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Emergency Response Coordinator

Want to join us on our exciting journey?

Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.


Emergency Response Consultant


Job Summary:       

Volvo Cars USA Inc., is currently seeking an Emergency Response Consultant in Charleston, SC. The ideal candidate will be able to work within a complex and fast paced environment. This position will serve as a consultant to the Emergency Response, Risk & Security Expert. This position will assist with the creation, review and implementation of plans and policies for emergency operations to include fire, medical, and security.


Principal Responsibilities:


Responsible for managing onsite fire prevention, testing, inspections, and maintenance of emergency systems.


The position responsibilities include:


  • Manages and oversees the coordination of internal and external fire prevention and related risk mitigation activities.
  • Lead departmental investigations, inspections, facilities to determine compliance/non-compliance with all fire regulations, codes, standards and laws.
  • Documents all findings from investigations, audits, and inspections to produce comprehensive reports, presentations, and recommendations.
  • Assures that all fire suppression systems are maintained in conformance with applicable fire codes, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Provides technical expertise in the review and administration of projects involving planning new construction, inspection services, hot works protocols, building plan reviews, fire/emergency response investigations, code compliance, disaster preparedness, fire/emergency response operations and concept, hazardous materials spill response and concept, equipment, and company information.
  • Acts as an interface with internal and external stakeholders to build and maintain fire prevention and life safety ecosystems.
  • Coordinates extinguishing systems and ensures systems are fully functional in a manufacturing environment.
  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) regarding technical inquiries related to fire suppression planning, fire related investigations, construction plan review, hazardous materials, code compliance, response operations, and/or inspections.
  • Develops programs, policies, standards, and communication as it relates to fire prevention, life safety, and hazard awareness.
  • Assist with administering the Volvo Hot Work & Confined Space Permit Program.
  • Assists with coordinating hazardous materials program to include spill prevention, spill response, and spill mitigation.

Job Specifications:




  • BA/BS degree in Fire Science or Fire Protection OR 7 years field experience.
  • 7+ years of fire protection experience. All relevant experience should contain at least: 5+ years responsibility for programs + years knowledge of the structures of Fire Department, Emergency Response, and/or Fire Marshal.
  • 5+ years knowledge of fire and hazard safety procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of production and manufacturing processes or procedures (preferred).
  • Preferred experience/knowledge/training/certification in any of the following: National Fire Protection Association training; South Carolina Fire Academy certified; International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certified; CPR/First Responder; NFPA FFI & FFII; 2147 NIMS ICS or a NFA course meeting NIMS ICS (100, 200 & 700); 2153 NIMS ICS -300 Intermediate; Basic Fire/Arson Investigations (SCFA or NFA); 8608 Fire Marshal Certification/ICC Fire Inspector I; 8609 ICC Fire Inspector I Exam; 8610 S.C. Fire Marshal Rules and Regulations; SCFA/IFSAC Fire Instructor I; 2100 NFPA Fire Officer I; HazMat Technician




  • Ability to articulate complex issues visually so the audience can quickly grasp the situation.
  • Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards.
  • Remains flexible and responsive to changing conditions.
  • Uses both logic and intuition to reach appropriate conclusions.
  • Listens to others; respects their differences.
  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Ability to communicate, persuade and make effective formal presentations.
  • Ability to utilize a PC to communicate, track trends and retrieve relevant information.


Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  55277

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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