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Environmental Engineer - Kairos Power

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Job Title
Environmental Engineer
Job Location
Albuquerque, NM
Job Description

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

The Environmental Engineer will act as a shared environmental resource across Kairos Power, focusing on compliance and implementation of environmental programs. While this position will be located at our facility near Albuquerque, New Mexico, this is a multi-site support role working in partnership to provide permitting support, build capability and provide guidance to improve the overall performance.  This role will partner with other functions within the company to implement and manage environmental programs (including permitting and ongoing compliance monitoring) and training. The person in this position will support and drive continuous improvement of key performance metrics through project management and auditing functions. 


  • Review projects to determine if environmental permits are required for the proposed activities
  • Initiate and coordinate permitting activities with project team and local EHS team for any projects that may require permits
  • Once permits are issued, work with local EHS team and operations team to establish required Compliance Management System elements for new permits.
  • Work with local EHS teams as a Subject Matter Expert for environmental programs.
  • Develop and coordinate an internal and third-party environmental audit program.
  • Monitor and review any changes to applicable regulations at the local, state and federal level.  Work with local EHS team to implement any required procedural or equipment modifications required by the regulatory changes.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related engineering discipline
  • 10+ years of work experience in a chemical manufacturing or petroleum refining role with at least 5 of those years in an environmental focused position that included permitting activities
  • Strong working knowledge of environmental regulations covering air, water and waste, as well as reporting requirements such as SARA 311/312 and TRI.
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership skills in EHS programs
  • Experience working with Governmental Agencies at the local, state and federal level
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a highly integrated and collaborative team
  • Ability to break down or modify complex EHS technical information as needed to communicate it orally or in writing to non-EHS Company staff
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of one self 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
  • Experience in designing, developing and implementing effective environmental management systems for continual improvement and risk reduction preferred
  • Experience in Incident Investigations for Environmental Incidents preferred
  • Experience in conducting environmental audits of all media preferred

 Physical Conditions

  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps and the like
  • 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 20 pounds in all directions
  • Communicating with others to exchange information

 Environmental Conditions

  • General office environment
  • High temperatures
  • Outdoor environment or elements such as precipitation and wind 
  • Noisy environments
  • Odors or fumes from chemicals or chemical reactions
  • Evaluated heights
  • Accessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • High-concentration, demanding and fast-paced

 Safety and PPE

  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • 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


  • Some travel may be required (10%) 

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. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/10/appendix-A_to_part_810

Kairos Power Headquarters Location

Alameda, CA

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Kairos Power Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

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Kairos Power Funding Rounds

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  • Grant

    $16,320 USD