Sr. Construction EHS Specialist


March 24, 2021

Sparks, NV 89434, US

  • Promote and protect Tesla’s reputation as a cutting-edge company producing the world’s most exciting cars and shifting the paradigm of personal transportation worldwide. Manage multiple construction projects through design, build and qualification.
  • Provide field safety oversight of construction work activities.
  • Conduct project walks focused on work safe practices and conduct coaching conversations with workers when corrections are required.
  • Facilitate safety meetings where safety trends, gap analyses, and mitigation plans are communicated.
  • Review high hazard work prior to execution to include critical lifts, confined space entries, high voltage work, pressure testing, fall protection plans, etc.
  • Participate in project kick off meetings and describe EHS site specific expectations.
  • Pre-qualify contract companies by evaluating safety data history and EHS programs to determine if contract company meets or exceeds Tesla standards.
  • Be a resource to the construction project management team and provide guidance, assistance and direction regarding EHS requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with Local, State and Federal health and safety regulations.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain EH&S policies, plans, and procedures.
  • Lead and document accident/incident investigations to determine root cause, prevention and corrective measures.
  • Participate in and contribute to project planning and hazard analysis.
  • Perform frequent combined safety and environmental inspections and procedural audits in the field and have the skills, knowledge and ability to take immediate corrective action if required.
  • Practice and maintain strong communication between all organizations
  • Promote safe workspaces and create policies for workers to follow that minimize job-related hazards.
  • Review existing Tesla standards and improve according to current trends & needs

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety/Industrial Hygiene or a related discipline
  • 8 yrs of hands-on experience building high-tech infrastructure and operational facilities (Automotive, tool/equipment installation, semiconductor, solar, battery, etc.).
  • Experience in working with numerous city, county, state, and federal permitting authorities.
  • CSP or CHST preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Background in electrical, mechanical and process plumbing systems, and heavy civil
  • Working knowledge of OSHA, UBC, ISO, ANSI, RIA, NFPA, GB, codes.
  • Desire to do the impossible with a positive and professional “never say die” attitude.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and interface with team members.
  • Strong desire to be a part of a world class team focused on achieving amazing results.