EHS Officer (UAE National Only)

Date: May 15, 2024

Location: Ajman Univeristy AJMAN, AE, AE

Company: Ajman University

Job Title: EHS Officer

Office: Office of Sustainability

Reporting to: Sustainability Manager


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so qualified.




The EHS Officer is responsible for ensuring that the campus is a safe, healthy, and environmentally sustainable environment for students, staff, and visitors. The officer's primary duties include developing, implementing, and maintaining EHS and environmental programs, conducting risk assessments, providing training, conducting safety and environmental audits and inspections, investigating accidents and incidents, maintaining records and documentation, liaising with regulatory authorities, and promoting safety culture and sustainability.





  • Conducting risk assessments: Identifying and evaluating potential hazards and risks on campus, and implementing measures to mitigate or eliminate them.
  • Conducting environmental assessments: Identifying and evaluating potential environmental hazards and risks on campus, such as air and water pollution, hazardous waste disposal, and chemical spills, and implementing measures to mitigate or eliminate them.
  • Implementing safety policies and procedures: Ensuring that policies and procedures that promote a safe work environment are up-to-date and confirm their compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Providing in-house training and awareness: Educating students, employees and contractors on safety procedures, emergency response plans, and other aspects of the occupational health and safety program.
  • Conducting EHS audits and inspections: Regularly inspecting the campus to identify potential hazards, and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Investigating accidents and incidents: Conducting investigations into workplace accidents, incidents, and near-misses to identify the root cause and prevent similar occurrences in the future.
  • Maintaining records and documentation: Keeping accurate records of safety training, inspections, incidents, and other safety-related data.
  • Liaising with regulatory agencies: Communicating with regulatory agencies and ensuring compliance with relevant safety and environmental regulations.
  • Promoting safety and sustainability culture: Fostering a culture of safety and sustainability on campus by promoting safety awareness and sustainable practices, encouraging student and employee participation, and recognizing safety achievements.




  • Education: A bachelor's in occupational health and safety, environmental science, or holding professional certificates such as NEBOSH IGC, NEBOSH IDip, IOSH, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Lead or Internal Auditor for Occupational Health and Safety/ Environmental Management Systems
  • Relevant work experience: A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience in EHS or environmental management, preferably in a university or academic setting.



  • Communication skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to communicate complex technical information to a variety of audiences.
  • Analytical skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to conduct risk assessments, investigate incidents, and develop and implement safety and environmental programs.
  • Interpersonal skills: The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, and regulatory agencies.
  • Computer skills: Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and other relevant software programs, as well as experience with EHS and environmental management software.
  • Attention to detail: Strong attention to detail and organizational skills, including the ability to maintain accurate records and documentation.
  • Regulatory compliance: Knowledge of federal and local safety and environmental regulations and standards, and the ability to ensure compliance with these regulations.
  • Training and education: The ability to design and deliver safety and environmental training to various audiences, including new employees, students, and contractors.
  • Risk assessment: The ability to identify and assess potential safety and environmental hazards and develop appropriate mitigation strategies.



  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Some physical effort is required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.



  • Reporting to: Sustainability Manager

Subordinates: None