National Renewable Energy Laboratory Senior ESH Professional in Golden, Colorado
Senior ESH Professional
CO - Golden
Hours Per Week
Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)
Annual Salary Range: $106,400 - $191,600
Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.
Advanced level Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) Point of Contact position for research and development centers and support organizations. Provide technical guidance for hazard ID and control of new or modified work conducted in those organizations. Capable of working independently in frequent interactions with researchers, support staff, senior managers, and Department of Energy (DOE) counterparts.
Collaborates with research and operational staff to evaluate risks of new or modified work activities and proactively implements continuous environmental, safety and health (ESH) improvements.
Assists in the development of hazard identification and control documents as part of the research/operations projects or activity life cycle. These include safety/risk assessments, safe work permits, safe operating procedures and readiness verifications prior to operation of new/changed research experiments.
Performs and coordinates industrial hygiene monitoring, develops industrial hygiene reports and recommends corrective measures based on results of air and noise monitoring, medical surveillances, and ergonomic assessments.
Conducts advanced risk assessments including process hazard analyses or other complex hazard assessments for pilot- and bench-scale research operations which may present such hazards as biological, electrical, pressures above/below ambient, high temperatures, fire and explosion, lasers, ergonomic and reactive and toxic materials.
Completes regulatory and code compliance reviews including design reviews for future research projects.
Provides ESH oversight of subcontractors for construction, service or maintenance activities for areas of support.
Develops plans for and conducts ESH inspections, audits and oversight assessments.
Develops and provides ESH training to various organizational units. The training may be formal scheduled classes or informal, on-demand training on special topics.
Supports the implementation of Environmental Programs in areas such as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), air quality, water quality, chemical and waste management, natural resources, storage tanks, spill prevention, construction, and Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
Acts as a member of the NREL Chemical Response Team for spill response. Responsibilities include participation in drills, classroom training, wearing respiratory protection and maintenance of required certifications.
Conducts accident/incident investigation and causal analysis as needed. Provides follow-up on corrective action implementation.
Develops, implements and administers assigned NREL ESH programs and Office Desk Procedures.
Responds to staff inquiries, concerns and requests for assistance on ESH matters including guidance on ESH program implementation and/or interpretation.
Level V Qualifications- Bachelor's Degree in Safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences, chemistry or engineering and 14 or more years of related experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree in Safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences, chemistry or engineering and 12 or more years of experience or related experience. Or, a PhD Safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences, chemistry or engineering and 9 or more years of related experience. Or, relevant JD and 9 or more years of experience or equivalent Engineering experience.
Level IV Qualifications -Bachelor's Degree in Safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences, chemistry or engineering. and 9 or more years of related experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree in Safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences, chemistry or engineering.and 7 or more years of experience or related experience. Or, a PhD Safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences, chemistry or engineering and 4 or more years of related experience. Or, relevant JD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent Engineering experience.
Additional Required Qualifications
Demonstrated leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability to independently perform duties.
Advanced technical knowledge of ESH practices, procedures and techniques.
Excellent interpersonal and oral communications skills.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
Master’s degree in environmental health, occupational safety, industrial hygiene or other relevant discipline.
Strong chemical safety education and/or experience background – such as a chemistry or chemical engineering degree or minor, or experience as a chemical hygiene officer.
Experience performing and/or facilitating Process Hazard Analyses such as Hazard Operability Studies or What-if analyses.
Working knowledge and experience of controls and precautions for handling BSL 1 and BLS 2 biosafety hazards.
40-hour HAZWOPER training.
Experience working in a research and development environment – such as a laboratory or university.
Ability and willingness to wear respiratory protection, including a full-face respirator.
Working knowledge of OHSA LOTO standard and NFPA 70E
Ability to travel on occasion.
Ability and willingness to work weekends and/or evenings on occasion as need arises.
Proficient computer skills, including MS Office Suite, e-mail and ability to quickly learn database software applications, such as FileMaker.
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.
* Based on eligibility rules
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