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Director, Environment Safety Health & Quality (ESH&Q)

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 3, 2022
Reference Code: 18194
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as the Director, Environment, Safety, Health and Quality (ESH&Q).
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Research and Education Campus with every other Friday off!
The Director, ESH&Q provides vision and leadership for the ESH&Q directorate of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and serves as a member of the Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to further INL's science, engineering, and technology objectives. The ESH&Q Director provides strategic leadership and supervision to managers and subject matter experts in the following areas:
  • Integrated safety management
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental surveillance, education, and research
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Occupational health services
  • Nuclear and criticality safety
  • Radiological protection
  • Performance management
  • Nuclear Assurance
  • Quality assurance
  • Emergency management
  • Continuity of operations
  • Waste management
  • Human performance improvement
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide a safe work environment for INL employees by establishing strategies and leading the design and implementation of effective and efficient ESH&Q programs and processes. Oversee development, deployment and implementation of associated ESH&Q policies, programs, and procedures that provide protection in accordance with State and U.S Department of Energy (DOE) directives and regulations throughout all activities under the scope of the BEA contract.
  • Provide leadership in the delivery of highly valued ESH&Q services to Laboratory organizations to provide a safe work environment for INL employees, with the overarching objective of enabling research and development while protecting the institution from undue risk.
  • Evaluate, select, lead, and develop a diverse and inclusive team of ESH&Q professionals that delivers effective and responsive services. Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of BEA values and ethics.
  • Serve as a member of the BEA SLT, including providing strategic input and feedback related to ESH&Q issues that affect the Laboratory. Translate Laboratory initiatives into ESH&Q strategic and tactical business plans. Serve as the SLT champion for safe conduct of research, behavior-based safety, and human performance improvement implementation. Maintains external certifications including Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), ISO 14001, ASME NQA-1, Dosimetry Accreditation etc.
  • Work with ESH&Q Directors and peers from other National Laboratories to provide leadership and coordination of ESH&Q programs that benefit the broader DOE complex. Serve as an active member of the National Laboratory Directors Council ES&H Working Group and the Battelle ES&H Community of Practice.


Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering with a minimum 15 years' experience in management with experience implementing ESH&Q programs or activities. A master's degree is preferred and/or professional certifications (e.g., Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, etc.).
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to create and articulate an organizational vision and deployment strategy, including the ability to effectively collaborate in the development of effective compliance strategies within a complex regulatory environment.
  • Demonstrated management skills, including ability to manage budgets and personnel.
  • Demonstrated line management success in the development of staff.
  • Ability to effectively articulate, both through written word and oral presentation, a command of ESH&Q to a diverse audience (to include workers, senior executives, other DOE Prime Contractors, external regulators, DOE officials, and the public).
  • Skilled at consensus building across a broad spectrum of collaborators and interest groups including internal and external organizations, regulatory agencies, elected officials, peer groups, unions, and local community.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Job Information
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP-This a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
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INL Mission
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INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
Reasonable Accommodation
We will 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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Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer‍

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.