Senior Manager Environment Health Safety

Posted 22 June 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Contract
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameHannah Waters

Job description

Job Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Senior Safety Manager to oversee and manage safety operations on a utility-scale solar site. The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of safety protocols, regulatory compliance, and risk management specific to large-scale renewable energy projects. The Senior Safety Manager will play a critical role in ensuring the safety of all personnel, contractors, and visitors on-site while maintaining the highest standards of safety performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Safety Leadership:

    Provide leadership and guidance on safety matters, fostering a culture of safety excellence and continuous improvement.

  • Regulatory Compliance:

    Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations, industry standards, and company policies.

  • Risk Assessment:

    Conduct thorough risk assessments and hazard analyses to identify potential safety hazards and implement appropriate control measures.

  • Safety Programs:

    Develop, implement, and manage comprehensive safety programs, policies, and procedures tailored to the utility-scale solar site.

  • Training and Development:

    Coordinate and deliver safety training programs for employees, contractors, and visitors to ensure understanding and adherence to safety protocols.

  • Incident Management:

    Lead investigations into safety incidents, accidents, and near-misses. Identify root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.

  • Inspections and Audits:

    Conduct regular safety inspections and audits of the site, equipment, and operations. Report findings and oversee the implementation of corrective actions.

  • Emergency Response:

    Develop and maintain emergency response plans and procedures. Coordinate and conduct emergency drills and simulations.

  • Documentation and Reporting:

    Maintain accurate and up-to-date safety records, reports, and documentation. Prepare and present safety performance reports to senior management.

  • Stakeholder Engagement:

    Collaborate with project managers, construction teams, contractors, and other stakeholders to integrate safety into all aspects of site operations.

  • Continuous Improvement:

    Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging safety technologies. Recommend and implement improvements to enhance safety performance.


  • Education:

    Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Experience:

    Minimum of 7-10 years of safety management experience in the renewable energy sector, with at least 5 years in a senior or supervisory role on utility-scale solar projects.

  • Certifications:

    Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST), or equivalent certification preferred.

  • Knowledge:

    In-depth knowledge of OSHA regulations, NFPA standards, and other relevant safety standards and practices specific to solar energy projects.