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CBRE HSE Sr Manager (Health, Safety & Environment/ EHS)- Life Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts

HSE Sr Manager (Health, Safety & Environment/ EHS)- Life Sciences

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Boston - Massachusetts - United States of America, Cambridge - Massachusetts - United States of America


The purpose of this position is to implement and manage the HSE (Health, Environmental and Safety) program relative to services provided to the primary research center of a large international pharmaceutical account. The Senior HSE Manager will lead the HSE program associated with CBRE employees and support the HSE programs of the client and of subcontractors. The Senior HSE Manager will be a key member of a team of HSE professionals that provides similar services at multiple client locations in the Americas region and throughout the world.


Partners with CBRE and client HSE professionals to create and maintain a culture of HSE excellence.

May serve as lead for specific HSE programs across the account.

Monitors injury, illness, and incident related performance within the area of responsibility. Monitor performance for trends or other indicators of improving or degrading incident performance, and develop and implement strategic solutions that will improve the performance results as required.

Serves as a resource to staff and internal customers as the HSE Subject Matter Expert for the area of responsibility. Provides direct and timely advise and information to management in all matters related to HSE performance, compliance, trends, and concerns.

Implements corporate and client HSE initiatives, and communicates all corporate HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) priorities in a manner that effectively drives program consistency and effectiveness for the area of responsibility.

Oversee the specific HSE plans, playbooks, eLogbooks and procedures for the area of responsibility to make certain they are current, complete, and effectively implemented.

Monitors HSE regulatory compliance for the area of responsibility. Communicates all findings, concerns, and deficiencies to the responsible managers to effect timely and necessary corrections. Develops and implements strategic solutions that will support management's efforts to improve and maintain compliance as required.

Identifies opportunities to reduce costs while enhancing quality of services.

Responds to client concerns regarding HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) matters.

Supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Client Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and client policies and procedures.

Other duties may be assigned.


Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. For direct reports, makes recommendations to management for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Prepares and delivers performance appraisals for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelors degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university. Minimum of 8 years of related experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and local health and safety, and environmental regulations is essential. Direct experience dealing with regulatory agencies and / or compliance officers is required.

Experience working in any one or multiples of the following is essential: Chemical processing and refining environments, manufacturing, food processing, pharmaceutical / biotechnology, construction, heavy industry, and facility maintenance and management.

Highly desire pharma and/or research industry experience but not required.


As required by local authority (if required). Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) - Preferred


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.


Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)