Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS)

Job Description

Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS)

Siemens Government Technologies (SGT) is seeking a Director, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) to lead the Safety Division and drive successful implementation of the environmental, health and safety programs. This individual will develop, implement, and manage EHS policies, plans, procedures and processes to ensure effective management of hazard identification, assessment of risk, and implementation of controls throughout the organization. This role will report to the Senior Director, Performance Excellence and have accountability for all Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.'s facilities and project sites. These projects, at U.S. Federal installations both domestically and internationally, are developed and executed in concert with Siemens sponsoring Divisions. Direct reports include EHS Managers, who oversee Site Safety and Health Officers (SSHOs), and a Quality Assurance/Administrative Assistant. 


Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Ensure the safety division deliverables are completed and submitted on time and in accordance with applicable regulations.  Foster productive workflows between the Safety and Program/Project groups in the completion of deliverables.  Deliverables include:
    • Comprehensive Accident Prevention Plans (APPs) for Federal customers whose contracts specify Army Corps of Engineers Safety Manual EM 385-1-1 procedures or worker safety and health programs for National Nuclear Security Administration projects under 10 CFR 851 regulations
    • Abbreviated Accident Prevention Plans (AAPPs) / preliminary APPs to enable visits to new project sites for observation and measurement.
    • Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) for each definable feature of work (DFOW)
    • Hazardous Energy Control Plans
    • Fall Protection Plans
  • Participate in and influence internal steering committees involving new programs/projects
  • Coordinate with/facilitate monthly EHS-related meetings with sponsoring Siemens divisions on EHS matters.
  • Implement industrial hygiene considerations and requirements across SGT operations.
  • Ultimately responsible for resource management including the staffing of regional EH&S Managers as well as the Site Safety and Health Officers (SSHOs). Ensure proper training, certification and supervision (those of SGT, Siemens sponsoring divisions and/or subcontractors).
  • Ensure that the safety program appropriately address industrial hygiene work (monitoring asbestos abatement, hazardous material exposure, and respirator use)
  • Ensure safety program and personnel conduct appropriate incident management in keeping with company, regulatory and client requirements.
  • Ensure that safety division personnel conduct appropriate root cause analysis of all EHS incidents and develop effective corrective actions.
  • Audit, measure and ensure compliance/effective implementation of the EHS Management System at SGT facilities and project sites and assist in the planning for EHS continual improvement to achieve objectives and targets.
  • Recommend and implement control measures to reduce any liability or exposure from non-compliance with various agencies, codes, and company procedures regarding environmental, health and safety standards in the workplace, including ergonomics.
  • Assisting Business Development and Proposals Deliverables with safety planning, statistics and text.
  • Manage and report EHS information and statistics in keeping with Company and legislative requirements, including:
    • Safety Division KPIs
    • Monthly metrics and exposure hour reporting requirements
    • Maintaining OSHA 300 Logs and 300A Summaries.
    • Reporting Workers Compensation, Defense Base Act, and auto claims to the respective insurance companies, and follow-up with claims adjusters and claimants.
  • Brief senior SGT leadership on safety KPIs at monthly operations reviews.
  • Oversee the SGT Workers Compensation program. Complete analysis to determine injury / illnesses trends. Establish pertinent strategy and initiatives to control/eliminate safety and health hazards and eliminate injuries / illnesses.
  • Ensure that appropriate administration of the dosimeter radiation exposure program. Respond to requests for radiation dosimetry results for former SGT employees.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Safety, Environmental Engineering or equivalent. Thorough understanding/working knowledge of:
    • HAZMAT including but not limited to lead, asbestos, PCBs or other hazardous materials use, handling and storage.
    • Hazardous Energy Control (Lock Out / Tag Out)
    • Fall prevention and protection
    • Ergonomics
    • Hot work
    • Respiratory protection
    • Rigging and critical lift planning
    • Electrical safety and arc flash protection (NFPA 70E)
    • Basic medical knowledge to understand symptoms of common industrial diseases and medical treatment or work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Basic understanding of physical and engineering principles regarding operation of mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience in the Environmental, Health & Safety field.
  • The ability to travel up to 40% of time domestically or internationally for conducting training, surveillance audits, and other field activities as required to support an effective EH&S program.
  • Must be a team player with excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to:
    • Work with people at all levels.
    • Provide clear, practical advice and guidance for management and staff.
    • Promote best practices to achieve compliance within all areas of the business.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety legislation and its implementation.
  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of Army Corps of Engineers Safety Manual EM 385-1-1  
  • Thorough knowledge of Defense Base Act (DBA) coverage.
  • Possess strong analytical skills, excellent organizational skills and be able to work well under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Must be competent in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and have basic computer skills in general.
  • Ability to administer basic first-aid and CPR. 

Security Clearance: 


Must be US citizen and have the ability to obtain a federal government security clearance, if later required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Construction safety experience.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or other recognized safety certification.
  • Working knowledge of U.S. Army EM 385-1-1, Safety and Health Requirements Manual.
  • OSHA 30-hour Construction / NFPA 70 Electrical Safety and Arc Flash training courses

Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations as pertains to the health, safety, and productivity of workers and environmental impact of the organization's operations.Drive and instill the SGT Safety Culture across all operations and facilities.  Manage the “Together: We are Safety Strong” campaign to educate and train leaders, employees and subcontractors at all levelsPromote Zero Harm safety culture by motivating others, modeling the right example, intervening, engaging, challenging, encouraging and enabling others.Lead, manage and supervise the entire safety teamBe the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for health and safety concerns to all levels of employees.Drive continual improvement through the development of Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) programs, standards, training and best practices.Develop, implement, and manage the use of an enterprise-wide safety software program to track and document safety observations and identify leading and lagging indicators. Consult and advise all SGT Senior Leaders regarding government regulations, standards and reporting requirements.Oversee the investigation of incidents or complaints regarding the application of EHS requirements.Represent the Company regarding EHS issues at senior customer meetings and conferences.Assist execution team leadership in managing safety requirements across multiple projects.

Job ID: 180010

Organization: United States

Company: Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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