Environmental Health & Safety Manager in Chicago, IL

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

SMS Assist   •  

Chicago, IL 60601

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


Less than 5 years

Posted 41 days ago


The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Manager works with the EH&S team to plan, direct, and implement EH&S programs that ensure a positive, safe, healthy, and incident-free work environment. This position is responsible for the compliance of relevant parties with all environmental and safety regulatory agencies. Areas of specialty for this position focus on compliance monitoring and reporting in all areas of the company.


  • Identify and inform management of compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities through the conduct of daily, weekly, and monthly audits
  • Facilitate incident investigation process
  • Maintain required paperwork to comply with OSHA regulations
  • Enter safety incident information in internal database in a timely manner
  • Perform safety observations & audits
  • Train and assist others (Area Managers, safety team members, etc.) to complete their safety responsibilities (Audits, Follow Safety Rules, etc.)
  • Perform specific safety training as required
  • May have additional responsibility for fire prevention, hazardous waste management, or other safety related activities depending on the business unit and location
  • Participate in process improvement activities and manage actions to completion
  • Ability to communicate health and safety needs to all levels of the organization
  • Provide support for EH&S programs through defined activities and recordkeeping under direction from EH&S leadership
  • Plan emergency response initiatives; respond to emergency situations as they arise
  • Assist with the investigation of all incidents and injuries from initial report to closure
  • Assist with new employee safety orientation program and employee safety training
  • Provide leadership in developing, implementing and managing EH&S policies, programs and practices
  • Communicate closely with leadership to ensure EH&S goals are met
  • Plan and implement procedures, programs, and files regulatory reports in compliance with the local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Ensure confidentiality of internal and external data
  • Perform ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned

Professional Skills

These are the professional skills we would expect from an individual fully established in this role.

  • Customer Service - Proficient
  • Verbal Communication - Advanced
  • Written Communication - Advanced
  • Teamwork - Proficient
  • Relationships - Proficient
  • Organizational Awareness - Proficient
  • Analysis - Advanced
  • Problem Solving - Advanced
  • Process Orientation - Proficient
  • Prioritization - Advanced

Role Specific Skills

  • Proficient in EPA and OSHA regulations and knowledge of regulatory training required
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health or related
  • 3-5 years' environmental, safety or health experience
  • EPA and OSHA regulation experience required

Other Relevant Qualifications

  • Facilities management experience preferred

Valid Through: 2019-10-4