City of Seattle, WA City Light North and South Service Centers, WA
Sep 20, 2017Full Time
Position Description Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. We are looking for a seasoned safety professional to join the utility as a Senior Safety and Health Specialist assigned to our North and/or South Service Centers working with our high voltage workers. This position will report to the Safety, Health and Wellness Field Operations Manager. Job Responsibilities Provide Safety Support for assigned high voltage work units such as Line, Network and/or Stations. Perform field safety assessments on a regular basis. Analyze specialized work practices and develop safety and health standards that ensure the utility's compliance with complex federal and state regulations; Provide direction and technical expertise to supervisors and managers to facilitate, coordinate and implement health and safety practices, programs, activities and compliance; Ensure utility compliance to safety and health regulations through managers and line supervisors; Investigate, evaluate and analyze safety conditions, accidents and hazards; Work with management/employees to make the necessary improvements to ensure compliance safety standard/codes and employee protection; Act as a safety trainer for individual safety training classes; Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and outside agencies; Represent the department with external organizations and conduct front line risk management actions to protect the utility from litigations and interact with state compliance staff in these situations; Use professional contacts with regulatory agencies to anticipate, research, and resolve potential compliance actions against the utility; Ability to work independently and use discretionary judgment; Participate in utility and citywide safety committees and on special projects. This position may also be assigned to support generation operations at times in remote areas such as our Skagit, Boundary and Cedar Falls Hydroelectric projects Additional duties as assigned Qualifications Education: Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health, Safety, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene or a related field (or a combination of education, training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). Experience: Minimum of three years of direct experience working in the safety and health field. Certification/License: Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's license and satisfactory driving record. Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of principles and practices of electric generation, construction, maintenance and operations. Extensive knowledge of high voltage safe work practices. Experience in conducting incident fact finding and suggestions to provide detailed reports of findings to improve workplace safety. Experience in presenting information that promotes Safety Health and Wellness to large groups. CSP, CUSP, CIH Experience in networking with other utility safety organizations. Ability to communicate and work effectively as a team member, all levels of the organization. Ability to use discretionary judgment, work independently and be solutions oriented Required to wear protective equipment, follow safety procedures and exercise caution during inspections. Availability to work on call is expected. Additional Information Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/ .