Industrial Hygienist III - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Washington, Richland

Job Summary

Under limited Supervision, the Industrial Hygiene Specialist III will be responsible for supporting implementation of the WTP Worker Safety & Health Program responsible for moderately complex technical work in a wide range of industrial hygiene disciplines to achieve compliance with ES&H standards along with federal and state regulatory requirements. Specific responsibilities include identifying workplace hazards, developing appropriate hazard controls and mitigation strategies, and providing oversight of work activities to ensure controls are effectively implemented; supporting worker safety and health needs, including injury and event response and case management; ensuring effective implementation of safety and health rules, regulations, policies and procedures; participating in pre-task and safety meetings; and performing incident/event investigations and preparing associated reports; maintains current knowledge of specific government agency requirements; exhibits knowledge and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of industrial hygiene’ independently determines and develops approaches to solutions; develops, implements and maintains safety and health programs, systems and procedures.

Monitors and prevents hazards and diseases in the work area; investigates accidents, injuries, and complaints concerning hazards in the workplace; recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures and operating equipment to minimize hazards; Develops and conducts employee training, emergency preparedness and assures the quality of programs; provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice; may act as a lead role for a team of ES&H specialists and/or support personnel; may administer an ES&H program. This position may require shift work to support plant operations.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC


  • Provides technical assistance to office and field operations to ensure compliance with applicable international, Federal, State, and/or Company health and safety regulations.

  • Conducts compliance evaluations of equipment, structures, and work in progress to ensure that regulatory environmental, safety and health standards of the Company and all applicable codes are followed.

  • Recommends facilities and technological specifications to carry out programs that fulfill the organization's overall objectives.

  • Prepares and reviews technical reports, correspondence and program compliance documents.

  • Establishes and maintains permits as required.

  • Meets applicable regulatory codes and standards where required.

  • Industrial Hygiene Specialists III are expected to pursue and/or complete an ABIH Certification in Industrial Hygiene (CIH).

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment.

  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors request.


As requested by the Industrial Hygiene Manager


(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual - Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.

AECOM has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington state. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently stored at the Hanford Site which is a byproduct of plutonium-production during World War II and the Cold War era.

The project is the largest undertaking of its kind ever and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

Minimum Requirements

Education : BS/MS in safety, Health or Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering.

Appropriate training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities of the position may be considered in lieu of a degree:

10 years related experience to the position and 20 semester credit hours in technical subjects related to the position OR Completion of 80 semester credit hours in technical subjects related to the position OR Successful completion of Engineer In Training (EIT) examination or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) accredited through National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) OR Professional engineer’s license

Experience : Minimum 7 years or MS degree + 3 years’ experience in a nuclear, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment. ABIH Certification (CIH) Preferred. 1 year of Nuclear experience, a Bachelor of Science (BS) may be substituted for up to 3 years of nuclear experience.

Experience in a nuclear, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment is preferred.

This position may require shift work to support plant operations.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Safety / Health

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 225036BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.