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Global Head of Safety

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Job Description

About Rondo Energy

Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years.

To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as "difficult-to-decarbonize". Our Heat Batteries charge from intermittent renewables to provide high-temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency - and at a cost point that is lower than any other method.

As the Director of Safety, you will spearhead the growth of our safety program at Rondo. Collaborating with cross-functional teams - including Project Delivery, R&D, and Engineering - you will ensure the highest standards of safety across our now global operations. Your leadership will be instrumental in supporting our fast-paced technological progress while maintaining a strong commitment to safety and environmental stewardship.

Join our team and together we can reduce world CO₂ emissions by 1% in 10 years, and by 15% in 15 years!

What You Will Do (key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to):

  • Cultivate a Safety-First Culture: Lead internal communications and training initiatives to instill a robust safety culture throughout the organization
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive EHS system: Create, implement, and enhance the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) program, building upon existing procedures
  • Team Leadership: Build and manage a team of global and site EHS professionals to ensure effective implementation of safety programs at project sites (construction, operation, maintenance) and manufacturing sites
  • Incident Response and Learning: Lead incident response efforts. Conduct thorough investigations (e.g. 5WHY, RCA) delving into system and cultural causes
  • Data-Driven Reporting: Develop programs to track and enforce action close-out with key dashboards for senior managements on leading-lagging indicators of safety
  • Collaboration with cross-functional teams: Collaborate with Project Delivery, R&D, Engineering, and Facilities teams to integrate safety measures seamlessly into operations such as participating in design review process to provide design-for-safety recommendations

What You Will Bring:

  • At least 15 years of EHS experience, preferably in a construction projects or manufacturing environment, demonstrating leadership managing EHS teams
  • A track record of success designing & executing safety processes (from identification to action close-out) across organizations and projects
  • Ability to lead investigations using state-of-the art approaches such as Causal Learning, Root Cause Analysis, and other methods of incident investigation
  • Deep knowledge of federal and state safety laws and standards
  • Familiarity with process safety topics such as Design-for-Safety, instrumented protection, and HAZID / HAZOP processes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address safety challenges creatively and proactively
  • This role requires up to 20% travel.

What We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical Benefits
  • Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Life Insurance and ADD
  • Up to 13 paid holidays per year, in addition to a company week-long holiday in December
  • Flexible time off policy
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Rondo HQ is close to Oakland airport - one block from the Bay - and has stunning Bay views!

The annual salary range for this role is $170,000 - $250,000 - please note that some pay bands may have wide ranges of compensation to accommodate candidates' diverse sets of skill levels and experience. This role necessitates being on-site at our Alameda HQ. The role is eligible for Rondo's excellent benefits listed above plus additional compensation in the form of equity.

Rondo Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work. We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities.

Rondo is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the interview process, please let our recruiting team know.

We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Rondo does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Rondo Energy does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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