Health, Safety & Environmental Field Technician (EHS)

August 18, 2021

Chubb Global Risk Advisors, Los Angeles, California

Scope
The Health, Safety & Environmental Field Technician is responsible for performing environmental inspections and environmental monitoring of asbestos, mold or other regulated/potentially hazardous materials for removal and abatement projects.

In this role, the Field Technician will provide superior technical field and reporting services adhering to Chubb Global Risk Advisors’ standard operating protocols and client specific scope of service. Adhere to best in class standards and practices in executing field assignments, delivering accurate, and defensible scientific data.

Primary Responsibilities
Working under direct or indirect supervision or within a team environment, the Field Technician is responsible for the following core responsibilities:

  • When on-site, act as direct representative of Chubb Global Risk Advisors in relationship to the client; and when within scope of services, monitor and oversee clients’ contractors.
  • Evaluate contractor performance and advise the client.
  • Under direct supervision of Project Managers, interface with and respond to regulatory and enforcement agencies at the project site. Provide requested information depending upon issue involved when appropriate.
  • Maintain chain of custody of sampling activity, analytical data and project record keeping (log book) in accordance with regulatory requirements and Chubb Global Risk Advisors’ record keeping responsibilities.
  • Maintain proficiency and understanding in the use of scientific instruments and sampling protocols to ensure valid sample collection and reliable data analysis in compliance with regulations.
  • Maintain high ethical standards in the performance of services, and understand the ethical standards of client and report actual or perceived unethical conduct or behavior.
  • Under direct oversight of a Project Manager or the Regional Manager, understand project details, schedule and scope of work, and provide supporting information to Project Managers when change orders may be required.
  • Maintain required certifications mandated by the regulations and take an active role in maintaining respiratory fitness through Chubb Global Risk Advisors medical surveillance program.

Duties
Specific duties or tasks of the Indoor Environmental Quality Consultant include the following:

  • Assist in the development of and implementation of project work plans for tasks which involve area of experience or expertise.
  • Perform sampling programs involving collection of soil, water, asbestos, paint chip, air emissions, indoor air, mold or waste samples.
  • Operate standard environmental monitoring instruments.
  • Record field data, observations and analytical results.
  • Manage subcontractors on-site work activities; oversees client’s retained contractor during environmental remediation activities.
  • Make decisions regarding minor changes to the work plan where required to accomplish the task.

Report preparation tasks:

  • Prepare project logs and descriptions of field activities.
  • Prepare compliance monitoring report.
  • Prepare sample data inventory tables in Chubb Global Risk Advisors’ approved report format.
  • Routine scientific or technical calculations.

Field assistance in the following areas:

  • Collection and analysis of personal and area air samples in conjunction with asbestos abatement.
  • Sampling of soil, water, wastes, asbestos building materials, paint, mold and other materials.
  • Air emissions and indoor air quality sampling.
  • Operation of monitoring instruments.
  • Completion of inspection and analytical data forms.
  • Records and historical documentation review.
  • Inspection of regulated work areas, equipment, work methods, and compliance with project specifications or industry accepted best practices.
  • Oversee waste container removal and completion of landfill documentation forms.
  • Completion of project log books.

Assist with the conduct of regulated and hazardous material surveys, including:

  • Identification of suspect materials and collection of bulk samples when included in the project scope.
  • Measurements of quantities and dimensions.
  • Completion of site inspection and dimensions.
  • Handling and proper recording of material samples.
  • Interpretation of analytical results.
  • Preparation of draft report product for Project Manager Quality Review.
  • Other project duties as assigned by Project Manager or Manager.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental or other scientific discipline from a regionally accredited university.
  • 1+ years of work experience in a technical or scientific capacity, or equivalent experience in the environmental consulting field.
  • Appropriate technical certificates recognizing specific training or expertise in a discipline related to Chubb Global Risk Advisors’ core services (asbestos, mold, and lead certifications for inspection and project monitoring).
  • Required Asbestos Certifications for CA (Inspector, Project Monitor) a plus.
  • Experience with basic Industrial Hygiene sampling and mold / Indoor Air Quality Assessments a plus.

Required Skills and Behaviors:

  • Must be able to carry out sampling and data management tasks accurately and in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Must be able to learn and apply regulatory requirements in routine sampling tasks.
  • Must learn to operate and maintain standard monitoring instruments.
  • Must be able to work safely at all times.
  • Must be well organized with the ability to meet schedule commitments.
  • Must be able to make accurate field decisions to assure project integrity and cost-effectiveness.
  • Must be able to manage subcontractor tasks to assure successful project completion.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be capable of obtaining Health & Safety certification for hazardous waste (pursuant to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120) / asbestos (pursuant to OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101).
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical activities.
  • Travel within California is required.

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