Safety & Environmental Specialist

  • Southern California Edison
  • Rosemead, CA, United States
  • Apr 17, 2017
Full time Energy Environmental Science/Engineering EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Safety & Environmental Compliance Specialist will be part of the Compliance & Safety group within Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) Generation organization.  

This Specialist will help lead Safety Program development, implementation and continuous improvement.  This includes translating regulatory requirements and company policies to the specific conditions at the work sites they support, and developing local work processes and procedures to implement these requirements, including assuring employees understand and are following these local procedures.  Work with crew supervisors to assure effective job safety tail-boards are conducted.  Inspect work sites to assess and mitigate safety risks.  Observe work practices and behaviors, and affirmatively address observed instances of unsafe procedures and behaviors.  Support local safety teams, and help assure resulting safety team-led improvement initiatives are effective and are addressing those areas where improvement is most needed.  Participate in accident and near miss investigations, and assure and facilitate the development and implementation of corrective actions. 

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Translates regulations and permits to the specific conditions present at the supported work locations, and prepares and trains personnel on site procedures needed for compliance.  Interacts with agency representatives, including collecting and analyzing operating data, preparing reports, leading site inspections, and engaging SCE home-office experts as needed.
  • As a subject matter expert, participates with other SCE organizations (e.g., Environmental Health & Safety, and other operating units) and other Power Supply managers, other subject matter experts, supervisors, crew members, site safety teams, and bargaining unit representatives to identify needed work process improvements, and culture and behavior changes that are needed, to achieve and sustain injury-free performance. 
  • Works with plant personnel to assure mitigation processes are in place to mitigate against all reasonably foreseeable public safety risks associated with SCE power plants. Assess lessons learned from public safety events for potential lessons-learned applicability to SCE power plants.
  • Collaborates with other SCE organizations to assess changes to safety regulations on Power Supply operations, and assures programs are developed or modified, and implemented, as needed to comply. 
  • As a subject matter expert, collaborates with other SCE organizations to assess changes to work and public safety regulations, on Power Supply operations, and assures programs are developed or modified, and implemented, as needed to comply.
  • Performing other responsibilities and duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of five years of experience working within a Substation or Power Plant environment, or similar environment. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in a safety or environmental related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Safety or Environmental Professional Certification
  • Typically possesses (5) years of experience in assessing, developing, and implementing work processes and procedures to comply with OSHA and environmental compliance regulations and permits.
  • Demonstrated experience with work site inspections and leading accident investigations.
  • Demonstrated experience with root cause analysis, and developing and implementing safety corrective actions.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing programs, including developing project plans for program implementation, documenting work processes, developing training, and developing program policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining relationships with other departments.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, Project, and email programs.
  • Ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop the business and services to enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks appropriately, develop and execute business plans, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning. 


  • This is a field position and the area to be covered is the Eastern Operations region that goes from Redlands to Ventura, CA. The home office location will be in Rosemead, CA, but the hired individual is expected to be in the field the majority of the time.
  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship. 

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years. 

Southern California Edison is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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