Location: Niskayuna, NY
Title: Environmental Safety and Health Manager
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: 75-100%
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

North Wind Site Services is focused on providing engineering, program management, environmental remediation services including investigation and characterization, environmental restoration, unexploded ordnance/military munitions response (MMRP), regulatory public involvement services, environmental compliance, logistics, and records and facility management.

Job Description


Responsible for ensuring compliance with all Environmental and Safety and Health requirements required for North Wind Site Services to conduct of work at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) project site. The Environmental Safety and Health Representative provides Safety leadership to the KAPL Project. Identifies, interprets, analyzes, and assists management in the implementation of safety and health requirements for all phases of work. Serves as the on-site Subject Matter Expert (SME) for health and safety hazards and controls.


  • Help create and sustain a proactive Safety Culture and a strong Integrated Safety Management System.
  • Work with the Project Leadership Team to develop and implement sound safety practices.
  • Continuously evaluate the site for any hazards not previously identified or adequately controlled, initiate measures required to protect personnel, the public and the environment, and revise documents accordingly.
  • Monitor safety and health regulations and provides technical support to project personnel to ensure compliance with contractual, DOE and applicable federal safety and health regulations.
  • Review all aspects of radioactive material management including licensing, license termination, regulation interpretation and compliance, radiation safety program, all aspects of radiation detection and measurement and transportation and disposal.
  • Inspect facilities and work areas to prescribes corrective actions to reduce the health risks.
  • Provide advice on methods and procedures to reduce occupational health risks.
  • Identify conditions which affect the determination of actions necessary to contain and control radiation.
  • Ensure adherence to radiological control requirements.
  • Assure appropriate radiological controls is factored into the planning, technical engineering procedures, and job preparations.


  • Investigate near misses, accidents/incidents, identify root causes, reports on the causes and solutions to ensure countermeasures are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Participate in initial task/activity/process design and development.
  • Oversee reviews of procedures, instructions, and plans for technical adequacy.
  • Perform walk-downs of tasks/jobsites/facilities.
  • Collection of exposure measurements using H&S or IH equipment and samplers.
  • Interpret results of exposure measurements and notify personnel of results.
  • Assist in development of programs, procedures and various work documents and permits.
  • Recommend changes to work plans and trades procedures to improve radiological controls, correct deficiencies, increase efficiency, minimize exposure, and prevent incidents.
  • Perform field oversight of work to ensure compliance with plans and procedures.
  • Perform inspections, assessments and audits of programs and ongoing work.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of engineering, administrative and administrative controls for work activities; and
  • Perform other duties as appropriate and as assigned by project leadership.
  • Evaluate facilities to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and promotes maintenance of a sanitary working environment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in occupational health, safety, or a comparable scientific discipline, certified by related professional organization, and 15 years work experience in a safety oversight capacity.
  • Requires current certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be familiar with DOE, state, and federal orders, guides, and regulations. Experience in D&D work environment and Nuclear Facility Experience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow procedures, work packages, and/or protocols.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use different levels of PPE.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with field, project management, and client representatives.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Must have knowledge in a variety of software applications (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Adobe Acrobat).


  • Familiar with Department of Energy (DOE), state, and federal orders, guides, and regulations.
  • Experience with Decontamination and Demolition (D&D) work environment and Nuclear Facility Experience


  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be required to pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Must be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be able to complete 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER worker training and pass a HAZWOPER user medical exam.
  • Applicants are required to have REAL ID ACT compliant documentation at time of hire and nothing on record that would prohibit you from gaining access to Department of Energy sites.
  • Must be able to meet requirements to access the Knolls Atonic Power Laboratory work site. No security clearance required.
  • Ability to be at the site 90% of the time.
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends if required.


  • Must be capable of wearing level D Personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of steel toed boots, helmet, eye protection, high visibility vest, and leather work gloves.
  • Must be capable of working in various weather conditions.
  • Must be capable of working in various filed conditions.


  • Most work will be performed outside in the field environment.
  • Some office work will be required.

      North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

      Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

      North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

      Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.