Senior Health and Safety Specialist – Roux Associates


Job Title: Senior Health and Safety Specialist

Job Type: Regular Full Time

EducationBachelor’s Degree

Category: Health & Safety

Location: Islandia, NY 11749 US (Primary)

Job Description:

Position Overview: This is a senior‑level position reporting to the Firm’s Corporate Health and Safety Director/Principal Scientist

.  In this role, the Senior Health and Safety Specialist will be responsible for developing and improving upon existing health and safety (H&S) programs and will serve as the primary Senior H&S Specialist for our New York Office operations.  This role will include management of existing H&S protocols, staff training, performing H&S related field audits, as well as supporting loss and near loss assessments.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have a B.S. degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, Public Health, or related field.
  • Candidates possessing professional credentials or capable of obtaining credentials such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience which includes H&S program management in an industrial, construction or consulting work environment required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including collaborative and team building skills.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with federal and state laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to OSHA and USEPA Regulations.
  • Proficient with effective behavioral based safety practices including experience with Loss Prevention Systems (LPS) preferred.
  • Ability to manage and evaluate safety metrics to determine measures of success and improvements to the firm’s safety culture.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn safety management software systems.
  • Knowledge of the structure of occupational and environmental H&S activities related to environmental consulting services is desired.  Safety training experience preferred.  OSHA 40‑hour HAZWOPER certification preferred; RCRA and DOT certifications a plus.

Essential Duties:

  • Support existing H&S programs, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including company policies under the direction of the CHSD.
  • Build and maintain a collaborative working relationship with Office Operation Managers pertaining to their safety programs.
  • Prepare, review and audit project specific H&S plans in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Participate in technical reviews, updating of Corporate H&S programs as well as developing new programs to address Firm’s evolving needs.
  • Maintain monthly safety training programs including tracking of employee compliance with established requirements.
  • Conduct general and job specific H&S training for technical staff.  Assist with managing our Short Service Employee Program for the Firm.
  • Conduct field assessments and audits with the goal of improving the safety, compliance, and culture of the firm’s operations.
  • Collaborate with the CHSD and other Office Health and Safety Managers (OHSM) with respect to near loss and loss assessments including implementation of corrective actions and conformance with the firm’s compliance tracking systems.
  • Participate in incident reviews and coordinate amongst all departments.
  • Manage Firm’s Learning Management System (LMS) for H&S related trainings.
  • Present assessment of audit findings verbally and in written form to all levels of the firm.
  • Manage and participate in client specific projects related to H&S programs.

Roux is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or protected veteran status; and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.