EH&S Manager

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Department: Research

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Position Summary:

Achaogen is seeking a proactive, highly motivated, organized and collaborative EH&S Manager / Supervisor to join a dynamic team of scientists seeking to develop new cures for multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.


The EH&S Manager / Supervisor will be responsible for supporting the office environment and research laboratory activities for Achaogen’s Chemistry, Biology, Analytical, and Bioanalytical laboratories located in South San Francisco.


Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a safe workplace ensuring corporate and staff compliance with environmental processes, ergonomics, and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor developing environmental federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and risk initiatives; analyze potential impacts on system operations; provide operations and upper management with information as appropriate.
  • Manage of EH&S documents, contract administration including associated retention rules, and general management of department including budget.
  • Identify needed support from outside consultants, develop scopes of work and manage issuance of contracts.
  • Knowledge of hazardous waste regulations and experience managing a Large Quantity Generator site.
  • Conduct employee orientations; emergency response training; and other trainings as needed.
  • Ensure inspections by regulatory agencies are coordinated, deficiencies minimized, track corrections, and maintain all logs and documentation associated with permits and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain the Site Preparedness and Emergency Plans & Procedures.


Preferred Experience:

  • Four years of professional experience with a strong knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety regulations.
  • General management activities including budget preparation.
  • Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) or other EH&S related certifications a plus.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in the area of Environmental studies, Safety, Chemistry or related field.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated ability to influence by example and the ability to work with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to develop and make presentations before various audience sizes at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work in a diverse group of employees fostering a team environment.
  • Able to focus, multitask, and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Professional and confident demeanor with proven experience handling confidential information.
  • Excellent decision making and organization skills.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive.


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