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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Worker Safety and Health Professional in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309685

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate (OSD)

Division: EHS & Security

Group: Worker Safety and Health Programs

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration, safety and work-life balance. Dynamic, adaptable people come to PNNL to work smarter and work together on high-impact projects and initiatives for the U.S. Department of Energy and many other sponsors. We focus on meaningful work, innovation, and outcomes.

This position will be a key member of a Worker Safety and Health team 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 exposures that may result in occupationally-related illnesses and diseases. Illustrative program areas may include but are not limited to electrical, industrial hygiene, pressure, ventilation, human factors, chemical and biological safety, construction and commercial motor vehicle safety.

You will team with other support organizations to develop and conducts training, communications, and quality assurance within the programs you own. You will also have the following responsibilities:

  • Monitors potential hazards and assists in developing and implementing control strategies.

  • Provides industrial hygiene leadership to the organization.

  • Periodically reviews the organization's health and safety standards in accordance with OSHA and state regulations and contractual requirements. Ensures that quality control procedures are implemented according to applicable regulations.

  • Uses professional concepts and organization objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

  • Demonstrates leadership and builds and leverages networks across DOE Laboratories and within Directorate and PNNL.

  • Translates strategy into specific goals and objectives. Works on unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative

  • Locally recognized as a technical authority. Maintains professional knowledge of existing and proposed changes in applicable health and safety regulations.

  • Manages projects involving diverse tasks, teams, and organizations.

  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Develops and implements programs, policies and procedures for hazard evaluation and monitoring to prevent or minimize staff exposures.

  • Conducts mentoring and training activities for technical staff. Fosters collaboration and grows the skills of others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering and 10+ years of relevant Environmental Safety & Health experience., or advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant Environmental Safety & Health experience.

  • Demonstration of experience in leadership at a company level and committee/team participation at a regional level.

  • Ability to evaluate complex technical problems and provide solutions which are innovative and ingenious.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience supporting field activities related but not limited to facilities and operations, laboratory research, and safety process.

  • Demonstrated experience implementing Hazardous Energy Control Program in accordance with the Department of Energy requirements

  • Professional Certification (i.e. Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist)

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

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • Must be able to qualify as a Radiological Worker.

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

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

  • May work and collaborate with emergency response teams.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Environmental/Safety/Health/Quality

Group: Worker Safety & Health Progrms

Opening Date: 2019-08-12

Closing Date: 2019-09-11