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Health, Safety and Environment Permit Specialist (Operations/Projects)

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Construction, Health and Safety/Environment
Collegeville - Pennsylvania - United States of America, Norristown - Pennsylvania - United States of America, Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - United States of America


From selling properties to activating spaces, CBRE Group, Inc. is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm with over 100K employees globally.

With more than 100,000 professionals in over 100 countries, CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services and investment.

For 12 years we have been listed on Fortune Most Admired Company.


This position is within the Health, Safety and Environment department of CBRE. The primary duty is to be an Issuer of permits for all CBRE Operations and Project work performed at the site that requires a permit to be issued. As an Issuer, you must see the permit from conception to the closure and work closely with those designated as Permit Receivers, Permit Approvers and Facility Operations and Site Minor Works Project Managers.


Issue all site General and Supplemental Permits to Work for CBRE scope of work at the client facility
Review and assist Job Safety Analysis and Risk Assessment with Receivers to cover pre-task explanation.
Meet with Receivers and other associated parties to discuss steps and procedures during a walkthrough of upcoming work project prior to issuing the Permit to Work.
Review and verify with Receivers: lockout/tagout requirements, fire and explosion hazards, health risks, mechanical requirements, access hazards and environmental dangers.
Review and verify with the Receiver, hazard precautions and personal protective equipment requirements.
Verify, understand, and request when a Supplemental Permit (Hot Work, Excavation, Confined Space, Unprotected Work at Heights, Mobile Crane Lift, etc.) is required.
Perform unannounced audits/daily job site inspections to areas under the Permit to Work to verify compliance, verify work is being done in a safe matter, answer questions, and stop any unsafe or unauthorized work.
Ensure all work is performed in accordance with federal and state regulations, CBRE and Client established company procedures.
Report findings, concerns and deficiencies to key stakeholders.
Close the Permit to Work and conduct the handback process when all conditions are met and satisfactory.
Assist with Permit to Work training and Contractor Safety Training.
Act as System Administrator for CBRE within the Client Electronic Permit to Work System
Maintain CBRE Permit Issuer Registries within the Client Electronic Permit to Work System.
Participate in the Near Miss and Observation program for the facility.
File and track permits.
Available to be on call to work for nights and weekends
Other duties assigned by the HSE Supervisor


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required.
Minimum 5 years of HSE experience
Fundamental knowledge of federal, state and local health and safety and environmental regulations
Experience working in manufacturing, construction and facility maintenance preferred
Computer proficiency of Microsoft Office programs


Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification preferred.


Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor. Ability to effectively present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees.


Requires basic knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages.


Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires basic analytical skills.


Ability to follow detailed instructions and work with a sense of urgency.


Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.
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  • Job Reference: 706753509-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: CBRE
  • Location: Collegeville, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent