Environmental Health and Safety Engineer Job Description

An environmental health and safety engineer is an individual who specializes in preventing or minimizing exposure to environmental hazards.

Environmental health and safety engineers are also responsible for responding to incidents and accidents and for overseeing workers’ compensation claims.

Most environmental health and safety engineers are employed in industries where workers are regularly exposed to hazardous materials.

Examples include petroleum processing, waste management, manufacturing, mining, and construction of buildings.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Environmental Health and Safety Engineer to help us ensure that our workplace is safe and compliant with all relevant health and safety regulations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in engineering, with experience in environmental health and safety. They will be able to identify potential hazards and develop solutions to mitigate them. If you have the skills and experience we're looking for, we'd love to hear from you.

Environmental Health and Safety Engineer Duties:

  • Provides effective technical leadership in environmental health and safety, including pollution prevention, for an organization’s operations.
  • Ensures compliance with environmental, health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Develops, implements, and enforces environmental, health and safety policies and procedures, including safety programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Provides consultation and training to employees on environmental, health, and safety matters.
  • Implements, monitors, and enforces environmental, health, and safety programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Develops environmental, health, and safety plans, programs, and procedures.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves environmental, health, and safety problems.
  • Maintains and manages environmental, health, and safety databases and recordkeeping and prepares reports.
  • Oversees environmental, health, and safety audits and inspections.

Environmental Health and Safety Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Implement, maintain, and oversee safety and environmental regulations, procedures, and practices.
  • Develop, create, and update health and safety plans and procedures.
  • Conduct site inspections of construction areas, and monitor site compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Ensure all individuals, contractors, and subcontractors have appropriate training.
  • Conduct compliance reviews.
  • Monitor compliance with environmental, health, and safety requirements
  • Maintain daily and weekly reports regarding equipment maintenance, inventory, and other operational activities.
  • Manage the hazardous materials inventory.
  • Perform audits and reviews to ensure compliance.
  • Manage the pharmaceutical waste program, including pharmaceutical waste consolidation, disposal, and labeling.

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in an environmental health and safety position
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices and regulations
  • Knowledge of industrial hygiene and safety procedures, laws and regulations
  • Ability to read and interpret technical procedures and documents
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

At [Company Name], we believe that a diverse and inclusive team is key to success. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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