ESH Manager

Job Overview

The Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) Manager will be based at one of three Amentum sites in Iraq and serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State. This position will be associated with the Program Management Office (PMO) responsible for implementing and maintaining the environmental safety and health programs to meet contract requirements and will report to the PMO Deputy Program Manager. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that a safety cultural is the highest priority in the workplace by partnering with all levels of management throughout the three sites.
  • Generate professional reports to communicate EHS performance daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual frequency.
  • Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate legal documentation.
  • Oversee hazmat duties on Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP), Hazardous Waste Management Plan (HWMP), and Environmental Permit Management Procedure and Spill Prevention and Countermeasures Plan and provide training as needed.
  • Supervise field implementation of the Amentum Safe-Up Safety program.
  • Ensure site document control is maintained.
  • Generate professional reports to communicate EHS performance at daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual frequency.
  • Assist Supervisors and Managers in conducting Fault Tree Analysis, Failure Modes, and Effects Analysis, and other EHS related Risk Management Techniques to ensure loss and cost control.
  • May lead facility condition assessments and/or routine component EHS inspections/verifications,
  • Maintain deficiency/abatement log and track EHS corrective action(s) “cradle to grave.”
  • Review and approve project submittals pertaining to EHS requirements for higher echelon approval and follow up by using key relationships to ensure collaborative execution of EHS projects from conception to implementation and follow-up.
  • Develop and present EHS related training for employees and other department employees as needed.
  • Develop programs that promote safe compliant working environments in accordance with the Amentum Safe-Up program that should include EM 385 1-1/15 FAM standards, OSHA, NEBOSH, and consensus standard guidelines.
  • Facilitate post-EHS New Hire Training in support of educating the public on Environmental, Safety, and Health initiatives and coordinate training activities to ensure the development of facility leaders/management.
  • Develop plans and programs to promote high-quality services and ensure work is performed in accordance with federal, company, and (FAM) POSHO standards.
  • Serve as a key facilitator to enable front line leaders and advocate for comprehensive and integrated attention to employee health and wellness efforts.
  • Responsible for health, welfare and professional growth of all assigned EHS Staff (Supervisors, Inspectors and/or Hazmat Specialists)


  • Education: A high school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health or similar discipline (Fire Science, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene),
  • 5-8 years’ operational experience, preferably in an overseas government contracting environment or in a stateside manufacturing, mining, consulting, construction, county/municipal government public administration, or environmental (EPA) role at senior level.
  • An understanding and application of 29 CFR 1910/1926, NFPA Code, and ANSI standards, and a moderate understanding of international EHS laws and regulations,
  • Working knowledge of Environmental Laws including RCRA (Resource Conservation Recovery Act), 40 CFR 50-97 (Clean Air Act), 40 CFR 100-140 (Clean Water Act), 40 CFR 141-149 (Safe Drinking Water Act), and 40 CFR 195 (Toxic Substance Control Act) and/or at least one year tenure operating to the OEBGD.
  • Must have familiarity with Industrial Hygiene principles, including Noise Management and Exposure assessments with toxicology involvement.
  • EM 385 1-1, 15 FAM standards, HIPAA, GHS experience (training and management).
  • OSHA 30 Hour General Industry or OSHA 30 Construction certification(s), OSHA 500/501 preferred,
  • Current HAZWOPER 40Hour (8-Hr refresher within 12 months of hire),
  • BCSP STS – (Safety Trained Supervisor) – within 8 months of employment,
  • A Professional License or University/College Occupational Health and Safety Certificate may be considered as “meeting educational requirements listed above” with at least one year of full-time internship or work experience in a leadership capacity.

·Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of culturally based safety programs
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
  • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
  • Effective communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information and public speaking.
  • Ability to multitask and operate as EHS Manager in the absence of leadership.
  • Participate in any ongoing OSHA continuous education requirements in support of OSHA requirements.

·Passport, Licenses, and Certifications:

  • As part of pre-contingency requirements, by the time the visa process starts, candidates must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 18 months remaining to the expiration date with 8 blank pages.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Security Vetting: Already possess or be able to obtain a US Government issued security clearance of Secret and must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract.
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures.
  • Medical: Successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by Amentum and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for the duration of the deployment.


  • Experience working with Amentum Safe-Up Program.
  • ISO 45001:2018 OH&S/ ISO14001:2015 EMS/ ISO:2015 QMS or OHSAS 18001-2007 Lead Auditor
  • Continuing EHS education from BCSP, NEBOSH, ISO, OSHA, FEMA, or other accredited boards or universities/colleges.
  • International General Certification (NEBOSH&IOSH), or,
  • NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate, or,
  • NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction, or,
  • NEBOSH IIRSM Certificate on Managing Risk.


This position may be located in an environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment. Temperatures can reach 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit/50-55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Employees must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere, extreme environment, as well as willing and able to deploy to Iraq for extended periods. Work schedules are a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, while some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums. Employees must be willing and able to perform physical activities including, but not limited to, heavy lifting and moving of items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors. This includes being able to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time and being capable of running and ‘duck & cover’ during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk.



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