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Senior/Principal ES&H Coordinator - ES&H System Integration, Onsite

Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Labs

Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

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:

Join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for nation's security! 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. In this position, you are responsible for performing a variety of environmental, safety, and occupational health related functions. This is a fast-paced job that offers a great deal of ES&H project diversity.

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

  • Assist management in implementing and assuring ES&H performance and compliance; corporate safety initiatives and regulatory/policy updates

  • Identify and analyze hazards and risks that may create an unsafe worksite

  • Develop, implement, and communicate organization-specific ES&H policies, processes, hazard controls, and tools to improve safety practices

  • Perform technical analyses and evaluations and advise management on practices to resolve ES&H performance and compliance issues

  • Conduct regular facility and work area walk-throughs and inspections

  • 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, ES&H related events, occurrences, or emergencies to ensure they are adequately investigated, tracked, and corrected

  • Document and report concerns, findings, non-compliance issues in corporate data systems and appropriate channels

  • Compile and analyze data from incidents, accidents, and near misses to identify cause or trends in support of investigations and ongoing prevention efforts

  • Cultivate effective communications and relationships with organization leadership, ES&H organization, and ES&H Coordinator community.

Salary Range:

$95,400 - $185,700

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or ES&H discipline plus 5 or more years of professional staff-level experience in an ES&H related role.

  • -or- equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience (Associates degree +9 years of relevant experience or no degree with +13 years relevant experience).

  • Experience recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards.

  • Familiarity with OSHA or other regulatory disciplines.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) and the ability to quickly learn and use a variety of ES&H tools.

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

Qualifications We Desire:

Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

  • Professional certification in a relevant discipline (e.g., Associate Safety Professional, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist).

  • Previous experience at a Department of Energy or Research and Development facility a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and optimally understand, synthesize, and translate crucial information to support teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet and adapt to changing deadlines and priorities.

  • Knowledgeable of OSHA regulations, DOE Orders, NFPA Code, ANSI standards and DOE Standards.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, teaming, and communication skills to work with a cross-functional team in a dynamic and sometimes stressful environment.

  • Experience with hazardous operations and controls including the following but not limited to:

  • electrical,

  • explosives,

  • lasers,

  • material handling, etc.

  • Experience in 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.

  • Active DOE Q or DoD TS Security Clearance.

About Our Team:

Department 4637 provides ES&H coordinator support to Division 4000 (Infrastructure and Security Operations) and 6000 (Global Security). 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 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 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: 693670

Job Family: ES

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: F