Manager, Occupational Safety & Health (MOSH) – Northern California

MANAGER, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH (MOSH) – UTILITY in Northern CA

The Manager, Occupational Safety & Health (MOSH) collaborates with organizational leaders to provide vision, leadership and expertise for the success and sustainability of the utility’s health and safety programs and services and proactively protect employees and the public.

This position provides the leadership and direction to plan, integrate and evaluate occupational health, safety, workers’ compensation, disability management, injury and accident prevention and wellness programs including the injury and accident prevention program, strategies and related metrics to support, reinforce and define a SAFETY CULTURE as part of the CULTURE of EXCELLENCE.

Salary Range:  $125 – $174 K+ Bonus + Relo   Actual Salary will be based on experience

CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Safety Professional (CSP); and /or Certified Industrial Hygienist Preferred

EXPERIENCE: 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the strategic development and implementation of a comprehensive workforce safety & health program and culture; with at least 5 years in managerial role leading a team of health and safety professionals. There are 3 direct and 8 professional specialists reporting into this management /leadership position.

EDUCATION: BS/BA degree or equivalent experience from an accredited college or university majoring in safety, occupational health, environmental science, industrial hygiene, risk management engineering, physical/biological sciences, psychology, behavioral sciences or related field.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES: Develop enterprise-wide strategies, work plans and goals to meet the organizations’ health and safety objectives through communications and a collaborative approach with senior management, supervisors and all levels of employees to support and deliver on core values and strategic directives related to excellence in employee health and safety.

  • Lead and oversee multi-disciplinary teams in incident reviews and problems solving to support occupational health and safety programs including safe operations practices and loss control/prevention programs.
  • Provide leadership and direction to support operations of the Occupational Health and Safety function including budget administration, resource allocation and operational support of occupational health and safety programs and services.
  • Responsible for maintaining oversight of OSHA compliance including reporting and record keeping; developing and implementing work plans through partnerships with business segments and teams to sustain compliance.
  • Develops and maintains occupational health & safety measures and metrics to identify and prioritize issues and then works with teams to allocate resources as most needed to assist operations address potential occupational safety hazards.
  • Designs, implements and integrates measurable strategies based on data, research and trends.
  • Ensures that employee health and safety risks are identified, characterized and understood by all stakeholders. Develops and implements effective strategies for managing the risks.
  • Develops and implements strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy and productive workplace and workforce, ensuring that the most effective injury prevention tools and practices are implemented and utilized.
  • Conducts process and practice evaluations and site audits to evaluate department compliance with safety regulations and prioritize/identify areas of improvement resulting in action plans.
  • Monitor and report on results against plans and programs.
  • Acts as subject matter expert on the topics of occupational safety, electrical safety, OSHA and CalOSHA compliance, injury and accident prevention.
  • Advises leaders on health and safety policy matters and recommends necessary changes.
  • Oversees the prompt reporting of injuries, health and/or safety concerns instilling in all employees a culture of Safety including no fear of reprisal for reporting
  • Communicates with employees and management the availability of various resources including medical programs, protective equipment, procedures to assist them in the case of potentially hazardous exposures or injuries.
  • Leads investigations on safety incidents and near-misses, accidents and injuries and ensures prompt corrective action and response to operational issues are in place and sustained.
  • Researches industry trends and best practices in occupational health and safety applicable; benchmark and implement best practices as appropriate.
  • Measures and monitors the performance and results of core workforce health and safety processes and drives process improvement.
  • Provide oversight of development and delivery of training of health and safety compliance programs and preventative programs, including training programs that expand awareness and ownership for a safe work environment in electrical utility.
  • Serve as a professional expert in litigation, arbitration, etc. for Health and Safety standards and practices. Serves on committees and task forces with other utilities, government agencies, industrial representatives and the public as formal program representative.
  • Reviews and analyzes rule changes to determine impact on work procedures and/or construction methods; appraises staff, legal, senior management and key stakeholders.

EXPECTED COMPETENCIES:

Develops Talent – Places a high priority on developing others through coaching, feedback, exposure and stretch assignments. Aligns employee career development goals with organizational objectives, encourages people to accept developmental moves.

Builds Effective Teams – Forms teams with appropriate and diverse mix of styles, perspectives, and experience. Establishes common objectives and a shared mindset and creates a feeling of belonging and strong team morale. Communicates and shares wins and rewards team efforts, fosters open dialogue and collaboration among teams.

Communicates Effectively – Is effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. Attentively listens to others. Adjusts to the audience and the message. Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization. Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.

