EHS Manager – Construction

Published: June 4, 2021
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Job Type
Job Code
Years of Experience
Commensurate with candidate experience.
Bachelor’s Degree
Ilia Cordero
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  • Maintain the principles and values ​​of occupational and environmental health and safety of the company.
  • Build working relationships with clients, staff, and subcontractors.
  • Contribute to the development of the general health and safety program in each project.
  • Increase awareness of potential hazards that exist on a job site, coordinating with Project Managers, Project Engineers, Supervisors, Foremen, and Subcontractors.
  • Hold planning meetings with subcontractor to review the general health and safety program on site and the analysis of occupational and environmental hazards according to the scope of work.
  • Manage allocation of time and resources to provide overall health and safety leadership to assigned projects.
  • Provide reports and health and safety indicators for the project, analyzing metrics and making recommendations for improvement on current processes.
  • Stay updated and apply knowledge of industrial policies, regulations and processes.
  • Assess training and education needs, as well as recommendations to improve health and safety practices in subcontractors.
  • Schedule and conduct health and safety orientations for new employees, and conduct annual compliance training for all employees on an ongoing and consistent basis.
  • Coordinate and carry out training and training of workers in areas such as occupational and environmental health and safety laws and regulations, monitoring of dangerous conditions and use of personal safety equipment.
  • Provide ongoing mentoring for the development of leadership and knowledge of health and safety officers.
  • Inspect facilities, machinery and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards and to ensure compliance with occupational and environmental health and safety regulations.
  • Conduct accident or incident investigations and report findings.
  • Comply with SOPs related to Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Discuss with the director of the Safety Program and the vice presidents, the way in which accidents will be classified and cases will be handled.
  • Accompany injured or sick employees to CFSE, hospital or occupational physician facilities.
  • Determine, together with the Program Director, when referrals will be made to the CFSE and complete the form.
  • Follow up on cases under medical management or CFSE, and keep the director and vice president informed of the continuity of the absence and details of the case.
  • Interview employees and supervisors, to obtain information on work environments and incidents in the workplace.
  • Carry out and report the observations made in field inspections, projects, facilities or environmental tests that you carry out.
  • Monitor and assess the implementation of the measures adopted to correct violations of the health inspection.
  • Recommend health and safety features in processes and products that help reduce employee exposure to chemical, physical, and biological hazards.
  • Review plans and specifications for new machinery or equipment to determine if all applicable health and safety requirements in construction have been met.
  • Review the specific health and safety programs of the projects to determine that they are adequate and correct.
  • Conduct or conduct direct tests of air quality, noise, temperature, or radiation levels to verify compliance with health and safety standards.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to projects on how to handle health and safety-related problems, and recommend changes that you think are necessary to make to reduce the risk of illness and accidents.
  • Plan and carry out industrial hygiene investigations, when required.
  • Consult with medical professionals to assess cases and risks to health and safety.
  • Install safety devices on machinery and equipment. Certify operators and equipment according to safety rules.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety, Project Management, Public Administration or related area.
  • If the candidate has a Master's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, it is a plus, more is not a requirement.
  • 8-10 years of experience working as a health and safety professional in a similar role, and of those at least 3 years in the construction industry.
  • Certification of OSHA Outreach Training (OSHA 510) and 30-hour OSHA Construction (OSHA 511) from an institution accredited as an OSHA provider.
  • OSHA 40 - hour HAZWOPER training.
  • Certification and Experience to do Rigging Plans, preferable.
  • Technical working knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, EPA and ANSI
  • Proficiency in handling MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; use of emails and navigation on the Web pages of: OSHA, and other related pages.
  • Currently is certificated and / or availability and the ability to become certified in first aid and CPR, as well as being willing to offer help.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and active listening for understanding.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Spanish, preferably also in English.
  • Ability to offer orientation and formal training to groups.
  • Proven skills of leadership, initiative, and sense of urgency.
  • Ability to supervise, discipline fairly, and make decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure, performing simultaneous tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Organizational capacity and time management to establish order of priorities.
  • Availability to work overtime and weekends if required.
  • Ability and availability to serve as an emergency coordinator in the assigned project and respond to the call-in case of emergencies or natural disasters.
  • Ability to remain calm in times of crisis, stress and / or emergencies.
  • Valid PR driver's license (required)
  • Availability to work overtime and weekends if necessary
  • Maintain effective internal and external client communication, a sense of urgency, the ability to focus, a strong work ethic.
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