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Kairos Power

Environmental Specialist

Albuquerque, NM

Company Overview

Kairos Power is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve people’s quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to accommodate the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary

As an Environmental Health, and Safety (EHS) Specialist you are a subject matter expert in Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering with primary responsibility for technical and operational implementation of environmental at Kairos Power.  You will be part of a team of EHS experts that collaborate in a dynamic setting promoting a culture of safety, sustainability, and environmental responsibility.  You will be responsible for developing and implementing environmental programs, assisting with regulatory compliance, and fostering a safe and environmentally conscious work environment.  The candidate must be open to learning and supporting all aspects of Kairos Power’s EHS program.

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  • Develop, implement, and maintain Kairos Power environmental programs.
  • Team with other EHS professionals to collaborate with cross-functional teams, management, and external agencies to ensure alignment with environmental goals.
  • Directly engage employees by walking the floor in an effort to understand workflow and processes. Wear PPE as required.
  • Engage local regulators to ensure compliance with environmental requirements and permits.
  • Develops, reviews, and conducts EHS-related training.
  • Stay current with all environmental regulations, inspections and standards, and ensure the organization's adherence to all applicable laws.
  • Prepare and submit regulatory reports, permits (air, water), and documentation as required.
  • Conduct internal and external audits and inspections to monitor compliance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Responsible for hazardous material management, including waste disposal, recycling, and handling.
  • Partner and manage relationships with vendors to assist with the responsible disposal of waste.
  • Assist in Investigation of all incidents and accidents, determining root causes and implementing preventive measures.
  • Support all other functions under of EHS and be a backup other team members.
  • Be a first responder and part of Emergency Response Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in an environmental, health and safety program. Certification is a plus.
  • Understands business objectives and how EHS fits into the organization.
  • Ability to respond to urgent/emergent calls, questions or request. 
  • Strong documentation ability to capture incident reports, incident action plans and after-action reports.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate records and assist with data collection/investigations.
  • Support the development of training content under guidance and coordinate trainings with departments.
  • Strong knowledge of environmental regulations, codes, and standards.
  • Ability to work in an agile R&D environment.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record of teaming for a strong safety culture.
  • Ability to work in an environment with inside ambient temperatures reaching 100+ degrees.
  • Ability to work within a manufacturing setting and tolerate oil, grease, dust and occasional fumes.
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of oneself and others.
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge.
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges and issues.

Physical Conditions

  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, scissor lifts, articulated boom lifts, etc.
  • Setting up and transferring temporary structures (e.g. scaffolding, ladders).
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
  • Adjusting, moving, transporting, installing, positioning, or removing objects up to 35 pounds in all directions.

Environmental Conditions

  • General office environment
  • Low temperatures
  • High temperatures
  • Outdoor environment or elements such as precipitation and wind
  • Noisy environments
  • Small and/or enclosed spaces
  • Odors or fumes from chemicals or chemical reactions
  • Elevated heights

Safety and PPE

  • Manipulating, cleaning and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Wearing proper PPE, to include face mask, face shields, gloves, safety shoes
  • Handling of Beryllium (Be)


  • Some travel may be required, up to 10%

Additional Requirements 

  • Seldom requires working weekends
  • Occasionally requires schedule flexibility
  • Seldom requires non-standard work-week hours
  • Seldom requires extended hours to support launch and critical project timelines


About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, full-time employees (excludes interns) expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)

Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities where we do business. Kairos Power is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power participates in E-Verify.

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies please.

Note: You are applying for a position that is located in a facility that handles information that is subject to export control restrictions by the Department of Energy under 10 CFR Part 810. To work in this facility, you need to be authorized by the Department of Energy to access Part 810-controlled information. Foreign nationals who are citizens of countries that are not on the Department of Energy’s general authorization list (link below) are not permitted to work in our facility unless the Department of Energy issues an export control license to the company to permit that individual to have access to Part 810-controlled information. The following questions are intended to determine the licensing requirements that may apply.

Client-provided location(s): Albuquerque, NM, USA
Job ID: 5060862004
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • HSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Company Outings
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Relocation Assistance
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development

    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Founder led