Manager – Environment Health and Safety

Posted on 6/18/2024

Kairos Power

Kairos Power

201-500 employees

Develops fluoride salt-cooled high temperature reactors



Albuquerque, NM, USA

Required Skills
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  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of direct management experience and management of programs focusing on safety management, regulatory compliance, and program development.
  • In-depth understanding of local, state, and federal EH&S regulations applicable to the industry.
  • Must have expertise in a discipline within EHS, certification is preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Capability to conduct thorough incident investigations and risk assessments.
  • Strong knowledge of EHS regulations, codes, and standards.
  • Ability to work in an agile R&D environment.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record of developing a strong safety culture and reducing recordable incident rates.
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of oneself and others.
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge.
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges and issues.
  • Lead a diverse team of EHS professionals while providing mentorship and growth opportunities.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain environmental, health and safety programs to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Identify potential hazards and recommend measures to mitigate risks.
  • Drive the Job Hazard Analysis process to improve the overall safety of operations.
  • Strategize and create a plan to reduce incident rates.
  • Implement emergency response plans for incidents and ensure employees are trained accordingly.
  • Develops, reviews, and conducts EHS-related training; performs safety orientation as part of the new hire orientation meetings.
  • Promote a culture of environmental responsibility and encourage sustainable practices throughout the organization.
  • Stay current with all environmental, health and safety regulations, inspections, and standards and ensure the organization's adherence to all applicable laws.
  • Prepare and submit regulatory reports, permits, and documentation as required.
  • Conduct inspections and audits to monitor compliance and to identify areas for improvement.
  • Oversee hazardous material program including inventory, disposal, recycling, and handling.
  • Partner and manage relationships with vendors to assist with the environment, health and safety of the facility.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, management, and external agencies to ensure alignment with safety goals.
  • Ensure that EHS is providing opportunities for direct and honest communication including leading safety committee meetings, toolbox talks, lunch and learns, safety moments, etc.
  • Interface with operational, maintenance, laboratory and research staff to ensure proper identification and mitigation of hazards to ensure work gets done safely.
  • Understand workflow and operational processes by walking the floor and directly engaging employees while being open and approachable.
  • Investigate all incidents and accidents, determining root causes and implementing preventive measures.
  • Maintain incident records and report findings to upper management and regulatory authorities as required through the First Report of Incident process.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data related to safety performance.
  • Identify trends and opportunities for improvement based on data analysis.
  • Drive results through the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) process while leveraging partnerships with key contributors.
  • Be a first responder and part of Emergency Response Team
  • Other duties as assigned

Kairos Power is focused on developing the KP-FHR, a fluoride salt-cooled high temperature reactor, as a cost-competitive, sustainable energy solution aimed at improving grid resiliency and security. The technology is designed to provide clean, affordable, and safe energy with low maintenance and lifecycle costs, offering a near zero carbon footprint and low potential water consumption.

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Alameda, California



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