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Safety Health & Environment Specialist

  • Job reference: AE-000278
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
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Our talented teams design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver trusted, innovative advice critical to the success of the global energy market.

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Expertise in thermal generation and power networks is helping our clients address the need for secure, affordable and renewable energy sources. There's a world of opportunities here for people who want to start or develop their career in this exciting sector.

Our mission is to improve lives through nuclear energy, providing clients with nuclear new build, fuel enrichment, nuclear design, generation, decommissioning, waste management and defense.

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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.
On joining the Atkins’ Nuclear business, you’ll be an integral part of a team specializing in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities from technical leadership to project management. Existing relationships with major clients offer us a stimulating variety of work within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of sustainable growth and innovation in the energy industry.
Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Safety Health & Environment Specialist to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN.

Job Summary
Position is responsible for understanding and analyzing workplace activities and potential hazards to support initiatives to identify, control and eliminate hazardous conditions that affect workers, property, the environment and the general public. Implements training of employees and managers relative to health and safety policies, procedures and regulations. Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state and federal health and safety regulations and ensures that necessary records are prepared and maintained according to established guidelines. Promotes compliance with required experience modification rate (EMR), total recordable case (TRC) and days away restricted or transferred (DART) established goals.

Analyzes workplaces and designs programs to identify, control, eliminate and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical and biological agents or ergonomic factors that involve the impact of equipment design on a worker’s comfort or fatigue. These tasks are necessary to maintain a healthy and productive workforce thereby enabling EnergySolutions to reach its performance goals and stay competitive in the marketplace.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

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Job Duties
Performs surveys and assessments to determine compliance with health and safety regulations and requirements.

Interprets local, state and federal regulations and determines the appropriate method of compliance.

Is a subject matter expert in one or more health and safety areas (e.g., air quality management, asbestos management, industrial safety, hazardous materials management, hazardous waste management, ergonomics and/or injury and illness prevention).

Develops methods for predicting hazards from historical data, workplace analyses and other sources. Identifies potential hazards associated with existing and planned systems, equipment, products, facilities and processes.

Reviews causes and effects of hazards and then evaluates the probability and severity of accidents or exposures to hazardous materials that may result.

Coordinates training sessions for employees/managers on health and safety regulations, requirements and practices.

Assists with the development and revision of training materials as necessary to ensure compliance with regulations, current procedures and recognized best practices.

Provides health and safety support to projects and the Health and Safety manager to implement health and safety requirements.

Prepares and reviews written programs, job hazard analyses, personal protective equipment assessments and other health and safety program elements.

Develops, reviews, conducts and approves job hazard analyses and activity hazards analyses.

Helps develop health and safety plans/procedures and reviews them to identify health and safety concerns.

Reviews business proposals for adequacy in addressing specified health and safety requirements.

Participates in plan-of-the-day briefings and safety inspections and oversees work teams to address health and safety concerns.

There is no supervision of other workers at this level

Responsible for the quality of his/her own work and satisfying customer (internal and external) specifications.

Must be able to work independently and resolve practical problems.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Effective verbal and written communication skills

General knowledge of biology, chemistry and the physical/natural sciences

Working knowledge of local, state and federal health and safety regulations and site health and safety requirements

Ability to understand and apply health and safety regulations and requirements

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products and their use (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)

Education / Experience / Certifications

Associate's degree required in industrial hygiene, occupational safety, biology, chemistry, environmental science or a science-/health and safety-related field or 5 years of related experience, training and progressive work experience

A bachelor’s degree in one of the aforementioned areas preferred

Certifications preferred (e.g., CSP, CIH, STS)

Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

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