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Senior Health and Safety Specialist Energy

  1. Richland
  2. Nuclear

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Why join us?  

It’s an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thrive.  We need energetic, passionate and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis! 

We are seeking a Senior Health and Safety Specialist Energy, based out of our Richland, WA office.

About Us  

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy. 

How will you contribute to the team?  

  • Implements organization/facility health, safety, and quality assurance policies, programs and training.

  • Monitors and evaluates the workplace to ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Washington State regulations.

  • Conducts all aspects of industrial hygiene exposure assessments in an industrial setting including worker exposure monitoring. 

  • Evaluates workplace hazards, provide hazard control recommendations, and develops corrective actions accordingly. Develop and provide worker occupational health training.

  • Provides oversight, direction, and training to the project to ensure program, project, function and/or facility process(es) are conducted in compliance with established rules, regulations, policies and procedures and to ensure high quality products and services for Atkins customers.

  • Assists staff with the revision of Health and Safety procedures as requested.

  • Provides mentoring, guidance, and leadership for industrial hygiene and safety personnel.

  • Develops and provide customized safety and health training regarding chemical and physical hazards.

  • Evaluates ergonomic hazards and recommend controls.

  • Assists line managers with implementing effective Health, Safety and QA programs.

  • Participates in safety meetings including monthly, weekly and plan of the day meetings as required.

  • Prepares, reviews, and approves Health and Safety documentation (e.g., project Safety and Health procedures, job and activity hazard analyses, Industrial hygiene exposure assessment survey plans, and site-specific Health and Safety plans).

  • Utilizes Industrial Hygiene best management practices when evaluating workplace hazards, compiling and analyzing data and implement controls.

  • Generates summary reports and worker exposure monitoring records.

  • In puts data into electronic industrial hygiene data base and generate worker exposure monitoring records.

  • Ensures equipment is maintained and calibrated in accordance with applicable quality assurance program requirements and manufacturers recommendations.

  • Conducts OSHA field inspections, assessments, job hazard analyze review, pre-job briefings, toolbox safety meetings and training as required by the site-specific Health and Safety Plan. Serves as the interface for internal and external Health and Safety audits.

  • Performs personnel evaluation monitoring (e.g., chemical and noise monitoring, confined space air monitoring and heat stress monitoring).

  • Performs industrial hygiene assessments of projects/processes. Support investigations on incidents and accidents.

  • Maintains records in accordance with record management requirements.

  • Stays informed of changes made to applicable codes, standards and regulations.

  • Assists in preparing responses and corrective action plans and verifying implementation of corrective actions. Assists with significant nonconformance and condition reports.

  • Promotes communication to enhance and encourage employee awareness of safety and health requirements.

  • Follows organizational policies and procedures and ensures staff is in compliance.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What will you contribute?  

  • Bachelor's degree required in industrial hygiene, occupational safety, engineering, chemistry, physics, related biological science or technical field.

  • A certified safety professional (CSP) and certified industrial hygienist (CIH) preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the health and safety area with emphasis on Industrial Hygiene.

  • A minimum of 10 years of working knowledge and experience with state and/or federal regulations/regulators.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in nuclear, engineering or manufacturing.

  • A minimum of 2 years of management experience.

  • U.S. Department of Energy site experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial hygiene exposure monitoring and program management.

  • Detailed knowledge of applicable site health and safety regulatory compliance requirements (local, state and federal).

  • Detailed understanding of how to prescribe, apply and assess compliance with applicable codes, standards and regulations.

  • Ability to manage and/or monitor multiple projects and activities occurring simultaneously.

  • Competency in anticipating, evaluating, and implementing controls for chemical, physical, and biological hazards.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Ability to use a variety of instruments for assessing occupational health hazards.

  • Ability to work with employees at all organizational levels.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills and leadership and coaching skills.

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, database applications and spreadsheets.

  • Must be a U.S citizen in order to be considered.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:  

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work.  Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.   

We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage for domestic partners and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes: 

·       Competitive salary 

·       Flexible work schedules  

·       Group Insurance 

·       Paid Family Leave  

·       Two Floating Holidays 

·       Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity) 

·       Pet Insurance  

·       Retirement Savings Plan with employer match 

·       Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

·       Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program 

·       An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals. 

·       A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college 

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!  

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability. 

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here: 


AtkinsRéalis cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy.  Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data. 

By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice.   

Expected compensation range is between $46/hour to $77/hour.

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws. 

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies: 

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies 

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