Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a Deputy Laboratory Electrical Safety Officer to join the Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Division. In this role, you will provide solutions to complex EHS program related issues in the areas of Electrical Safety and Electrical Lockout/Tagout (LOTO). This individual will provide expert-level electrical safety assistance in maintaining elements of the Electrical Safety Program and oversight for staff performing complex electrical work on conventional and scientific equipment. Responsibilities include developing, planning, evaluating, and managing a broad range of unique Electrical Safety Program projects and policies, including program information systems, training, and technical assurance.
This is a great opportunity to serve the Berkeley Lab community by consulting on a variety of complex electrical safety challenges associated with the Laboratory's world-class scientific research programs.
What You Will Do:
Perform deputy role for the Laboratory Electrical Safety Officer in managing Berkeley Lab's Electrical Safety Program; serve as an alternate AHJ for Electrical Safe Work Practices and Electrical Equipment when delegated.
Review and approve Electrical Safe Work Plans for assigned divisions, and assist with annual work-practice audits of all Qualified Electrical Workers within the division in conjunction with the QEW Supervisors.
Participate in annual self-assessments in the areas of Electrical Safety and LOTO.
Perform complex electrical safety field measurements and evaluations.
Review and approve complex contractor and staff electrical safe work plans, complex electrical LOTO permits, and electrical activities in Work Planning & Control.
Develop and maintain content for the electrical safety website, and develop/publish safety alerts and field guides related to electrical incidents or notices.
Write technical reports based on the expert interpretation of data, observations, and current regulations.
Develop and conduct classroom electrical safety training.
Participate in incident investigations, root cause analyses, and corrective action plan development.
Collaborate with teammates and provide technical support in electrical safety for EHS staff. Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with Facilities Division staff, EHS staff, Safety Coordinators in the line divisions, and line management throughout the Laboratory.
Represent Berkeley Lab in interactions with the Department of Energy (DOE), regulators, peers at other facilities, clients, and management.
Participate as a technical resource in emergencies in coordination with Protective Services.
Contribute to the completion and submission of the DOE-required Performance Indicators.
Identify and implement items for continuous improvement in assigned programmatic areas; develop appropriate corrective actions and ensure timely close out.
What is Required:
BS/BA in related specialty field, science or engineering, plus 7 to 10 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant academic degree(s) and/or professional experience.
Broad level of knowledge equivalent to that which would be obtained in a course of study in specialty fields such as Occupational Safety or Electrical Engineering, or an equivalent combination of relevant academic degree(s) and professional experience.
NFPA 70E Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) or ability to obtain certification within one year.
Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, maintain and monitor moderate to large and complex electrical and occupational health and safety programs and initiatives, including development and execution of training, writing procedures, and conducting audits and safety inspections.
Detailed and expert working knowledge of and demonstrated ability applying OSHA, DOE, NFPA, and IEEE electrical safety requirements.
Proven ability to apply advanced-level principles, theories and complex concepts to provide highly creative solutions to a wide variety of problems and developing mechanisms for measuring results.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound independent judgment on highly complex issues of importance to the success of the Lab.
Excellent interpersonal and project management skills in leading an interdisciplinary EHS team, including ability to work under short deadlines and constrained budgets, while managing several projects concurrently.
Substantial experience and skill level in working effectively with people in the widest variety of job classifications. Ability to effectively provide technical leadership and consultation to both technical and lay audiences, including handling sensitive issues and challenging situations.
Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing with internal contacts, external stakeholders and/or regulatory agencies as well as members of the public. and developing and presenting complex briefings and technical reports.
Excellent customer service, collaboration and partnership knowledge and skills that enable successful learning and development across complex and diverse organizations.
Advanced expertise using MS Office for technical documents, presentations and instructional materials.
Ability to physically inspect all Laboratory work areas, including shops, construction sites, laboratories, office areas, outside areas. Ability to climb stairs, ladders, lift 10 to 20 lbs, and wear respiratory protection. Position may require prolonged physical activity in potentially awkward positions, confined spaces, under buildings.
Additional occupational health or safety professional certifications (i.e., CIH or CSP).
Comprehensive knowledge of EHS principles and practices.
Advanced experience designing instructional materials for classroom and/or online.
Academic training or job experience working in a scientific or technical environment.
Skills and experience providing train-the-trainer instruction.
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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