AECOM Senior Safety and Health Specialist in Aiken, South Carolina

Business Line Government

Position Title Senior Safety and Health Specialist

United States of America - South Carolina


Job Summary

Savannah River Remediation, an LLC of AECOM, is seeking a

Senior Safety and Health Specialist to be based in our Aiken, SC location.

Monitors, analyzes, and investigates workplace activities and potential hazards to support company initiatives within assigned area or facility(s) through review of work packages, assessments, walk downs, and/or observations. Identifies hazardous workplace conditions and removes hazards and/or protects employees by guarding, revising work procedures, and training or requiring use of protective clothing and personal protective equipment. Responsible for identifying and mitigating hazardous conditions that affect workers, property, the environment, and the general public. Takes effective steps to ensure that workplace conditions comply with applicable federal, state, local and organization occupational safety and health standards, ensuring that all required records are prepared and maintained. Participates in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections and in any procedures that may follow a citation. Investigates, prepares, and forwards as required reports on injuries and fatalities.


  • Incorporates conventional Safety and Health (S&H) practices and a variety of complex features into problem solving and programmatic planning where specific detailed objectives are stated.

  • Evaluates proposals within a given specialty and makes recommendations based on proposed projects/tasks.

  • Collaborates with design teams to identify safety and health specifications and design requirements of moderate to high risk for work packages.

  • Educates and observes ensuring that all personnel are performing work in compliance with governing work documents.

  • Performs comprehensive practices of S&H by anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling occupational hazards in the workplace through job scope reviews, walk downs, and general observations.

  • Investigates accidents, injuries, and complaints concerning hazards of moderate to critical impact.

  • Responsible for compiling and providing all documentation from investigations to support legal claims made against company.

  • Conducts facility assessments within a given specialty.

  • Attends facility meetings as requested by management.

  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understating of company and industry specific regulatory requirements/standards and official interpretations.

  • Identifies innovative materials, systems, and/or processes to enhance the company’s safety culture through research.

  • Utilizes comprehensive experience to develop, implement and maintain safety and health programs, systems and procedures within a specialized field.

  • Researches and procures innovative techniques, materials, and equipment to incorporate into the company while ensuring high quality of programs. Responsible for piloting and training employees of newly implemented items.

  • Prepares and reviews written programs, job hazard analyses, personal protective equipment assessments and other health and safety program elements.

  • Promotes compliance with required Experience Modification Rate (EMR), Total Recordable Case (TRC) and Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART) established goals. Serves as a resource for line management to develop and administer a proactive prevention program for accidents and illness per company requirements.

  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert for a one or more S&H disciplines.

  • Generates trending reports for performance indicators as requested. Tracks personnel and facility exposure doses.

  • Assigns, tracks, and sends reminders to complete facility S&H required reading assignments. Generates and reviews trending reports through Site Tracking, Analysis & Reporting (STAR) application.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation benefits available for this position.

  • Candidates with current Savannah River Remediation LLC experience preferred.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering or related science and 4+ years of related experience OR;

  • Associate’s degree and 6+ years of related experience OR;

  • High School Diploma/GED and 8+ years of related experience

  • Must have a flexible schedule to work on-call as delegated by schedule.

  • Due to the nature of the work, candidate must be a US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understands and applies advanced S&H theories, concepts and art; working knowledge of related disciplines.

  • Local group recognition as an expert

  • Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) Training

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or pursuant thereof

  • Safety Trained Supervisor

  • Current Savannah River Remediation, LLC experience is highly preferred.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Safety / Health

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184694BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.