Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Lead

Venus Aerospace

Venus Aerospace

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024
Empowering employees to keep each other safe
Making our lives healthier and safer
Ensuring a world of safety
The Role: Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Lead
We are a hypersonic transportation startup focused on doing what people once thought was impossible. We are a tech haven for individuals with vision who want more than just a job. We are looking for a person who can bring their passion and knowledge of safety to help us build a culture of safety and stay true to one of our guiding principles of getting everyone back home and keeping everyone healthy and whole. Your focus will be building world class EHS programs; building safety operating procedures, and executing EHS safety for our facility. This position is of strategic value and will be a core asset to Venus Aerospace.
What You’ll Get to Do: Build a culture of safety
Architect, implement, and maintain EHS compliance programs
Ensures we are compliant with relevant federal, state, and local regulations
Build, update, and coordinate emergency response plans with state and local emergency planning committees
Assess and identify the workplace for the presence of health, safety and environmental concerns and make recommendations to eliminate or control identified concerns
Evaluate operations for continuous process improvement and implementation of preventive action measures
Develop and support hazardous waste program and implementation
Support environmental permitting initiatives for our growing operations
Build safety knowledge
Provide training on safety programsInstruct new employees on our safety program
Partner with employees, and external stakeholders to implement EH&S programs
Coach and mentor employees at the site in safe work practices
Provide contractor EH&S oversight
Keep a culture of safety
Tracking reported incidents, injuries, near misses, and hazards
Lead incident investigations to identify root causes and corrective actions
Conduct regular internal inspections and audits and provide recommendations for improvement
Track program progress, efficacy, and develop solutions to EH&S challenges
Be an advisor
Provide EH&S technical expertise on manufacturing, test, and operations systems, process design and operating procedures
Provide EHS subject matter expertise to engineering, production, and test resources

What You Have

  • Ability to meet ITAR requirements
  • Passion for continuous improvement of a safety culture and building agile safety processes
  • 7-10+ years’ experience developing, implementing, and managing EH&S programs
  • Bachelor's degree is ideal but not required in lieu of equivalent, relevant experience
  • Experience in a hardware development and test environments
  • Possess a thorough understanding of federal, state, and local EH&S related regulations
  • Successful and effective delivery of health and safety training
  • Technical understanding of OSHA regulations
  • Experience with manufacturing and hazardous field (engine, flight) operations
  • Ability to manage contractors and consultants
  • Effective program and project management abilities
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite

What Sets You Apart

  • BA/BS in an industrial hygiene or occupational safety
  • Experience in a high growth organization
  • Ability to work autonomously and be a self-starter
  • Manage changing priorities, ability to operate in ambiguous environments
  • Experience managing EH&S programs that apply to multiple facilities
  • Experience in managing a team of direct reports
  • Experience in an aerospace manufacturing environmentCSP, CIH, or CHMM certification
Venus Aerospace employee benefits include a 401(k) plan, stock options, and medical benefits, including dental and vision. We have a flex-Friday flexible schedule, unlimited PTO, and receive professional development opportunities.
This role is based on-site at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.
About Venus Aerospace
By enabling one hour global travel, Venus Aerospace is transforming the world and our access to it. We’re building a spaceplane with a low carbon footprint that will enable one-hour global travel. We are a diverse, veteran team with extreme experience in successful new space, commercial, R&D, and government/military programs.
We are looking for incredible, motivated, enthusiastic people that want to build a world-changing culture and organization. You will be helping Venus grow and develop, so flexibility and a sense of adventure is quintessential. We are looking for all-around AWESOME people to help us grow.
We’ve done the professional grind, and we’ve got a better approach. We take “Home for Dinner” seriously – we want you to work for us and be “home for dinner”. Family is important and we don’t want you to miss out on what matters most. If that appeals to you, we’d love to connect!
ITAR Requirements
This position involves access to technology that is subject to U.S. export controls. Any job offer made will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to serve in compliance with U.S. export controls. To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be able to meet ITAR requirements (U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State). You can learn more about ITAR here.
Venus Aerospace Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Venus Aerospace is governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.