• Engineer, Environmental Health & Safety

    Job Locations US-CT-Danbury
  • About Our Company

    FuelCell Energy is transforming the world’s energy landscape by delivering clean and efficient solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy.  We thrive on innovation as our fuel cell power plants provide answers to some of the industry’s biggest challenges, such as generating a virtually pollutant-free and affordable supply of electric power within cities, reducing carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired power stations, and producing hydrogen for transportation, industry and utility-scale energy storage.  Our unique mission requires a diverse, energetic and creative workforce, and our shared passion for a cleaner energy future is the foundation of our Company’s culture. We take pride in what we have accomplished and are dedicated to providing innovative solutions that address energy, environmental and economic challenges for power users and communities world-wide.


    With SureSource™ installations on three continents and millions of megawatt hours of ultra-clean power produced, FuelCell Energy is a global leader with environmentally responsible power solutions. 


    Join our team and contribute to a brighter, cleaner energy future.


    We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join the Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) team.  The successful candidate will play an integral role to ensure a level of uninterrupted support to Field Service, Customer Service and Project Management in alignment with the company’s EH&S objectives.

    • Manages Corporate EH&S Compliance Calendar and related tasks for power plant installations;
    • Supports Field Service, Customer Service and Project Management to assure environmental compliance and workplace safety;
    • Works in collaboration with Product EH&S (Engineering) to coordinate all overlap areas between power plant design and site EH&S compliance;
    • Prepares, implements and manages site specific EH&S plans, programs and procedures for power plant installations; researches technical issues as they relate to EH&S concerns;
    • Assists with the preparation and management of site specific environmental permits for power plant installations throughout power plant lifecycle;
    • Prepares EH&S regulatory reports for power plant installations;
    • Conducts audits on environmental permitting and record-keeping activities. Monitors and periodically reports on these activities, audit results, and any other issues;
    • Assists with program development, maintenance activities and improvements to ensure compliance with applicable regulations;
    • Performs Industrial Hygiene Monitoring, record keeping and reporting at power plant installations;
    • Conducts EH&S inspections at power plant installations to identify risk factors; assures all identified risk factors have corrective actions and planned abatement plans identified; must track in the internal tracking database to timely closure;
    • In partnership with Field Service, Customer Service and Project Management, investigates injuries, incidents and near misses as they relate to EH&S; completes thorough reports and makes recommendations for injury and incident prevention;
    • Drives timely employee completion and program compliance of safety training as required. Contributes to training program improvements and ensures training meets regulatory compliance when required;
    • Ensures proper management of all waste streams (e.g. hazardous, non-hazardous, universal and recyclable materials) generated at each power plant installation. Coordinates, stages and ships waste shipments as required;
    • Manages the ISN Contractor Management software portal; on site interaction with regulatory and emergency response personnel;
    • Works within the guidelines of the established corporate EH&S program and provides suggestions for improvements;
    • Facilitates / supports Service, Customer Service and Project Management team adherence to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001;
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Education:   BS degree in Environmental Health & Safety or related discipline with minimum of 3 years of applicable work experience.  An Associate’s degree in a related discipline with minimum of 5 years of applicable work experience will be considered. Candidates with extensive EH&S experience in the Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution sector may be considered in lieu of degree.


    Candidate Must Have / Be:

    • Demonstrable experience in Safety and Environmental disciplines with a strong background and knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations Candidate should also be knowledgeable or have the ability to become proficient in state specific EH&S regulations; e.g. California, New York and Connecticut
    • Experience in accident and incident investigation procedures, root cause identification and follow-up on corrective and preventative actions
    • Demonstrable strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate in English, verbally and in writing, with all levels of the organization
    • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
    • Ability to multi task and respond quickly to change and with urgency
    • Ability to work effectively on a team and independently
    • Experience working in a cross functional environment
    • Experience with high tech R&D; Manufacturing; or Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution organizations is preferred
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite, i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Familiar with a Learning Management System for training records management
    • Experience in the management of chemicals and hazardous waste materials

    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

    • Must be able and willing to physically work in an office and environment where work is sedentary, and in an outdoor construction or power plant setting where you will be exposed to environmental conditions with no effective protection from the weather..
    • Be able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as designated such as safety glasses, safety shoes, hard hats, respiratory protection and other PPE as required.
    • Able to travel between CT locations regularly.
    • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time. Domestic and international travel may be required on a semi-frequent basis
    • Ability to obtain/maintain a valid passport and travel without restriction internationally is required.
    • Must be willing and able to respond to and participate in after-hours needs and requirements in support of the business.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to distinguish between colors, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to hear or be aware of audible danger alerts.
    • Possess the ability to work at elevated heights using a ladder and appropriate fall protection equipment.

    Equal Opportunity Employer - Vet/Disability


    We offer a competitive compensation package as well as comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, company-paid life/disability insurance, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan and generous paid leave.


    Employment with FCE is subject to pre-employment drug-screen and background investigation.


    No agency submissions please. Resumes submitted to any FuelCell Energy employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the FuelCell Energy Recruiting team for this position will become the property of FuelCell Energy and no agency fees will be paid.


    FuelCell Energy, Inc. is committed to ensuring that its application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all U.S. job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.


    If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please send an email with your resume to jobs@fce.com or contact us by calling 203-205-2070. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed.


    NOTE:   This dedicated phone line and email address are designed exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be acknowledged.  A response to your request may take up to two business days.


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