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Construction Safety Functional Area Manager

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
California, US
Posting live until
12 Aug 2024

Job Details

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.<

Pay Range

$256,290 - $330,756 Annually

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a new Construction Safety (CS) Functional Area (CSFA) Manager to lead implementation of a construction safety management program that implements Cal/OSHA and select DOE 10 CFR 851 requirements to ensure an effective, efficient, and compliant program that enables the safe execution of all subcontractor construction work at LLNL, which currently includes greater than 150 projects with an average baseline budget of $200 M each. As the CSFA Manager, you will provide technical leadership and day-to-day management for the functions, processes, and efforts within the construction safety program. Additionally, you will be counted on for strategic vision and technical oversight to meet the construction safety goals and objectives of customers and stakeholders. You will be a key member of the directorate management team and report directly to the Associate Director of the Environment, Safety and Health Directorate.

You will

  • Serve as an integral member of the ES&amp;H management team, develop high-level CSFA strategies and priorities, and develop programs to build and sustain construction safety competencies, and evolve and enhance construction safety improvement opportunities and monitoring capabilities.
  • Provide overall leadership, direction, technical oversight, and administration for construction safety practice and policy that equips programs and their associated Integrated Safety Team (IST) with the ability to implement an innovative, cost-effective, schedule-driven, compliant, and reliable construction safety program.
  • Engage CSFA customers and stakeholders to ensure integration, teaming, and to operate with shared fate and as a valued and trusted partner, enabling successful execution of construction projects and enhancing safety performance.
  • Provide expert level understanding of CSFA requirements imposed by the Prime Contract and through an agreement with the DOE NNSA Livermore Field Office (LFO) for implementation of Cal/OSHA construction standards, so that you effectively liaison with LFO on regulatory interpretation and to resolve highly unusual, complex and/or sensitive technical issues.
  • Serve as a key advisor to the Project Management Office, and Laboratory programs and senior management on broad issues of construction safety.
  • Conduct frequent interactions across organizational lines to gain concurrence/acceptance on complex issues and actions affecting construction requirements and processes at the Laboratory.
  • Develop and maintain meaningful, data driven performance measures for the CSFA that inform Laboratory decision makers and accurately reflect the health of the CSFA at the Laboratory.
  • Work closely with the IST Lead to recruit and hire matrixed staff for the Construction Safety Team and ensure that they actively participate in performance management, objectives and key result determination and tracking, contractor collaboration, implementation, and process improvement.
  • Collaborate with and benchmark against other DOE sites to share practices and continuously improve.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, safety/industrial hygiene, physical science, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and extensive related experience.
  • Extensive experience leading a construction safety program at a large company, including significant experience developing and implementing a construction safety program, building positive relationships with subcontractors, leading change, managing organizational dynamics, and establishing strategic and operational goals.
  • Significant subject matter expertise with expert level knowledge of, and extensive experience with interpreting and evaluating construction safety regulations (specifically tied to NFPA 70E, Hoisting and Rigging, Fall Protection, etc.) and determining their applicability and impact on projects and mission, evaluating, and proposing solutions for issues and negotiating with regulators to quickly resolve differences of opinion.
  • Strong understanding of construction safety-related processes such as procurement and subcontract requirements flow down, maintenance of ES&amp;H specification, Job Hazard Analysis development, and the incorporation of Human Performance Improvement (HPI) philosophies into day-to-day safety and injury/accident investigations.
  • Extensive experience building strong working relationships and trust with a demanding customer base, leading staff in achieving high standards of customer service, and a personal commitment to a customer service ethos.
  • Experience successfully collaborating on senior management teams to develop organizational goals, objectives, and key results.
  • Expert situational awareness, problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills necessary to independently advise, recommend, and resolve highly complex problems impacting project cost and schedule.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills necessary to effectively explain, direct, present, advise, negotiate, and influence all levels of management, both internal and external to the Laboratory.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and collaborate with others in a consistently positive manner, exercise discretion and tact, and gain consensus in an environment where others may have strongly conflicting ideas and goals.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in safety engineering, industrial hygiene, industrial safety, or related field.
  • Experience leading construction safety at a highly hazardous and/or radiological facility/site.
  • Extensive knowledge of Cal/OSHA requirements.
  • Certification as an Industrial Hygiene and/or Industrial Safety Professional, or Professional Engineer License.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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Site 300

Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL. Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis ).

Security Clearance

his position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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LLNL digital

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place. Its defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism, to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counter-terrorism and non-proliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Why work for us
LLNL is a recognized Glassdoor Best Places to Work where we stress work–life balance, an excellent 401K, medical, dental and vision benefits, paid leave and flexible work schedules.

Training and development
LLNL’s Education Assistance Program offers support to qualified employees who wish to pursue an academic degree, job-related course work, or a certificate program in a field that is pertinent to the mission of the Laboratory. Support may include reimbursement for tuition, lab, and registration fees. Several on-site university programs make learning even more convenient for employees.

What we are looking for
We offer opportunities in a variety of fields in science and technology. We are home to a diverse population of professionals that includes staff and postdoctoral researchers.

Livermore, CA, USA

Number of employees

Eligible to work in the US

How to apply
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Closing date
All year round


Company info
7000 East Avenue
CA 94550
United States

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