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Posted: Oct 14, 2019

Please contact Natasha Kelso and apply here


Major Functions of the job include:

  • Spend time onsite with clients throughout the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area to help solve their most pressing Robotics related challenges.
  • Serve as the ERM subject matter expert on all environmental, health and safety activities related to Robotics. Serve as a technical resource to clients in complex areas of EHS compliance and risk management regarding Robotics.
  • Conduct Product Safety Risk Assessments for stationary, mobile and collaborative robots.
  • Identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices within the workplace; conduct and coordinate on-site inspections to audit physical conditions and safe work practices (in accordance with robot safety RIA R15.06 Robot Safety Standards).
  • Direct the design and implementation of Robotics-related environmental, safety, and health (EHS) programs for ERM and our clients that achieve and maintain compliance, and minimize the risk of injury and illness.
  • Will support and perform various safety analyses at the system, hardware and software level. Will collaborate with design teams in the design of effective technical solutions aimed to achieve adequate robustness at systems, hardware and software architectural level.
  • Respond to and investigate Robotics related emergencies, incidents and accidents.
  • Work cross-functionally with teams to perform and complete Safety & Compliance requirements for equipment/product design.
  • Must be able to interpret and apply regulations, standards and internal requirements to new robotics technologies/products.
  • Experience reviewing robotic equipment, including conveyance and machinery for proper guarding, interlocks and safety features.
  • Provide Safety & Compliance input during “product scoping” to identify concerns for operators interacting with the equipment.
  • Evaluate and review schematics and drawings providing Safety & Compliance input during product development/early design.
  • Assist the world’s most innovative companies develop and deliver world class safety solutions to complex technical and regulatory issues and concerns and their performance improvement needs.
  • Understand how your work affects our clients’ business objectives and help them achieve these objectives.
  • H&S programs and strategies in the areas of behavior-based safety, robotics, auditing for compliance, safety management systems, process safety and risk management, high-impact training, and compliance support.
  • Support our clients desire to improve their safety performance by providing training, field coaching, and targeted EHS assessments.
  • Provide expert insight to plan and implement environmental, health and safety policies and procedures in compliance with company, local, state, and federal environmental health and safety regulations
  • Manage a variety of projects to achieve scope, budget and schedule targets while ensuring we meet and exceed our clients expectations on deliverables.
  • Build client relationships and nurture repeat business by continuously striving to exceed their expectations.
  • Work with various project teams to effectively delegate assignments, and act as a mentor to more junior staff members. Train the next generation of health and safety leaders!
  • Build a network within and outside of ERM that will enable you to leverage your skills and solve challenging multi-disciplinary client challenges.



  • BS/MS in Robotics, Engineering, Safety, Computer Science, or a related discipline.
  • 7+ years relevant experience in working with significant private-sector clients on regulatory compliance and sustainable H&S compliance programs, with emphasis on robotics, industrial automation, and mechanical equipment safety including PHAs/THAs.
  • Certification in field of expertise; CSP, SMS, PE, or similar certification highly desirable.
  • Need an understanding of Product Safety concepts and techniques, and possess the ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues.
  • Understanding of Automated Guided Vehicles, Robotics or Mechatronics a plus.
  • Must have experience applying safety principles and addressing robotics safety issues in a manufacturing, warehouse or other operations focused environment.
  • Must have strong Project Management skills and communicate proactively with customers.
  • Must have highly effective verbal and written communications plus senior level presentation and negotiation skills.
  • A solid understanding of the relevant local, state and federal regulations and how they apply to specific industries is expected.
  • Travel throughout the Bay Area to work with a variety of clients is expected.
  • Good team player, especially during challenging situations.
  • Be a go-getter that can manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Be able to delegate and utilize junior staff effectively.
  • Be ethical, responsive, and positive.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity from clients, regulators, and other stakeholders.

EHS Generalist, E3

Posted: Oct 14, 2019

Please contact Natasha Kelso to apply


Job Title:                EHS Generalist, E3

Functional Area:    Site Services

Department:           Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS)

Reports To:            EHS AD or EHS Supervisor

Location:                SSF                        

Main Purpose of the Position:  

EHS plays an essential role in protecting employee’s right to operate and serving as a steward for culture embracing prevention and problem solving to reduce risks and protect our people, environment and pipeline on our SSF campus and network of places, including field based employees.

This position will work closely with EHS program managers, business partners and clients to assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of a variety of EHS programs, projects and initiatives.  These efforts are intended to balance protection against risk with the need to deliver with speed and add value to the business.

Under general oversight and direction, given a project or tasks this individual will use their independent analysis skills and judgment to deliver (including making decisions) in support of EHS activities which may include:

  • Inspections and assessments
  • Program audits
  • Training development and delivery
  • Metrics tracking and reporting
  • Assisting others to conduct incident investigations
  • Developing corrective/preventive action plans with clients

This position will work closely with EHS program managers, business partners and clients to assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of a variety of EHS programs, projects and initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the practical application of multi-disciplinary EHS programs, work with a high sense of urgency, possess excellent communication and teamwork skills and be resourceful and eager to develop.

