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Assistant EHS Manager

Date: Jul 14, 2021

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance


General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk is the consolidation of two great shipyards that have operated in the Port of Hampton Roads, Virginia for more than 50 years - the former Metro Machine Corporation and the former Earl Industries.  Along with our facilities in Bremerton, Washington, our expertise encompasses experience on more than 450 ships, a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) contract, and the maintenance and repair of aircraft carriers and ships from the Navy's amphibious fleet.



This position exists to assist in the management of the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Programs; taking appropriate measures to minimize or eliminate potential EHS risks; and ensures full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The candidate reports directly to the EHS Director and functions as the Company’s technical expert on environmental, health and safety matters, advising Senior Management and representing the Company before numerous EHS agencies. They will oversee the development of EHS special programs and projects, ensure the Company’s EHS Management System (EHSMS) requirements are maintained and new initiatives implemented in accordance with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 requirements.  They will maintain Company requirements to ensure compliance, protection of employees, risk mitigation and continual improvement.




    1. This position typically requires extensive knowledge of the principles and techniques of EHS gained through:
      1. A Bachelor’s of Science Degree and a minimum of four to six years of related experience.
      2. A Master’s Degree in a related field and five years of experience.
    2. An advanced degree or continuing education certificates in EHS or a related technical discipline is highly desirable.




  1. Must be computer literate with advanced knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, and various internet tools. 
  2. Excellent written, verbal communication and people skills are mandatory.
  3. Must have experience in the development and implementation of Management Systems. 
  4. Extensive knowledge of ship repair or other manufacturing operations, facilities, processes and operating procedures to understand the impact that Federal, State and Local regulations have is beneficial.
  5. The ability to effectively interface with and make presentations before Company and regulatory bodies at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as all levels of company and corporate management is required. 
  6. The position demands a sense of responsibility and attention to detail of the highest degree.
  7. While performing the duties of the position, they candidate must be able to walk to all yard locations and occasionally aboard vessels as part of daily inspections and to attend meetings.
  8. Must have working knowledge of OSHA 1910, 1915, and 1926 and applicable EPA related regulations.
  9. Able to process reports and maintain records using electronic media.
  10. Must be able to gain access to government facilities and have a current driver’s license.
  11. Position may require attendance at various training courses.















Must be able to go on vessels






Visual Requirements:






















  1. The Assistant EHS Manager reports to and is responsible to the EHS Director.
  2. Assistant EHS Manager has management responsibility within EHS Department.
  3. Position requires extensive contact with all levels within and external to the Company as necessary to accomplish assigned tasks and fulfill essential function of the Departments.  Candidate must be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the company.




The Assistant EHS Manager maintains the oversight of the planning and management of complex EHS programs and projects and may act as the technical leader of projects of significant scope, monitoring or directing the work of others.


These responsibilities include oversight of the following activities:


  1. The Assistant EHS Manager reports to and is responsible to plan, develop and implement programs, policies and procedures to minimize the potential EHS impacts associated with Company’s operations.
  2. Assist in the development, implementation and coordination of all EHS compliance programs and procedures.
  3. Provide subject matter experts as needed to assist in related EHS training of facility personnel.
  4. Assist in effectively managing the annual EHS budget.
  5. Manage personnel with a working knowledge of the permit process for all regulatory bodies governing the Company’s activities, and oversee the process of obtaining/maintaining permits as required to conduct the company’s operations or construction of facilities.
  6. Maintain awareness and participate in current developments in EHS regulations to determine their applicability and impact on the Company and advise the EHS Director and others as necessary.
  7. Ensure trained EHS personnel are available to serve as the Company’s representative during inspections and at meetings and hearings before appropriate local, state and federal regulatory agencies as well as various technical and civic committees or organizations.
  8. Oversee all monitoring and reporting as required by the EHS regulations and permits. This includes establishing sampling and analysis procedures; compiling, analyzing and evaluating the generated data; and preparing the required reports.
  9. Provide technical advice and expertise in all EHS matters the Company’s project management team as necessary.
  10. Assist the EHS Director in Company EHS communications in relation to EHS matters.
  11. The Assistant EHS Manager is expected to exercise a very high degree of initiative in the performance of these duties subject to the broad goal that all company/regulatory requirements are satisfied in the most economical fashion, keeping the EHS Director advised of the status of the work, including any (potential) problem areas.




  1. The Assistant EHS Manager is responsible for assisting the EHS Director in keeping the members of the Company’s senior management advised of EHS situations.  The normal point of contact will be the EHS Director. 
  2. Work results contribute to major achievement of overall EHS, Corporate and EHS program objectives and directly affect the quality, timeliness and cost effectiveness of the Environmental, Health and Safety Programs including EHS improvement efforts.





Must be able to access all company and government work locations and vessels.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to talk and hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee is occasionally exposed to dust, welding/burning fumes, smoke and moderate noise levels when performing inspections.

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