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Director/Partner Safety amp Risk Services San Francisco Bay Area

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As part of the continued growth and innovation of our Safety

service offering, ERM

has an opportunity for an experienced Safety leader to join our global consulting firm as a Director/Partner

in the San Francisco Bay Area

, and become a true owner and shareholder in a business with Sustainability at its heart. Combining ERM’s technical expertise in risk, process and occupational safety, human factors and information systems with a focus on leadership, culture and behaviors, you will work with clients to achieve the full benefit of their safety investments:

safeguarding lives, assets and reputation

We are looking for passionate Safety leaders who are interested in being part of our thriving global community – outstanding professionals who combine strong consulting and business development skills with a strong technical foundation – to foster and expand a network of excellent client relationships in the technology, power and/or manufacturing sectors. We seek individuals to help us drive the continued growth of ERM’s business through selling and delivering world-class services, recruiting and developing our next generation of leaders, and further advancing our reputation for EHS sustainability solutions.


Safety performance is a continuing source of risk to business, and an increasing focus of business leadership. Companies are spending as much as 15% to 20% of operating expenditures on safety process and programs, but are seeing only a fraction of this impacting behaviors on the front-line, and therefore safety performance. ERM partners with our clients to deliver reductions in risk and sustained improvements in safety performance, as well as extract much greater value from their existing safety programs, processes and tools.

ERM takes a distinctive approach to safety - one focused across the entirety of our client's lifecycle. For major capital projects, such as data center builds, ERM works with clients to help build and sustain a robust safety and risk management culture throughout the design, construction, commissioning, and start-up phases. For existing facilities, ERM partners with clients to reduce accidents by unlocking untapped potential in people, safety programs, and processes. The focuses on Case for Change assessments to diagnose, review, develop and streamline corporate, business risk profile, critical issues, their desired state and what needs to occur to be at their desired state. ERM's approaches also focus on leadership performance and behaviors - practical actions and high-impact training to motivate and equip corporate, site-based, and front-line leaders to breathe life into established programs and processes.


This is a Partner-level opportunity for a Principal/Director/VP-level professional looking to further their career with an equity stake in a global environmental leader that aims to lead the field in sustainability consulting. A career as an ERM Partner is unique. Our partnership model offers unparalleled opportunities for leaders with ambition, vision and proven expertise, providing:

The opportunity to contribute significantly to key decisions, including the overall strategic direction of our organization.

Meaningful equity ownership with significant financial and intangible rewards.

The ability to provide “thought leadership” on a wide range of technical and business issues impacting our core markets.

An extension of ERM’s market position and reach with your established relationships to further drive our growth.


Primary focus on client account development, sales, and delivery of the full spectrum of ERM’s consulting services to deliver strategic value to our clients in the technology and power sectors. In particular, play a key role in growing ERM’s Environmental, Health, Safety & Risk Compliance services across its broad portfolio of service offerings, including:

EHS compliance and social auditing

Safety leadership training

Safety compliance programs, including safety performance transformation program development and deployment

EHS and social compliance and risk management systems development and deployment, including fit-for-purpose management processes and technical standards for safety critical tasks

High-impact training in EHS and social fields, including competency assessment and training programs for behavioral change

Business continuity planning

Human factors engineering to enhance safety operability

Product compliance and life cycle management

Corporate sustainability reporting

Information management systems

Actively develop commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities that result in significant revenue growth with target clients aligned with ERM’s global strategy.

Provide business value selling at the top levels of client organizations, raising the profile of ERM’s capabilities within key client organizations, to identify and shape clients’ needs for ERM services.

Develop new client relationships and expand existing relationships by delivering strategic consulting advice, excellent value, and quality service.

Maintain pulse on industry business cycles and prioritize sales efforts toward high-potential, top opportunities.

Manage capture efforts utilizing technical understanding to develop proposals, including written content, pricing, presentations, and contracting.

Manage projects across a range of areas of Safety, including compliance, audit, management systems, safety culture, leadership development, training and risk management. Lead consulting engagements to achieve performance improvements and long-term change.

Lead a team of consultants (including line management and development) and deliver business results for the team. Identify emerging talent and work with them to reach their full potential; ensure rising stars are nurtured, developed and given new areas of responsibility.

Contribute to the growth and development of ERM’s global Safety service initiative and actively collaborate with colleagues across the globe. Drive innovation within the business to stay ahead of client needs and to differentiate ERM in the market.

Work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment to build ERM’s global business, as well as to lead client and technical teams.

Meet business financial targets, overall project budget and schedule, client satisfaction/expectations, and internal and contract requirements.


Bachelors’ or Master’s degree in safety, human factors, learning and development, engineering, science, or related discipline.

15 years’ progressive safety management and leadership experience, including in a consulting environment and working substantially with industrial clients.

Passionate about Safety performance improvement and possess substantial experience in developing and delivering world-class EHS program solutions.

In-depth understanding of the technology and/or power sectors, especially with strong client base in the Bay Area. Experience in oil and gas, chemical, mining, and/or manufacturing sectors also of interest.

Business acumen to understand business risk and challenges, and recognize corporate opportunities.

Demonstrable track record in delivering multimillion dollar sales results annually, including successfully winning large and strategic projects.

Offer recognized technical expertise and an established reputation in the local marketplace.

Certification in field; CSP, CIH, CHMM, or similar registration desired.


Please submit your resume and brief cover letter below. Thank you for your interest in ERM!


Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.

Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Our business is our people. With over 4,000 people working in 40 countries across the globe, we are committed to providing opportunities and resources to help every individual achieve their full potential and enjoy a long and rewarding career with ERM. Executive Committee ERM’s Executive Committee members are responsible for the strategic and operational leadership and management of the business Meet ERM's Executive Committee Vision and Values Our business is underpinned by a vision, values and a number of principles concerning our environment, our business and our people.

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