EHS Engineer – Electrical Safety Specialist

San Jose, California, United States
3 months ago
Full time role


Electric Hydrogen

Bay Area, California, & Greater Boston, USA

Founded by experienced renewable energy technologists and backed by committed mission-driven investors, Electric Hydrogen is building solutions to help cost-effectively ...

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Job Description

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to make molecules to decarbonize our world! Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels. 

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for an EHS Engineer – Electrical Safety Specialist. You will work in collaboration with Engineering, Facilities and outside suppliers to develop and implement electrical safety standards throughout the organization. You will be our Subject Matter Expert responsible for the safety review of the design of electrical equipment; adherence of electrical systems to functional and regulatory standards and the review of vendor electrical designs to ensure they meet internal safety best practices. You have experience in lab or manufacturing facilities.

You will be onsite and based at our facility in San Jose, CA. You will report to the VP of Business Operations.


  • Establish standards for electrical safety design, documentation and training
  • Interpret applicable electrical safety regulations and standards and provide gap analyses
  • Perform risk assessments (e.g., HAZOP, FMEA)
  • Conduct design reviews and participate in technical evaluations
  • Deploy systems for de-energization, lockout/tag-out and verification of zero energy on products and systems to control/eliminate electrical hazards
  • Provide field troubleshooting of issues caused by a design failure
  • Represent EHS on projects related to electrical safety programs, including new labs and equipment design
  • Oversee daily compliance with EHS policies and regulations
  • Oversee weekly safety inspections of the facility and important equipment
  • Conduct task hazard assessments and job safety analyses of new processes and materials
  • Conduct Environmental, Health and Safety compliance audits and track audit findings to completion
  • Complete and submit required regulatory paperwork
  • Maintain accurate records of all electrical safety inspections, audits, and related activities
  • Conduct electrical safety training for employees, contractors and other partners on the proper use of electrical equipment and personal protective equipment


  • BS degree in electrical engineering or related field, or Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) certificate
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience with electrical safety responsibilities
  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience with electrical safety responsibilities without a degree
  • Working knowledge of relevant environment, health and safety regulations, codes and standards, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Electrical Standards (NFPA 79, NFPA 70-E, IEC 60204-1, UL508A) along with demonstrated working experience on and around energized equipment Knowledge of Safety Standards (ISO 13849-1, ISO 10218, UL1740, ANSI/RIA15.06)
  • Knowledge of safety precautions and required PPE, to guarantee a safe work environment for personnel and equipment
  • Working knowledge of emergency response procedures for energized equipment
  • Experience developing LOTO procedures
  • Previous background in manufacturing/biotechnology/clean technology with attention to electrical
  • Experience with a trade (plumbing, electrician, controls, HVAC or pipefitting)
  • Experience with purified water (RO/DI)



EHS Engineer (P4):

San Carlos Zone
$142,000$189,000 USD

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

COVID-19 vaccination required for all employees and contingent workers, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination to attend an onsite interview or at their first day of employment.

About Electric Hydrogen

Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.

Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply

Electric Hydrogen

Bay Area, California, & Greater Boston, USA

Founded by experienced renewable energy technologists and backed by committed mission-driven investors, Electric Hydrogen is building solutions to help cost-effectively ...

View Company Profile