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VHB Healthy and Safety Specialist in Watertown, Massachusetts

About Us

WE ARE VHB—a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries—serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

  • We are creative problem-solvers

  • We work hard, and we give back

  • We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)

  • We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

About the Position

VHB is seeking a full-time Health & Safety Specialist with 5-10 years of experience for immediate employment for work on projects and in our Watertown, MA office. This is an internal and external support position.


  • Aid in the implementation of best practices and ensure compliance with applicable EHS local, state, federal and company regulations, policies, permits, and work practices for clients and the corporate program

  • Provide on-site health and safety compliance support at client facilities

  • Assist H&S Team with the implementation of safety and health initiatives and required written documentation

  • Develop and provide Health and Safety trainings

  • Serve on the safety committee

  • Purchase appropriate personal protective equipment and footwear

  • Promote incident reporting, perform incident investigations and develop incident statistics and “Lessons Learned”

  • Ability to visit project sites, clients and offices to maintain a visible presence

  • Must be ready to respond to emergency notifications

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong presentation skills delivering training to both in-person and online audiences

  • Highly knowledgeable and efficient in MS Office (specifically Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint); understanding of MS Teams is a plus

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Good organizational and personal time management skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment

  • Can interact effectively with people individually and in small groups

  • Team oriented with strong capability to work independently

  • Can understand and follow both verbal and written instructions and direction

  • Must have a genuine concern for people


  • 5-10 years' experience in a health and safety related role

  • Physically able to conduct field work including hiking, standing for prolonged periods of time, and/or carrying equipment

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time

New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.


VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

ID: 2021-1462

External Company Name: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin

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Street: 101 Walnut Street

Telecommute: No