Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratoryhas an opening for a Construction Health & Safety Specialist in the Environment, Health & Safety Division (EHS). This position will work closely with our multidisciplinary project planning teams to provide a range of project design review, field safety support, subcontractor oversight, and health and safety consultation for renovation and construction projects across the Laboratory. As the EHS representative, this critical role will review plans to ensure facilities are designed and constructed to meet established safety and environmental regulations and best practices, and provide consultative direction to provide solutions to complex construction design review and EHS program-related issues for Berkeley Lab customers.
What You Will Do:
Act as the EHS Project Team Lead throughout the lifecycle for assigned construction projects. Serve as the EHS Design Review lead for all EHS elements in Design Review Process; identify EHS specialty areas that require supplemental support and engage SMEs as needed.
Review plans, design specifications and drawings for all planned new facilities and renovations to existing facilities with regard to safety. Make recommendations in concert with other departments to maintain compliance with federal, state and local fire, health, and safety regulations and codes that will achieve the optimal control or reduction of hazards and exposures while maintaining budgetary constraints.
Attend Design Review, project start-up, and other meetings to gain insight on project scope, timeline and complexity.
Participate in Project Reviews and Department of Energy Critical Decision Reviews.
Review subcontractor Site Specific Safety Plans before work starts and verify that adequate forethought has been given to each phase of construction and that their proposed work plan meets safety regulations. Consult and communicate with other SMEs as appropriate.
Attend project pre-start and progress meetings with subcontractors. Partner with subcontractors to familiarize them with Berkeley Lab's safety and industrial hygiene expectations and provide guidance to steer their safety management of ongoing and upcoming activities in the proper direction.
Coordinate and consolidate comments from EHS SMEs and act as the single point of contact for Facilities and Project Management Divisions.
Provide construction safety field support for assigned projects; assure day-to-day work, operations, and activities are conducted safely and within established work authorizations in accordance with PUB-3000.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in advanced industrial safety and hygiene; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in the EHS field.
Strong written and verbal communications skills to effectively interact with integrated project teams comprised of Facilities and EHS management/staff, project managers/superintendents, and subcontractors.
Experience reviewing Master Specifications, contract documents, blueprints and designs, RFIs and submittals and other relevant construction documents.
Substantial knowledge and understanding of OSHA, DOE, ANSI, and other related health and safety requirements/regulations, and experience applying these in a variety of construction or other industrial work environments.
Proficiency with standard business software, including word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets.
Ability to perform the physical requirements of this position, including field activity involving routinely lifting equipment weighing 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, and frequently stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling.
Advanced graduate degree.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
Experience working at an Architectural/Engineering firm.
Experience with heavy construction projects at Department of Energy or equivalent large-scale research / industrial sites.
This is a full-time, 3-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
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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.