EHS Director

Skanska USA Building Inc Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 2 weeks ago

Are you an experienced EHS leader that is passionate about building partnerships with all levels of operations to establish an Injury Free Environment? Do you enjoy translating safety and environmental trends into action? Does your experience include supporting large construction projects in diverse market sectors?

Then this job is for you!

The Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Director is responsible for ensuring the overall working conditions are in compliance with local and corporate occupational safety and health regulations and policies. Responsibilities include building support through aligning with operations to develop vision and strategy to enhance our Injury Free Environment (IFE). Reporting to the Regional Senior EHS Director, this position will lead the EHS function for the Seattle office.

Major Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Directs and administers specific functions of the EHS program for the company in the Seattle area.

  • Creates, evaluates, educates, and administers the EHS program deployment on projects.

  • Conducts surveys, evaluations, inspections, and investigations of incidents and activities; communicates findings to appropriate entities within the organization.

  • Creates and effectively delivers EHS training.

  • Manages a large team of EHS professionals, including delegation, optimal deployment of resources, and development of staff skills.

  • Partners with the organization's senior leadership to ensure alignment of the EHS functions to the business objectives; creates organizational level strategies to support safety programs for employees and customers.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Refines working knowledge of EHS programs by applying EHS procedures.

  • Directs and supervises the activities of subordinates including EHS Managers and EHS Coordinators.

  • Participates in auditing and enforcing EHS standards.

  • Processes and manages workers' compensation claims

  • Prepares, maintains, and retrieves records, reports, or documents that may be required to meet corporate or regulatory requirements, including monitoring application of EHS standards.

  • Promotes EHS awareness and fosters this awareness throughout the company, project or office.

  • Promotes the IFE culture between clients, co-workers and subcontractors.

  • Participates and provides input on regional and national Skanska issues and subcommittees.

  • Participates and provides representation in local, external EHS organizations as well as outreach within local construction industry forums.

Key Skills & Abilities:

  • Leadership Ability: proven ability to build support, share vision and drive action through excellent communication and influencing skills.

  • Operations Partnership: willing to challenge and be challenged to effectively partner with all levels of operations (from the project delivery teams to senior leadership) to achieve an IFE.

  • Demonstrated Passion: build relationships at all levels of the organization through a genuine Care for Life; approachable, transparent.

  • Strategic Thinking: ability to critically analyze data to identify trends and translate results into action through innovative thinking.

  • Regionally Connected: demonstrated ability to build and foster relationships with regional partners (subcontractors, clients, and competition).

Job Skills & Abilities:

  • Good computer knowledge and efficiency, including but not limited to, Microsoft Office products

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Great understanding of construction industry

  • Excellent understanding and ability to administer the ISO 14001 and 45001 management systems

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Basic math/statistics and accounting skills

  • Functions effectively as part of a team

  • Effective decision-maker

  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times

Specific Requirements:

  • Holder of an OSHA 30 hour certificate

Education and/or Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in the EHS profession, specifically supporting large construction projects in diverse market sectors

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • CSP designation preferred

Skanska is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, life sciences and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have nearly 11,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics, and people development. In 2017, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.3 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $18.8 billion in 2017. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.

Additional Information

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Employee Status: Regular


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