PAE, Inc Safety Engineer in South Pole Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Safety Engineer

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Develops and implements safety and health standards, criteria and guidelines, such as those issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and all other applicable regulations.

  • Scheduling and conducting training sessions based upon job specific requirements. Training may include: General Safety Awareness, Supervisor Safety Training, Scaffolding, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Electrical Safety, Respiratory Protection, and other job-specific training.

  • Act as subject matter expert for station and assists work centers by answering questions and helping to solve problems.

  • Perform industrial hygiene and safety surveys. Document findings according to accepted procedures. Uses and maintains health and safety related instrumentation, including 4-gas meters, noise dosimeters, Photo-ionization Detectors.

  • Issue safety equipment and permits as required.

  • Issue confined space monitoring equipment and ensure confined spaces permits are compliant prior to approval of entry.

  • Provide guidance to the Station Safety Committee.

  • Attend weekly work center safety meetings as requested by the Safety Supervisor.

  • Complete work center visits/inspections to ensure compliance with work center specific safety programs.

  • Follow-up and assist supervisors, line-leaders with incident investigations and root cause analysis.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • BS in chemistry, environmental, engineering, health and safety, or related field is required. Equivalent relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Minimum of two years of experience with safety and health rules, regulations, standards, and the components of an effective safety program, including plant operations and/or construction safety, fire protection, public health, and development of related training programs is required.

  • Experience in conducting thorough root cause analysis to ensure root cause is eliminated in response to any safety-related incident is required. Proficient in conducting safety training and presentations to groups, with the ability to communicate with both large and small audiences is required. OSHA 500/501 Authorized Trainer Credentials preferred.

  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely is required. Ability to maintain good working relationships with employees is required. Working knowledge of basic industrial hygiene principles is required.

  • Experience in construction safety is preferred.

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.

  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.

  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.

  • US citizenship is required

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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