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Safety Engineer
North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina
Date Posted 06/29/2022
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Salary $75,000 - $85,000 -  
Employment Type Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Safety Engineer

Anticipated Hiring Range

$75,000 - $85,000

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Environmental Health & Safety

About the Department

Our mission is to provide educational, technical, advisory, and operational support to the campus community by working in cooperation with university personnel to protect the environment and promote a safe and healthy workplace.

Essential Job Duties

  • Manages assigned Occupational Safety Programs for NC State Environmental Health and Safety. 
  • Responsible for assistance to the Occupational Safety Manager for programs and procedures related to management of risk reduction in areas including but not limited to confined space, asbestos, lead, machine guarding, hoist and crane, electrical safety, ergonomics, OSHA record keeping, personal protective equipment for physical safety, and other program activities associated with occupational safety.
  • Includes active participation in university inspection programs and emergency response procedures.

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintains training for emergency response. 
  • Assists with occupational safety reviews of design drawings for new university construction projects.

Minimum Experience/Education

Bachelor’s degree in a Physical Science, Biological Science, Environmental Science/Engineering, Occupational Safety, Industrial Technology or related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Some positions may require additional training, certifications, or licensure. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Requires a detailed knowledge and experience base of enforcing or managing a wide range of occupational safety programs. 
  • Based on experience and training is able to critique proposed solutions to problems for viability as an effective solution.
  • Based on varied experience and training this person must be capable of contributing to solutions to safety concerns associated with new technologies, without reliance on established practices.
  • Capable of oversight of multiple safety programs covering a large and complex university environment, including lab, facility, machine & woodworking shops, and pilot plan operations.
  • Understands and applies regulatory and university requirements for safe work for a variety of subjects and applications.
  • Demonstrated capability to assess weaknesses in solutions and approaches
  • and skills associated with the to assigned hazard control programs, resulting in continuous improvement to these programs, along with the ability to provide technical leadership to campus safety committees and departments.
  • Ability to be able to both critique and clearly communicate safety concerns regarding a wide range of activities including but not limit to, electrical safety maintenance work practices, forklift and aerial lift operation, and ergonomics.
  • Knowledgeable about complex safety topics and able to deliver effective training covering a variety of issues including arc flash awareness, electrical PPE, office ergonomics, use of personal fall protection equipment, and electrical safety for mechanical trades.
  • Maintains accreditation as an office ergonomics specialist through coursework and practice. 
  • Requires a knowledge of OSHA regulatory development processes and communication procedures in order to track early development efforts.
  • Experience in development of solutions to compliance problems through personal experience and from interaction with other safety professionals is necessary to enable this person to develop solutions which are both effective and user friendly to administer for our university customer base (efficient solutions).
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of occupational safety regulations
  • above key responsibility is necessary due to the scope, breadth, and complexity of University operations and processes.
  • Requires an experience level and ability to craft solutions to safety concerns associated with new technology, where a solution “roadmap” may not exist.
  • This reality of safety work in a cutting edge research environment requires a well developed set of cost/benefit assessment skills, based on experience.
  • Due to the scope of the programs managed by this position, and scope and frequency of customer interactions, this position requires well developed written and oral communication skills to supplement technical ability.
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and provide insightful feedback to co-workers and customers.
  • Ability to express concepts clearly to peers and manager. 
  • Provides critical input while maintaining a courteous demeanor in keeping with the goals of the EH&S Department.
  • Participates in safety inspection process, providing leadership for assigned occupational safety programs.
  • Maintains training for emergency response.
  • Assists with occupational safety reviews of design drawings for new university construction projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer mixed experience including regulatory, industry, and lab spanning at least 5 years involving a variety of situations/challenges.
  • CSP, asbestos/lead certification preferred but not required.

Required License or Certification

  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • A valid North Carolina driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of start date.

Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License Required?


Job Open Date


Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.)


Notice to Applicants

Please make sure that the work history you list on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The application must be filled out completely, do not use the phrase “see resume.”

Special Instructions

Please include as attachments a resume and cover letter. 

Position Number


Position Type


Position Classification Band Title

Environmental, Health, and Safety Professional

Position Classification Band Level


Position Classification Salary Range

$33,076 - $96,528

Salary Grade Equivalency


Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Time Limited Position


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department Id

426301 - Environmental Health & Safety


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
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