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Approximate Salary:
Morristown, New Jersey
United States
Job Categories:
IH Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
IH Corporate Director
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Corporate Director/Manager
Industry Segments:
Energy, Environmental Services, Utilities
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Safety & Health Director

Reporting to the VP of Safety and Health, the Director of Safety & Health will influence and optimize health and safety regulatory compliance and program performance for a growing domestic and international enterprise, including multiple facilities currently throughout the US, Canada and the UK. 

In this role, you will review and provide impactful instruction and leadership related to quarterly facility improvement plans for enterprise organization, in conjunction with Corporate and Regional Safety personnel and the field operations teams.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Goals and focus on reduction of accidents and commitment to an injury free workplace, management of industrial hygiene monitoring programs and related medical surveillance protocols and programs, implementation of regulatory/Corporate programs and enterprise-wide safety program improvements.
  • Develop new corporate programs and conduct annual facility audits outside the assigned region including implementation of the Covanta STEP-UP Program.
  • Foster the success of innovative safety management systems through strong relationships throughout the enterprise with the various leadership teams while identifying safety deficiencies and offering means for cost effective corrective action.
  • Develop and teach training courses in the field of safety management as needed;
  • Coordinate/ track medical surveillance program and lead exposures;
  • Researching special topics/equipment needs;
  • Outage planning and oversight/participation;
  • Industrial hygiene sampling, analysis and reporting data base tracking; accident investigation;
  • Fit testing;
  • JSA hazard identification;
  • Ergonomics evaluations and design changes;
  • Hazard control evaluation;
  • Program evaluation;
  • Active communication;
  • Evaluation of PPE selection;
  • Near miss reporting.


  • Bachelor in Occupational Health & Safety or similar degree in science, engineering, industrial hygiene
  • Exceptional candidates without a Bachelor's degree may also be considered
  • Graduate degree preferred


  • Minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in Industrial Health and Safety, preferably in Energy, Waste Management, or Environmental Services industries.
  • Experience with OSHA, ANSI, ASME, NFPA and DOT regulations and requirements

Certifications preferred:
CSP, CIH and/ or ARM

Willing and able to travel as needed, current estimates are about 50-60% 

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Word processing, database, spreadsheet and PowerPoint skills
  • Knowledge of OSHA, ANSI, ASME, NFPA and DOT regulations and requirements
  • Excellent statistical and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement techniques, evaluation of process and methods for improvement, methods for minimizing Human Error through assessment of Risk Priorities
  • Passionate about innovation and behavioral change
  • Authority on safety management systems and organizational development/optimization
  • Ability to target process priorities and to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Covanta views employee talent as a key pillar of success within our company. We recognize the importance of a strong and highly-motivated workforce to drive profitable growth, on a foundation of operational and service excellence. Attracting, developing, retaining and advancing talent are among our most important priorities.

We aim to attract high-potential individuals who have a passion for what we do. We are focused on building a diverse workforce and stand committed to providing a culture of diversity and inclusion, work/life balance and pay for performance, all supported by a comprehensive total reward package.

Upon joining Covanta, employees find that not only are they now part of a collaborative team, working on exciting and challenging tasks, but they also have access to some of the most comprehensive benefits offered by employers today. Training programs are offered at individual, supervisory and management levels to further develop our employees!

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