 hours in duration
- Dress out in physically demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) for site entry at HAZWOPER sites as required under 29 CFR 1910.120
- Wear half-face and full-face air purifying respirator (APR) as well as supplied air respirators in the form of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and hose supplied respirator with medical clearance as required under 29CFR 1910.134
- Wear partially or totally encapsulating personal protective equipment
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.
- Works in an office environment when not deployed on an emergency response;
- Works outdoors and may be exposed to hot and cold environments and extreme weather conditions, including sunlit, rainy and windy conditions;
- May occasionally work shifts up to 24 hours in duration;
- Encounter environments presenting physical hazards of uneven ground, standing water, ditches, dusty conditions, rapidly moving transportation and remediation equipment, and physical stress associated with the wear of personal protective equipment;
- May work at altitudes greater than 5000 feet above sea level;
- May work on land, sea or air;
- May work in a setting with potential physical and chemical hazards; and
- Frequent, extended travel.