Manager, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) – Construction

  • Universal Studios Orlando
  • Orlando, FL
  • Nov 02, 2018
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety

Job Description

Here at Universal Parks & Resorts™, you can enjoy an exciting culture where creating our unique Universal brand of thrilling experiences is a top priority. We are passionate about what we do and take pride in the exclusive ways we deliver fun.

Comprised of Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, and a new destination coming in Beijing, China; we are proud to offer a universe of extraordinary opportunities. It takes a special kind of person to work at all of our destinations. We value individuals who know how to be part of a team, who embrace fun and are serious about their work. It takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Universal spirit to open our doors of opportunity. We champion the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience.

Being a part of the Universal family also comes with extraordinary perks. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, career development, excellent growth opportunities, free park admission, complimentary passes, and more!

Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world. Experience a workplace that will inspire you to be Bold! Apply today.

: The candidate for this role is responsible for management and implementation of the Universal Orlando (UO) Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Contractor Safety Program. This includes: contractor/vendor performance reviews, pre-construction meetings, on-site contractor inspections/audits, and technical guidance. This also includes acting as a liaison between EHS, Project Teams and the general contractor, design review and construction standardization. This individual consults with all levels of the Project Teams to validate designs and construction throughout the project development and build out meet regulations as well as Universal Parks & Resorts (UPR) and Corporate standards. This individual manages EHS responsibilities on construction sites which include: action planning, incident investigation, risk assessments, safety initiatives, and overall compliance for regulations and established policies and procedures.


  • Pre-Construction Phase: Review concept packages and consult on the development of the construction documents with the Project Teams and Facility Management. Manage EHS contractor pre-qualification process and evaluates contractor against established EHS performance protocols. Participate in pre-construction meetings, communicating UO EHS Contractor Safety expectations to contractors and Project Team. Conduct UO Contractor Orientation in alignment with written program. Evaluate EHS logistics with general contractors, vendors for site/construction, and the Project Teams with regards to site access, insurance, site EHS requirements.
  • Design Phase: Consult with Project Manager and Facility Management to review various design phase submittals which impact EHS programs. Review project design documents for corporate and/or regulatory compliance, coordinates and compiles a list of comments from EHS subject matter experts. Review the existing facility status to evaluate potential issues to be addressed by the design documents. Attend design progress review meetings.
  • Demolition/Construction Phase: Manage the Construction Specialist to ensure compliance with UO EHS Contractor Safety Program through participation in regular meetings and site inspections of the general contractors with the Project Team documenting the results in weekly inspections or daily observations in Gensuite. Facilitate and maintains effective communication mechanisms between contractors/vendors, project management teams and EHS business lines throughout the project phase regarding project submittals, timelines, plans, construction schedule, and change management to facilitate compliance with regulations and EHS construction specifications. Develop punch lists, incorporating regulatory and corporate compliance items for correction. Support Project Manager with incident investigations, concern reports, and emergent issues relating to EHS compliance.
  • Closeout Phase: Manage overall EHS punch list and close out process for the facility. Participate in the overall project post mortem. Prepare documents for review for EHS project sign offs as necessary.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Non-routine; general policies applied to frequently changing situations. Influences decisions of moderate nature requiring a high degree of tact.

Facilitates team ownership of projects producing project compliance through effective collaboration.

Conduct routine inspections/audits of all assigned work areas throughout property under construction or rehab.

Responsible for resolving high risk level compliance problems using experience or outside resources as needed.

Responsible for ensuring appropriate general UO policies are applied to frequently changing situations.

Ensure any required training offsite is scheduled and means provided for contractor labor and required UPR staff to attend.

Review of new equipment or plans for development of compliance procedures or processes.

Responsible for communication and partnerships with various departments to ensure success of projects involving UPR, Contractor Labor or EHS Technical compliance.

Respond and coordinate resources in a timely manner to clients regarding high risk, construction, and technical concerns and requests for service and to ensure client expectations are met or exceeded.

 Bachelor’s degree required; specifically in an EHS or Construction Management discipline; or 5 – 7 years relevant work experience


  • A minimum of 5 – 7 years’ relevant construction/project management experience.
  • Experience with managing Technical staff
  • Experience with plans review and regulatory interpretations
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.


This role requires active coordination with multiple departments/clients across property. The candidate must be able to analyze and assess labor and equipment required to complete scheduled project work, and initiate a plan to successfully execute.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Read and determine the applications for both US and International regulations and consensus standards.

Demonstrate familiarity with ANSI/ASSE/NFPA/OSHA Management standards and UO Safety Management Systems.

Ability to budget, plan and organize processes and teams of people, maintain schedules, develop and communicate summary reports to executive levels of the business.

Strong analytical skills necessary to resolve and interpret problems associated with high level risk assessments.

Understand basic operational concepts related to High Risk Operation, Risk assessments, Contractor Management and Operational Safety.

Ability to communicate effectively with business leaders, non-technical staff and members of interdisciplinary staff.

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to compose spreadsheets, written briefings for distribution to all levels.

Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Must be able to effectively manage multiple tasks and ensure compliance with each.

Must work well with others and be a self-starter

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

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