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Environment, Safety, and Health Generalist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691730

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About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an Environment, Safety, and Health Generalist to join our team.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Identify problems; collect, analyze, and interpret data; and identify potential control strategies to mitigate or control risks.

  • Collaborate with other highly trained ES&H Professionals across the occupational safety and health disciplines and line management to ensure proper work hazard evaluation and control.

  • Support mission activities through self-assessments, causal analyses, and metrics.

  • Provide direct ES&H support and contribute to Center and Division ES&H initiatives.

  • Provide strong customer focus and partnership in supporting ES&H needs of line management, staff and utilizing a shared learning/risk-based approach.

  • Perform a variety of environmental, safety, and occupational health related functions.

  • Assist/collaborate with management in implementing and assuring environment, safety, and health performance and compliance across all operations in the organization.

  • Develop, implement, and communicate organization-specific ES&H policies, processes, hazard controls and tools.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, plus (5) years of ES&H-related experience.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Certification as a safety professional (CSP) or industrial hygienist (CIH) or active pursuit of such.

  • Experience applying safety principles in support of Hazard Category 2 and Hazard Category 3 nuclear facilities and industrial type operations.

  • Experience assisting/coaching staff and management in effectively and efficiently implementing ES&H requirements and procedures.

  • Experience and/or familiarity with DOE, OSHA and other regulatory agencies.

  • Experience reviewing and analyzing ES&H data in order to recommend performance improvements.

  • Experience with occurrence reporting and management processes.

  • Experience or training in accident or event investigation, including root cause analysis.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex issues clearly and concisely both in writing and verbally.

  • Active DOE security clearance.

About Our Team:

Department 00633 provides Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) operational support. The ES&H coordinators in this department support staff and management in Mission and Executive Support Divisions. Department personnel support and facilitate implementation of ES&H requirements and processes and assist in the identification and analysis of hazards and risks which may create an unsafe worksite. Department personnel collaborate with ES&H and subject matter experts to formulate engineering and administrative controls to mitigate hazards. In addition, the department supports assurance activities through self-assessments, causal analyses, and metrics.

About Matrix Organization, Center 1300 – Radiation & Electrical Sciences

The Radiation & Electrical Sciences Center 1300 develops technologies and operates facilities needed to assess and qualify the performance of nuclear weapons in electromagnetic and severe radiation environments. The Center develops theory, analytical techniques and computer codes to model the effects of radiation, electromagnetics and lightning on nuclear weapons components and systems. The Center also conducts experiments to develop and validate these models and applies a broad range of experimental and computational tools to assess the performance of weapons in normal, abnormal and hostile environments. Special technologies that are resistant to radiation environments are also developed. This includes several facilities like the HERMES Accelerator, Saturn, Lightning Simulator Facility, Electromagnetic Environments Simulator (EMES), Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR), Sandia Pulsed Reactor (SPR), Auxiliary Hot Cell Facility, Gamma Irradiation Facility and many more.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 691730

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

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