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Director of Health and Safety

Company: Geosyntec Consultants
Location: Kennesaw
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Geosyntec prides its self in hiring the most highly qualified professionals who have a diverse skillset, an advance innovative mindset, and can effectively develop forward-thinking ideas. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service, our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

Geosyntec is currently seeking a Health & Safety Director to help us grow our already established Health and Safety Practice. This person will have an entrepreneurial attitude, be enthusiastic, and support the health and safety initiatives enterprise wide. This position will manage the creation and implementation of new strategies by providing strategic solutions to our business and clients most complex problems.


Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of our culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into our safety culture.

* Review, revise, and update the current H&S Procedures;

* Write / develop new procedures to identify and minimize risk as the firm grows in the number, type and complexity of projects;

* Review and develop site-specific Health and Safety Plans (HASP) and planning documents for "high-risk" projects and regulatory requirements;

* Develop, update, and deliver training programs required per U.S., Canadian, and International regulations (i.e., UK, Ireland, Australia), including but not limited to, OSHA/HAZWOPER courses, annual refresher and supervisor training, PPE, Confined Spaces, Competent Person, Construction Safety classes, MSHA modules, etc.;

* Oversee and develop H&S Program protocols, practices, and procedures and deliver clear, concise, and articulate training programs to staff and management at both offices and project sites;

* Conduct H&S audits at an Enterprise Wide level as well as oversee H&S at project and office sites;

* Based on findings and recommendations, communicate findings with action items and metrics scoring as Geosyntec grows its behavioral based safety program;

* Mentor Health and Safety Coordinators (HSCs) Company-wide and work directly with engineering and environmental operations personnel on project-specific safety aspects;

* Review incidents / injuries and develop root cause / trend analysis data for communication and discussion with Geosyntec staff and senior management; and

* Develop and implement initiatives (e.g., revised Medical Surveillance / Training Programs, H&S Webpage, HASP Template, Task Hazard Analysis, components of the behavior-based safety program).


* Bachelor's degree in the Health Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Engineering or related discipline required.

* Master's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, Public Health, etc. preferred.

* 20+ years of H&S management experience, with technical / regulatory H&S experience in HAZWOPER, construction / Industrial Hygiene, Safety, and Oil/Gas required with 10+ of these years as a Senior H&S Manager with significant responsibility required.

* Experience with a H&S Program for an Environmental Consulting company preferred.

* Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and/or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) required.

* Experience with workers' compensation programs, medical surveillance programs, and insurance brokers required.

* Active in EHS professional organizations, conferences, training and outreach preferred.

* Experience in H&S requirements / practices/regulations in the petroleum / mining sectors preferred.

* Experience in conducting compliance audits, developing EHS management systems (ISO), HS audits/ inspections in industrial and construction sectors, and supporting environmental permitting for a variety of clients preferred. Knowledge of H&S regulations to include US and International entities required.

* Valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record required.


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for hard working individuals with exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.


Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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