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 safety professional to join the utility as a Senior Safety and Health Specialist. This position plays a key role in organizing, developing, administering and implementing technical safety programs that improve and promote safety, health, and wellness in the workplace. This position will report to the Safety Manager of Technical Programs.
Researches, develops and implements technical safety programs such as Hearing Conservation, medical surveillance, respiratory protection and HAZCOM, or as assigned;
Refines existing safety programs and develops new processes and procedures to increase effectiveness in the daily operations of the utility;
Analyzes specialized work practices and develops safety programs and standards that ensure the utility's compliance with complex federal and state regulations;
Communicates direction and technical expertise to supervisors and managers to facilitate, coordinate and implement health and safety practices, programs and activities;
Investigates, evaluates and analyzes safety conditions, incidents, and hazards;
Plans, organizes, coordinates, evaluates and conducts training programs;
Teaches, promotes and reinforces safety practices and working conditions in varied situations for all employees;
Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization and outside agencies;
Participates in utility and citywide committees and on special projects;
Other duties as assigned.
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.
Required to wear protective equipment, follow safety procedures and exercise caution during inspections. Availability to work on call is expected.
Experience with process improvement, administration of programs and project management
Experience with MS Project, Word, Excel, Outlook, root cause analysis, and safety database systems.
Must have a working knowledge of Industrial Hygiene programs such as Hearing Conservation, medical surveillance, respiratory protection, and HAZCOM.
American Society of Safety Engineers, Board of Certified Safety Professionals or Certified Industrial Hygiene (CIH) certifications or equivalent preferred.
Working knowledge of Washington State Safety and Health Regulation and Safety Standards for Electrical Workers
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 various audiences.
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.
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.