EH&E, an employee-owned company, provides businesses and institutions with innovative and cost saving solutions for their health and safety, environmental and engineering needs. Our mission is to protect people, businesses and the environment. We achieve this by offering a broad range of services from indoor air quality assessment, energy management solutions, regulatory compliance and management, infection prevention programs, independent building commissioning – and more! EH&E is a trusted partner engaged with recognized leaders in healthcare, top-notch academic and research institutions, Fortune 500 companies, large scale enterprises and government agencies.

Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, our sustainable office space was designed based on the WELL Building standard, a program to advance health and well-being in the workplace.

Senior Scientist – Healthcare

The Senior Scientist is an experienced environmental health and safety professional who provides project management as a project manager to various long-term or short-term Healthcare projects. You will provide consultation for our growing healthcare practice, working with both regional and national clients to audit and improve the hospital physical environment as well as the environment of care, life safety, occupational monitoring and industrial hygiene programs. This position has the responsibility to help with providing and further developing the healthcare training program, shaping marketable services in the healthcare sector, and developing potential clients.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Client Development: Working with marketing and sales executives in developing new clients.

Healthcare Services Development: Working in collaboration or independently in developing new healthcare services including developing training materials, standard operating procedures, and documentation (e.g., checklists, etc.).

Staff Management: Provide mentoring to junior staff members. Staff management opportunity as the team grows.

Staff Development: Working in collaboration or independently in developing and standardizing healthcare staff training. Working with the healthcare team in seeking new training opportunities to develop junior healthcare staff members.

Healthcare Regulatory Compliance: Providing guidance to healthcare clients to ensure physical environment/environment of care and life safety compliance with CMS, TJC, DNV, and other regulatory agencies. Perform building inspections/tours, inspection, testing and maintenance document review, policy and procedure development.

Environment of Care: Participates in Environment of Care/Safety Committee meetings, supporting clients with data collection and review for safety related topics (water management, hazardous waste compliance, differential pressure relationships, etc). Performing/overseeing risk assessments, conducting audits to measure the performance of safety related metrics.

Fire and Life Safety Compliance: Readily recognize fire and life safety compliance issues in the hospital environment (eg. corridor obstructions, damaged fire doors/walls, missing/damaged emergency equipment) and options for correcting issues. Perform and evaluate fire drills and other fire safety related training. Familiar with NFPA Life Safety Code and other relevant standards.

Pre-Construction Risk Assessment: Providing assistance with assessing construction projects for their impact on the healthcare environment, including risks to infection control, life safety, and other physical environment hazards (noise, vibration). Assist in assessing compliance with measures enacted to mitigate these hazards.

Safety Training: Developing and providing formal and informal training to staff and personnel (both internal and client staff) related to any of the above. designing, maintaining and updating Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) policies and databases; preparing and delivering EH&S training programs; updating written materials as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in EH&S or a related field, with applicable studies such as safety, industrial hygiene, fire & life safety, public health, environmental health, or the natural & physical sciences.
  • 7+ years of EH&S experience required, with preference to experience in the healthcare environment (hospitals, long term care, ambulatory care, etc).
  • Direct experience and deep knowledge in EH&S operations and EH&S regulatory requirements required.
  • Must possess proven verbal and written communication skills and be able to function as part of a team.
  • Travel within Boston and the New England area is required, with occasional national travel; must provide own vehicle and have a valid driver’s license.


Preferred Experience

Certified Hospital Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Hospital Facility Manager (CHFM), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Safety Professional; HAZWOPER certification; DOT/RCRA certification; membership in the American Society of Hospital Engineers; membership in the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
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