Health and Safety Program Manager

Last updated 22 minutes ago
Job Type:Full Time

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The AWS EHS team is an expanding and dynamic team that is critical to enabling AWS’s growth around the world, as well as ensuring compliance of AWS’s global operations, including physical data centers, as well as other AWS facilities, customer-facing enterprises and products. The EHS team has responsibility for architecting and implementing AWS’s global environmental and safety programs. This includes defining and implementing risk management and compliance systems and driving their continuous improvement; setting and refining global policies and procedures; overseeing the development of standards, tools, auditing and metrics, and employee training; ensuring effective engagement by environmental and health & safety teams on global initiatives, including those that are part of Amazon’s ambitious sustainability goals; providing specialist expertise; and engaging with all AWS business units to provide scalable and effective environmental and health & safety compliance strategies that support current and future business objectives while ensuring employee safety and compliance with environmental and health & safety regulations.

We are looking for a Health and Safety (H&S) Program Manager who will be responsible for driving a systematic approach to delivering high-level, programmatic requirements of the AWS Safety Management Program (SMP), with a focus on defining the program structures, ownership, auditing mechanisms, policies and procedures necessary to formally measure, evaluate and improve individual and organizational H&S performance. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a solid knowledge foundation in safety management systems, local and regional safety standards, and a proven track record of designing & improving safety programs & policies. They will have a history of building partnerships with diverse teams across multiple jurisdictions. The candidate must have the ability to define clear requirements in ambiguity, proactively educate team members, leaders, and other support teams, and communicate effectively and consistently throughout all levels of the business. The role will evolve with the maturity and growth of the SMP and requires a high degree of flexibility, including the ability to deep dive time critical programs, manage compliance assurance, and deliver continuous improvement actions.


  • Develop programs, standards, tools, or best practice documentation reflective of regulatory requirements and current-state operations
  • Support SMP initiatives and programs, including the initial communication and implementation of SMP
  • Act as the authoritative source for SMP related questions
  • Partner with local operational staff in communication, training, and execution of the SMP
  • Provide timely communications to data center (DC) Operations leadership when needed
  • Provide SMP program-level training and coaching to local operational staff to ensure technical competence across the region
  • Plan and conduct audits of the SMP including on-site verification and remote assessments
  • Follow up to ensure that corrective actions are implemented where necessary
  • Act as a resource to field operations on regulatory compliance documentation to ensure accurate and up to date adherence to SMP requirements
  • Implement and oversee SMP related performance metric reporting and communication
  • Partner with DC support functions such as DC H&S, Legal, Engineering, Human Resources, Procurement, etc. to continuously capture opportunities for improvement, and facilitate the implementation of these improvements
  • Act as a subject matter expert in safety and health standards, possess excellent safety program management skills, and be an effective communicator capable of sending clear, concise, and consistent messages both verbally and in writing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field of study or equivalent working experience
  • 6+ years’ of occupational safety and health or equivalent experience
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including comfort interfacing with senior leaders
  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence others while working in a cross functional environment
  • Ability to adapt well to growing environments with changing circumstances, direction, and strategy
  • Personal certification and/or experience in facilitating or implementing, ISO 45001 or OHSAS 18001.


  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or equivalent preferred
  • Experience leading change across multiple sites/locations
  • Experience and examples of using creative solutions to solve problems and accelerate programs
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting regulatory standards.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: excellent communication skills, strong relationship builder, solid influencing skills, and the ability to coach at multiple levels.
  • Experience in a fast paced, changing/growing organization.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Proficient with MS Excel, Word, and Windows Operating Systems.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
• Travel estimated at 20-40%.

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