Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a FacilitySafety Specialist to support the implementation of the overall Safety Program in the Facilities Division. This position will focus on hazard identification and mitigation, work order reviews, field presence/safety inspections, incident investigation, assurance and risk management. The Safety Specialist will develop solutions to a wide range of very complex problems where analysis of various options or approaches to accomplishing work requires an in-depth evaluation of many diverse factors. The Safety Specialist will also advise the Safety Manager, division management, team members, safety partners and customers on strategies to address regulatory matters and control of construction, maintenance, and laboratory hazards to minimize liability risks at Berkeley Lab. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary research institution and further its work to strengthen our safety programs and expertise, while promoting Berkeley Lab's safety culture and commitment.
What You Will Do:
Assist Facilities work planners in the identification of hazards associated with work scope and the proper mitigations for those hazards. Partner with work planners and crafts to identify safe methods to perform work.
Review work control documents to ensure that hazards are properly addressed and provide for the safe conduct of work.
Provide safety oversight of work in the field, assisting with safety issues and ensuring that Integrated Safety Management is implemented (scope is well defined, hazards are mitigated, and work is performed in accordance with work order and safety controls).
Partner with Facilities leadership in safety improvement efforts and provide recommendations for specific areas for improvement based on field observations and other safety-related performance data.
Serve as point of contact for Facilities Division Occurrence Reporting and Processing System, respond to incidents for fact-finding and documentation and lead SMART review for corrective action development.
Serve as the Laboratory subject matter expert for Mobile Elevated Work Platforms.
Facilitate the implementation of the workplace inspection process, including providing training and mentoring to managers and supervisors on performing inspections and using the electronic tool to record inspection results.
Provide leadership to the Building Emergency Team during evacuations and drills, and keep the team informed of any changes in procedures and policies through regular communications.
Manage the Division's annual EH&S self-assessment, including participating in the development of objectives, lines of inquiry, training and leading assessment teams, writing and coordinating the approval of assessment reports.
Conduct, coordinate and facilitate event, injury and incident investigations for the division in accordance with Berkeley Lab policies and procedures, and participate in Lab-wide investigations.
Assure day-to-day work, operations, and activities are conducted safely and within established work authorizations in accordance with PUB-3000 and specifically related chapters.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Safety Engineering, Industrial Safety, Risk Management, or a relevant discipline and 7 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience managing and coordinating safety in facilities, preferably in research buildings or for industry, government or university use. Ability to plan, organize and mitigate safety areas for multi-craft institutional and commercial buildings.
Proven leadership ability with diverse work groups. Skilled in working as part of a collaborative team with colleagues with a variety of backgrounds and work experiences.
Experience investigating accidents/incidents and recommending measures to eliminate or mitigate reoccurrences.
Effective written and oral communication skills to interact with contractors/vendors, operational staff, scientific investigators, administrators, and technical staff in a diverse team environment.
Strong computer skills and use of applications such as MS suite, MS Project, and Google suite at a level of competence to produce presentations and reports suitable for Facilities and Laboratory management.
Demonstrated experience in planning, prioritizing, organizing and applying time management skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously, balance workload and perform effectively under fluctuating priorities.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, use sound judgment, apply conflict resolution skills and provide solutions to ensure results.
Must be able to perform the physical requirements of this position including field activity involving: minor lifting (up to 25 lbs); frequent standing and walking; moving in confined spaces; climbing stairs; inspecting equipment requiring reaching with hands and arms and use of hands to handle or feel; frequently stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Advanced degree in Occupational Safety or Industrial Hygiene and a minimum of 5 years of experience.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Occupational/Construction Health and Safety Technician (OHST/CHST) certification.
Familiarity and experience working with the Department of Energy (DOE).
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.