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Environmental Services Division Head

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton, New Jersey, US
Closing date
Dec 13, 2021

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Conservation science
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The Environmental Services Division Head will provide technical and managerial leadership to the Environmental Services Division. Responsibilities include assisting with the development of Laboratory policies, program documents, and procedures; monitoring regulatory, technical, and program developments and the adaptation of PPPL programs to meet changing requirements; developing programs and processes to meet changing mission needs, safety issues, compliance risks, and implement process improvements. Lead the management of staffing, budgets, and financial performance of the Environmental Services Division.

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.


Serve as Head of Environmental Services Division.

Support the ES&H Director in advising Laboratory leadership on environmental matters, such as PPPL's ISO-14001 Environmental Management System, sustainability programs, environmental compliance, waste management and environmental restoration.

Interpret applicable statutes, regulations, DOE Orders and other documents to develop policies and programs for compliance with requirements.

Identify and act on opportunities to reduce risk and improve performance in areas of responsibility.

Collaborate with other Laboratory organizations when necessary to achieve compliance, meet mission goals, improve performance, and control risk.

Lead the Environmental Services Division with responsibility for hazardous/universal and radioactive waste management, asbestos management, environmental compliance, environmental remediation, spill prevention and response, and sustainability programs.

Coordinate the Laboratory's ISO-14001 certified Environmental Management System.

Provide expert advice to Laboratory managers, researchers and staff regarding environmental management matters.

Collaborate with PPPL, DOE, and University offices regarding sustainability issues and potential mission impacts, risks, and opportunities.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in an applicable subject area, such as environmental science, physical/earth sciences, environmental/civil engineering, or a related technical subject.

Must demonstrate progressive technical and management experience in safety, environmental management, waste management, or similar functional areas. seeking 10 years.

A Master's Degree may be substituted for work experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated experience in interpreting requirements, identifying risks, developing and managing compliance programs, and leading supervisors and staff members in one or more areas of functional responsibility.

Practical knowledge of techniques and procedures applied to safety, environmental compliance, and emergency response applicable to a wide range of activities.

Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all levels of stakeholders (Laboratory, University, DOE, and other officials) in both formal and informal settings to enable the Laboratory's research mission while also advancing compliance functions.

Lead by example to proactively promote principles of stewardship, safety, inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.

Provide expert advice regarding complex Federal, state, DOE and other requirements and regulations. Assess impact on Laboratory operations and develop actions to ensure compliance, minimize risk and enable the Laboratory's research mission.

Demonstrated competence in developing ES&H compliance programs, policies and procedures relative to ISO14001, state and federal regulations, and DOE directives.

Demonstrated competence in identifying and developing plans and programs to address risks and improvement opportunities.

Support building a team atmosphere that allows prioritization of safe operations and open collaborative discussions.

Other duties as assigned by ES&H Director.

Certificates and Licenses:

Advanced training and/or professional certification in one or more areas of responsibility, such as professional license or certification, advanced degree, or active membership in applicable professional societies or organizations.

Training on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to access all areas of Laboratory campus/buildings.

May include outdoor and field work oversight in a variety of areas and all seasons.

Ability to stoop, bend, twist and lift as necessary to support environmental and waste management activities.

Working Conditions:

Work collaboratively with all levels of stakeholders (Laboratory, University, DOE, and other officials) in both formal and informal settings.

May include both office and oversight of field activities (environmental sampling/cleanup, waste management, etc.).

Off-hour emergency response may be required.

Princeton University is an 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.

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.

Standard Weekly Hours:


Eligible for Overtime:


Benefits Eligible:


Probationary Period:

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail):


Physical Capacity Exam Required:


Valid Driver's License Required:



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