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Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Pasadena, CA

The Environmental, Health, & Safety (EH&S) Manager, effectively develops and implements safety and environmental programs, procedures, and safe work practices to reduce and eliminate the frequency and severity of an accidental loss in the areas of workers’ compensation, general liability, and property damage. The EH&S Manager ensures JPL site compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, which are designed to protect the human, financial, and physical assets of the lab. Lastly, the EH&S Manager creates a lab-wide safety and environmental culture through safety and environmental training, risk assessments, internal audits, and behavior modification programs.

This opportunity is for a POTENTIAL CONTRACT award and is contingent upon the contract being awarded. Consideration for a potential contract may require a signed letter of intent. If the contract is awarded, another position posting will be available on the Company Careers portal.


Primary/Major Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Develops, manages, and maintains all safety and environmental programs to ensure the lab’s compliance with federal, state, and local safety-related regulations, in addition to environmental health, safety, and loss prevention standards and guidelines.
  • Maintains and enhances the Contractor Injury Illness Prevention Plan.
  • Resolves and/or escalates all safety and environmental issues in a timely fashion.
  • Evaluates risk management information to identify potential safety and environmental hazards, impacts, then identifies and recommends corrective and preventive actions.
  • Performs root cause analysis and investigates mishaps, and all other safety and environmental incidents.
  • Responsible for timely closure manages all contractor safety and environmental corrective and preventive actions.
  • Prepare and support programs related to the contractor Emergency Management Plan and Business continuity Plan.
  • Responsible for contractor asbestos, lead, confined space, electrical safety, hazardous waste, LOTO, fall protection and other core safety and environmental programs.
  • Monitors and reports out the contractor and sub-contractor Experience Modification Rate and the Total Recordable Incident Rate.
  • Ensures that all new employees and sub-contractors receive necessary Safety, Health, and environmental training during initial on-boarding.
  • Edits and ensures all key safety and environmental elements are within the Contractor Operations Procedure and Plan.
  • Co-manages records and documents related to chemicals, MSDS, and refrigerants that are utilized by the department.
  • Performs safety audits and regular physical inspections of grounds, buildings, equipment, and operations then identifies hazards and incidents of regulatory non-compliance and recommends corrective measures.
  • Reviews JPL TDD deliverables to ensure contractor is meeting all safety and environmental contract compliance.
  • Acts as the lead investigator and manages all contractor and sub-contractor injuries and near misses.
  • Effectively applies our industry methodology and behavioral modification to enforce safety and environmental standards.
  • Facilitates the Contractor Safety Committee and associated meetings. Keeps the Safety Committee well informed of all contractor and JPL changes.
  • Liaison and Contractor POC for JPL Occupational Safety Program Office (OSPO)
  • Documents and keeps track of all incidents and mishap lessons learned and shares those lessons with staff.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with all pertinent JP customers.


  • Must have bachelor’s degree in safety, Health, and Environment or Industrial Hygiene or equivalent science field
  • 10+ years of experience.
  • Certified Safety Professional preferred.
  • 3+ years industrial hygiene related experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Cal-OSHA, OSHA, SC-AQMD, EPA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Must possess knowledge of safe work practices, operations, maintenance practices, procedures, work methods, materials, equipment, and tools to support a maintenance and operations contract.
  • Must have knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the S & E fields.
  • Must understand how to communicate difficult / sensitive information tactfully. 
  • Demonstrated exceptional customer service skills.
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors.
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
  • Effectively conveys our message in both written and verbal discussions.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task, be organized, pay attention to detail, be dependable, and be a team player.
  • Valid CA driver’s license.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned to meet customer critical missions.

Afognak Native Corporation, Afognak Commercial Group LLC, Alutiiq LLC, and their subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The pay range information provided is a general guideline. The pay rate offered will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications, as well as geographic locations, market data, and other business considerations, as permitted by law.

Our full range of benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability protection, life insurance, prescription coverage, voluntary benefits, paid leave, and 401(k) retirement. Positions covered by the McNamara O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), or a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), or Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will comply with the statute or CBA requirements as well as other client–customer contract requirements (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). For more information, please visit our Company’s Career page.

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