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EHS Regional Manager

EHS Regional Manager

Posted on: 08/21/2023
  1. Full-time



  1. Exam may be required



$56,972.00 – $157,803.00

Job Description

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water, managing wastewater and storm water, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.

The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) currently has a portfolio of capital projects valued at $23.8B, and another $10.5B projected over the next 10-year commitment plan. The projects BEDC implements allows DEP as a whole to continue to operate and maintain an exemplary water supply system.

The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Division’s responsibility is to support, monitor and ensure that BEDC is in compliance with Federal, State and local EHS laws and regulations. In addition, BEDC’s goal is to run the safest, most environmentally compliant capital construction program in the United States; zero accidents, zero harm to people, and zero harm to the environment. The EHS group provides EHS support to the life cycle of projects including, but not limited to; reviewing designs and participating in the preliminary design and design workshops; providing comments on the EHS contract requirements; reviewing and making recommendations for EHS awards; and providing EHS field support from preconstruction through turnover. In addition, the EHS group regularly updates their EHS Management System (MS) through an EHS MS Audit program that results in continuous improvement items.

BEDC seeks to hire an Administrative Project Manager (NM) to serve as a Regional Manager for the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) directorate at our headquarters in Queens, NY. Under direction of the EHS Field Manager, the selected candidate will be the primary BEDC contact for all EHS needs during the life cycle of the capital project. The selected candidate will oversee the EHS performance for a capital construction portfolio of design and construction projects valued at over $ 1B, as well as management of field personnel within various regions. Regions are broken down by East and West of Hudson, and NYC projects; the number of projects in each portfolio depends on the size, dollar amount, and complexity of the capital project, as well as the level of EHS hazards. The selected candidate will monitor project compliance with EHS regulations, BEDC EHS Standards and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), DEP EHS policies and procedures; organize EHS project meetings, and make recommendations for new or improved EHS programs and create additions to current EHS specifications and contract documents. The selected candidate will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of EHS compliance and implementation from design through construction completion and help manage in-house EHS field staff. They will support the Accountable Manager and the BEDC project staff in all areas of EHS.

Additional duties include but are not limited to; reviewing designs and contract specifications for EHS compliance and potential issues; attending pre-bid, pre-award and pre-construction meetings; managing EHS during construction, i.e. providing EHS support to BEDC construction managers and support staff, reviewing Environmental Health & Safety Plans (EHASPs), Emergency Control Procedure (ECP), Remediation Plans, EHS personnel qualifications, providing training on BEDC EHS Standards and SOPs; monitoring EHS compliance of the consultant construction managers and contractor EHS Staff; assisting in incident investigations and reviewing reports; reviewing audit data to identify trends and deficiencies; attending project meetings and EHS meetings and reporting on EHS issues; participating in EHS contractor and consultant evaluations.

**** Only those applicants with permanent Civil Service status as an Administrative Project Manager are eligible to apply to this JVN. If you do not have permanent civil service status as an Administrative Project Manager, please do not apply to this position as you will not be considered for an interview. ****

Minimum Qualifications

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or
2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or

3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

- Knowledge and experience in OSHA, NYSDOL, NYSDEC, USEPA, NYCDOB, FDNY and related EHS rules, laws, and regulations - Certification from the Board of Safety Professionals or American Board of Industrial Hygiene - Five or more years of experience in Construction Safety and/or EHS Compliance - Experience working in or with ISO-type EHS Management Systems - Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) - Demonstrates skills in written and verbal communications - Independent worker requiring minimal day-to-day direction or oversight - A valid New York State Driver’s License
55a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/
Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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EHS Regional Manager

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96-05 Horace Harding Expway

  1. Engineering, Architecture, & Planning