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Regional EOHS Manager

  Northern Virginia
Position Title: Regional EOHS Manager
Location: Northern Virginia

Opportunity Snapshot

Digital Realty believes that operational excellence starts with Environmental Occupational Health and Safety (EOH&S) program excellence. Our industry-leading EOH&S program focuses on protecting the safety of our employees, contractors and customers as well as the environment while maximizing uptime and reducing operational risk.


Senior leadership supports the value of EOH&S across the Company with a dynamic process and commitment to achieving full compliance, reducing our impact on the environment and preventing pollution, maintaining a workplace that is free from occupational injury and illnesses, promoting a positive EOH&S culture, encouraging continual improvement, and striving to ensure the adoption and implementation of best-in-class EOH&S practices. This dedication to EOH&S is a value incorporated into our daily planning, design and implementation of processes.

As a member of Data Center Operations - EOH&S, you will be responsible for the deployment of functional, localized EOH&S operations and activities within North America. You will play a critical role in ensuring all EOHS issues are identified and addressed by working collaboratively with cross functional teams and contractors to protect Digital Realty’s interests. This role will also provide additional support and project management oversight to new and critical EOH&S initiatives. Your goal is to ensure environmental protection, pollution prevention, health, and safety for all Digital Realty employees and sites. Your proactive approach means you are consistently working to improve data center EOH&S performance. You meet and manage all EOH&S legal requirements while monitoring and supporting all site activity at Digital Realty’s data centers on the East Coast, and always operate according to best-in-class EOH&S practices. In emergency situations or abnormal conditions, you respond to data center EOH&S issues and incidents to minimize the impact.

The Requirements


Minimum qualifications: 

  • Bachelor degree in Safety, Environmental Science or related fields.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in EOH&S consulting and/or corporate EOH&S program management.
  • Knowledgeable in the compliance requirements of the pertinent codes, regulations and standards. At a minimum, must have knowledge and experience with the codes, regulations, and standards of at least one East Coast state.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, time-management and multitasking skills.
  • Must be able and willing to travel as needed.


Preferred qualifications:

  • MSc degree in Environmental Science, Occupational Health and Safety or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Data center, hospital, FDA or power plant experience with EPA/OSHA regulations and training experience.
  • Professional EOH&S Certification (CSP, CHMM, REM, etc.).
  • Experience in a 24x7 work environment; experience in project management leadership at multiple sites simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing EOH&S best practices.
  • Demonstrated attitude to be a part of a high impact, industry-leading EOH&S program.
  • Experience communicating with government authorities regarding EOH&S issues.

The Role

  • Ensure that the EOH&S team provides EOH&S and Environmental Health and Safety Management System (EOH&SMS) technical expertise and act as a positive resource to East Coast regional data center operations.
  • Prepare or oversee the completion of site-specific permitting (e.g., air, hazardous material, etc.). Work with third-party contractors as needed; complete or ensure completion of monitoring activities as required by permits and/or company procedures.
  • Assist with emergencies when they occur (conduct and document annual emergency drills, participate in projects to continually improve Digital Realty’s EOH&S Management System, etc.)
  • Conduct or ensure environmental/safety training is completed. Perform risk assessments to identify hazards and the required controls to mitigate.
  • Investigate EOH&S-related incidents and identify root causes and appropriate corrective actions. Assist site management in developing lockout procedures/processes or to include safety information in operating procedures.
  • Conduct inspections as required by company programs and/or regulations. Communicate with East Coast site management to keep them informed on the EOH&S status of the data centers.
  • Monitor and ensure EOH&S compliance for our East Coast regional data centers to confirm uninterrupted operations at all times. Collaborate with Design & Construction (D&C) when necessary on all EOH&S matters related to new data center constructions and modifications.
  • Provide back-up leadership within the region for all EOH&S programs and initiatives as necessary.
  • Develop systems to evaluate the effectiveness of local program implementations, to ensure consistency across all sites.
  • Lead efforts to implement solutions in relation to Risk and Compliance Assessment processes; develop creative solutions that meet regulatory/corporate requirements while minimizing business impact. Track, analyze and communicate EOH&S performance.
  • Develop, deploy, and/or maintain site-specific safety plans, focusing on the identification and mitigation of operational risks, including but not limited to: emergency response plans and maps, EPCRA/Tier II data/information, SPCC Plans, OSHA 300A reports, EOPs (e.g., wet cell battery spills, diesel fuel spills, etc.), and other EOH&S documents.


Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. 


A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 28 countries on six continents.


To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


A bit about our Digital team 

Our Operations team keeps our customers’ infrastructure running safely and securely. We get plenty of opportunities to take on a variety of tasks and develop our technical skills. From overseeing electrical power to cooling and fire suppression systems, our team plays a vital role in making sure everything in our data centers operates as it should.


What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. 


Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. 


Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.


This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.


Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.


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