AECOM Safety Culture/VPP Operations Specialist II in Richland, Washington

United States of America - Washington, Richland

Job Summary

Under Supervision, the Safety Culture/VPP Operations Specialist will be responsible for supporting implementation of the WTCC Safety Culture Improvement Plan and the WTCC Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Improvement actions, assessments and annual reports. Specific responsibilities include supporting communications of workplace hazards, administration and participation in the Executive Safety Councils, Committees and Teams supporting worker safety and health needs; ensuring effective implementation of safety and health rules, regulations, policies and procedures; participating in pre-task and safety meetings; and assisting in incident/event investigations and applying lessons learned to culture improvement initiatives and campaigns; maintains current knowledge of specific government agency requirements; exhibits knowledge and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of safety culture and behavioral safety independently determines and develops approaches to solutions; develops, implements and maintains safety and health culture programs, systems and procedures.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control and supervision of WTCC.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES/TASKS

  • Exhibits knowledge and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of safety. With support, determines and develops approaches to solutions; develops, implements and maintains safety and health programs, systems and procedures.

  • Provides input to employee briefings on Operational Safety, Safety Culture, Site Operations, VPP;

  • Assists in preparation and assessments in support of the VPP Self-Assessment and DOE VPP Assessment.

  • Support the development of the annual VPP report to DOE

  • Supports the documentation and maintenance of records for recognition awards tracking resources used by management for recognition

  • Assists in procedure, program, and policy reviews and updates

  • Provides input to Corrective Actions for tracking, documentation, and assignment improvements.

  • Provides input into Key Performance Indicators and Special Emphasis Areas, ensuring excellent ratings by DOE

  • Assists with the administration of the Executive Safety Councils, Zero Accident Committees, and employee committees with initiatives, employee campaigns, and recognition mechanisms.

  • Facilitate the review the Safety Management Programs (SMPs) that maintain the project safety basis

  • Provide support to the companywide Voluntary Protection Program initiatives, activities, and campaigns

  • Assist with communications at all levels to maintain a consistent message and to allow for team input and improvements to the Site Safety Culture.

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment

  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors request

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual)

AECOM has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington state. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently stored at the Hanford Site which is a byproduct of plutonium-production during World War II and the Cold War era.

The project is the largest undertaking of its kind ever and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

Minimum Requirements

Education/Experience:

High School Diploma/GED and 6 years of in a nuclear operations, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment.

OR

Associates Degree in Safety Operations, Safety Culture, Health or Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering and 4 years in a nuclear operations, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment.

OR

Bachelor of Science Degree Safety Operations, Safety Culture, Health or Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering, Engineering, or Science and 2 years of experience in a nuclear operations, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment.

Preferred: Prior work experience in a prior Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) VPP Star Site highly preferred.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must have the ability to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

NA

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Government

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196407BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.