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Hydrogen Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH) Professional Job Req #R2057
Job Summary Advanced level Hydrogen Safety Expert and ESH Point of Contact position for research and development centers and support organizations. Provide expert direction to staff regarding hazards for hydrogen systems and other operation within research labs. Provide direction as Hydrogen Safety Expert and provide support as an ESH Point of Contact (POC) for assigned R&D and support organizations and areas.
Areas of expert consultation and support will include:
Conducting advanced hazard assessments for hydrogen systems during design and implementation of hydrogen systems
Providing recommendations pertaining to the safe handling and use of hydrogen per code requirements/industry standards
Supporting R&D operations in developing and reviewing equipment specific lockout/tagout procedures for complex research equipment and systems
Conducting advanced risk assessments for research activities
Responding to staff inquiries and requests for assistance on ESH matters
Completing code compliance reviews during design and implementation
Reviewing plans for future research projects
Presenting ESH and hydrogen safety information at meetings
Leading teams in resolution of ESH concerns and problems related to hydrogen systems
Reviewing safe operating procedures for hydrogen systems
Developing and implementing work place exposure monitoring plans
Performing equipment / systems readiness reviews
Interacting with researchers, line management and senior management
Developing safe work procedures for projects and research
Serve as a POC for building-related ESH issues which may include ESH support for construction and maintenance activities, fire and life safety assessments, and indoor air quality assessments.
Provide guidance to NREL staff on implementation of various ESH programs.
Apply advanced ESH technical skills to tasks within areas of expertise such as industrial hygiene, occupational safety, electrical safety, lockout/tagout, emergency response and others singly or in combination.
Implement and administer assigned NREL ESH programs and Office Desk Procedures.
Perform special project technical work, individually and as a team member or team leader.
Develop plans for and conduct ESH inspections, audits and oversight assessments.
Support and participate in Safety & Security Council/Safety Panel activities.
Provide New Employee ESH orientation. Develop and provide other ESH training to various organizational units. The training may be formal scheduled classes or informal, on-demand training on special topics.
Act as backup for ESH programs assigned to other ESH Office members. These programs will be assigned based on the needs of the ESH Office and the expertise of the individual.
Lead accident/incident investigation and causal analysis as needed. Follow-up on corrective action implementation.
Act as a member of the NREL Emergency Response Team for spill response. Responsibilities include: participation in drills, classroom training, wearing SCBA and maintenance of required certifications.
Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes Applies and develops advanced technical principles, theories and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts. Develops new applications based on professional principles and theories. Viewed externally as subject matter expert in field.
Comprehensive and advanced knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Superior leadership, project management and problem solving skills. Ability to use various computer software programs.
- Demonstrated leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project responsibilities. - Demonstrated ability to independently perform duties. - Technical knowledge of ESH practices, procedures and techniques. - Excellent interpersonal and oral communications skills. - Excellent technical writing skills.
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Required Education, Experience, and Skills Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree and 7 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant PhD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant JD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. Considered internal subject matter expert. Extensive knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Excellent leadership, project management and problem solving skills. Ability to use various computer software programs.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
Master's degree in environmental health, occupational safety, industrial hygiene or other relevant discipline.
Experience with hazard identification and control in the use of hydrogen.
Strong electrical safety background and experience
Strong working knowledge and experience applying NFPA 70E Standard
Advanced understanding of electrical systems and design
Experience with medium voltage electrical systems and work procedures
40 hours HAZWOPER training.
Ability to lead and participate on both intra-office and cross-organizational teams.
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.
Familiarity with DOE 10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health Program and Integrated Safety Management Systems.
Strong chemical safety training and experience – such as a minor in chemistry or experience as a chemical hygiene officer.
Experience conducting process hazard analyses under the OSHA Process Safety Management standard.
Experience working in a research and development environment – such as a laboratory or university.
Ability to perform site work that can involve extreme weather conditions and moderate physical exertion.
Ability to walk one mile continuously, able to stand continuously for two hours, able to lift and carry 45 pounds.
Ability and willingness to wear respiratory protection, including a full-face respirator.
Ability and willingness to occasionally use a full-face respirator with SCBA.