Division Electrical Safety Officer

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on May 21, 2018

Division Electrical Safety Officer - 84948

Organization: EH-Environ, Health, & Safety


Berkeley Lab’s Environment, Health, & Safety Division (EHS, http://www2.lbl.gov/ehs/) has an opening for an Division Electrical Safety Officer responsible for providing expert customer service-based Electrical Safety services and supporting the implementation of an effective Electrical Safety Program.  Reporting to the EH&S Division and matrixed/assigned to the Facilities Division and the Projects and Construction Office (PCO), you will apply expertise and in-depth understanding of complex Electrical Safety concepts to assure the Berkeley Lab mission meets applicable ES&H-related Department of Energy (DOE) orders, regulatory requirements, and performance measures.


What You Will Do:

  • Recommend and implement processes for monitoring and preventing electrical exposures.
  • Advise the Laboratory Electrical Safety Officer on strategies to address complex regulatory matters and control of construction, maintenance, and lab hazards to minimize liability risks.
  • Play a key role in providing safety expertise, partnership, and leadership to continually improve and develop new electrical safety approaches to ensure safe electrical work execution.
  • Review processes and procedures to plan and control both high voltage and medium voltage electrical work.
  • Review and approve Electrical Safe Work Practices for Facilities/PCO.
  • Manage the Subcontractor Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) program within Facilities/PCO.
  • Lead self-assessments in the areas of Electrical Safety and Lockout/Tagout (LOTO).
  • Serve as a resource to employees, managers, and the Facilities Safety Manager for electrical safety-related concerns.
  • Developing and assisting with Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Permits and Complex LOTO Procedures for Facilities and PCO, using the institutional database.
  • Coach Subcontractors and Project Managers on the development of energization documentation for construction electrical energization.
  • Advise management on electrical safety PPE including purchasing PPE, issuing PPE to selected and approved staff or for training and maintaining PPE as needed.
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative working relationship with Facilities Division/PCO staff, EH&S staff, Safety Coordinators in the line divisions, EH&S Division Liaisons assigned to line divisions, workers, and line management throughout the Laboratory.
  • Review work order requests for Industrial Safety hazards and controls, including fall protection, confined space, silica/asbestos/lead, etc. Ensure appropriate information is relayed to the workers via the work order.


What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field and a minimum of 7 years of relevant electrical safety experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have a solid background in electrical construction and electrical plant maintenance, including a high level of working proficiency in Lockout/Tagout and NFPA 70E safe work practices.
  • Maintain NFPA 70E certification as Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, maintain and monitor safety programs and initiatives including development and execution of training, writing procedures, and conducting audits and performing safety inspections.
  • Must have a working knowledge of and demonstrated ability applying OSHA, DOE, NFPA, DOE, and IEEE electrical safety requirements.
  • Expertise and proven ability to apply safety principles, theories and concepts to provide creative solutions to very complex problems and developing mechanisms for measuring results.
  • Must possess ability to effectively provide technical leadership and consultation to both technical and lay audiences.
  • Able to work under short-term deadlines and constrained budgets, while managing several different projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, decision making, and conflict resolution skills with the ability to manage sensitive issues and difficult people.
  • Proficiency with standard business software, including word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, negotiating, and customer service oriented skills with experience interfacing with a variety of personnel at all levels both internal and external to the organization including various regulatory organizations.
  • Ability to physically inspect all Laboratory work areas, including shops, construction sites, laboratories, office areas, outside areas, etc. Position may require prolonged physical activity in potentially awkward positions.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of this position including field activity involving:

   - Minor lifting (up to 25 lbs)

   - Frequent standing and walking

   - Moving in confined spaces

   - Climbing stairs

   - Inspecting equipment requiring reaching with hands and arms and use of hands to handle or feel

   - Frequently stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

  • Requires wearing a wide-variety of personal protective equipment consistent with a hands-on safety professional.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions and requires extensive walking, climbing, working at various heights, work on construction sites with poor footing and other construction hazards.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant electrical safety experience or a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant electrical safety experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional certification (CSP), registration, or equivalent is an advantage.
  • Experience working in a DOE environment and construction projects preferred.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



  • This is a full time career appointment.
  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Salary Range: $9,559 - $13,144 monthly
  • 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.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.


Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab (LBNL, http://www.lbl.gov/) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab visit https://commons.lbl.gov/display/hr/Benefits.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/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, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4 (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/EO13665_PrescribedNondiscriminationPostingLanguage_JRFQA508c.pdf).  Click here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) to view the poster: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law".