(Aliso Viejo, CA)
Summary of Position Requirements
The Regional Safety & Environmental Director will review, manage, and improve the safety and accident prevention program and the environmental compliance efforts for the company. This includes implementing safety & environmental directives, improving safety performance and ensuring safety and environmental policies and procedures are followed so that all Associates and sub-contractors have a safe environment in which to work. Ensures LMC compliance with all state, federal, and local regulatory requirements.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee regional environmental compliance efforts and NPDES compliance.
- Oversee and ensure the safety of Associates, subcontractors, and general public on all jobsites.
- Regular travel to different job sites within the region.
- Coordinate and attend pre-construction and/or construction site meetings as needed to provide access, inspect site conditions, and ascertain work requirements.
- Develop and maintain schedules for all environmental activities associated with the project and tracks to meet deadlines and compliance requirements.
- Develop and conduct environmental compliance training, including Storm Water Compliance.
- Develop and implement a safety program for subcontractors.
- Maintain OSHA records and required reporting.
- Ensure appropriate treatment of injuries/accidents are followed.
- Conduct post-accident investigation of all accidents and near misses within 24 hours of an incident; write a job-hazard analysis; provide applicable safety reports to HR to submit workers compensation carrier reports.
- Represent LMC in any OSHA site audit, dispute of any OSHA citation, or any other OSHA related matters.
- Utilize electronic databases to analyze and monitor company compliance with permits and regulatory requirements.
- Responsible for preparation, internal reviews and filing of reports and permit applications to regulatory agencies.
- Responsible for coordinating environmental contractors work supporting environmental permitting of projects.
- Ensure that all required environmental records and reports are complete, accurate and correctly submitted to comply with all internal processes and comply with all local, state and federal regulations and policies.
- Provide field interpretation of environmental permit stipulations relative to site conditions at the time of construction.
- Review environmental stipulations with construction associates and provide on-going feedback to assure construction activities are in compliance with permit conditions.
- Assist the region with the development, preparation, implementation, and updating of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and the Daily Jobsite Safety Logs.
- Have working knowledge with the form, content and implementation of Air Quality Regulations, NPDES General Construction Permit and Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans as they apply to the region.
- Familiar with the wetlands permitting protocols, endangered species regulations as they relate to construction, and Phase I environmental site assessment requirements.
- Ensure Superintendents are holding safety meetings and review and maintain Safety Minutes in central file.
- Conduct safety audits on projects, review safety recommendations with Superintendent(s), and issue Audit Report within 24 hours of site visit. Follow-up to ensure all recommendations have been implemented and deficiencies addressed in the audit have been remedied.
- Provides onsite safety oversight of ongoing construction operations by identifying unsafe conditions, safety hazards and health hazards, and follows up to confirm that issues have been addressed and corrected.
- Develops site-specific safety programs/plans to include emergency actions, response, evacuation and security plans.
- Documents and tracks safety-related incidents, accidents and injuries, and assists with conducting accident investigations.
- Ensures that all required safety records and reports are complete, accurate and correctly submitted to comply with all internal processes and comply with all local, state and federal regulations and policies.
- Ensures that work the sites have all the required safety, first aid and fire prevention equipment and that they are in good working condition.
- Responsible for reporting program status to executive management.
- Respond to alleged safety violations and site-related accidents/fatalities.
- Audit compliance documents, handle on-site implementation efforts and post construction compliance obligation fulfillment.
Education and Experience Requirement
- Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, civil or environmental management/engineering, geology, geography, soil science, natural resource management, occupational safety and health, or a related field is required.
- Minimum of 10 years environmental, health, and safety experience in the construction industry as well as multiple years of experience in other related industries that work in extremely hazardous environments such as refineries, hazardous waste, etc.
- First Aid/CPR certification.
- Certified as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ) or qualified to take the exam.
- Strong understanding of construction practices desired.
- Working knowledge of laws and regulations relating to the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and local air quality regulations are required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations as applied to the construction industry.
- Ability to recognize hazardous situation and implement corrective measures essential.
- Outstanding interpersonal, conflict resolution, time management, organizational and personnel management skills.
- Must have strong computer, writing, communication, and organizational skills; Detail oriented.
- Must possess valid state approved driver’s license and reliable transportation.
This is a position which requires the Regional Safety & Environmental Director to frequently walk, stand and climb stairs in/around apartment homes, models and apartment communities. Must also have the ability to operate an automobile, operate computer equipment, speak, hear, bend, stoop, reach, lift, and move and carry up to 25 lbs. independently and 50 lbs. with assistance. Finger dexterity is necessary. Frequent travel may be required to assist other apartment communities and work sites as needed, attend training classes, business meetings, or other situations necessary for the accomplishment of some or all of the daily responsibilities of this position. Associates must be able to work inside and outside in all weather conditions (ex. rain, snow, heat, hail, wind, sleet).
- Arrive to work on time.
- Follow directions from a supervisor.
- Interact well with co-workers.
- Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures.
- Accept constructive criticism.
This description outlines the basic responsibilities and requirements for the position noted. This is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the Associates. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.