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Amec Foster Wheeler Junior Health & Safety Professional in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a motivated junior Health & Safety Professional to support our team in Chelmsford, MA. The Chelmsford office includes a multi-disciplinary environmental, health & safety consulting team with approximately 75 professionals including engineers, scientists, environmental permitting, and designers. Wood offers the opportunity to work on technically challenging and innovative projects for a wide range of clients throughout the US.

Key Responsibilities

This position offers the opportunity to work with a diverse team of engineers and scientists to address complex environmental challenges executing the following roles / responsibilities:

  • Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) compliance

  • Developing site specific EH&S compliance programs based on federal, state and local regulations, as well as, compliance with client company directives. Examples of programs include, Lockout / Tagout, Hazard Communication, Respiratory Protection, Confined Space Entry, Emergency Action, Fire Prevention, Exposure Control, Waste Minimization, Waste Management, Contingency Planning, etc.

  • Have the ability to manage EH&S programs at client facilities serving as an EHS coordinator for various clients

  • Assist with H&S audits / inspections, and providing recommendations for corrective actions

  • Assist with H&S management systems development, including drafting of standard operating procedures, guidance documents, and training programs

  • Assist with the management of hazardous waste, including waste characterization, satellite area inspections, training, and correspondence with government agencies

  • Develop and conduct site specific EH&S training programs, including but not limited to, Hazard Communication, Lockout / Tagout, Bloodborne Pathogens, Biosafety, Fall Protection, Ladder Safety, Hazardous Waste Management, Respiratory Protection, RCRA / DOT, HAZWOPER, etc.

  • Assist with industrial hygiene related projects, including personal air sampling, indoor air quality assessment, surface wipe sampling, facility decommissioning, qualitative assessments, etc.

  • Be motivated, outgoing, and have the ability to interact with employees within various different industry settings

  • Conduct job safety analyses for jobs / tasks conducted within various different industry settings

  • Conduct incident investigations for clients following incidents occurring at client sites


  • BS in Health and Safety or Environmental Engineering/Science

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in the EH&S field

  • Primary knowledge in OSHA regulations as well as knowledge of EPA, MADEP, DOT, MADPH, MADPS, MWRA and other federal, state and local regulations

  • Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills and strong organizational abilities

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrated professional judgment, consistency and attention to detail

  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites

  • Adaptability and willingness to adjust to client needs

  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours, if required

  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy


  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training

  • Professional certification in EHS (CSP, ASP, OHST or similar)

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with the ability / desire to lead tasks

  • Attention to detail

  • Self-starter and fast learner

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Published Position Title: Junior Health & Safety Professional

Requisition ID: 2021-90176

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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