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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator – Cherry Hill

Posted on September 13, 2023



Join Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. a leader in the construction industry with over a century of service supporting America’s most important infrastructure projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.  Riggs Distler has a reputation as an employer of choice in the industry and promotes a safe, exciting, and team-oriented work environment, empowering people to grow and evolve with our business.

As an EHS Coordinator, you will plan, coordinate, and execute on daily Environmental, Health & Safety initiatives to ensure safe, complete, and timely compliance for multiple area projects.


  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Healthcare Plan including Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • HSA Account with Company Contribution
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Student Loan Payment & 529 College Saving Program
  • Company Paid:
    • Life & AD&D Insurance
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Employee Assistance Program


  • Participates in the pre-job planning process, assisting Project Teams and EHS Managers in the development of project specific Environmental, Health and Safety Plans to ensure a safe work environment
  • Facilitates Environmental, Health and Safety Orientations for regional office, field personnel and union employees to ensure a positive onboarding experience and quick acclimation to the company is achieved
  • Performs an audit of projects, and work locations to ensure industry specific safe work standards are being followed according to guidelines
  • Manages investigations where unsafe acts or incidents occur to ensure proper handling techniques and corrective actions are imposed to minimize ongoing risk
  • Facilitates regular Environmental, Health and Safety training sessions for all area employees to ensure compliance and a safe work environment for all
  • Manages the distribution of EHS equipment, information, etc. to the regional teams to protect the Environmental, Health and Safety of all employees
  • Initiates and reviews training documents, EHS forms and other records to validate accuracy and to ensure timeliness of distribution/filing
  • Performs regulatory research based on the project, equipment, chemicals, or other situations to ensure that appropriate Environmental, Health and Safety precautions are in place to minimize risk
  • Evaluates environmental hazards on the job to ensure they are handled and disposed of properly
  • Presents status updates at client meetings on EHS initiatives and compliance to ensure leaders have the most current information regarding Environmental, Health and Safety protocols at project sites


Education, Skills, Experience Needed:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, EHS or related field preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
  • 5 plus years of experience in an Environmental, Health and Safety role within a construction, utility, or similar field, preferred, but willing to train the right applicant
  • Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP); CHST; etc.; First Aid, CPR, AED, and OSHA Training completion preferred, will train otherwise after probationary period
  • Solid planning, analyzing, organization, prioritization, and execution skills required; solid forward-thinking, problem-solving, follow-up, and time management skills; ability to follow through on open items
  • Solid skills related to Microsoft Office and other relevant software programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; able to present and train others
  • Strong customer-focus and interpersonal skills to communicate expectations; able to work with all levels both inside and outside the organization. Requires a strong work ethic and a high value system focused on quality, safety, and accuracy; able to work independently; solid influencing and collaboration skills; strong sense of urgency to get things done

This job description is subject to change at any time.  It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested

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