Construction Safety Engineer

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Upton, NY, USA
  • Oct 01, 2020

Job Description

Job ID 2293Date posted 09/02/2020

Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department;of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview
Maintaining and protecting the safety and health of BNL employees, the public and the environment is our mission. Our professionals and technical staff provide expertise in support of the overall BNL mission by use of both field deployed Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) personnel, and an Industrial Hygiene Lab which provides monitoring equipment, sample preparation, and respirator fit testing.

Position Description

The Construction Safety Engineer provides expertise, guidance, support, and leadership on construction safety and construction equipment matters both in the field and at the program level. Acting as or assisting the subject matter expert, the candidate will maintain, implement, and improve institutional construction programs, policies, procedures, and requirements for conformance with Laboratory objectives, applicable regulations, and construction industry best practices. The candidate will resolve conflicts related to applicable safety requirements by working cohesively with construction staff and contractors and providing solutions-oriented service.

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant experience, knowledge and skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform the duties of Subject Matter Expert for construction safety and related areas
  • Promote BNL safety culture and expectations and provide solutions-oriented service to Laboratory staff and construction contractors
  • Conduct daily construction site safety inspections to identify potentially hazardous activities, and make observations and recommendations for construction sites and worker safety
  • Attend contractor job safety planning meetings / toolbox meetings
  • Review and approve contractor safety and rigging plans, and contractor safety rep. qualifications
  • Inspect contractor’s construction equipment, including cranes, rigging equipment, and aerial lifts
  • Participate in project design reviews to ensure construction safety requirements are addressed
  • Monitor the performance of construction contractors as it relates to compliance with the Site Safety Specification and BNL Health and Safety Plan
  • Monitor and audit contractor implementation of safety programs and utilize judgment to ensure compliance with state, federal (OSHA) and contractual construction safety requirements, including the proper use of PPE
  • Analyze, track and trend construction site safety performance, prepare periodic job site safety performance statistical reports for Laboratory and contractor personnel, and ensure actions to improve performance are implemented

Position Requirements
Required Skills, Knowldege and Abilities:

  • Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related technical, scientific, or engineering field
  • Degree requirement may be waived for the candidate with the right combination of work experience and professional certifications
  • Eight (8) years of related work experience with a minimum of:
    • Eight (8) years in construction safety
    • Three (3) years of safety oversight in the field
  • Working knowledge of 29 CFR 1926 and OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Training
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regulations, standards and specifications
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Outstanding People skills with clear and concise written and oral communication

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a technical, scientific, or engineering field
  • CSP and/or NYC DOB Site Safety Manager designations
  • Qualification as one or more of the following:  scaffold/excavation/fall protection competent person
  • Mobile crane, rigging, and aerial lift inspection certifications are highly desirable
  • Familiar with DOE 10CFR851 Worker Safety and Health Program
  • OSHA 500 Certification

Other Requirements

  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Ability to lift 30 lb.
  • Ability to wear a respirator

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation.

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