Establishes and maintains relationships with PG&E utility departments to provide technical safety expertise and knowledge by consulting with supported lines of business and performing observations and assessments. The Safety Specialist role also makes recommendations and provides guidance on safe work practices and behaviors to influence and continually improve safety culture and performance and documents adherence to safe work practices and behaviors in the office and field. Frequently leads causal analysis to effectively identify safety-related causal factors and corrective actions.
Position will cover Sacramento to the Oregon boarder
Establish line of business relationships required to become a trusted advisor as the Enterprise Safety primary point of contact
Identify complex gaps, design solutions and influence the line of business' adoption and sustainability of high-risk safe work practices and behaviors fostering the continuous improvement of PG&E’s safety culture and performance
Provide consistent, technical and practical interpretation on regulations, procedures and standards.
Provide Safety Program knowledge to inform LOB Safety Program tactics and strategy (ergonomics, life safety, Industrial Health (IH, "Keys to Life"))
Consult with line of business Life Safety Directors and Emergency Coordinators on required life safety plans
Partner with Safety Analytics to understand the implications of the data and reach conclusions to jointly develop and deliver compelling recommendations
Assist line of business partners in understanding the implications of safety data and safety results on the line of business though asking questions, identifying possible consequences and impacts to safety exposure
Build productive relationships with field employees, supervisors and managers, directors, senior leaders and safety leadership coaches to jointly identify, plan and prioritize the requirements to produce stronger safety leadership and management skills as well as safe practices.
Consult with targeted coaches of Grass Root Safety Teams (GRST) to enable them to build more effective grassroots safety teams and maintain momentum and time-critical impact
Coach and mentor line of business employees, following collaboration and prioritization with the LOB leadership. Active coaching and mentoring will be based on:
Key individuals identified by LOB management
Recommendations made following field observations and assessment reviews
Inputs from the Safety Standards and Programs and Safety Culture organization that may influence the above focus areas and recommendations
Provide success and guidance feedback in a way that promotes behavioral reliability and at the same time builds on and preserves the relationship.
Conduct and document assessments, targeted reviews and observations to identify adherence to safe work practices and behaviors in the field
Conduct data analysis and present findings to the LOB including implications and recommendations. Activities may include:
"Keys to Life" and related exposures
Office assessment and industrial ergonomic task analysis
Basic Industrial Hygiene conditions which may include monitoring equipment for asbestos (field), noise levels and indoor air quality
Engage with employees and leaders to increase safe behaviors, rule/procedure adherence, hazards and exposures and proactively uncover barriers to safe work.
Partner with other Safety Specialists when the escalation process is required and lead the briefing with the senior leaders
Use compelling information (adverse trends, assurance of standards, and observed risks) to identify and analyze causal factors and facilitate and help drive/influence towards corrective actions
Intervene when there is the potential of a serious injury or fatality and communicate this situation to appropriate LOB partners in a way that keeps the focus on improvement and treats the situation as systemic versus as local or individual.
Identify and act to effect physical and organizational barriers that negatively impact managing exposure.
Document compliance and gap analysis, including input into Safety reporting and tracking systems
Develop and report, in writing and presentations, the findings and implications of targeted reviews and communicate the information in a manner that is easy for the leaders to understand and grasp the implications to safety and the business
Partner with Compliance and Auditing on targeted reviews as needed.
Lead discussion with LOB leaders around implications to the business and potential exposure.
Assist in the crafting a strategy that supports the execution of work and controls.
Demonstrate mastery of causal analysis, analytical practices and corrective action plan development.
Identify themes and trends that inform lessons to-be-learned with focus on how to improve safety practices and culture
Perform quality control on incident processes (motor vehicle incidents, OSHA Recordable injuries, serious incidents analyses) to ensure compliance and data quality
Serve as team member of the Serious Incident Analysis Team
Lead causal analysis on serious incidents to effectively identify safety-related and organizational causal factors
Collaborate with line of business lead to manage the incident analysis process through the following activities:
Compile and manage information for causal analysis and corrective action development
Develop and review communications and reports
Ensure attorney client privilege
Lead causal analysis
Notify and manage Cal OSHA agencies
Serve as the On-Call specialist for the Option 1 line and respond to calls
Emphasize compliance requirements, gap analysis, hazardous conditions and risks to creating and sustaining safe work practices and behaviors
Identify and propose corrective action plans to eliminate identified safety risks and exposures and create sustainable safety culture, conditions and practices. When needed, partner with other safety specialists to provide insight and coaching in the developments of correction plans.
Identify and differentiate between actions to close the gap (e.g. supervisory coaching, mentoring and improved performance management practices, requiring formal classroom training, work methods and procedures) Also provides coaching to Associate and Career Safety Specialists on how to communicate the identified gap and recommended actions to the line of business.
Ensure understanding of the actions and results to be owned by the line of business supervisory and management team and those that require joint accountability for success between the line of business and other organizations
Serve as Safety Officer and prepare communications for ICS command: REC and OEC
High school diploma or GED
A minimum of 3 years of relevant safety experience
Must currently hold or obtain safety certification within 12 months of hire (e.g., Construction Health and Safety Technologist, Occupational Health and Safety Technologist, Certified Utility Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional or equivalent certification).
Professional Certification/Safety Management (e.g., Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Management)
Professional Safety experience with a utility supporting electric transmission, distribution and/or sub-station facilities and personne
Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland