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Safety Engineer, Environment, Health, and Safety
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Apr. 10, 2024
Title Safety Engineer, Environment, Health, and Safety
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Environment, Health and Safety
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Position Summary

University Facilities Environment, Health and Safety seeks a Safety Engineer to oversee and coordinate critical safety programs and safety training activities for the entire university.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assist senior management, supervisors, and workers on various health & safety related issues.
  • Actively identify areas of risk and work towards their resolution.
  • Maintain consistent and regular visibility and involvement with daily operations, providing regular site visits and feedback related to worksite observations.
  • Create and maintain policies and procedures for critical safety programs.
  • Provide field collection of measurements and other data related to workplace conditions and issue reports which analyze the health & safety risks.
  • Respond to requests for information, questions or assistance on safety-related issues, equipment, and training.
  • Provide response for routine as well as emergency problems.
  • Attend meetings and committee functions as applicable.


Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefit packages.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience or master’s degree or professional certification.
  • Excellent customer service skills and good interpersonal communications skills are required.
  • Working knowledge in safety, engineering, or a related field.
  • A valid New York State Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic and/or research environment.
  • Experience in providing safety and health training with the intent to reduce risk.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification.
  • NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification.

Physical Demands

  • Must be medically cleared each year to wear a respirator and pass an annual medical physical and be successfully fit-tested in a full-face air purifying respirator.
  • Must be able to move 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to ascend/descend ladders.



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