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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Integrated Safety Program Manager in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311591

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Environment Health Safety and Security

Group: Worker Safety and Health

Job Description

The Worker Safety & Health Group is seeking an experienced professional to lead the PNNL Integrated Safety Management and Voluntary Protection Programs. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of ES&H professionals dedicated to the safe conduct of research in accordance with the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental stewardship.

The Integrated Safety Program Manager is a Principle Worker Safety & Health Professional with the responsibility to develop and implement programs, policies and procedures for hazard evaluation and monitoring to prevent or minimize staff exposures to chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological agents that may result in occupationally-related illnesses and disease or adverse environmental impacts. The incumbent maintains professional knowledge of existing and proposed changes in applicable program requirements and recommends actions to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of PNNL Work Planning and Control processes.

Principle responsibilities of the Integrated Safety Program Manager include:

  • Influence policy and set direction across national organizations within area of expertise. Use innovative ideas to enhance business results.

  • Drive Operational Improvement Initiatives (OII) across multiple Management & Operations Programs and R&D organizations. Serves as consultant to senior management to assess and improve PNNL Operational Culture.

  • Developing as a nationally recognized technical authority in one or more areas including Integrated Safety Management and Organizational Culture.

  • Maintain contacts pertinent to significant matters often involving coordination among groups including networks across other DOE Laboratories and with national peer groups.

  • Conduct annual program evaluations to assess the effectiveness of the PNNL Voluntary Protection Program and Integrated Safety Management System.

  • Partner with the employee led VPP Steering Committee to plan and execute events and communication campaigns designed to raise staff awareness of contemporary ES&H issues and increase employee involvement in the continuous improvement of safety and health policies and procedures pertinent to their work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 15+ years of relevant experience, or an advanced degree and 13+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree with and emphasis in Industrial Safety, Public Health, or Organizational Phycology

  • Recent experience in the implementation of USDOE Requirements for Integration of Environment, Safety and Health into Work Planning and Execution.

  • Demonstrated experience in the establishment and maintenance of ES&H management systems such as ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 in a complex operating environment.

  • Basic understanding of Work Planning and Control systems to identify hazards and mitigate risks for industrial and laboratory activities.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to productively collaborate with a diverse workforce with widely varying experience and education.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Closing Statement

  • Must be able to potentially perform work in the vicinity of radiation fields.

  • Work in laboratory, facility maintenance, and construction environments.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Managers

Group: Worker Safety & Health

Opening Date: 2021-03-18

Closing Date: 2021-04-11