This position reports directly to an EHS Associate Director or EHS Supervisor.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develops the approach, determines the timeline, and identifies the resources needed to complete assigned projects and tasks with limited direction.  These projects may include business process improvement projects, agile team projects, client-requested EHS projects, and other projects that are needed to support the business.
  • Executes EHS programmatic work with limited direction and guidance from the EHS AD or EHS supervisor, program managers and business partners.  The work may include: inspections, assessments, program audits, incident investigations, data reporting, monitoring and report submissions. Prioritizes their own work to align with the needs of the business.
  • Supports daily EHS client needs including: responding to inquiries from clients, participating in meetings and leading incident investigations and corrective & preventive actions (CAPAs). The typical level of client interface would be with individual contributors up to manager level. May serve as a business partner with some of the business functions supported.
  • Conducts EHS program compliance assurance audits, including data collection, employee interviews and area walkthroughs.  May be assigned ownership of portions of several EHS programs.
  • Works with several EHS program managers and business partners in an effort to proactively identify opportunities and solutions to improve EHS programs.
  • Develops and delivers EHS training.  Continuously improves training materials within the business units supported. Assists clients with the assignment of EHS training and monitors EHS training completion.
  • Participates in applicable regulatory inspections and internal/external audits.
  • Maintains applicable safety and environmental permits and monitors compliance against permit conditions.
  • Supports engagement and communications with clients and EHS staff regarding EHS activities and performance.
  • Responds to client inquiries and requests with a high sense of urgency.
  • Prioritizes projects with client groups and promotes a proactive EHS culture, leveraging knowledge of EHS business processes.
  • Participates in and supports business process improvement activity as a team member, contributing to a proactive EHS culture. Identifies opportunities from challenges. Champions EHS with key stakeholders.
  • Serves as needed as a Safety Officer during disaster/emergency response and recovery efforts. May also be required to serve as EHS Advisor (technical expert) for the emergency response team during company-related emergencies.

Competencies Identified for Success:

  • Performs work with limited direction.  Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria more than 50% of the time to obtain exceptional results to a variety of complex problems.
  • Resilient and adaptable in navigating organizational resistance and supporting others in adopting new behaviors and approaches.  Champion for EHS.
  • Experience with practical application of safety, environmental (i.e., OSHA, EPA, DOT, NIOSH, etc.) and other regulatory requirements applicable to GMP and non-GMP environments.
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment and makes sound EHS decisions with some oversight and direction.
  • Effective communicator in both verbal and written formats; comfortable with leading meetings, delivering training and developing written communications.
  • Responsive to client and other stakeholder inquiries and requests with a high sense of urgency.
  • Proactive in their approach to finding opportunities and solutions for EHS program implementation and improvement.
  • Demonstrates the ability to support multiple program managers and business partners simultaneously, while staying organized and focused.
  • Highly effective team player and collaborator. Strong comfort working in a matrix environment and leveraging expertise across functions.  This may include participating in agile teams focused on creating value for the business.

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

(Minimum requirements)

  • Education:  BA or BS in occupational safety, environmental/health sciences or related field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience, preferably in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device or high tech industries.
  • Knowledgeable in applicable Cal OSHA, EPA, DOT regulations as well as ANSI and NFPA standards.
  • Proficient with MicroSoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint as well as the Google suite of programs (gMail, gCal, docs, sheets, slides, etc.).
  • This position is not eligible for relocation.

Associate Process Safety – R00004704 – Walnut Creek, CA

Posted: Oct 14, 2019

Please contact Natasha Kelso an apply here.

  • Conduct project management activities related to OSHA process safety management (PSM), EPA risk management plan (RMP), California accidental release program (CalARP), BSEE safety and environmental management systems (SEMS), process hazard analysis (PHA) programs and general process safety risk management.
  • Perform and manage multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.
  • Develop process safety and risk management programs and procedures.
  • Conduct PSM, RMP, Cal ARP, and SEMS compliance audits.
  • Facilitate Process Hazard Analyses (PHA). Participate in safety workshops (i.e., HAZIDS, HAZOPS), including workshop preparation, scribe, and client reporting.  Experience with PHAPro software is a plus.
  • Conduct Mechanical Integrity (MI) audits and gap assessments.
  • Develop key performance indicators for client programs.
  • Support, as needed, environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance, environmental management system, sustainability, due diligence transaction, contingency plans, and multi-media permits.
  • Interact with other ERM business units and technical communities to build strong collaborative relationships.
  • Prepare technical proposals and participate in business development activities with existing and new clients to expand client relationships that help generate repeat business and grow Process Safety services.


  • BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or process safety related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in process safety engineering and/or management, preferably as a consultant in this field.
  • Experience with development of written PSM programs, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), PSM/RMP auditing, and Cal ARP (preferred).
  • Interest and willingness to travel for both domestic and international travel assignments between 50 to 65% of the time.
  • Professional registration as a Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA) preferred
  • Solid understanding of OSHA PSM, EPA RMP, and CalARP regulations.
  • Great client relationship skills; established reputation within industry, preferred.
  • Ability and desire to meet with existing and potential clients build relationships and grow ERM’s process safety services and capabilities through project and program sales.
  • Strong verbal communication, technical writing, meeting facilitation and standard computer usage skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint; familiarity with PHA software a plus).
  • Ability and willingness to travel; must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols.
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work independently with minimal supervision.


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