Organizational Savvy – Is sensitive to how people and organizations function, anticipates land mines and plans approach accordingly. Deals comfortably with organizational politics and helps reinforce the organizational structure, keeping leadership in the loop.  Learns the organization, uses influence well, knows who has power, and reinforces respect and process. Steers through the organizational maze to get the right things done right. Helps make things happen in real time.

Courage – Readily tackles tough assignments. Faces difficult issues and supports others who do the same. Provides direct and actionable feedback. Is willing to champion an idea or position despite dissent or political risk.

Business Insight – Knows how business works and how the organization makes money. Keeps up with current and possible future policies, practices, and trends in the organization, with the competition and in the marketplace. Uses knowledge of business drivers and how strategies and tactics play out in the market to guide actions. Anticipates change in the business to adapt safety & health strategies.

Customer Focus – Gains insight into (internal and external) customer needs. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer. Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships.

Cultivates Innovation – Comes up with and encourages useful ideas that are new, better or unique. Introduces new ways of looking at problems. Can take a creative idea and put it into practice. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture nimbleness, agility and innovation.

Strategic Mindset – Anticipates future trends and implications well. Readily poses future scenarios. Articulates credible pictures and visions of possibilities to create sustainable value. Creates and leads competitive and breakthrough strategies with a clear connection between vision and action.

Action Oriented – Readily takes action on challenges with proper planning. Identifies and seizes new opportunities. Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times. Steps up to handle tough issues.

Directs Work – Provides clear direction and accountabilities, delegates and distributes assignments and decisions appropriately. Monitors progress by maintaining dialogue on work and results. Provides appropriate guidance and direction based on capabilities and intervenes as needed to remove obstacles.

Ensures Accountability – Follows through on commitments and makes sure others do the same. Acts with a clear sense of ownership. Takes personal responsibility for decisions, actions and failures. Establishes clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results. Designs feedback loops into work. Identifies and reacts to training opportunities aligning resources as needed.

Drives Results – Has a strong bottom-line orientation. Persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. Pushes self and helps others achieve results.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Has a successful track record of exceeding goals.

KNOWLEDGE OF: Theory and application of leadership principles and best practices in the design and development of occupational health, safety, injury and accident prevention programs, strategy development and implementation; principles and practices applicable to systemic organizational change interventions and improvement; OSHA and CalOSHA compliance, audits and record keeping, federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to the assigned areas of responsibility; research methods and analysis techniques; safety systems and programs (e.g., VPP, ISO18001, ANSI Z10) team management principles and techniques exercising leadership in a diverse, changing, and collaborative environment; project management procedures, principles and practices; electrical safety management practices/ programs; contractor safety principals and programs, methods and techniques for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling work activities; and, effective written and verbal communication skills.

WITH SKILLS TO: Design, plan and coordinate the implementation of comprehensive, effective systemic, strategic occupational health, safety , workers’ compensation, prevention management, disability management and wellness programs; lead through influence; demonstrate honesty, integrity and respect for others; analyze and make sound recommendations on difficult and sensitive organizational issues; facilitate solutions to situations that involve conflicting and competing needs; understand, interpret, explain and apply , state and federal policy, law, regulations and court decisions applicable to health and safety programs; present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively; influence and consult effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization to develop and carryout solutions to complex issues; lead and work effectively as a member or sponsor of a team; prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies, and other written materials; exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines and situations; willingness to challenge the status quo; ability to create, listen to and share new ideas; establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management, employees, representatives of other governmental agencies, consultants, community and special interest groups, the public, and others encountered in the course of the work; demonstrate and promote collaboration; maintain confidentiality of personal and business related information; utilize computer systems and software relevant to the job; communicate effectively with enthusiasm and clarity verbally and in writing; a willingness to be flexible and open to change; and exhibit personal responsibility for safety.

PReP Intl and our client expressly prohibit any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

About PReP Intl:  Since 2002, PReP Intl leadership has worked with over 1,100 energy organizations across North America introducing Multi-Modal Training TM. Since 2009, PReP Intl has helped energy organizations prequalify, find, engage and hire the best talent focusing on effective onboarding and talent management.

PReP Intl and our clients are equal opportunity employers who encourage qualified women, veterans and the disabled to apply. Decisions made on processing and considering prospects for additional consideration for any opening are made on the basis of bona-fide occupational qualification, capabilities, education and related experience and not on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, veteran or disability or employment status.

Apply online and complete a Career Interest Questionnaire before submitting a word version of your resume outlining relevant experience and leadership/management.  Qualified applicants will be contacted with additional information.