Contractor Safety Program Manager

Chelan County PUD
Wenatchee, Washington, US
Closing date
May 24, 2022

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Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Forbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled
Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize your directly related experience, including any training or hands-on use of HPI principles and practices. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The first review date for application materials is scheduled for April 4, 2022.

Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at to discuss the position.
In addition to a competitive starting salary range of $89,550 - 119,400 (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.

Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.
JOB PURPOSE: The Program Manager -Contractor Safety is responsible for managing a program to verify safety controls are established and in place throughout contractor projects and comply with state, federal and local safety laws, and regulations. Utilizing Human Performance concepts, the incumbent acts as a safety consultant, subject matter expert, mentor and role model for safety related activities and subject matter related to Contractor safety and Contract Projects/Programs.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position.

# % of Time Job Functions
  • 40% Safety Components Review/Inclusion/Assessment for Contractor Safety Programs: Safety Representative serving as a team member for contract project development, initiation, execution, and closeout Provide safety expertise during design process of construction projects and review safety elements in draft bid documents. Participate in pre-construction meetings and assess safety implications related to contractor interface points between PUD employees and facilities. Provide safety assessments of project implications to other project or operational work. Reviews contracts to ensure safety requirements in the contract are complete and appropriate to the scope of work and also reviews contractor job safety assessments and contractor employee certifications for performance of the scope of work. Review and provide feedback related to contractor safety related project submittals. Develops a unified and coordinated approach to messaging HPI and safety principles and practices in the field.
  • 40% On Site Safety Representative: Serve as safety representative for interface points between contractor and PUD employees and facilities during construction. Participate in contractor and plant safety meetings, jobsite audits, safety incident investigations. Maintain a highly visible presence in the field working closely with project managers, construction management staff and contractors. Conduct field safety observations, verify safety controls are established and in place throughout contractor projects and that they meet federal and local safety laws and regulations.
  • 20% Subject matter Expert: Serve as SME for contractor Safety Program guidelines. Keep front-line workers, contractors and managers informed of compliance issues while promoting HPI principles and concepts. Assist in the delivery and coaching of effective HPI and Latent Causal Analysis (LCA) practices. Work with project managers, construction management, and contractors to achieve operational excellence and compliance with WISHA, OSHA and related regulations. Provide cross training, and backup support to other District employees involved with construction contractor safety initiatives, in addition to conducting safety orientations and field safety audits.
  • Ongoing Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.
  • Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance: Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC

  • QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    Post-Secondary Education: Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in safety or a closely related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Experience: Typically requires five (5) years' experience in the implementation and auditing of safety programs. Individuals with safety certifications preferred. Proven leadership skills and experience influencing the behavior of others without supervisory authority. Utility industry safety experience strongly preferred. Individuals with prior experience modeling, coaching and leading Human Performance Improvement principles and practices are preferred.

    Requires CPR Certification and valid First Aid card within 90 days of employment.

    Specific KSA's: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    • Develop and maintain an expert knowledge of District Safety policies, procedures and WACs and RCWs applicable to this position.
    • Knowledge of operations and safety requirements of operating units throughout the District.
    • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of hydroelectric equipment.
    • Knowledge of industrial hygiene, safety and health
    • Knowledge of Human Performance principles and practices
    • Advanced knowledge of federal, state, and local safety regulations including OSHA, DOSH and WAC codes
    • Advanced knowledge of standard safety reporting per OSHA, DOSH and WAC codes

    Skills & Abilities:
    • Strong negotiating skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Strong decision-making skills
    • Strong conflict resolution skills

    • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
    • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Goal oriented and focused on effective business management
    • Ability to communicate with all levels of the District, including communication with external entities
    • Ability to effectively work as part of a team, manage multiple priorities, influence others without formal authority and achieve results
    • Ability to formulate and/or oversee policy and procedure development and implementation
    • Ability to review complex bids, contracts and process documents
    • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate rules and regulations
    • Ability to work well under tight schedules and in emergency situations
    • Ability to remain calm in a crisis

    Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

    Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Complexity: Prioritizes and performs a broad range of moderately complex technical or professional work. Solves day-to-day problems using established policies, regulations, or work rules.

    Decision Making: Works independently, under limited supervision. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Trains and mentor's others. May act as a team leader. Advises management on best work methods, processes and/or application of policy. Receives guidance in complex situations.

    Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment: To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to have basic knowledge of Maximo Order Processing, PeopleSoft HRIS and General Office Equipment; intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; talk & hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; repetitive hand or arm movement; taste, smell; carry or lift unassisted up to 25 pounds; lift above shoulder up to 10 pounds. Vision requirements include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and ability to adjust focus

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; confined spaces; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold (non-weather); extreme heat (non-weather); electrical shock; vibration. The noise level is usually loud.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS: An employee may not be hired or transferred to a job, or continue in a job if currently employed, if they do not satisfy the following job requirements. These District requirements cannot be waived by supervisors.

    A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.
    Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.
    Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

    EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish.

    Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

    Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

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