Construction Health & Safety Specialist

Job title: Construction Health & Safety Specialist

Company: Berkeley Lab

Job description: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has a new opening for a Construction Health & Safety Specialist in the (EH&S) to provide industrial hygiene and technical safety support for a wide variety of complex construction projects, maintenance and research activities. In this position, you will be responsible for providing a range of professional safety expertise and support for complex construction projects, subcontractor field work and consultation across multiple subject matter areas, including industrial hygiene, asbestos and lead sampling, asbestos and lead project oversight, construction health and safety, beryllium, subcontractor health and safety, maintenance health and safety, silica, excavations safety, fall protection, and ladder safety. In addition, this position is responsible for planning and managing the following core programs: Beryllium Program; Silica Program; and Roof Access Program.

This is a great opportunity to apply your professional and subject matter knowledge to ensure the Laboratory mission and operations meet applicable health and safety requirements and work is performed safely across the Lab!

What You Will Do:

  • Act as a technical consultant to assigned Division(s) in developing solutions and standards relative to new processes, technologies and safety policies/initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with customers, including scientists, building managers, engineers, subcontractors, maintenance and facilities personnel, and promote customer service-oriented philosophy within all interactions.
  • Support Facilities Project Management on health and safety issues during construction phases of projects, as well as design and planning stages.
  • Attend periodic meetings with customers to assure their needs and those of the Department / Division are addressed. Ensure timely and accurate communication to customers and EHS staff.
  • Serve as Health & Safety Representative to assigned customer Division(s) for addressing a wide variety of chemical, physical and biological hazards, including work that may be associated with radioactive materials and require solving complex problems.
  • Serve as the technical field Construction Health & Safety professional providing occupational health and safety support and oversight for construction and maintenance projects including asbestos, lead sampling and project oversight. Review contractor Job Hazard Analysis, Site-Specific Safety Plans, health and safety programs, and submittals for requisite health and safety considerations.
  • Review construction and maintenance projects to ensure hazards are identified and appropriate controls are implemented. Conduct hazard evaluations and assessments and provide recommendations to prevent exposures to safety hazards.
  • Provide a wide range of support to the Construction Safety Program, including subcontractor outreach, initiatives to improve subcontractor safety, safety talks at meetings, and maintaining Construction Safety Program documents, policies and procedures.
  • Silica Program – As Berkeley Lab’s Subject Matter Expert (SME): provide advanced silica program support for all Laboratory construction projects, including support for the Facilities Maintenance and Repair Operations and their vendors; provide program-related policy updates, training and presentations; develop and administer Program Self Assessment, including establishing assurance criteria, conducting surveys, reviews or audits, and reporting results to EHS Division management; and conduct Baseline Exposure Assessments.
  • Roof Access Program – As the Berkeley Lab SME: lead program development; provide and assess roof access program support needs and risks related to Berkeley Lab construction projects, including support for the Facilities Maintenance and Repair Operations and their vendors; provide program-related policy updates, training and presentations; develop and administer Program Self Assessment, including establishing assurance criteria, conducting surveys, reviews or audits, and reporting results to EHS Division management.
  • Beryllium Program – As Berkeley Lab SME: provide beryllium program support for all Berkeley Lab construction projects, including support for the Facilities Maintenance and Repair Operationsand their vendors; provide program-related policy updates, training and presentations; and develop and administer Program Self Assessment, including establishing assurance criteria, conducting surveys, reviews or audits, and reporting results to EHS Division management.
  • Maintain technical qualifications and provide services for assigned SME functions specified in PUB 3000, LBNL Health and Safety Manual.

What is Required:

  • BS/BA and a minimum of 5 years of significant and relevant, advanced construction safety and industrial experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills to interact with Facilities and EH&S Division management/staff, project managers/superintendents, and subcontractors. Proven ability to build consensus that supports desired actions through effective leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience as a construction safety professional with excellent knowledge, understanding and application of OSHA, ANSI, and other related safety requirements/regulations in a wide variety of construction work environments.
  • Experience developing and delivering safety training.
  • Proficiency with standard business software, including word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets.
  • Certified Asbestos Consultant and California Department of Public Health certifications for asbestos and lead oversight and sampling purposes.
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of this position, including minor lifting (up to 25 lbs), frequent standing and walking, moving in confined spaces, climbing stairs, inspecting equipment requiring reaching with hands and arms, frequently stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, prolonged physical activity in potentially awkward positions, and wearing a wide-variety of personal protective equipment, including negative pressure, air-purifying respirator, consistent with a hands-on safety professional.
  • This is a field safety position that requires approximately 75% time in all weather conditions as well as extensive walking, climbing, working at various heights, work on construction sites with poor footing and other construction hazards.
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Advanced graduate degree in a science or engineering discipline.
  • Additional occupational health or safety professional certifications, such as Certified Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

Notes:

  • This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly 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.

Berkeley Lab is committed to and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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Location: California

Job date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 00:29:18 GMT

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