Environment, Safety & Health Professional (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories



Albuquerque, NM


Position summary

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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a highly motivated Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Professional with experience implementing ES&H requirements and working in a complex technical environment. You will play a key role as you help build a strong and healthy safety culture at the Labs. You will be responsible for performing a variety of environmental, safety, and occupational health related functions. This is a fast- paced and dynamic job that offers a great deal of ES&H project diversity. In this role, you will be responsible for alignment between strategic plans within division 5000.

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

• Assist management in implementing and assuring ES&H performance and compliance.• Develop, implement and communicate organization-specific ES&H policies, processes, hazard controls and tools to help staff and management meet performance expectations. • Perform regular facility and work area walk-throughs, inspections and work planning and control reviews to determine reliability and effectiveness of risk mitigations.• Help customers understand and comply with applicable ES&H facility, operations, data collection and reporting requirements.• Review work plans and hazard controls to determine reliability and effectiveness.• Develop and implement risk mitigation plans and strategies.• Provide support during ES&H audits and assessments.• Make recommendations for development of policies, processes and tools that contribute to improved safety practices.• Implement corporate safety initiatives and regulatory and policy updates.• Support management with ES&H related events, occurrences or emergencies to ensure they are adequately investigated, tracked and corrected.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or Industrial Safety/Hygiene discipline; or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience, plus (5) or more years of professional staff-level experience in an ES&H related role.
  • Experience in work planning & control processes, hazard analysis, and hazard control mitigation methods.
  • Familiarity with OSHA, NFPA, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) and the ability to quickly learn and use a variety of ES&H tools.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with division and matrixed personnel.
  • Proven ability to optimally understand, synthesize, and translate crucial information to all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated strong customer-oriented mindset and approach.
  • Strong desire for professional certification in a relevant discipline (https://e.g., Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist).
  • DOE L/Q clearance
  • Proven record of acting at strategic and tactical levels in response to changing events and direction Excellent communications skills, including both writing and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Fire Protection Association, Code of Federal Regulations, https://U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and other environmental,

occupational health, and safety local, state, and federal regulations and requirements.

  • Ability to track actions items, provide presentations to all levels of staff and management, and lead projects.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills working with a diverse team ranging from skilled laborers to engineers/scientists and executive management.
  • Master’s degree in technical or ES&H-related discipline.
  • Experience with hazardous operations and controls including the following; electrical, pressure, lasers, thermal, chemical, LN2, etc.
  • Experience in Sandia work planning & control processes, hazard analysis, and hazard control mitigation methods.
  • Ability to compile and analyze data from incidents, accidents, and near misses to identify causes or trends in support of continuous improvement and ongoing prevention efforts.

About Our Team:

Department 00636 provides ES&H coordinator support to Division 5000 and 10000. The goal of this organization is to effectively integrate safety into daily operations. Department personnel support and facilitate the implementation of ES&H requirements and processes and assist in the identification and analysis of any hazards, threats and risks which may create an unsafe worksite. We collaborate with ES&H subject matter experts to translate corporate policy requirements into line implementation plans and to formulate engineering and administrative controls to mitigate hazards, threats and risks. The department also supports assurance activities through self-assessments, causal analysis, and performance https://monitoring.Our approach is positive, proactive, and encompasses the life cycle of operational activities. The end goal is to enable line management to execute mission objectives while balancing the needs for operational excellence.

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 https://U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (https://i.e., of the https://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.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 691546

Why you should apply for a job to Sandia National Laboratories:

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  • Flexible work schedule where working from home and taking every other Friday off are viable options.

  • Retirement - 401 (k)

  • Career development: Career mobility to change projects and teams as you wish, mentoring opportunities with top scientists and engineers.