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Environmental health and safety specialist

Mott MacDonald Buildings & Infrastructure San Jose, CA
  • Posted: November 19, 2019
  • Full-Time

Job Ref: 43560BR
Job Position: Environmental health and safety specialist
Candidate Specification: Minimum Qualifications:

Skills, knowledge, and abilities typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree in science, engineering, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, environmental protection, or a related field, and five (5) years of experience in environmental health and safety work. Possession of a valid California Class C license.

Required knowledge of the following:

  • Principles and practices of environmental health and safety management programs;
  • Applicable local, state, and federal environmental health and safety laws and regulations including those promulgated by CPUC, FTA, FED OSHA, CAL OSHA, CA/FED EPA, and local fire department;
  • Methods, techniques, and practices used in the management of environmental health and safety issues and programs;
  • Principles and practices of hazardous materials and hazardous waste management;
  • Principles and practices of air pollution abatement, storm water control, water and wastewater treatment, and workplace and equipment safety;
  • Training techniques, training program development, and the development of procedures and manuals;
  • Regulatory agency report and record keeping requirements.
  • Theories, principles, and practices of industrial, operations, and construction safety, system safety, risk management, ergonomics, and disaster preparedness and emergency response;
  • Fire, accident, and noise control prevention techniques, equipment, and practices;
  • Principles of accident investigation;
  • Regulatory agency administrative, reporting, and record keeping requirements;
  • Basic requirements for labeling, handling, storage, and removal of hazardous materials.

Job Description: Mott MacDonald (MM) is seeking a environmental health and safety specialist to support our client in San Jose, CA for a new 10-mile rail transit extension into San Jose to ensure that maintenance and operation of two garages and two station campuses follow regulatory requirements and that necessary documentation of safety, security and environmental issues are filed to regulatory agencies.
Under general supervision, you will develop, implement and administer environmental and safety programs, projects and issues in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations; provides guidance and support to operating managers and supervisors; and serves as a consultant regarding policy and planning activities.

  • Oversees or performs safety audits, inspections, and testing in the areas of fire/life safety, safety certifications, and bus operations.
  • Ensures safe bus operations and working conditions, and compliance with applicable safety regulations;
  • Promotes the reduction or elimination of occupational accidents, injuries and losses;
  • Develops site specific emergency preparedness plans and coordinates drills;
  • Leads the Safety Certification process and provides final reports to the CPUC;
  • Investigates incidents, and provides solutions and reports to regulatory agencies;
  • Makes recommendations to correct unsafe conditions, meet regulatory safety compliance, and reduce accidents and losses including termination of any unsafe operation;
  • Coordinates safety compliance reviews and inspections by outside agencies;
  • Conducts job site safety and hazard analysis to determine compliance with the client's Injury and Illness Prevention Program;
  • Prepares and presents complex technical reports, including observations, analysis of contaminants, and recommendations for control and correction of hazards;
  • Maintains records and files reports as required by law and regulatory requirements including OSHA, Cal-OSHA, Hazardous Materials, and Fire Codes;
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, regional, and local environmental laws and regulations for permitting;
  • Develops and maintains required Hazardous Materials Business Plans, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans, Emergency Preparedness Plans, Hazardous Waste Source Reduction Plans, EH&S manuals and record keeping systems;
  • Develops the client's work plan for corrective action for non-compliance issues and prepares the client's response to regulatory agencies;
  • Investigates safety and health hazard reports, accidents, illegal dumping, and unauthorized release of hazardous substances, and identifies and analyzes causes, advises remedial actions, and recommends, coordinates, and implements measures to prevent recurrence;
  • Evaluates and recommends pest management programs for campuses, garages and ancillary buildings;
  • Prepares and updates monitoring plans, operates environmental monitoring and sampling equipment for hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, air pollutants, water, and wastewater contaminants and asbestos containing building materials;

Contract Type: Regular (US only)
Position Location: San Jose, CA
Country: United States
Region/State: California
Discipline: Environment, Other, Railways
Job Profile: Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We're one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Recruiter Contact: Adrienne Branch
Website Region: North America
Website Sector: Environment, Health, Rail and transit, Transport
Sector: Transport
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Work pattern: Full time

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