Safety, Health & Environmental Specialist

Glen Allen, Virginia, US
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
United States of America - North Carolina, Raleigh

Job Summary

AECOM has a position available for a Safety, Health & Environmental Specialist that can be located in any AECOM office, preferably along the eastern seaboard.

The successful candidate will have proven safety experience and be part of a diverse team of engineers and scientists that are responsible for EHS compliance, reporting, permitting, safety compliance and environmental field sampling/monitoring. The role includes the opportunity to work on large national / international private and public sector clients across the United States.

The responsibilities of this position include, but may not be limited to, the following:
  • Successfully execute environmental, health and safety compliance and permitting projects while meeting cost, schedule, safety, and quality objectives
  • Execute and manage projects involving hazardous waste, hazardous materials, EMS, air quality, chemical safety reviews, personal protective equipment assessments, machine guarding, construction safety, industrial hygiene, SPCC, stormwater, NPDES, and other health, safety, and environmental regulatory compliance services including regulatory research, compliance planning and auditing, creating spreadsheets, and compiling and writing reports and other documents
  • Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal environmental, health, and safety regulations. Draft corrective actions to prevent incident reoccurrences
  • Create and submit state and federal environmental reports
  • Provide recommendations and develop innovative solutions to compliance issues
  • Conduct health and safety assessments
  • Provide health and safety training
  • Collaborate with project teams to develop work programs designed to provide innovative and progressive project solutions for compliance issues
  • Regular travel is required to client sites as necessary
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients to enhance client retention and growth
  • All aspects of project management, including preparation of scope and cost estimates, financial and budgetary management, resource allocation and scheduling, health and safety management and engagement of subcontractors
  • Effective verbal and written communication, liaison and management of clients, regulatory agencies, subcontractors, vendors, and analytical laboratories
  • Supervise, provide safety leadership, and mentor/ develop junior staff
  • Marketing, proposal writing and bringing in new work and clients as well as supporting existing projects and clients.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record 's 2020 "Top 200 Environmental Firms"
  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record 's 2020 "Top 500 Design Firms"
  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly Gold Employer


AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government - delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle - from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Minimum Requirements
  • BA / BS degree and 6+ years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Experience must also include one or more of the following: Resource Recovery Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Hazardous Materials Business Plans (HMBP), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), health and safety compliance
  • Understanding of state and Federal environmental regulations and experience with local state, county, and city agencies
  • Valid US Driver's License and pre-employment driving record verification is required
  • Travel is required in and around the US (approximately 50% travel)
  • Pre-employment motor vehicle driving record verification will be conducted
  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Environmental, Civil or Chemical Engineering is preferred
  • 8+ years of SHE experience is preferred, including 2+ years of project management experience desirable
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety standards preferred
  • Certified Project Manager is a plus
  • Professional Engineer is a plus
  • Experience with Spill Prevention Control and Counterm

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Safety / Health

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 253022BR

Additional Locations US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Birmingham, AL - 3800 Colonnade Parkway, US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Glen Allen, VA - 4840 Cox Road, US - Indianapolis IN 3529 - 3531 Southeastern Avenue, US - Nashville, TN - 814 Church St, US - New Orleans, LA - 1000 S. Jefferson Davis Blvd, US - Philadelphia, PA - 1700 Market St, US - Pittsburgh, PA - Foster Plaza 6

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.