QEHS Manager

Clearance Level
Chesapeake, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Audits Compliance

Ensure Compliance

ISO 9000

REQ#: RQ144976
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Safety Manager

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Safety Manager supporting the Defense Professional Services (DPS) Sector. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Safety Manager you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Safety Manager joining our team to establish guidelines, guidance, and policy for the Defense Professional Services (DPS) Sector. 

As part of DPS business portfolio, GDIT performs the modernization, repair, refurbishment, and upgrades to USS ships which involves numerous Quality and Safety professionals to support this effort.  The person selected must have an excellent understanding of shipboard safety requirements and associated hazards.   The following items are tasking that the QEHS manager would manage or perform.   

  • Develops, monitors, and evaluates programs to ensure that all QEHS products and services meet company standards and customer requirements.
  • Supervise assigned QEHS staff and continue to promote team cooperation.
  • Administers problem management process including monitoring and reporting problems as well as problem resolution.
  • Monitors and evaluates the workplace to ensure compliance with OSHA and other relevant safety and environmental regulations.
  • Develops and administers QEHS policies and programs and presents requirements in different ways to enhance participation and understanding.
  • Oversees the development and conducting of QEHS related training.
  • Work closely with customers, managers, and technical staff to assure adherence to QEHS standards.
  • Understands and interprets ISO 9000, 14001, and OSHAS 18001 as they relate to safety and environmental requirements.
  • Work with GDIT QEHS staff to develop responses to OSHA issues.
  • Interface with the QEHS Council and GDIT QEHS Leaders
  • Formulate and implement programs to improve the Culture of QEHS within the Business Areas
  • Develop meaningful metrics to evaluate QEHS improvements.
  • Prepare and present periodic briefs of QEHS issues for the QEHS Council
  • Encourage communication within the Business Area groups.
  • Oversee preparation for internal and external audits and resolution of audit issues.
  • Resolve any QEHS issues on the waterfront.
  • Prepare and Present QMSRB briefs.
  • Manages and conducts QEHS Compliance Audits on active projects.
  • Participates in special projects as required.


  • Education: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene or a related field or 8 years of QEHS related experience
  • Required Experience: 5+ years of related experience with BA/BS or 13 years of related experience.
  • Required Technical Skills: In depth knowledge of ISO Standards, OSHA Requirements and NAVSEA Standard Items
  • Security Clearance Level: SECRET
  • Location:  On Chesapeake, VA, GDIT Site
  • US Citizenship Required


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays.
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.