Environmental Health and Safety Specialist – Campus Operations – NYU Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi

Position Summary:

UAE Nationals should apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a good Environmental Safe practices Specialist, reporting in to the Director of Environmental Security and Health.

The Environmental Safe practices Specialist administers, and maintains programs essential to ensure a wholesome and safe working and understanding environment for employees, students, and visitors. The specialist shall companion with FM, capital projects, providers, non-academic and operational divisions, providing support, issue solving, strategies and guidance that enable compliance, continuous improvement, and guidelines in campus operations. The specialist will donate to establishing progressive and transformational modification in environment also, safety and wellness across all features of the University. The supervisor has stop function authority for imminent hazard circumstances and for do it again violations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice, support and coaching to FM, capital projects, providers, operational and non-educational divisions to facilitate and enhance EHS compliance and create a safety lifestyle across all degrees of the university
  • Full audits and inspections of specific events, operational and non-educational spaces (except labs and research areas), assign corrective measures and monitor for completion
  • Develop and keep maintaining safety related plans, procedures and applications
  • Keep track of the implementation of the permit to function system. Document and keep track of trends of contractor/employee non-compliances. Provide continual timely improvements to the EHS Director
  • Assist with the maintenance of the EHS databases and programs. Manage data safely databases/generate safety reports as needed
  • Lead Contractor safety meetings
  • Act a deputy in the lack of EHS Director for operational safety issues
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director so when had a need to maintain effective operations


Required Education:

  • Bachelor degree in safety
  • OSHAD certification

Preferred Education:

  • Safety certification or working towards safety certification such as for example CSP, CRSP, CMIOS

Required Experience:

  • At least 5 years related job experience employed in advanced schooling or similar kind of institution
  • Ability to walk a lot of the day to inspect various on-campus work sites
  • Ability to say themselves to prevent a major accident and correct non-compliances
  • Skilled at reading specification sheets and blueprints
  • Skilled at building relationships with various stakeholders and negotiating solutions which have a minor disruption to workflow without compromising safety or compliance
  • Knowledgeable of Abu Dhabi, UAE and international regulations, codes of practice and standards
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Highly organized and in a position to prioritize work and achieve targets within timescales
  • Excellent work commitment and ethic to achieving high standards of work

Preferred Experience:

  • Strong EHS background in a UAE university having the ability to interpret OSHAD requirements and use various stakeholders
  • Working understanding of Microsoft business and technical programs
  • Ability to determine whenever a situation is really a compliance issue versus an imminent safety hazard
  • Excellent technical writing ability and the capability to accurately draft government-required reports
  • Flexible, able and adaptable to keep up effectiveness with changing environments, tasks and responsibilities

Additional Information:

The university can be an equal opportunity employer commited to equity, diversity and social inclusion.

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