Apply Online at: Requisition #98893
The Environmental Health and Safety Department seeks an experienced Senior Safety Engineer to take a leadership role in Stanford’s safety risk mitigation with high hazard operations and activities. You will serve as the campus subject matter expert in the field of safety engineering, including but not limited to applications such as confined space entry, lockout/tag, electrical work, slip/trip/fall prevention, shop safety, and high pressure systems. Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Program, you will have a key role in advancing the University’s safety culture across academic, research, and operational units by supporting effective hazard assessment and control, safety education/ training, incident investigation and facility design review.
In this role, you will:
- Work under consultative or self-initiated direction to develop, implement, and maintain programs, systems, and procedures necessary to ensure the overall safety and health of employees and the community.
- Act as a lead or technical expert, providing functional direction and training in the overall application of physical safety programs.
- Conduct comprehensive, independent compliance assurance reviews of safety policies and procedures; prepare accompanying management reports, documentation, and evaluations.
- Monitor and prevent potential hazards and unsafe conditions that could be present in the work area.
- Investigate accidents, incidents, injuries, and complaints concerning potential hazards or unsafe conditions in the workplace.
- Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the hazard potential.
- May lead a team responsible for developing and implementing workplace safety programs.
Additionally, you will:
- Provide support as needed during University emergencies.
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, environmental science, and/or allied/scientific field, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Preferred Education & Experience:
- Project and team management experience
- Master’s or terminal degree in engineering sciences or a cognizant, directly related discipline.
- Work experience in an academic/research environment
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP, Board of Certified Safety Professionals)
To be successful in this position, you need to bring:
- Strong knowledge of physical safety hazards relevant to skilled trades and research activities, with safety proficiency in areas including but not limited to electrical work, high pressure systems, shop equipment use, fall prevention/protection, and confined space entry.
- Expertise in safety management fundamentals such as quantitative/ qualitative risk assessment, job safety analysis, incident investigation, training and risk communication, and building design review.
- 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 regulatory 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).
- Demonstrated supervisory/coaching expertise.
Additionally, preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities would include:
- Exceptional customer service skills, including strong interpersonal skills, such as empathy for and patience with those who need help with their working conditions
- Ability to work successfully independently with minimal supervision, as a member of multiple teams, and as a team lead
- Project and group facilitation skills
- 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.
* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
- Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
- May rarely be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals.
- May rarely work in confined spaces or at heights ≥10 feet.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The expected pay range for this position is $130,000 to $155,000 per annum/hour. This is a Hybrid-eligible position.
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT : Senior Safety Engineer Job Req#98893
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.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) at Stanford University is the principal health and safety office at Stanford University. We support and advance the teaching, learning and research activities at Stanford by promoting a safe and healthy campus environment. Our mission is to provide and coordinate programs and services that minimize safety, health, environmental, and regulatory risks in a manner consistent with fiscal and environmental stewardship. We are comprised of 9 technical groups with more than 50 specialists who work in the field with top researchers, faculty, staff, and students to support the mission and research of Stanford University. The work environment is team-oriented, collaborative, deadline-driven, and dynamic.
In addition to providing routine EH&S program services, our staff provides support as needed during University emergencies. All EH&S staff are to comply with governmental regulations and University policies and procedures regarding health and safety and are expected to serve as strong models and advocates for research health and safety.
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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.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.