Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.
Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF's 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.
Responsible for implementing Environmental, Health & Safety programs and Risk Management initiatives across the portfolio. This includes Emergency Action Plans, Safety Training, Safety Assessments, managing hazardous incidents including weather events and may include delivering training on best safety practices. Position is responsible to work with GDIT Risk Management organization in the development and implementation of programs that best support GDIT’s operational goals.
Essential Job Duties:
- Understand the various Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) regulatory requirements:
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA);
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA);
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);
- Clean Water Act; other state, local, or provincial regulatory agencies as required by site activities and needs.
- Work with the NKF and GDIT FM teams to address questions and/or issues related to EHS regulatory requirements or risk management concerns that arise in the regular management of the real estate portfolio. Provide support to FM organization and GDIT to facilitate integration and implementation of environmental health and safety practices into existing and planned operations.
- Assist organization and GDIT in the implementation of health hazard/safety assessments and injury/illness prevention strategies, the development of environmental health and safety plans, and SOPs.
- Perform scheduled audits of GDIT’s space to identify environmental, health or safety hazards and participate in developing corrective actions.
- Confirm access to and current accurate inventory of Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) as part of the Hazard Communication Program to ensure pre-approval and purchasing procedures are followed.
- Participate and provide technical guidance during the investigation of injury, illness, incident and near miss investigations in order to identify root cause(s) and corrective action(s).
- Lead Hazardous Weather or similar event response activities, which occur over an extended period and require ongoing monitoring and communications of portfolio and weather conditions and interaction with both field and corporate teams to coordinate our activities and communications.
- Conduct job hazard analyses and/or exposure assessments to identify occupational health hazards, including but not limited to electrical, mechanical and similar injuries that may occur during the regular performance of the work. Provide recommendations for engineering and administrative controls, work practices, personal protective equipment, training, and written reports to organization and clients with recommendations to reduce or eliminate identified health hazards.
- Oversee Safety Training Program, which may include developing, coordinating and conducting safety training for all safety programs
- Provide guidance and update bulletin boards with required EHS compliance notices and postings at all assigned locations.
- Oversee annual evacuation drills to confirm they are completed.
- Manage the development and delivery of standard Emergency Action Plan (EAP) materials for all new facilities; update materials for existing facilities (evacuation plans, emergency kits and website).
- Responsible for monitoring and responding to FM employee questions and suggestions regarding EAP issues.
- Investigates, researches, and makes recommendations regarding best practices with respect to emergency preparedness.
- Coordinate resources in support of client directed activities including coordination with corporate security and local fire department tabletop exercises, drills, etc.
- Any duties as assigned
Other Job Functions:
- Ability to interface with employees, clients and management in an effective and professional manner.
- Coordinate maintenance and updates of building evacuation maps to ensure signage is compliant with current design guidelines.
- Train individuals on use of designated evacuation chairs.
Skills, Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.
- Minimum of five years’ experience in environmental, health and safety administration.
- Knowledge of OSHA regulations, NFPA, IFC and EPA.
- Preferred safety training includes 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER, OSHA 10-hour General Industry, OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry, and Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
- Ability to work with all levels of management.
- Strong written and oral communications skills.
- Ability to meet any necessary physical standards.
- Ability to work in high stress environment, perform multiple tasks, make decisions and handle emergencies.
Working Conditions: Normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Newmark Knight Frank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
- Travel Percentage: 25%