Openings at National Grid Renewables

EHS Specialist

Job Title
EHS Specialist
Job ID
Bloomington,  MN 55437
Other Location

National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation. 
National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all. 


Position Description 

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Specialist will be focused on monitoring, implementing and improving National Grid Renewables operations and construction department EHS programs and procedures.  The EHS Specialist will be support EHS and Training Program including the training (3rd party and internal) and training content, the qualification program and standards.   This position will also monitor, audit and continuously improve each aspect of the program.  This position is responsible for supporting the evolution of the programs as necessary to comply with changing standards or meet the changing needs of the department.  This position will partner with the executive management, plant personnel, construction, and other departments to ensure optimal processes and training are developed and delivered. The EHS Specialist will report to the Director, EHS Field Services.  


  • Develop and Implement auditing protocol for active construction sites. 

  • Audit 3rd party contractor programs and work activities.   

  • Partner with management, plant personnel, and other stakeholders to develop improvements, processes, procedures, and training across the operations and construction department.  

  • Maintain and update as necessary the National Grid Renewable’s operations EHS program, qualification standards, qualification cards and all training content and training delivery systems.   

  • Support training program for operations and construction personnel and provide training, including the implementation and continued management of a behavior based safety program.  

  • Support organizational compliance with local, state and federal environment, health and safety regulations. Ensures that environmental policy and procedure manuals are available and updated at all times. Support possible implementation of ISO 14001 practices at the field level.  

  • Ensures compliance with all environmental, health and safety regulations, and keeps abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that impact the organization. 

  • Assist plants in identifying hazards and demonstrate methods and solutions to mitigate hazards (including ergonomic hazards) during the performance of work activities.  

  • Work with local emergency response personnel to enhance the relationships and develop emergency drills.  

  • Supervise and conduct periodic reviews of plant skills, competencies, operating, and administrative procedures. 

  • Provide expertise and leadership to foster a comprehensive safety culture and plant personnel behaviors that prevent incidents, injuries, and illnesses.   

  • Facilitate and solve EHS challenges that arise on operational plants and construction sites on a day to day basis. This includes working cross-functionally to implement engineering and administrative controls.  

  • Perform root cause analysis and incident investigation of events as determined.  

  • Perform periodic SWPPP inspections on renewable assets to ensure they are maintained to local, state, and Federal regulations.  



  • Degree in engineering, occupational safety or directly applicable experience within the renewable energy industry or EHS.  

  • 5 years of experience with electrical power generation in renewable, nuclear or fossil fuel plants. 

  • Experience with OSHA CFR1910, NFPA70E, IEEE and NESC Regulations for Qualified Electrical Workers. 

  • Working knowledge of EPA, OSHA and other applicable industry EHS standards. 

  • Strong project management experience and skills. 

  • Ability to solve problems dealing with multiple variables and limited standardization. 

  • Work well under pressure from job demands, multi-tasking ability essential. 

  • Ability to travel up to 80%, with some on short notice. 

  • Additionally, weight must not exceed 285 lbs excluding equipment/gear worn when performing job related tasks.  

  • Ability to climb towers up to 300’ high. 

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:  

  • Experience in wind and solar plant operations and maintenance and construction 

  • Experience as an EHS professional in power generation. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish effective working relationships and articulate issues and subject matter to process owners while being a team player.  

  • Strong ability to review and analyze financial and technical data. 

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).  

  • Skills/Attributes: 

  • Strong writing skills 

  • Achievement driven 

  • Energetic  

  • Able to manage multiple tasks and projects  

  • Loyal and committed to the organization 

  • Pursuit of personal growth 

  • Ability to work as part of a team Experience managing with wind, solar or thermal power plants. 

  • Advanced degree. 

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