Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Advanced Light Source Division has an opening for an ALS-U Senior EH&S Professional to join the team.
The ALS Upgrade is a project to upgrade the ALS synchrotron light source user-facility to the next generation of electron accelerator technology. The project involves upwards of 200 LBNL employees and external personnel and is funded at $590M over an eight-year period, being the largest LBNL project in 30 years.
Reporting to the ALS Upgrade Project Director, this position, under consultative direction, has responsibility for the planning, execution, and oversight of accelerator safety for the ALS-U Project, including the strategy and execution of the ALS-U Accelerator Readiness Reviews (ARRs). In addition, the incumbent to this position works closely with other EH&S professionals on the project to develop, implement and manage programs and processes to implement Integrated Safety Management (ISM) within the project to ensure the project work is executed safely and that the upgraded accelerator can be commissioned and operated safely after the project is completed. Additional duties include: communicate laboratory health, safety and environmental requirements and programs to the ALS Upgrade team; identify needs and provide solutions to creating and maintaining a safe work environment; and create and update local policies and procedures tailored for the successful completion of the project and leading to safe operation of the facility.
What You Will Do:
Provide the project leadership with the high-level EH&S support required of large and complex DOE science projects:
As a key advisor to the Project Director and Project Manager, evaluate input from multiple stakeholders to provide expert counsel on EH&S matters to ensure safe project execution.
In consultation with the project EHS team, develop and maintain EHS documents required by DOE 413.3B.
Represent the project, as required, for EH&S purposes at DOE Office of Project Assessment reviews and LBNL Director's reviews.
When required, participate as a member of the Change Control Board to evaluate all proposed changes to the project baseline for EHS impact.
When required, participate as a member of the Risk Management Board to provide EHS input to the project Risk Registry.
Provide project management with regular EH&S updates, reports and recommendations.
Work in close collaboration with EH&S staff assigned to the project.
Lead efforts for the Accelerator Readiness Reviews (ARR) for the project, including:
Prepare documents required under DOE O 420.2D, Safety of Accelerator Facilities, including, the Safety Analysis Document and the Accelerator Safety Envelope for the upgraded accelerator, the contractor assurance system, and all configuration management documentation.
Present to review committees during the ARRs for the project.
Provide expert EH&S guidance and advice to project design activities.
Collaborate with project technical leads and designers to identify safety-significant design features and components.
Review component design for potential installation, operation and maintenance hazards and recommend mitigation strategies.
Represent the project EH&S program to external stakeholders.
Collaborate with the LBNL EHS Division to provide EHS support to the project as needed.
Collaborate with other national labs on EHS issues related to safe accelerator design and operation.
Collaborate with other LBNL Divisions providing technical and personnel support to the project.
Act as point-of-contact for project EH&S matters to the DOE Federal Project Director.
What is Required:
B.S. and a minimum 15 years of experience.
Demonstrated and recognized expert in relevant EHS specialty area and/or broad-based technical knowledge and experience across all EHS disciplines.
Under consultative direction, ability to apply advanced and expert-level safety principles, theories and complex concepts to provide highly creative solutions to a wide variety of problems and develop mechanisms for measuring results. Ability to make sound recommendations and decisions that affect the personal safety, cost, and use of equipment and procedures.
Broad knowledge of safety management principles and processes for all EH&S disciplines applicable to large and complex science projects.
Demonstrated knowledge of radiation protection, nuclear safety, quality assurance, industrial hygiene and occupational safety.
Knowledge of project management techniques.
Demonstrated knowledge of DOE O 413.3B Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets.
Demonstrated knowledge of DOE O 420.2C Safety of Accelerator Facilities and its implementation guide.
Ability to make independent assessments and interpretations beyond that which is currently available through technical or regulatory guidance documentation. Demonstrated application of advanced theories and practices to provide program direction regarding problem solving/investigation processes.
Ability to lead, develop, implement, maintain and monitor large and highly complex safety programs and initiatives including development and execution of training, writing procedures, and conducting audits and safety inspections.
Ability to work independently and exercise sound independent judgment and authority to play a leadership role on complex issues related to project safety.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively with people in the widest variety of job classifications.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills with ability to develop and present briefings and reports containing programmatic and technical data to various levels and diverse audiences. Substantial experience developing proposals, organizational and project plans, and programmatic presentations.
Advanced degree and certification.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
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