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Senior Engineer, EH&S (Senior SH&E Engineer)

Senior Engineer, EH&S (Senior SH&E Engineer)

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Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E)

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


Aerojet Rocketdyne has a wonderful opportunity for a Senior Engineer, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) in Culpeper, Virginia.


Under limited general direction, the Senior-level Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) Engineer will support and lead a wide variety of EH&S compliance efforts and projects by performing engineering assignments requiring application of advanced principles, theories, and concepts plus a working knowledge of related EH&S disciplines and regulations.


This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

20% - Performs assignments which ensure compliance with EH&S regulations, including preparation of permit applications, recordkeeping and reporting, and related interaction with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.


20% - Provides oversight/guidance for EH&S compliance programs including but not limited to indoor air quality/industrial hygiene, process safety management, hazardous materials management, waste management, environmental monitoring, remedial/corrective action efforts, stormwater management, oil spill prevention/SPCC.


20% - Supports development and implementation of company and site-specific EH&S management system programs, initiatives, and procedures. Responsible for tracking, analyzing, and reporting EHS metrics/indicators including injury trends, closeout of corrective actions, and resource conservation efforts.


20% - Participates in, supports, and/or leads investigations of injuries, illnesses, environmental releases, and incidents/accidents to develop effective corrective actions.  Same for internal and external EH&S audits, including report preparation with effective corrective actions, and tracking to closure.


15% - Evaluates new chemicals; planned new or modified manufacturing or R&D facilities, equipment, tooling, or processes; and procedures with related process hazard analyses to ensure they can be implemented in compliance with EH&S regulations and Company and site-specific policies and procedures.

5% - Develops and conducts EH&S training sessions for compliance with new EH&S regulations, programs, initiatives, and procedures.




Requires a Bachelor's degree and six (6) or more years of directly related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
  • Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, and/or Certified Hazardous Material Manager
  • Advanced degree in an appropriate EH&S discipline.
  • Experience/knowledge of OSHA regulations, Process Safety Management, Process Hazard Analysis, and/or Explosives Safety regulations (e.g., DoD 4145.26M).
  • Experience/knowledge of Environmental regulations (i.e., air, water/stormwater, waste, remediation, SPCC, EPCRA/SARA) including permitting and compliance.
  • 24- or 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training OSHA 10- or 30-hr. General Industry training.
  • Firefighter and/or hazmat/spill response training, experience, and knowledge.


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.





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