The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), operated by Princeton University for the Department of Energy (DOE), is seeking a results-driven Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) Department Head to lead the Lab’s ES&H Division. This position serves as a key member of the laboratory leadership team and is a leading stakeholder and collaborator with the research and development community.
The ideal candidate would be equipped to create a vision and lead PPPL’s environment, safety, and health programs to support the Laboratory mission and enable exemplary safety performance aligned with the Laboratory`s strategic plan. This role will establish and lead a highly-visible laboratory wide environmental, safety, and health integrated program of best practices, certifications, standards, guidance, procedures and management systems. This critical role is responsible for providing leadership, technical direction, strategic oversight, and policy development that enables line management to maintain a safe workplace, promotes safety as an institutional core value, and ensures that scientific and technical research activities are conducted in compliance with applicable policies and regulations. It is expected to enable and foster a proactive and integrated safety culture that promotes a sense of urgency based on safety observations, assessments, open line feedback, risk reviews, trend analysis, root cause analysis, metrics and data to mitigate risk and identify hazards.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Director of Operations, the ES&H Division Director will also actively support Lab-wide initiatives, responsible for stewardship of the Lab’s safety and security across the Lab while promoting PPPL’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion. The ES&H Division Director shall act a as a strategic partner to enable and assist laboratory line management in full implementation of ES&H programs. This role will maintain centralized cognizance of, and serve as the single point of contact for, ES&H programs, including radiation protection and the functional areas as designated by 10 CFR 851, Worker Safety and Health Program: construction safety, fire protection, firearms safety, explosives safety, pressure safety, electrical safety, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, biological safety, motor vehicle safety, and chronic beryllium disease prevention. This position also leads the laboratory in the development, implementation, execution and continuous improvement of effective quality systems as well as ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, world-renowned research institution and further its work to strengthen our ES&H technical programs and expertise, develop innovative and efficient solutions to foster line management stewardship of ES&H, and promote a healthy work and safety culture for PPPL
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Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.