AECOM Senior Industrial Hygienist in Richland, Washington

Business Line Government

Position Title Senior Industrial Hygienist

United States of America - Washington


Job Summary

Under limited supervision, the Senior Industrial Hygienist will be responsible for developing, implementing and administering project industrial hygiene programs affecting employee, public safety and occupational health. Serves as a resource for line management to develop and administer a proactive prevention program for occupational accidents and illnesses; under minimal supervision, responsible for complex technical work in the discipline of Industrial Hygiene, assisting with regulatory interpretation and the development and implementation of industrial hygiene program documents to ensure compliance with organizational industrial hygiene goals; familiarity with Department of Energy (DOE) standards, orders and guidance specifically relating to successful DOE industrial hygiene program requirements; utilizes advanced industrial hygiene exposure assessment strategies and principals to integrate relevant industrial hygiene exposure data and analysis into work planning and control process; prepares and reviews reports and recommends corrective action(s) including technical responsibility for a major phase or component of a project; provides insight and develops continual improvements to a developing industrial hygiene program to identify and prevent hazards and occupational diseases; acts as a lead role for a team of industrial hygiene specialists and demonstrates interest in the development and mentoring of junior industrial hygiene department staff.

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, procedures and manuals.

  • Establishes and maintains licenses and permits as required.

  • Meets applicable regulatory codes and standards where required.

  • Senior Industrial Hygienists 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

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.


Minimum 10 years or MS degree + 7 years’ experience in a nuclear, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment. ABIH Certification (CIH) Preferred . 3 years 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.

Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as needed

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 193314BR

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.