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Senior Safety Consultant (R1-19-0655)

Portland General Electric, Downtown Portland, OR

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 03/20/2019


For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.

PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

Senior Safety Consultant (R1-19-0655)

As the Senior Safety Consultant, you will design, develop, implement and oversee the organization’s safety programs to safeguard employees and the public and to ensure compliance with laws, standards and regulations.

We’re looking for someone with excellent safety leadership with a customer focus mind to help carry forward PGE’s safety initiatives! This person must be able to come in and hit the ground running.

Typical responsibilities include:
Leads investigations in collaboration with managers and other staff. Tracks, reviews and analyzes data and prepares presentations and communications. Leads resolution of action items identified within investigatory reports and/or data and trend analysis. Uses predictive analytics to develop new programs or initiatives.

Proactively identifies safety programmatic needs. Recommends or develops innovative safety programs to meet business objectives and comply with all relevant state and/or federal laws and regulations. Works with stakeholders to integrate industry best practices into existing programs. Collaborates with other areas of the company to ensure program alignment.

Proactively provides safety information to employees, managers and other departments. Analyzes business needs and leads collaborative efforts with other areas of HR to deliver business safety solutions aligned to industry best practices. In collaboration with other departments, recommends, develops and implements safety soutions and strategies for employee and/or public safety. Leads the design and delivery of safety educational programs and materials. Acts as company liaison with industry trade groups.

Initiates and leads special projects to meet corporate objectives engaging closely with other departments and other areas within HR. Leads meetings and/or specialty teams to implement projects or initiatives. May assume leadership roles in emergency response up to and including incident command.

May provide formal written commentary to regulators on proposed regulations impacting safety. Oversees regulatory and compliance reporting of safety issues. Tracks safety compliance related documentation. In collaboration with Legal Services, responds to questions from regulators and serves as a point person for safety-related regulator inquiries and communications. Ensures all projects and initiatives comply with applicable safety laws and regulations.

Bring the following skills to our team:
Root cause analysis training required.
Knowledge of employment laws related to area of discipline
Knowledge of standard HR policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements and benefit plans
Knowledge of industry best practices related to area of discipline
Skills in project management
Skills in writing reports
Skills in facilitation and presentations
Skills in systems and programs used in functional area, including data retrieval

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in science, business, human resources or other related field or equivalent experience. Typically, eight or more years in professional safety and/or in electric generation, transmission and distribution operations. Journeyman card or equivalent trade or operator qualification a plus.

A certificiation in one or more of the following is highly desierable: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Construction Safety & Health Technician (CHST), Occupational Health & Safety Technologist (OHST), Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS).

Join us today and power your potential!

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. 

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline:
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

Talent Acquisition Contact:
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