Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety

Berkeley, CA
17 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.

Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow? 

Role Description

The Site Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager will lead and continuously improve the EHS program for our California (CA) operations. This position plays a critical role in enabling Form Energy to pursue rapid technical progress while maintaining a safety-first commitment. The ideal candidate has extensive EHS experience in an R&D setting and can interface across the company to improve policies and programs, processes, and culture that enables a safe working environment while addressing the needs of the company. 

The Site EHS Manager will report directly to Form Energy’s Senior EHS Manager and will assume oversight of the existing CA EHS operations. The role supports existing R&D and scale-up activities aligning local operating EHS programs and practices with corporate policies and expectations. A critical aspect of the position is to provide EHS support for transitioning processes from R&D to pilot/test operations. This is an exciting opportunity to positively shape the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission!

What you'll do:

  • Lead the planning, execution, monitoring, and continuous improvement of environmental health and safety programs.

  • Build, develop, and lead a team of professionals responsible for site EHS support and activities.

  • Ensure day-to-day compliance with EHS policies, regulations, and applicable standards through observations, audits, and inspections.

  • Conduct hazard assessments and job safety analyses, provide mitigation plans as required.

  • Facilitate root cause analysis and determination of corrective or preventive measures for incidents and near-misses, as well as ensuring that corrective actions have been implemented.

  • Partner with Form’s technical and operational teams to develop, create buy-in, and implement cost effective EHS solutions that strengthen a culture of EHS excellence.

  • Direct the creation, improvement, and maintenance of EHS procedures, processes, and training programs across multiple internal stakeholders.

  • Develop and execute an operational plan and budget for the EHS function.

  • Support environmental permitting, safety reviews, and end of life plans associated with R&D, pilot testing and infrastructure projects.

What you'll bring:

  • At least 10+ years of experience in environmental health and safety roles, preferably in an R&D environment, with at least 3 to 5 years in site leadership.

  • Extensive knowledge of OSHA, DOT, environmental and safety-related federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and standards. ISO 45001/14001 and PSM experience a plus. 

  • Direct knowledge of regulatory requirements and safety practices for hazardous chemicals and waste at large scale.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret governmental regulations.

  • Creative EHS solutions for non-standard processes, which incorporates a “yes-if” problem solving approach to develop solutions for first of a kind problems.

  • A demonstrated track record of proactively identifying needs, and then creating, resourcing, and leading execution of plans to fulfill those needs.

  • A demonstrated track record of guiding EHS activities through first of its kind product scale-up as well as expert-level experience with new process hazard assessments, root cause analysis, and program and training development and implementation.

  • Ability to understand the needs of stakeholders and influence positive change at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to work well in cross-disciplinary project teams to deliver timely results.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and observation skills. 

  • Comfort working in dynamic environments, including being able to work well under pressure.



Besides joining a community of people working to make the world better, Form Energy commits to you equitable compensation, stock options, and offers a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need to thrive.

We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page

At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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