Environmental Management System (EMS) Lead

· Houston, Texas
Employment Type Full Time

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a woman-owned, leading engineering and environmental firm advancing sustainable and resilient communities. With a 25-year history of growth through performance on large, complex, and high-profile projects, we provide solutions to diverse clients in the federal government, local government, transportation, water/wastewater and energy markets.  Our mission is advancing sustainable and resilient communities, and we work every day to achieve our mission in surprising ways. Whether our team is managing one of our multi-million dollar environmental compliance programs for Federal agencies like NASA, engineering an ecological restoration project, working on environmental policy and planning, or identifying wetland plants in the field, each member of our team individually and collectively contributes uniquely to advancing sustainable and resilient communities.

Job Purpose

Environmental Management System (EMS) Lead as well as Projects support member, at a major federal facility.  This role will report to the senior project manager (Program Lead). This position will also support the Asbestos Program Lead as back up.


Duties & Responsibilities

EMS lead responsibilities:


  • Coordinate, prepare, and facilitate meetings with senior staff and other environmental stakeholders on site.
  • Monitor, track, review, and rank all onsite activities based on environmental impacts and aspects. 
  • Develop, monitor, and track projects progress towards goals associated against high priority aspects and environmental management program’s needs. 
  • Provide oversight for operational controls concerning activities within the scope of the environmental support contract. 
  • Conduct ISO 14001:2015 equivalent environmental internal audits and assist with external audits. 
  • Prepare and lead trainings in the Environmental Management System.


Projects support responsibilities:


  • Manage and coordinate the reviews of all new and existing program projects
  • Ensure environmental aspects and impact are addressed throughout the life cycle of the project (planning, design, construction, operation, and closure),
  • Work with internal media leads, and other external stakeholders.



Must either possess a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering discipline (Environmental, Chemical, Civil) or BS in Environmental Science, Chemistry plus 2-3 years of related experience or Environmental policy


·         Must have excellent verbal communication skills, demonstrated track record of public speaking to clearly communicate ideas across various levels of the organization

·         Must have minimum of 2 years of relevant experience

·         Experience and knowledge in the EMS program

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with clients, peers, and other contractor organizations.

·         Must be competent in the use of all elements of Microsoft Office Professional. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in Asbestos management is a plus

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by applicable law.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Physically able to conduct onsite inspections

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

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  • Location
    Houston, Texas
  • Employment Type
    Full Time