EHS Leader - Carlsbad

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #7967 12-Jan-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

This is an exciting role for a detail-oriented project manager, looking to make a difference in the field of environmental, health and safety (EHS). This role requires strong project management skills and close collaboration with internal stakeholders and outside partners to ensure ongoing compliance and risk management. This position is responsible for identifying opportunities and driving improvement of EHS risk for our main Corporate campus. This role is based in Carlsbad, CA, working to implement programs, processes and procedures within all business sectors.


Support the development and maintain the overall ownership and execution for Viasat’s Integrated EHS Management System, acting as the EHS point of contact at the Carlsbad campus
Act as the accountable representative for ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 14001:2015 certification for the facility
Develop, deploy, and monitor all EHS programs, procedures, policies, and standards in a manner that ensures compliance to Federal, State, Local, Customer, and align with Corporate EHS requirements
Partner with Operations Leadership at multiple levels to ensure alignment and support of EHS compliance and improvement activities across the facility
Create and collate EHS Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), analyze data, produce relevant reports and initiate targeted prevention programs in conjunction with the EHS and wider functional and operational teams
Establish and maintain EHS KPIs for relevant contractors and other supply chain partners
Act as the EHS subject matter expert for development, engineering, operations, and specific business segment-specific projects
Active sponsor for implementation of EHS aspects as they pertain to facility improvement opportunities
Perform audits and inspections at various intervals
Training and/or coordination of training for staff on various EHS topics such as hazardous materials, waste management, fall protection, confined space, working at height, elevated work platforms, etc.
Incident notification, investigation, reporting, and tracking of corrective actions to closure
Ongoing communications with internal and external interested parties including account teams, internal management and customers
Manage relationships with cross functional teams (supply chain, EHS, corporate quality, facilities, etc.) in order to further collaborate in EHS opportunities and improvements
Define applicability of national and international regulatory requirements through processes and controls
Build effective relationship with key regulatory stakeholders


Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health, environmental management, or related field 
Related post-education training and certifications such as, but not limited to, CIH, CSP, CMIOSH, CPEA, or CHMM preferred
In depth knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Managements Systems (OHSMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and how they interact with different business segments
Experience managing, communicating, and holding business areas and facilities to account for EHS targets, objectives, and KPIs
Experience managing complex projects and audit programs
Experience managing direct EHS staff
Strong technical understanding of EHS issues, life cycle thinking, and their relationship to production/engineering and other job functions
In depth experience in EHS management 
Experience demonstrating successful management of projects and audit management from kick-off to completion
Knowledge of managing an ISO 45001:2018 and/or ISO 14001:2015 system
Demonstrated experience in leading cultural change across an organization; experienced in leveraging multiple approaches to helping people adopt and implement controlled sustained change
Demonstrated experience implementing EHS standards, training and legal compliance
Demonstrated experience crafting and writing EHS process and procedural documents
Experience working with multiple stakeholders across global teams
Experience establishing metrics, analyzing data and developing dashboards and reporting, including executive reporting
Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills and ability to work in fast-paced environments
Demonstrated ability to set and meet stretch targets
Ability to multi-task and work cross-functionally
Travel up to 10%, including international


Expert project management skills and ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and priorities
A passion for EHS, sustainability and social responsibility and an in depth understanding of the global context, various stakeholders, concerns and impacts related to this discipline
Proficiency in Microsoft Power BI and SharePoint

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