Amherst is a financial services and technology company that helps investors invest in US real estate

Director, Environmental, Health, and Safety

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Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight.

At Amherst, the Environmental Manager assists in the creation and implementation of Amherst Homes Environmental Management Best Practices (AHEMBP), and Amherst Homes Safety and the Injury Prevention Program (SIPP). The Director of Environmental Safety will oversee and maintain regular communication with regional Safety Coordinators, Regional Associates, and regulatory agencies.


  • Have a strong understanding of the form, content, and implementation of air quality regulations, the State General Construction Permit, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), and construction Best Management Practices (BMPs).

  • Oversee regional associates to provide the Regional Director of Land Development/Construction with status updates and management plans on a regular basis.

  • Oversee regional associates to ensure implementation of (AHEMBP) including the stormwater, air quality, environmental due diligence, and Spill Prevention Control, & Countermeasures (SPCC) modules.

  • Ensure regional SPCC, stormwater and air quality compliance by communicating with and assisting regional associates

  • Collaborate with contractors and regional associates to develop, prepare, implement, and update community specific SWPPP.

  • Ensure all aspects of SWPPP are installed and implemented at each of the region’s communities.

  • Contribute to the preparation and processing of the SWPPP, Notice of Intent (NOI), Notice of Termination (NOT), and Notice of Change (NOC) for each project operating under a stormwater construction general permit.

  • Oversee regional associates to ensure proper SWPPP prior to installation in communities. Ensure new SWPPP. Manage regional associates and coordinate with external team members to modify SWPPP to meet requirements.

  • Perform SWPPP Implementation audits, document corrective actions, and document results.

  • Train regional associates and trade partners on (AHEMBP) to ensure compliance.

  • Assist Area Managers and Construction Managers with storm water, air quality issues and safety concerns.

  • Coordinate with regulatory agencies as needed.

  • Organize and deliver training on regional (AHEMBP) procedures, including conducting orientations and training classes for regional associates, trade partners, and project management.

  • Perform random inspections of construction site, construction office/trailer and community for safety hazards.

  • Document and archive project SWPPP 

  • Oversee regional associates to ensure that SWPPP and erosion control measures are in compliance with local and regional standards. Communicate specific requirements to Amherst Homes.

  • Communicate safety concerns with regional associates and trade partners.

  • Attend and document the findings of OSHA inspections.

  • Report and document safety violations, injuries, and/or accidents that occur within Amherst communities and properties.

  • Demonstrate good decision-making abilities that prioritize quality, craftmanship, and pride in delivering homes to our residents.

  • Protect Amherst Homes from liability, regulatory citations, and subsequent litigation.

  • Regional travel to local communities and perform.

  • Perform any other duties/responsibilities as required.


  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in construction technology, environmental management/engineering, industrial hygiene, or related field

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety, or similar field

  • Must Possess reliable transportation and a Valid driver’s license

  • Extensive ability to evaluate and solve complex technical environmental and safety issues.

  • Ability to utilize Microsoft office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)

  • Comprehensive understanding of regulatory requirements relating to SWPPP’s, storm water runoff, air quality, OSHA requirements.

  • Strong people, project and project management skills

  • Excellent public speaking, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, multitasking and judgement capabilities

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude

  • Must complete 30 OSHA trainings within 120 days of employment

  • Must obtain first aid certification within 120 days of employment

Physical Requirements

This job will require frequently walking, standing, and climbing stairs in/ around construction sites, single-family homes, and travel on uneven and unpaved surfaces. Must have the ability to operate and automobile, type on a keyboard, and work for 8+ hours per day in the confined quarters of a construction trailer, read construction plans, and move and/or carry equipment in excess of 50 pounds.

Our full-time employee benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
  • Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events

Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.

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What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Amherst has established the Amherst People Council focused on Engage, Grow and Give to promote employee engagement such as Affinity Groups, Career Growth and Mentorship and Philanthropy events.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Amherst provides unconscious bias training to all employees
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age or disabilities.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
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Performance Bonus
Amherst has a discretionary annual bonus program based on performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amherst provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Amherst also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Amherst provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for specific positions, Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Amherst sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Amherst employees receive between 20 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance depending on location and position.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Amherst provides a monthly stipend for remote employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Amherst offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Amherst hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Amherst. allows employes to set aside 50% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certification assistance. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings.

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