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Associate Staff ES&H Engineer

Job ID JR100959 Date posted 02/26/2024

This position is in the Safety and Health Services Division as part of BNL’s Environment, Safety, and Health Directorate (ESHD). Maintaining and protecting the safety and health of BNL employees, the public and the environment is our mission. Our professionals and technical staff provide expertise in support of the overall BNL mission by use of both field deployed Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) personnel, an Industrial Hygiene Lab which provides monitoring equipment, sample preparation, and respirator fit testing and a RCRA-permitted Waste Management Facility.

The candidate will serve as an Environment, Safety and Health Representative (ESHR) to advocate and provide technical resources on matters of the environment, health and safety.

This hands-on position involves partnering with line management representatives, employees, senior staff and trade unions. Fieldwork venues include: laboratories (chemical, biological, physical, nanomaterials, etc.); construction sites; physical plants (infrastructure and maintenance) and large experimental equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identification of job hazards, exposure evaluation and development of controls; preparation of written training material and job procedures.

  • Preparation and presentation of briefings, classes and seminars on environmental, health and safety topics; consultation with others on compliance with Department of Energy, OSHA and national consensus standards and requirements.

  • Conducting environmental, health and safety inspections and tracking remedial efforts; and conducting project design reviews, work planning, construction/experimental reviews, fabrication and operations activity reviews.

  • Requires use of equipment designed to inspect, test, monitor and measure safe levels of environmental and safety hazards.

  • Work locations may include: chemical laboratory, research, clinical facilities; construction projects; roof work; and field conditions in or adjacent to chemical, radiological, biological and/or hazardous material work areas.

  • As the Environment, Safety, and Health Representative, the candidate will act as a technical resource to recommend and conduct: general safety reviews (e.g., fall protection, scaffolds, etc); industrial hygiene monitoring for health and safety compliance (e.g., chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic stressors); general environmental compliance oversight with a focus on RCRA and other regulated wastes in laboratory settings, and chemical hazard awareness for hazardous and flammable chemicals in laboratories and other areas.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline, occupational/environmental health and safety or closely related field of study. Coursework in safety engineering, occupational and environmental health and safety, environmental science, industrial hygiene, public health.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of industrial and occupational safety/health programs; pertinent laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; principles and techniques of employee training; and report preparation and statistical analysis.

  • Knowledge of basic RCRA large generator requirements.

  • Must demonstrate ability to present ideas and concepts orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner to communicate technical information and interact with individuals with diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding including: senior management; line workers; engineers; chemists; trade workers; etc.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office .

  • Professional experience must demonstrate the ability to effectively initiate and lead projects or programs with minimal supervision. 

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record is required.

  • Must demonstrate a broad knowledge in and familiarity with mechanical systems, including test equipment.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have three years minimum work experience showing increasing independence in responsibility as a practicing environmental, health and safety professional.

  • Experience in a Research and Development environment.

  • Qualified to submit for certification as: Occupational Health and Safety Technologist, Associate Safety Professional, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist.

  • A strong background in health and safety regulations and building codes is highly desirable.

  • Experience and knowledge in areas of electrical safety, lock out tag out, fall protection, confined spaces, ladder safety, chemical safety, asbestos, noise, respiratory protection and similar.

  • Experience with Federal, New York State and Suffolk County environmental regulations especially CWA, CAA, EPCRA, NYS Petroleum Bulk Storage Regulations, SCDHS Article 12, etc. 

  • Familiarity with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard and the ability to explain how the concepts apply to Laboratory operations.

  • Experience with Spill Response.

  • 8 Hour HAZWOPER certification.


  • The position may require working after hours or occasional weekends to respond to emergency or non-emergency situations.

  • This is an on-site position.

  • The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based ontheir level of knowledge, skills, and experience.

Brookhaven National Laboratory is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. This is a multi-level position and the full salary range for this position is $78700- $131750 / year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, and certifications, and also aligned with the internal peer group.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. BSA takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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