Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S) Division Director
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
April 13, 2018
Berkeley, United States
The Environment, Health, Safety (EH&S) Division Director is responsible for providing leadership, information, technical assistance, policy development, and oversight that enables line management to maintain a safe workplace environment at the Lab, promote safety as an institutional core value, and insure that the Laboratory's scientific/technical research activities are conducted in compliance with applicable policies and regulations. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Lab Director (COO/DLD), the EH&S Division Director's will provide direction and oversight of Waste Management, Radiation Protection, Environmental Services, and Occupational Health & Safety to maintain a safe, and healthy environment for employees, guests and visitors. The EH&S Division Director conducts ongoing long-range planning to identify and implement new programs and policies to insure compliance with changing governmental guidelines and regulations to achieve performance goals and to pursue best management practices. As a key member of the Laboratory Operations Leadership Team, the EH&S Division Director will be called upon to make substantial leadership contributions toward achieving the Laboratory's performance goals, forge partnerships inside and outside of the Lab and to pursue best management practices. Will also work collaboratively with other Laboratory divisions to implement new programs that cross divisional lines consistent with strategic planning initiatives and goals; the foremost being to further LBNL's mission of commitment to scientific/technical research.
The EH&S Division Director will:
Direct and oversee Waste Management, Radiation Protection, Environmental Services, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, and Health Services functions to maintain a safe and healthy environment for Laboratory employees, guests and visitors in support of the scientific mission of the Laboratory.
Conduct ongoing long-range planning to identify and implement new programs and policies to insure compliance with changing governmental guidelines and regulations, achieve performance goals, and to pursue best management practices.
Provide leadership in helping leadership to develop a meaningful definition of safety culture for the Berkeley Lab and in implementing that vision throughout the organization.
Proactively build partnership relationships with all levels of the Laboratory community, Department of Energy (DOE) external regulatory agencies, the general public, other National Laboratories, UC campuses, and the UC Office of the President (UCOP) to provide innovative leadership for quality and excellence in customer service.
Partner effectively with other Division Directors to implement new or improve existing programs that cross divisional lines consistent with strategic planning goals and initiatives. Insure that the EH&S Division actively supports and is integrated with the Laboratory's scientific/technical research programs.
Provide leadership and direction to fulfill the Division's continuous process improvement program, including measurement systems, benchmarking, and surveys.
Develop and implements Laboratory policies and procedures that insure effective administration of safety programs.
Demonstrate responsiveness, cooperation, and consistent problem-solving when representing the EH&S Division with the internal management structure.
Address management and resource challenges in a tightly constrained and dynamic environment.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of the EH&S staff while promoting a harmonious and productive, quality-oriented work environment that fosters staff development, training and advancement. In particular, develop and integrate diversity goals into the operational and supervisorial processes of the EH&S Division.
Work with the Human Resources Department to build and maintain constructive relationships with labor organizations.
Define, articulate and develop the EH&S Division short and long term strategic operating plans, policy, procedures, and practices in support of the Lab's goals and objectives.
Work as a member of the Operations Leadership Team providing leadership, guidance and support to Operations initiatives; Keep management advised on latest developments in all areas of responsibility and advises on actions and progress towards meeting the goals and objectives in those areas.
Bachelor's degree with extensive experience in one or more related EH&S and/or technical discipline(s).
10+ years of experience and demonstrated superior achievement in EH&S disciplines or related engineering fields; or an equivalent of education and work experience.
5+ years of successful senior-level leadership experience, including experience with employee development, mentoring and coaching.
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a large, diverse EH&S organization that effectively supports and advances research at a major scientific research facility.
Demonstrated record of integrating EH&S into the strategic business plan of the institution.
Ability to lead and manage organizational growth, providing effective oversight and guidance of operational, management and administrative matters.
Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively influence, negotiate, advise and explain and present to senior technical and administrative managers.
Superior interpersonal skills necessary to effectively build/maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience in effective management and administrative oversight, creativity in decision making and problem solving, experience in human resource management and a commitment to mentoring and career development.
Ability to interact at the highest level of management, both internally and externally, in a constructive and collaborative manner and in way that appropriately represents the Laboratory.
Additional desired qualifications:
Advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D. or Master's Degree) preferred.
Board certification in a related professional discipline (e.g., CIH, CSP; CHP; PE).
Experience in working for a contractor administering a Federal (e.g., GOCO) agency such as DOE, NASA or NSF.
The EH&S Division Director is a career position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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