Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Date:  Jul 13, 2021

Brooklyn, NY, US, 11205

Company:  NRG

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Monitor plant Environmental, Safety, Health, and Security processes and systems that will efficiently and effectively achieve the Company’s goal of an Environmentally compliant, Injury-Free workplace that is free from internal and external threats.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to)

  1. Actively oversee, enforce, and expediently update Environmental compliance programs regarding air, water, waste, and any other Environmental requirements.
  2. Oversee evaluation of Environmental test results, laboratory data and or procedures for compliance with applicable regulations and permit requirements.
  3. Support troubleshooting activities on plant Environmental and Safety systems and equipment.
  4. Implement, direct, administer, evaluate, and assist the corporation and facilities with total occupational Safety, Health, and Security programs, specific program elements, and program activities for all projects.
  5. Ensure systems are in place to drive the Safety, Health, and Security accountabilities and responsibilities at the plant level.
  6. Maintain applicable regulation and permit reporting, renewal and related document requirements as required by law.
  7. Provide technical interpretation and compliance recommendations for the wide variety of Environmental Regulations/Permit Requirements (local, federal, state) OSHA regulations (federal and state), and asset protection, physical Security, personnel Security, and information Security, and consultative services on occupational Health standards, toxicological, and employee exposure issues.
  8. Be a technical expert available to plant personnel 24 hours a day, seven days a week for unscheduled overtime outside normal hours for emergency call in.
  9. Effectively maintain a high knowledge level, and understanding, of applicable Environmental regulations, Safety regulations, and policies and procedures.
  10. Maintain Environmental and Safety records management, Environmental and Safety manuals and procedures whenever required by agencies or by changes in operations, regulations, interpretations or company policy directives
  11. Conduct, review, and assess Safety, Health, and Security performance reviews.  Monitor and affect change to Key Safety Issues.
  12. Assess notices from Office of Homeland Security, communicate appropriate actions for imminent-danger or sub-standard conditions to regional Safety, Health and Security managers and plant personnel.
  13. Work closely with local Safety and Environmental authorities and facility project management teams.
  14. Conduct site audits, inspections, evaluations, and reviews with Environmental and Safety authorities as necessary.
  15. Responsible for facility occupational Safety, Security, and Environmental inspection programs to proactively detect, correct and minimize the impact of any non-compliance issues.
  16. Develop and provide necessary training of plant personnel so that all facility employees have the knowledge and skills to comply with Safety and Environmental regulations and policies.
  17. Develop and conduct site-specific contractor training program.
  18. Monitor and oversee Contractor Environmental-associated field work and other related Vendors to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory and permit requirements.
  19. Monitor and oversee Contractor Safety-associated field work and other related Vendors to ensure full compliance with all applicable Safety Policies and requirements.
  20. Maintain applicable active certifications and/or licenses, such as DOT, OSHA, and EPA certifications.



Works under limited supervision in a team Environment at the Power Plant. Supervises Operators, Contractors, and Vendors as needed. Involves contact with all levels of employees through senior management, and frequent external contact with outside business partners such as Vendors, Suppliers and Contractors. Perform other responsibilities, duties, and tasks as directed by the Plant Manager or Designee.



Minimum Education/Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering with minimum of 3 years experience in Environmental and/or Safety in an Industrial setting. 
  2. Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal Environmental Regulations; OSHA Regulations and Occupational Health Standards.
  3. Knowledge of power plant operation and maintenance activities.
  4. Proven ability to communicate technical information to plant personnel.
  5. Ability to physically conduct detailed audit/inspection of facilities.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Prefered Education/Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering with minimum of 5 years experience in Environmental and/or Safety in Power Plant Environment.
  2. A good understanding power plant operation and maintenance activities.
  3. Proven ability to lead and manage staff while influencing results through others.
  4. Personal ability to strongly influence and motivate employees and management in all areas of occupational Health and Safety.



  1. Normal office and power plant environment.
  2. Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
  3. Work overtime and nonstandard working hours as required to meet the needs of the Plant as deemed necessary by the Plant Manager.
  4. Requires occasionally wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety-glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  5. Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  6. May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment as well as hazardous materials.
  7. Requires operation of a motor vehicle.
  8. Requires operation of a personal computer and other electronic equipment as necessary to complete assigned tasks.
  9. Requires occasional travel.




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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources

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