Safety and Health Manager

Herndon, VA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain Secret
  • Req ID: 2024-11985


Job Summary:

Akima is looking for a Health and Safety Manager to work in Herndon, VA. To join our outstanding team of professionals, apply today!


Job Responsibilities:

  • Participates in tactical planning in support of HS&E initiatives.

  • Facilitates regulatory visits, manages emergency response incidents; implements corrective actions.

  • Conducts/leads training in applicable HS&E areas.

  • Interacts with subsidiary Senior Management Team as necessary; acts as liaison with all functional first line management and supervisors as appropriate.

  • Conducts regular safety audits, including the inspection of facilities, work sites, equipment, work practices and safety devices to ensure compliance with required workplace safety standards, government regulations; report finds to subsidiary President with recommendations of changes to establish safe work condition.

  • Implements corporate level medical surveillance program.

  • Acts as primary corporate contact in the event of a reportable incident or on the job injury and follow up with communication to subsidiary Senior Management Team.

  • Completes corporate level reporting for Federal (i.e. OSHA, BLS, EPA, etc.) and internal compliance.

  • Acts as key contact to subsidiary regarding safety data needed for company proposal efforts. Prepares technical reports, policies, procedures, and directives. Assesses risk exposure using industry accepted sampling &monitoring techniques.

  • Partners with subsidiary for indemnity loss reporting, investigation, correction, return to work, & claim closure process.

  • Leads, coaches, mentors and educates internal, as well as external, customers.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • This position will require travel ranging from 25 to 40% (CONUS) and will require the incumbent to drive a personal vehicle to work sites on occasion, as well as lease rental cars when on travel. Some travel is local and travel amount will vary based on corporate and customer demands.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in occupational Health, industrial Safety, Environmental science, Engineering, or similar technical field.

  • Five (5) + years experience in HS&E management in diverse work environments including federal contracts and federal work locations.

  • History of demonstrated performance, leadership and innovation.

  • The ideal candidate will hold CIH/CSP certs or be able to obtain required certifications within 90 days of start of employment. (Candidates should have completed all professional requirements to be eligible to sit for CIH/CSP exams, we will pay cost of certifications.)

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.

  • Ability to obtain a secret clearance.

  • Valid U.S driver’s license.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal & state health, safety and environmental regulations, and industry practices is preferred.

  • Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of health, safety, and environment requirements.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with experience creating Ad Hoc and summary reports.

  • Proven experience researching corporate safety incidents and creating concise reports.

  • Experience conducting gap analyses and developing corrective action plans.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize, work well under stress, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to travel from 25 to 40% of time overall and work at field locations up to 1week at a time. (You will have advance notice when travel is required.)

  • Must be competent with various software programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • Must have good problem resolution abilities.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to work out in the field, on work sites with diverse customers and project locations, as well as in the corporate office.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

  • Travel:

  • Ability to travel up to 40% (Domestically).

  • Ability to schedule travel, hotel and make rental car arrangements as needed.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing these duties, the employee is frequently required to physically examine sites, travel across work sites, stand for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors, occasionally in harsh weather conditions.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • The employee may be asked to walk on uneven surfaces, bend, squat, climb stairs, sit for extended periods of time, work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time, enter data using a keyboard, answer telephones, discuss issues with fellow employees, lift and carry 25 pounds frequently as needed.

Job: Health, Safety & Environmental

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: Akima

Clearance: Able to Obtain Secret

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11985