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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Worker Safety and Health Group Leader in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312156

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Environment Health Safety and Security

Group: Worker Safety and Health

Job Description

The Environment, Health and Safety & Security Division is seeking an experienced professional to lead the PNNL Worker Safety & Health Group (WS&H). The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of EHS&S professionals dedicated to the safe and secure conduct of research in accordance with the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental stewardship.

The WS&H Group Leader is responsible for establishing PNNL worker safety and health programs to assist line and operations management in assuring that a safe and healthful workplace is provided to all employees, visitors, vendors, and subcontractors of the Laboratory. The incumbent establishes systems to identify, evaluate, and control hazards in the workplace and provides direct technical assistance to those conducting work. Interfaces directly with staff and management at all levels, and with external stakeholder including DOE-PNSO line management and EHS&S staff. Responsible for assuring that programs are consistently rated “excellent” or “outstanding” by both internal and external customers. Maintains balance between compliance, customer satisfaction and budget constraints without compromising worker or public safety.

Principle responsibilities include:

  • Identify and document PNNL operating requirements pertaining to WS&H and translate them into efficient and effective implementations for the safe conduct of research in accordance with the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental stewardship

  • Manage WS&H program performance to provide confidence that the minimum requirements to meet regulatory and business objectives are being met

  • Develops and directs Team Leads for WS&H Programs, Services and Safety Engineering; responsible for planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities for the efficient and effective implementation of Laboratory safety programs

  • Translates PNNL strategy into implementable actions; accountabilities and performance directly support the achievement of Laboratory notable outcomes

  • Regularly interacts with executives and/or major stakeholders and maintains relationships with PNSO, DOE-HQ and peers at other DOE National Laboratories

  • Negotiates with customers or management and attempts to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization to achieve business results.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of relevant experience, or Advanced degree and 10+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • One or more credentials such as: Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional or Licensed Professional Engineer

  • Demonstrated experience in leading multidisciplinary teams to implement safety & health programs in accordance with 10 CFR 851 in support of Research and Facility Operations

  • 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

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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: E,H,S & Security

Opening Date: 2021-06-01

Closing Date: 2021-06-29