Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

  • SpaceX
  • Brownsville, TX, USA
  • Nov 19, 2018
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.



  • Environmental
    • Ensure environmental compliance with hazardous and non-hazardous waste management, including the Department of Transportation (DOT) shipping manifest and tracking of hazardous waste shipments
    • Perform weekly storm water inspections per the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
    • Enforce Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulatory hazardous waste handling requirements
    • Manage spill response and prevention activities
    • Perform environmental compliance and due diligence audits
    • Perform other environmental tasks as assigned
  • Health and Safety
    • Identify, report, and mitigate workplace hazards, and unsafe conditions
    • Monitor employee exposure to job and chemical hazards
    • Assist in the implementation and compliance of site specific safety policies
    • Coordinate with the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager and Lead to develop and implement new safety policies as required
    • Assist in the creation of job hazard analyses
    • Conduct and/or coordinate employee safety and environmental training programs and assist with emergency response training drills
    • Perform safety surveys using inspection forms to ensure employees are utilizing safe work practices such as utilizing proper personal protective equipment (PPE), minimizing trip hazards, wearing fall protection, etc.
    • Conduct daily health and safety oversight
    • Assist with accident/mishap investigations when necessary
  • Construction Field Contact Representative
    • Overseeing construction related compliance, with the assistance of SpaceX management
    • Ensuring implementing project Special Conservation Measures (SCMs) (from 2014 FEIS).
    • Providing worker-education briefings
    • Procedures to limit the spread of noxious weeds
    • Monitoring Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
    • Activating our Cultural Resources Unanticipated Discovery Plan procedure, if needed
  • Security
    • Oversee contract security guard force
    • Monitor access control units and cameras
    • Respond to safety and security incidents and complete reports as required
    • Maintain appropriate liaison with law enforcement and attend meetings as necessary


  • 3+ years of experience implementing and overseeing environmental, health and safety policies


  • Experience with field ecology
  • Experience implementing/developing health and safety plans and policies
  • Experience with emergency response crews in incidents involving hazardous and non-hazardous material releases to air, soil and water
  • Ability to work in a construction/industrial environment
  • Ability to communicate well with technicians and engineers
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Prior security, law enforcement, or military experience
  • Experience with video management, access control, incident reporting, and other security system software


  • The ability to work in a high-concentration, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lift at least 30 lbs.
  • Ability to work overtime when necessary
  • Position is subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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