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Safety & Environmental Manager

Company: Society for Conservation Biology
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:


Reporting to the Sr. Manager - Safety & Environmental, Global Health, Safety & Environmental (GHSE), this position is responsible for the end-to-end management of environmental initiatives including, but not limited to, regulatory compliance at the Local, State, and Federal levels, management of outside contractors and consultants, internal and external audits in compliance with defined standards, new hire and current team member training, and overall environmental improvement initiatives. The individual in this role will work closely with Facilities and Operations to provide technical consultation, support, and guidance on safety & environmental matters, and providing high-level updates to Sr. Leadership.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Maintain overall compliance with air, water, refrigerants, RCRA, and any other applicable regulations or permit requirements, establishing and coordinating facility audits and inspections, and addressing, completing, and documenting corrective actions.
Act as the subject matter expert, providing oversight and guidance on safety & environmental topics across the company, including but not limited to Greenhouse Gas emissions, carbon footprint, lifecycle analysis, environmental product declarations, Location Emergency Response Plan (LERP), Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC), Hazard Communication and GHS, Safety Data Sheets, TSCA, Asbestos, industrial air and noise monitoring, pollution prevention, Emergency Response Team, Safety Action Teams facilitation, ATF, DOT Shipping Guidelines including land, air and ocean shipments, relative OSHA requirements and proactive incident prevention and injury reduction.
Maintain and expand S&C's ISO certifications, coordinating internal and external audits, and further improving these systems, including ISO 140001:2015 series, ISO 45001.
Develop, coordinate, and lead safety & environmental training for new hires and current team members
Collaborate with cross-functional organizations within S&C to drive environmental initiatives including - but not limited to - waste reduction, reuse, recycling, resource conservation, circularity, recyclable contents, and materials, etc.
Coordinate data collection and analysis, required samplings, audits, etc. while making improvements towards efficiency.
Communication with outside regulatory bodies including EPA, IEPA, ATF, IDNR, MWRD, IEMA, Chicago Dept. of Env.

To apply for this job, at a minimum, the following is required:

B.S in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Engineering/Sciences, Chemical Engineering/Chemistry, or other Life Sciences.
Minimum of 5 years' experience in a Safety & Environmental role.
Demonstrated sustained high-level performance and ability to provide governmental compliance insights and best practices to guide corporate decision making and establish rapport with strong oral and written communication skills to effectively coach, teach, train, collaborate and report to team members, experts in different areas, and Sr. Leadership throughout S&C globally.
Demonstrated use of technical expertise to build effective solutions, and successfully represent the HSE team and how the group can contribute to S&C's business objectives.
Ability to simultaneously handle a variety of safety & environmental projects and assignments, and to bring an effective approach to the solution of technical objectives.
Proven ability to design and deliver training
Incident Investigation proficiency including risk assessment and root cause analysis, countermeasure development and PDCA measures.
Ability to work off hours occasionally and travel to other S&C Locations
Previous experience with working Health, Safety & Environmental data management software and tools (Intelex, Enablon, Cority, GaBi software, Sphera, Oracle, PowerBI, SharePoint Online, etc.)
Understanding of Manufacturing Safety Practices


This job may require periodic travel up to 20% by car and/or air to S&C locations to perform in-person inspections and investigations in a wide variety of factory and office environments, attend offsite seminars and training activities for continued safety and/or environmental development.
Activities such as standing, extensive walking, climbing stairs & ladders, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, reaching, handling and may be exposed to hot/cold temperatures will occasionally be required.
Frequent use of computers and office equipment is required.
Ability to support on call and work after hours as needed.

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Keywords: Society for Conservation Biology, Chicago , Safety & Environmental Manager, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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