Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
Maintaining and protecting the safety and health of BNL employees, the public and the environment is our mission. Our professionals and technical staff provide expertise in support of the overall BNL mission by use of both field deployed Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) personnel, and an Industrial Hygiene Lab which provides monitoring equipment, sample preparation, and respirator fit testing.
The Construction Safety Engineer provides expertise, guidance, support, and leadership on construction safety and construction equipment matters both in the field and at the program level. Acting as subject matter expert, the candidate will maintain, implement, and improve institutional construction programs, policies, procedures, and requirements for conformance with Laboratory objectives, applicable regulations, and construction industry best practices. The candidate will resolve conflicts related to applicable safety requirements by working cohesively with construction staff and contractors and providing solutions-oriented service.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Perform the duties of Subject Matter Expert for construction safety and related areas
Promote BNL safety culture and expectations and provide solutions-oriented service to Laboratory staff and construction contractors
Conduct daily construction site safety inspections to identify potentially hazardous activities, and make observations and recommendations for construction sites and worker safety
Review and approve contractor safety and rigging plans, and contractor safety rep. qualifications
Inspect contractor's construction equipment, including cranes, rigging equipment, and aerial lifts
Participate in project design reviews to ensure construction safety requirements are addressed
Monitor the performance of construction contractors as it relates to compliance with the Site Safety Specification and BNL Health and Safety Plan
Monitor and audit contractor implementation of safety programs and utilize judgment to ensure compliance with state, federal (OSHA) and contractual construction safety requirements, including the proper use of PPE
Analyze, track and trend construction site safety performance, prepare periodic job site safety performance statistical reports for Laboratory and contractor personnel, and ensure actions to improve performance are implemented
A technical institute or associate degree in a technical, scientific, or engineering field
Fifteen (15) years of related work experience with a minimum of:
Ten (10) years in construction safety
Five (5) years of safety oversight in the field
Working knowledge of 29 CFR 1926 and OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Training
Qualification as one or more of the following: scaffold/excavation/fall protection competent person
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regulations, standards and specifications
Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Outstanding people skills with clear and concise written and oral communication
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A bachelor's degree in a technical, scientific, or engineering field
CSP and/or NYC DOB Site Safety Manager designations
Mobile crane, rigging, and aerial lift inspection certifications are highly desirable
Familiar with DOE 10CFR851 Worker Safety and Health Program
OSHA 500 Certification
Ability to climb ladders
Ability to lift 30 lb.
Ability to wear a respirator
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.