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Associate Director, Utilities Safety

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University's physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university's academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford's 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as "Caretakers of a LEGACY." - Job Purpose: Oversee environmental, health, and safety disciplines to ensure a safe work environment and to achieve compliance with the Land, Buildings and Real Estate's (LBRE) environmental, health, and safety standards, Stanford University (SU), and governmental regulatory requirements. Manages and supports the safety programs for Energy Operations (EO) and Water Resources and Civil Infrastructure (WRCI) within Sustainability, Utilities & Infrastructure (SUI). Core Duties*:

  • Develop, administer, and participate in all CAL-OSHA required/mandatory safety training for SUI in coordination with LBRE Safety and Stanford Environmental Health & Safety, which would include establishing and maintaining safety training programs and records which are required by LORS, including electrical safety, fall protection, Confined Space Entry, respiratory protection, hearing conservation and work control programs.
  • Develop budget requirements for safety programs, participate in budget development and ensure financial goals are met.
  • Ensure the Safe Work Permit (SWP) and Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO) programs are properly administered, audited, and updated as needed, including performing field observations.
  • Participate in Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) development, job briefings, and any complex job that requires multi-party involvement to ensure compliance with JHA/SWP/LOTO.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of safety programs and training via audits, inspections, and meetings.
  • Participate in the LBRE Safety committee with representation of SUI/EO's safety efforts.
  • Provide expert knowledge on safety and be the go-to representation on all matters related to safety from an industrial hygiene perspective.
  • Develop and implement emergency preparedness and response procedures in accordance with SU emergency preparedness program and assist AD Operations with Emergency Action Plan.
  • Provide oversight of safety technical operations such as rigging and lifting plans, confined spaces entry operations, LOTO operations, etc.
  • Lead a field observation program, including performing observations of work sites, work in-progress, and providing expert feedback on safe work practices.
  • Investigate near-miss, accident, and incidents, and complaints concerning potential hazards or unsafe conditions in the workplace, and then participate in Root Cause Analysis lessons learned and corrective actions.
  • Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the hazard potential; participate in Design Change Management as part of the Management of Change program.
  • Oversee and maintain implementation of hazardous waste and material storage and inventory, including keeping SDS records and training.
  • Assist in product verification to prevent counterfeits and recalls.
  • *Other duties may also be assigned Education & Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in arts/science in related allied/scientific field and seven years progressively responsible experience in occupational safety and health, emergency response/management, risk management and/or allied/scientific field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
    • The desired candidate will have strong electrical, confined spaces, fall protection and control of hazardous energy safety background in an industrial environment with experience in energy generation and/or distribution. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Working knowledge of Cal/OSHA, CCR Title 8, Chapter 4 especially Subchapters 4, 5 and 7.
      • Working knowledge of OSHA sections Subpart S, 1926, 1910.147, and 1910.269.
      • Working experience with NFPA 70E- Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
      • Working knowledge of NFPA 70 - National Electric Code.
      • Experience in assessing electrical safety and technical skills of qualified workers.
      • Experience with qualification and continuing technical training programs.
      • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective health and safety surveys, quantitative and qualitative exposure/ risk assessments, and most complex data analyses; ability to provide recommendations for exposure/risk control.
      • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences; ability to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
      • 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). Certifications and Licenses:
        • Certified Safety Professional strongly preferred. Physical Requirements*:
          • Frequently stand, sit, and perform desk based computer tasks.
          • Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand.
          • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, write by hand, sort and file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
          • Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license. Working Conditions:
            • Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
            • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, and rarely exposed to electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals or asbestos, or heavy metals
            • May work in confined spaces or at heights ---10 feet. Work Standards:
              • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
              • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
              • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
              • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, . The expected pay range for this position is $136,000 to $160,000 per annum.
                Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs. At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( ) provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process. - Why Stanford is for You
                Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our -culture and unique perks empower you with:
                • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. -
                • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
                • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
                • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
                • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
                  The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
                  Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at . For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form .
                  Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

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