This position can be based in either Bristow, VA OR San Antonio, TX.
Microsoft Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers Microsoft's Cloud services. We focus on smart growth with an emphasis on automation, data driven engineering, cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability.
We deliver the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, Teams, OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform. Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our portfolio is built and managed by a team of subject matter experts working 24x7x365 to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.
Cloud Infrastructure Security, Safety and Governance (CISSG) are looking for a Sr. Regional Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager with an active Top Secret (TS) security clearance, who will be responsible for supporting and managing implementation of EHS management processes for Microsoft's special programs datacenter portfolio. This is a highly influential position reporting to the Director, Global Operations EHS.
The Sr. Regional Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager must be an experienced technical professional in the safety and/or environment management field, with a history of success in implementing processes at a large, multiple building or critical infrastructure sites. This role will include the prevention of serious incidents through high risk activity management processes, emergency response planning, safety in datacenter operations, and construction/contractor safety. This role will be responsible for monitoring risks, trending of leading/lagging metrics and develops reports and metrics that will be used to drive accountability and action.
As a Sr. Regional Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager you will have the opportunity to positively influence the Operations Teams supporting Microsoft's key services within Microsoft Datacenters. You will be responsible for providing EHS Program implementation services and leadership, by:
- Serving as the primary contact for the implementation of the EHS programs for specific Microsoft Datacenters.
- Being accountable for EHS performance metrics and implementation of annual improvement plans.
- Periodically inspecting, auditing and reviewing safe work practices to ensure compliance with regulations and company policies.
- Conduct workplace risk/exposure assessments for various classes of hazards.
- Supporting incident investigations and root cause analysis, so that corrective and preventive actions can be identified, communicated globally and implemented.
- Conducting/delivering regulatory training programs to meet EHS requirements.
- The successful candidate will provide leadership and subject matter expertise within the following:
o Electrical Safety (Energized Electrical Work, Arc Flash, etc.)
o Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
o Occupational Noise Control
o Exposure Assessment (Industrial Hygiene)
o Emergency Response Planning
o Working at Heights
o Confined Space Entry
o Heavy Material Handling
o Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
o Construction-Related Risks (Cranes/Rigging, Trenching/Shoring, Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs), etc.)
o Fire/Life Safety
o Mobile Elevated Work Platforms
o Hazardous Substances Handling
o Waste Management
o Emergency response plans
o Risk assessment & Permit to work
o Root Cause Analysis
o Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)
o Air emissions and permitting
o Monitor, interpret and communicate summaries of standards and regulatory requirements to assure compliance and proactive management of risk.
o Establishes safety and health mitigation goals and develops metrics, dashboards and/or scorecards to track/communicate/drive progress.
o Analyses safety metrics and communicates results to leadership to drive action and accountability.
o Work with leaders, staff and contractors at all levels to implement effective solutions.
o Drive a standardized and harmonized approach across the Campus to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
o Present topical information/metrics on a regular basis to site leadership teams.
Education: A University/Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Health and Safety or a related science/engineering discipline.
Experience: A minimum of 10+ years of progressive experience in EHS is required, with demonstrated knowledge and experience controlling the broad spectrum of risks across multiple sites.
Must have current working knowledge of U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, and other non-regulatory safety standards applicable to the location.
The successful candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment preventing injuries, developing/implementing robust processes and management systems, and in building productive collaborative relationships with internal/external business partners. Experience managing Environment, Health and Safety in large-scale datacenters is preferred.
The successful candidate will be a strong communicator and influencer who is credible, self-assured and highly capable of negotiating successful outcomes with key business leaders. She/he will have strong technical skills and the ability to explain complex issues and requirements in an easily understood manner. She/he will apply previous learning and ideas to new situations, projects and teams, developing creative solutions to manage risk. She/he will demonstrate strong business acumen that includes experience working with leaders at all levels of the organization.
Excellent demonstrated project management skills are required, including the ability to lead teams, work in a fast paced environment with the ability to produce and maintain timelines, create dashboards and track metrics, and assemble project information into clearly written reports that document findings, actions and progress. The successful candidate will have the ability to drive multiple high priority initiatives simultaneously.
Preferred Qualifications: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST).
Security Clearance Requirements: Candidates must be able to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:
• Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
• Candidates must have an active TS and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph) or have an active TS/SCI and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph). This role will require candidates to maintain the TS/SCI (with polygraph) clearance.
• Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
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