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Sr. Manager, Enviromental Health and Safety

Charlotte, NC +1

The Senior Manager, Environmental Health & Safety plans, implements, manages, and directs corporate environmental, health and safety (EH&S) strategies, policies, programs, and processes to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental, health and safety regulations and requirements. Establishes and maintains EHS management programs aimed at continual performance improvement and continuously demonstrates expectations of striving to avoid and minimize incidents and injuries. Continuously evaluate programs, performance, and incidents to refine and improve programs that strive for excellence and help to prevent events.


  • Create, design, evaluate, and communicate a clear environmental, health and safety vision, direction and strategy throughout the organization that motivates and influences others to commit to and support the strategic direction, vision, and culture.
  • Maintain focus at the strategic level and leverage staff, management, and contractors appropriately to accomplish strategic and tactical goals.
  • Lead the effort to develop and implement safety strategies and programs that align with the organizational goals.
  • Provide leadership, focus, and clarity of direction to the environmental, health, and safety team and the organization. Play a key role in strategic discussions; drive discussions to resolution or consensus.
  • Remain cognizant of statutory and regulatory developments on the State, Federal and applicable international level and their potential consequences for EPRI business strategies.
  • Serve as primary company liaison with EHS-related government agencies (OSHA, EPA, NC DRP, DOT, etc.) during government agency inquires and inspections and in the submission of regulatory required records and notices. 
  • Provide day to day leadership and direction to site laboratory and facilities management to ensure effective implementation of EHS and Emergency Preparedness policies and programs and to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Manage EHS team and  budgets.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Executive presence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that will exhibit collaborative leadership and the ability to develop partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Highly knowledgeable in technical issues involving environmental health and safety program areas.
  • A strategist with tactical acumen, knowledge of environmental, health and safety codes and regulations.
  • Proven success in creating and implementing EH&S compliance and improvement plans.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and specialized knowledge of risk management and safety practices.
  • Knowledge of International and US federal and state regulations pertaining to occupational safety and health and the environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative in all aspects of EH&S management.
  • Strong managerial, communication and interpersonal relationship skills with the ability to work with various cross functional groups.
  • Possesses excellent customer service skills.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, engineering or related field. Advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) is preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years of directly related experience.
  • Minimum 5 years managerial experience.
  • Knowledge of EH&S management issues in other industries through job experience or professional associations.
  • In-depth technical knowledge of EPA and OSHA regulations, as well as of National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Professional Certification: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHHM), or Certified Environmental Manager (CEM) preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Charlotte or Knoxville location
  • Some travel required

The salary range for this position is $152,000 USD to $189,000 USD annually.

This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on various factors, including without limitation applicant's education, experience, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

The salary may also be adjusted based on applicant's geographic location.This role is eligible to participate in EPRI’s annual incentive program. The amount of incentive varies and is subject to the terms and conditions of the plan.

This role is eligible to participate in EPRI’s standard employee benefit programs, which currently include the following: medical, dental, vision, 401k, STD/LTD and paid family leave, life and accident insurance, paid time off (flexible vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay).

EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.EPRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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