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Date: May 3, 2022

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

 

Deadline to Apply: June 5, 2022

Pay Grade

 

11, 13, 14 & 15

Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level

Position Summary

Serves as champion of CPS Energy’s Safety Program as an internal safety consultant and expert. In this capacity, the Sr Safety Professional will serve as member of plant leadership team to include chairing plant safety committee and coordinating performance of initiatives by plant personnel. Reviews, evaluates and analyzes work environments and designs/develops programs and procedures to control, eliminate and prevent injury(s) caused by chemical, physical and biological agents or ergonomic factors. Conducts inspections, observations and enforces adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. Responds to and investigates workplace accidents and incidents as they occur and provides root cause analysis to determine preventability or process improvement. Provides training as needed on safety related processes and procedures. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provides internal consulting, advisement and guidance within CPS Energy, including safety advisory committee, safety steering committee, etc., in line with established best practices and Behavioral Based Safety standards.
  • Works cross functionally with different departments and business units and with all levels of leadership in order to address safety issues and support safety programs. 
  • Investigates accidents and/or injuries and prepares necessary documentation, including incident reporting, root cause analysis and recommend appropriate measures to eliminate or mitigate reoccurrence.
  • Researches and develops Safety related programs, Standard Operating Procedures, Manuals, etc. 
  • Facilitates safety conflicts involving contractors and/or construction projects. 
  • Maintains current technical and regulatory knowledge through the reading of manuals/publications and through the attendance of safety seminars/workshops.
  • Maintains plant safety program records and provides performance reporting.
  • Assists health services and the environmental department with ad hoc issues.
  • Performs other project and process improvement initiatives as assigned.
     

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Background and/or understanding of BBS (Behavior based safety) concepts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. 
  • Working knowledge of federal and state safety regulations.
  • Successful work experience as a Safety Professional in an industrial facility.
  • Consulting experience.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
     

Competencies

Communicates Effectively
Demonstrating Initiative
Driving for Results
Serving Customers
Collaborates

Minimum Education

Associate degree from an accredited institution OR equivalent work experience

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of vehicle for business purposes, personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator.
Employee may potentially be exposed to hazardous chemicals, wet or humid conditions, outdoor weather (i.e., heat, cold, rain), noisy and dusty environment.
Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business related events. After hours work may be required monthly, or more frequently as needed. Overnight travel may be required.
Additional work areas include, but not limited to: Elevated heights (Transmission, Distribution, and Substations) with energized environment with voltages ranging from 50 volts up to 345kV.
Sub-ground levels (Confined spaces, Vaults/Manholes, Excavation sites, etc.). Working around Natural Gas. Power Production facilities (power plants) May be assigned specifically to individual power plants.

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally with or without accommodation, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Travel between plants as needed. Ability to climb up and down ladders and steps.

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.


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