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National Vice President Environmental Health & Safety

Skanska – United States

Vice President Environmental Health & Safety is responsible for the integration of environmental health & safety services into the business practices and compliance with regulatory requirements. The Corporate Vice President Environmental Health & Safety oversees responsibilities of all business related activities related to environmental health & safety services and has direct interaction with EH&S Managers, Superintendents, Project Manager, Project Executive, OU EHS Director and Operating Unit EVPs and SVP/GM. Interaction with Skanska USA Inc., (Including all associated US Business Units) and Skanska AB EH&S representatives is also expected. This position reports to the Business Unit President.
What You ll Do:
  • Develop, deploy and maintain a world class / industry leading corporate Environmental Health & Safety program for Skanska USA Building in compliance with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001;
  • Responsible for compliance with all environmental health & safety regulatory requirements applicable to specific activities;
  • Envision documentation/deployment/management of environmental health & safety compliance programs;
  • Work in conjunction with the Regional / Office EH&S Directors to oversee the documentation of all accidents, safety violations, and unsafe conditions/activities;
  • Develop and customize employee and craft environmental training/orientation program and implement this program company wide;
  • Conduct work area surveillance inspections, property damage and personal injury investigations;
  • Review documentation to insure all required records and reports are complete, accurate and submitted per established procedures and implement appropriate corrective action as required;
  • Serve as lead spokesperson on environmental and natural resource issues;
  • Develop an ongoing cycle of environmental topics that are communicated and insure that these topics are covered in the regularly scheduled job-site meetings;
  • Review and coordination of the filing of all accident and environmental, Legal Issues, General Liability reports;
  • Insure investigations are properly conducted and reported to appropriate Corporate entities;
  • Work with the Environmental, Health & Safety team to provide top level expertise on environmental subjects;
  • In instances where there is non-compliance, shall immediately implement and maintain corrective actions;
  • Perform inspections and monitor daily to confirm compliance with environmental requirements;
  • Participate during spot checks and environmental compliance inspections;
  • Responsible for the management and oversight of all environmental issues relating to construction;
  • Implementation and compliance with all environmental aspects of the contract (cultural resources, air quality, noise and traffic control, all waste management, etc);
  • Work with Regional EHS VP s/Directors on personnel development within EHS department;
  • Frequent local, national and international traveling and frequent onsite inspections;
  • Support the authority in providing communications to the community;
  • Communicate and enforce Skanska Safety and Health Management Program;
  • Demonstrate commitment to an Injury-Free Environment through own actions and mentoring others;
  • Communicate and coordinate EHS initiatives with the USAB Senior Leadership Team (SLT);
  • Work with Regional/Office EHS Directors on personnel development within the EHS department;
  • Coordinate EHS initiatives with USA Building SLT, NOLC, GMs, corporate legal, risk management, HR, and IT departments.
We re Looking For:
  • Computer knowledge (MS Office);
  • Knowledge of Federal and State environmental regulations and standards;
  • Strong written and verbal communication;
  • Ability to multi task;
  • Ability to lead a team;
  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality;
  • Ability to understand and follow directions;
  • Good time management and organizational skills;
  • Bachelors degree in Occupational Safety / Health, or an engineering discipline degree or equivalent combination of training and related experience;
  • 7 - 10 years of construction and/or environmental experience at the management level required;
  • Knowledge and experience working with Regulatory Agencies such as, OSHA, EPA, DOT and others as appropriate;
  • Current 40 hour HAZWOPER certification required.
Work Environmental/Job Conditions:
This job may be performed in the office or on the jobsite and requires frequent sitting (often working on a computer) frequent walking, standing, climbing, bending and reaching. Due to the computer usage, there may be repetitive motions of the hands and wrists. He/she must be able to travel domestically and internationally, navigate the jobsite and must comply with all the company safety requirements in the office and on the jobsite.
Skanska is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or age. Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have more than 10,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2016, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $6.8 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $17.7 billion in 2016. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program. We are proud to be named one of America s Best Employers of 2018 by Forbes.

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