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AECOM Health & Safety Specialist - Transmission in New York City, New York

United States of America - New York, New York City

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Health & Safety Specialist - Transmission to support our Energy group based in NY. Locations to include the Northern New York Region. Travel should be anticipated and flexible working schedule required.


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-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

AECOM’s Energy business line provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. As a fully accredited Energy Services Company (ESCO), we connect knowledge and experience across our global technical network to solve energy’s most complex challenges. Our team’s integrated framework brings together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers to enhance electrical system infrastructure, reduce energy use, and generate energy on-site from traditional and renewable sources.

The Project Management Health & Safety Representative develops and manages the Project Management site construction health and safety programs under the direction of the respective Resident Construction Manager and the White Plains Office corporate Health & Safety office in order to provide a safe workplace for employees, contractors, and visitors, protect Client assets from loss due to injuries, accidents or fire(s) and to develop site management strategies to administer compliance with mandatory Federal and State occupational safety and health regulations.

  • Supports required contractor project specific safety training at the Client work sites.

  • Attend weekly/monthly progress meetings if necessary

  • Ensures contractors and their personnel have implemented training programs as mandated by Federal, state and local laws.

  • Advises site department heads and supervisors in Project Management matters dealing with health and safety programs.

  • Communicates the results of industrial hygiene field monitoring and laboratory results to the Client Resident Construction Manager and site Environmental Health and Safety.

  • Monitors contractor personnel are provided with the necessary equipment and systems required for programs such as accident prevention, confined space, hazard communication, fall protection and electrical safety, in accordance to applicable regulations and the contractors Site Specific safety Plan.

  • Monitor Regulatory compliance to all applicable project permits.

  • Overall compliance to GM 1638 safety requirements

  • Review of Construction Safety Contract Management

  • Investigate and report on accidents and near misses. Develop actions to prevent reoccurrence (participate/lead TapRooT investigations). Track action items to completion and report to management on the status of same on a routine basis.

  • Maintain on-site construction and OSHA compliance activities for Division of Safety & Health-adopted OSHA regulations and standards as applicable.

  • Review safety plans for contracted projects and conduct periodic inspections of Authority facilities and construction sites to ensure compliance with applicable Authority, federal, state and local health and safety policies and regulations. Report observed discrepancies and recommended corrective action.

  • Maintain site DOSH logs for the Project Management unit and applicable safety statistics and provide information to the corporate Environment, Health & Safety office on a monthly and/or as needed basis for analysis.

  • Actively participate in site Safety Committee’s monthly meetings.

  • Provide Project Management personnel with materials/resources for safety meetings to educate and inform employees in safety matters and safe job setup.

  • Review and ensure compliance with Region’s site Emergency Response Plan(s).

  • Prepare and maintain appropriate reports and records for regulatory agencies and for audits.

  • Conduct exposure assessments of job tasks that have potential for acute or chronic harm to employee(s).

  • Investigates and assists departments in resolving health & safety issues.

  • Conducts safety audits and walk downs on active projects within the region.

  • Responsible for responding 24 hrs/7 days/week to any and all health & safety emergency(s) or events involving Project Management activities.

Level specific responsibilities:

  • Under limited supervision, responsible for moderately complex technical work in a wide range of environmental, safety and health disciplines to achieve compliance with ES&H standards along with federal and state regulatory requirements.

  • Maintains current knowledge of specific government agency requirements.

  • Exhibits knowledge and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of their environmental specialty.

  • Independently determines and develops approaches to solutions.

  • Develops, implements and maintains safety and health programs, systems and procedures. Monitors and prevents hazards and diseases in the work area.

  • Investigates accidents, injuries, and complaints concerning hazards in the workplace.

  • Recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures and operating equipment to minimize hazards.

  • Develops and conducts employee training, emergency preparedness and assures the quality of programs.

  • Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice.

  • May act as a lead role for a team of ES&H specialists and/or support personnel.

  • May administer an ES&H program on a small or medium-sized project.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS plus 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education (AA/AS (US) or Diploma/Certificate (Canada) plus 6 years of relevant experience OR HS diploma/GED plus 8 years of relevant experience)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Maintain standing as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (“CIH”) and/or Certified Safety Professional (“CSP”) and/or Certified Utilities Safety Professional (CUSP) and/or a NYS Professional Engineers License.

  • OSHA 30 hour certified.

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 Power & Industrial

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242088BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

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.