Health and Safety (H&S) Engineer

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Health and Safety (H&S) Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
12 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
As a member of the Occupational Safety Program Office will be responsible for all aspects of Facilities Safety/construction safety which will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: code interpretation and applications, review and approval of facility construction modification drawings and specifications, identification and abatement of hazards, incident investigations and reporting, audits, and construction safety training. Will attend pre-construction meetings and highlight/identify potential key hazards for JPL, review contractor site safety plans, IIPP and related compliance programs. Will perform field health & safety inspections of Construction and Facilities work locations to ensure compliance with construction safety and general industry safety orders (GISO) regulations. Make recommendations for workplace changes to ensure compliance and mitigate risk. Partner with Subject Matter Expert (SME) or work independently to provide assessment of fall protection, lifting devices, excavations, confined spaces, trenching & shoring, electrical, fire/life and other safety requirements associated with construction jobsites. Demonstrate competency in pretask Job Hazard Analysis, planning, accident investigation root cause analysis, statistical analysis of injury trends. Prepare and implement models for risk exposure and risk management. Broad understanding and recall of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements as they pertain to construction activities within the State of California. Will cross-train in other areas of safety, and be willing to take on additional duties as requested.

Required Skills:
•This position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience; or Master’s degree in similar disciplines with 4 years of related experience. 
•Demonstrated experience working in construction safety in the following areas: asbestos and lead abatement, fall protection, excavation, confined space entry, scaffolding, trenching, hot work, welding, and other areas of high risk exposure. 
•Experience with developing and reviewing health & safety construction work plans. 
•Experience working on a construction sites and providing safety oversight to rehabilitation projects. 
•Familiarity with the California Code of Regulations (CCR) specifically with the Construction Safety Orders and the General Industry Safety Orders (GISO). 
•Some knowledge in one or more of the following areas: industrial hygiene, hazardous materials, and health physics and Fire/Life Safety. 
•Knowledge and experience with MS Office Suite, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
•Strong written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to work in a team environment. 

Desired Skills:
•Completion of the 30-Hour OSHA Construction Safety and Health training course 
•Licensed in the State of California as a Professional Engineer (PE). 
•Certification as an Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Safety Professional (CSP), or other relevant designation within the broad safety engineering discipline. 
•Take initiative, have sound judgment and follow through on assignments. 
•Must be able to perform construction site audits/inspections requiring extensive daily walking that may include uneven terrain and climbing ladders, entering tight, enclosed or confined spaces, tunnels and trenches, etc. 

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