We are seeking a highly motivated and engaged Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH) Professional to develop an effective ESH management system and oversee its day-to-day implementation within the Fundamental Physics Directorate (FPD). This includes performing complex technical work in a wide range of ESH disciplines to ensure a safe work environment, to achieve compliance with the Laboratory’s ESH standards and governmental regulatory requirements, and to facilitate the safe and timely execution of work. This position represents the FPD Directorate in all health, safety & environmental matters.
This position will report administratively to the Deputy Director of Environment, Safety & Health and operationally to the Associate Laboratory Director for the Fundamental Physics Directorate. The FPD mission is to understand how the universe works at the most fundamental level and consists of High Energy Density Science, Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology and Elementary Particle Physics.
Your specific responsibilities include:
Identify, assess, and monitor workplace hazards (including but not limited to, chemical, physical, biological, and radiological) that could be present in the work area; assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of mitigation strategies.
Review experimental proposals, designs and procedures in order to anticipate and identify ESH risks; collaborate with researchers and ESH subject matter experts to eliminate or mitigate those risks.
Conduct comprehensive, independent FPD compliance assurance reviews of environmental, health, and safety policies, and procedures; prepare accompanying management reports, documentation, and evaluations.
Support both in-house and subcontracted construction projects to ensure that they meet requirements; work with stakeholders to find the best solution to safety problems while enabling the team to meet the project schedule and budget.
Partner with Laboratory stakeholders and provide leadership to the FPD supporting SLAC's Integrated Safety and Environmental Management System (ISEMS), the basic safety and health system underpinning all work at SLAC.
Provide technical advice and university interpretation of various government regulations and university policies; maintain working knowledge of specific government regulations.
Under minimal supervision, perform the most complex technical work in a wide range of environmental, health, and safety disciplines to ensure a safe work environment and to achieve compliance with the university's environmental, health, and safety standards and governmental regulatory requirements while fostering a safe work culture.
Work under consultative or self-initiated direction to develop, implement, and maintain programs, systems, and procedures necessary to ensure the overall safety and health of FPD employees and the community.
Act as a lead or technical expert, providing functional direction and training in the overall application of health and safety programs.
Conduct comprehensive, independent compliance assurance reviews of environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures; prepare accompanying management reports, documentation, and evaluations.
Monitor and prevent potential hazards and unsafe conditions that could be present in the work area.
Investigate accidents, incidents, injuries, and complaints concerning potential hazards or unsafe conditions in the work place.
Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the hazard potential.
May lead a team responsible for developing and implementing environmental and/or safety programs.
Other duties may also be assigned.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
Bachelor of Arts or Science in related allied/scientific field and 7 years of progressively responsible experience in occupational safety and health, environmental science, and/or allied/scientific field, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Demonstrated ability to conduct effective health and safety surveys, quantitative and qualitative exposure/risk assessments, and data analyses; ability to provide recommendations for exposure/risk control.
Demonstrated ability managing a broad range Environment, Safety, and Health programs commensurate with experience successfully solving problems and implementing effective solutions.
Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide variety of people within a cross-functional team of diverse talents.
Ability to maintain current knowledge of and interpret specific government agency requirements (statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits) and university policies.
Working knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and potential impact on assigned work area(s).
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer.
Internal Number: 3823
About SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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