Manager of Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE)

Job Description

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Safety, Health and Environment Manager at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, as part of its Ordnance Systems Inc. (OSI) business.

The SHE Manager will provide strategic direction and leadership to four (4) critical business support groups within OSI-Holston. These groups include Safety, Environmental, Energy and Employee Wellness. These groups manage and have oversight for the various programs that:
a) Ensure the safety of over ~875 employees working in 24 hr/day, 7 day/week high-explosives manufacturing operation;
b) Ensure the environmental protection of the 6,000+ acre HSAAP facility and its surrounding publics and maintain regulatory compliance with all of the major environmental legislation (CAA, CWA, RCRA-C, RCRA-D, TSCA, SARA, NEPA, others) which impact OSI-Holston operations;
d) Ensure the integration of a comprehensive energy management system for the OSI - Holston; and,
e) Ensure the integration of an OSI - Holston employee wellness program within the industrial occupational clinics at the facility.

As evidenced by this listing, risk avoidance and mitigation, business continuity, environmental stewardship, energy management and conservation, and employee and public welfare are all key elements of this position. The SHE Manager will also interface with all regulatory agencies (State and Federal) as well as Department of Defense Headquarters (DoD HQ) contacts on regulatory issues on behalf of the business unit (OSI-Holston).

BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and manufacturing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers. Holston AAP has provided high quality explosives for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

o Ability to successfully interface with all regulatory agencies (State and Federal) as well as DoD HQ contacts on regulatory issues on behalf of the business unit (OSI-Holston).
o Demonstrated success leading improvements in Health, Safety and Environment in a manufacturing environment.
o Excellent written and verbal communications skills (English).
o Leadership experience.
o Substantial experience with occupational hazard identification, related risk assessment, and determination of proper controls.

o Demonstrated ability to establish and foster an environment that encourages initiative, creative thinking, collaborative action, and process improvement.
o Able to cultivate a positive SHE culture to achieve world class performance.

Preferred Skills and Education

o Bachelors or Masters Degree in Safety or Environmental Sciences or related discipline
o Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
o Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
o Experience working in a chemical or explosives manufacturing environment
o Process Safety Management experience

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Meet Some of BAE Systems's Employees

Chandra C.

Vice President, Finance

Chandra helps steer the overall financial direction of BAE Systems’ headquarters. She interacts with many teams to lead mergers and acquisitions, investments, and general maintenance of all the numbers.

Melissa M.

Human Resources Manager

Melissa advises BAE Systems on the full HR spectrum. She brings in new talent, prepares team members for success, pops in on payroll and benefits, and shapes the company’s culture.

Back to top