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Manager, EH&S and Compliance

Posted Mar 17
Full Time
On Site
Herndon, Virginia


Cogent Communications is a global, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and Ethernet transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. A competitive base salary and a full benefits package including; Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off (PTO), Short- and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Holidays, Parental Leave, 401(k) plan with employer match, stock options, and an Employee Assistance Program. Most benefits take effect within 30 days of employment, and some require a waiting period.


  • Develops, implements, and monitors company environmental compliance programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations
  • Develops, implements, and monitors company safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations
  • Monitors environmental and industrial compliance and maintains liaison with appropriate regulatory agencies
  • Recommends corrective action where environmental, health and safety hazards exist
  • Will need the ability to inspect our technical facilities to ensure compliance for all applicable regulations and safety requirements
  • This position will manage a team of environmental compliance and safety specialists. Strong management skills will be required to ensure an effective and well-run team

Qualifications (include Education Requirements, Experience Level, Required Skills):

  • Travel 50%
  • Related Bachelor's degree and five years’ work experience with a minimum of five years environmental and safety regulatory experience
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in applying OSHA and federal EPA regulations
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience managing technical or environmental activities in telecom or other technical facilities
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience developing improved processes for reduced employee or facility risk
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience managing direct reports or relevant experience.
  • Strong management skills with the ability to effectively implement and oversee a team of compliance specialists; ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize projects and programs within a team structure; strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • High-energy individual with interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate peers, and drive project to completion.
  • Intermediate Microsoft application experience; ability to quickly and effectively learn internal systems/tools

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in the telecommunications industry preferred

COVID-19 Policy:

Cogent has adopted a mandatory vaccination and booster policy which requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated with one booster against COVID-19. Prior to beginning employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or apply for and receive an accommodation to be exempt from the policy.

By submitting an application or resume for this position, I understand that is an in-office position and agree to abide Cogent’s mandatory vaccination policy.

To apply for the Manager, EH&S and Compliance position, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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