CBRE Health, Safety and Environment Director in New York, New York

Health, Safety and Environment Director

New York, New York, United States at

▾ ▸ 3 additional locations

Hartford, Connecticut, United States Boston, Massachusetts, United States Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Requisition # 17027928


The Director Health and Safety has the responsibility for establishing the H&S vision and leadership of the client account in alignment with the Account leadership and the Americas GWS HSE Platform to drive world class performance. The position will report into the Alliance Director with a dotted line to the Americas GWS Northeast HSE Division Director.


This position will be fully responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of proactive Health and Safety programs for an account with significant operations throughout the US, including a substantial number of mobile technicians.

This position will plan and implement numerous H&S policies and procedures, including all safety and health-related aspects of the workplace and working activities, such as fall protection, hazard communication, electrical safety, construction safety, equipment safety, incident investigation, workers compensation and ergonomics.

This position will also coordinate visits from regulatory authorities and review projects, plans, specifications to ensure that H&S Compliance issues are addressed. This position must be well versed and remain current on Federal, State and local regulatory requirements, and provide direction to the Account Leadership Team to ensure those requirements are met.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Evaluates and identifies standards and controls for safety and health hazards within operations, and establishes written guidelines and implements practices for protection from those hazards.

Clear understanding and articulation of Safety Management Systems – leadership commitment, accountability, effective communication, auditing and performance metrics.

Monitors compliance with regulations and company standards.

Provides day-to-day health, safety, industrial hygiene and environmental support and guidance / solutions to facility personnel to maintain a safe work environment consistent with company policy and state and federal regulations.

Performs EHS inspection audits and reviews investigation reports to ensure that corrective & preventive actions will eliminate recurrence.

Compiles, analyzes, and interprets statistical data; prepares comprehensive recommendations for corrective action to eliminate or minimize potential hazards.

Supports management systems implementation for H&S in the account.

Responsible for Workers’ Compensation case management and site Return to Work program.

Establishes H&S training programs, schedule and provides/coordinates/tracks training for all sites.

Continually re-evaluate the current programs and initiatives and analyze available metrics with the intent to proactively identify gaps and refine and enhance existing HSE platform.

Manage Division HSE budget against delivery expectations.

Request and expeditiously adjust staffing models as necessary to deliver to client and CBRE outcomes.

Develop strong working relationships with Account Senior Management and AMS GWS HSE Platform.

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

Highly self-motivated with strong passion and sense of urgency.

Comfortable in leading meetings, strong presentation skills and well versed in effective employee training.

Highly desirable to have H&S work experience with a distributed and mobile workforce.

Must have strong problem-solving skills, detail oriented; self-directed, extremely organized with outstanding administrative abilities.

Experience in analyzing maintenance and facilities implementation processes to identify both hazards and controls.

Excellent verbal, written communication, problem-solving and report writing skills;

Must demonstrate strong computer/administrative skills: MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook.

• Able to work on a fast paced and rapidly changing work environment.

• Knowledge of management systems and process improvement techniques (e.g., six sigma) a plus.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


· Bachelor's Degree in engineering, Industrial Safety, Environmental Sciences or related field with 10+ years professional level H&S program management experience.

· Must have thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and Local HS laws and regulations.


As required by local authority (if required): Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM), Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST) - Preferred


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.


Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Reviews complex financial/business analysis and reports prepared by subordinates. Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures. Approves and oversees department budget.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve complex results. Responsible for setting project, department and/or division deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to line of business and/or overall company.

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About CBRE (NYSE: CBG): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

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