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Approximate Salary:
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Construction Safety
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Electrical & Electronic Products, Engineering, General Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous, Metals - Fabricated, Metals - Primary, Plastics
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager

Sims Metal Management is hiring a Safety, Health, Environmental, Community Relations, and Sustainability (SHECS) Manager for our Chicago, IL location.

Why Sims?

  • Sims Metal Management is world’s leading metals and electronics recycler
  • Company has over 200 locations on five continents, and over 4,900 magnificent employees
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Bonus pay based on individual and business performance, above and beyond base salary
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits

The SHECS manager will advise the management team on SHECS issues, evaluate potential hazardous situations and environmental impacts, conduct accident investigations, and ensure compliance with all SHECS regulatory and Company requirements. 


  • Provides support in the development and implementation of SHECS management systems and compliance programs
  • Manages environmental compliance activities including permitting, inspections and reporting and recordkeeping
  • Evaluates safety, health, and environmental risks and works with to identify and implement prompt corrective actions
  • Develops environmental, health and safety procedures and programs and monitors related activities to assure conformance
  • Oversees inspection programs and performs regular SHECS inspections
  • Prepares and updates training materials for environment, health and safety training. Also presents training to a variety of SHECS stakeholders
  • Assists operations teams with incident investigations, identifying root causes and ensures corrective actions are implemented
  • Assists SHECS Team peers by serving as environmental point of contact supplementing environmental expertise throughout the region
  • Drives the implementation of programs and initiatives necessary to foster a strong SHECS culture
  • Interacts with EHS Regulatory Agencies to assure compliance and maintain strong stakeholder relationships


  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science/engineering, or related subject
  • A minimum of three years' experience working with environmental compliance systems. EHS experience in heavy industrial/construction industry is highly desirable
  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of environmental regulations for air, stormwater, Haz/Non-Haz waste, permitting and reporting
  • Success working with contractors/vendors supporting EHS objectives
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, database applications and federal and state environmental regulatory reporting systems
  • Verbal/written fluency in Spanish is a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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