Berkeley Lab'sEnvironment, Health, & Safety Division (EHS) has an opening for an Division Electrical Safety Officer responsible for providing expert customer service-based Electrical Safety services and supporting the implementation of an effective Electrical Safety Program. Reporting to the EH&S Division and matrixed/assigned to the Facilities Division and the Projects and Construction Office (PCO), you will apply expertise and in-depth understanding of complex Electrical Safety concepts to assure the Berkeley Lab mission meets applicable ES&H-related Department of Energy (DOE) orders, regulatory requirements, and performance measures.
What You Will Do:
Recommend and implement processes for monitoring and preventing electrical exposures.
Advise the Laboratory Electrical Safety Officer on strategies to address complex regulatory matters and control of construction, maintenance, and lab hazards to minimize liability risks.
Play a key role in providing safety expertise, partnership, and leadership to continually improve and develop new electrical safety approaches to ensure safe electrical work execution.
Review processes and procedures to plan and control both high voltage and medium voltage electrical work.
Review and approve Electrical Safe Work Practices for Facilities/PCO.
Manage the Subcontractor Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) program within Facilities/PCO.
Lead self-assessments in the areas of Electrical Safety and Lockout/Tagout (LOTO).
Serve as a resource to employees, managers, and the Facilities Safety Manager for electrical safety-related concerns.
Developing and assisting with Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Permits and Complex LOTO Procedures for Facilities and PCO, using the institutional database.
Coach Subcontractors and Project Managers on the development of energization documentation for construction electrical energization.
Advise management on electrical safety PPE including purchasing PPE, issuing PPE to selected and approved staff or for training and maintaining PPE as needed.
Develop and maintain a collaborative working relationship with Facilities Division/PCO staff, EH&S staff, Safety Coordinators in the line divisions, EH&S Division Liaisons assigned to line divisions, workers, and line management throughout the Laboratory.
Review work order requests for Industrial Safety hazards and controls, including fall protection, confined space, silica/asbestos/lead, etc. Ensure appropriate information is relayed to the workers via the work order.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field and a minimum of 7 years of relevant electrical safety experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have a solid background in electrical construction and electrical plant maintenance, including a high level of working proficiency in Lockout/Tagout and NFPA 70E safe work practices.
Maintain NFPA 70E certification as Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP).
Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, maintain and monitor safety programs and initiatives including development and execution of training, writing procedures, and conducting audits and performing safety inspections.
Must have a working knowledge of and demonstrated ability applying OSHA, DOE, NFPA, DOE, and IEEE electrical safety requirements.
Expertise and proven ability to apply safety principles, theories and concepts to provide creative solutions to very complex problems and developing mechanisms for measuring results.
Must possess ability to effectively provide technical leadership and consultation to both technical and lay audiences.
Able to work under short-term deadlines and constrained budgets, while managing several different projects concurrently.
Demonstrated problem solving, decision making, and conflict resolution skills with the ability to manage sensitive issues and difficult people.
Proficiency with standard business software, including word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets.
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, negotiating, and customer service oriented skills with experience interfacing with a variety of personnel at all levels both internal and external to the organization including various regulatory organizations.
Ability to physically inspect all Laboratory work areas, including shops, construction sites, laboratories, office areas, outside areas, etc. Position may require prolonged physical activity in potentially awkward positions.
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
Inspecting equipment requiring reaching with hands and arms and use of hands to handle or feel
Frequently stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Requires wearing a wide-variety of personal protective equipment consistent with a hands-on safety professional.
Must be able to work in all weather conditions and requires extensive walking, climbing, working at various heights, work on construction sites with poor footing and other construction hazards.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant electrical safety experience or a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant electrical safety experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Professional certification (CSP), registration, or equivalent is an advantage.
Experience working in a DOE environment and construction projects preferred.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Salary Range: $9,559 - $13,144 monthly
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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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.