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Sr Program Manager, EH&S

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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity in the EH&S department. We are building a world class EH&S team here in Gilead. You will be working with a highly motivated and cross functional team to build a proactive Safety culture and execute exciting initiatives. We are looking for a self-starter with superior analysis and problem solving skills ranging from simple to complex situations. This individual is expected to explain information and influence others to secure successful implementation of EH&S programs and directives as assigned.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

The EH&S Senior Program Manager will work and act as an agent of change while working effectively to ensure compliance and implement best practices as appropriate. Basic essential duties for Department staff include:

  • Injury and Illness investigations, root cause analysis, and trending
  • Providing general and program specific EH&S training
  • Serving on the Emergency Response Team requiring periodic 24 hour on-call rotation
  • Serving as a primary point of contact for customer groups
  • Hazard identification and mitigation

Specific duties for this role are to work independently with minimal supervision to lead industrial safety and ergonomics programs at Gilead Foster City to ensure compliance, efficiency, and world class customer service.

  • Industrial Safety Programs includes but no limited to:
    • Confined Space
    • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
    • Fall Protection
    • Crane Safety
    • Electrical Safety
    • Hot Work
    • Work Permit and related processes
    • Machine and tool Safety
    • Vehicle Safety
    • Elevated / roof work safety
    • Other programs as needed

Experience Preferred

  • Improving processes to increase efficiency and customer service
  • Workers Compensation administration and case management
  • Presenting findings and recommendations to management and gain support for hazard mitigation plans
  • Effective in working in a matrix organization

Knowledge, Experience and Skills Required

  • BS or BA degree with 8+ years progressive relevant experience in EH&S and industry, or a MS degree and minimum 6 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge with CAL-OSHA, DOT, and NFPA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Knowledge, Experience and Skills Preferred

  • Certification such as CSP or CIH
  • Experience with implementation/execution of ISO related standards and Process Safety Management


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Sr Program Manager, EH&S

Foster City, CA
Full Time

Published on 01/03/2019