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Sr. Manager Environmental Health and Safety



van horn, tx, usa
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will take responsibility for all aspects of the environmental, health, and safety of Blue Origin’s people and facilities at all Blue Origin sites located in Texas. You must have a passion for continuous improvement of a safety culture and building agile safety processes. You must have a passion for solving complex problems, providing operable solutions, and you must be capable of acting with minimal direction on your own initiative.

You will be responsible for helping to maintain a culture that emphasizes accountability, discipline, and attention to detail at all levels. You will report to the Blue Origin Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedication and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to safety to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • Provide EHS function leadership and supervision of staff.
  • Develop EHS standards, policies, and procedures to implement and lead EH&S programs at Launch Site One and across the Enterprise as applicable.
  • Provide environmental health and safety technical expertise on manufacturing, test, and operations systems, process design and operating procedures.
  • Develop and interpret key EH&S performance indicators; provide performance evaluations to site management; recommend and implement performance improvement plans.
  • Provide EHS subject matter expertise to engineering, production, and test resources.
  • Facilitate implementation of corrective actions and report on progress.
  • Assess and identify the workplace for the presence of health, safety and environmental concerns and make recommendations to eliminate or control identified concerns.
  • Evaluate operations for continuous process improvement and implementation of preventive action measures.
  • Evaluate operations, equipment, and practices for EHS compliance with regulatory and company standards.
  • Prepare and submit reports to federal and state and local regulatory agencies as required.
  • Update and ensure compliance with the Blue Origin Health and Safety Manual as necessary.
  • Build, update, and coordinate emergency response plans with state and local emergency planning committees.
  • Instruct new employees on Blue Origin's safety program.
  • Lead incident investigations to identify root causes and corrective actions.


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering, chemistry, industrial hygiene, or occupational safety
  • 10+ years in occupational safety and environmental to include significant time in management roles
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations
  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management
  • Knowledge of close call reporting practices and processes
  • Root cause investigation and corrective action experience
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to disseminate complex information to Senior Leadership succinctly
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


  • Experience in operational aerospace environment or oil and gas or chemical industry
  • CSP, CIH, or CHMM certification
  • 6-sigma continuous improvement knowledge; Green or Black Belt certification

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

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