Senior Safety Advisor (#22-64015)

San Diego Gas & Electric

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE.

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Primary Purpose
Act as a strategic safety business advisor and consultant. Analyze safety trends, identify safety gaps, develop action plans to support company safety initiatives, work with clients to develop safety plans, and mitigate existing and potential hazards to prevent injuries. Provide health and safety support to internal and external stakeholders/clients. Participate in the incident review investigations. Review regulations, company procedures and training, and industry trends to develop effective corrective actions. Anticipate, recognize, evaluate and recommend controls for environmental and physical hazards that can affect the safety, health and well-being of employees, contractors and members of the public. Acts as primary client contact for safety.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently review and analyze industrial accident and motor vehicle accident reports to assure that contributing factors (root causes) and corrective actions were identified and prescribed as required by the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and Cal-OSHA. As part of a team with organizational representatives, investigate all industrial injuries and motor vehicle accidents. Provide counsel and training to region and headquarters personnel for improving incident investigations, identifying contributing factors and planning corrective actions. Review and provide input on proposed regulations as requested. Participate in, and provide safety and occupational health perspective during major projects. Participate in the investigation of employee and contractor incidents and other investigations as requested.
  • Act as a strategic safety business advisor and consultant. Analyze safety trends and identify safety gaps. Develop action plans to support company safety initiatives. Work with clients to develop safety plans, and mitigate existing and potential hazards to prevent injuries. Identify potential and existing safety hazards and unsafe work practices, and recommend corrections. Perform annual Environmental and Safety Compliance Management Program (ESCMP) inspections of assigned company facilities for compliance with Cal/OSHA and CPUC/DOT regulations, and company procedures. Has a physical presence in the field, the districts and with assigned client groups.
  • Promote safety awareness, safe behaviors and provide safety training on various safety topics including compliance. Assess and evaluate personal protective equipment and make recommendations. Provide continuing safety education and training to end users. Recommend work methods and solutions for specific situations by promoting safety and health awareness, safe behavior, and compliance system-wide.
  • Proactively provide counsel, guide and inform operating and corporate departments of safety issues relative to California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Department of Transportation (DOT) and other safety regulations. Consult with region client group(s) to set safety goals and develop robust safety plans.
  • Provide support and counsel to field operations prior to and during CPUC safety inspections. Accompany CPUC safety inspectors. Participate, support and respond to safety audits. Independently investigate, review and analyze company activities for CPUC/DOT reportability, and when required, reporting to the CPUC/DOT.
  • Respond to after hours safety concerns, incidents and other safety related matters. Required to respond to emergency operations and critical indents. Required to participate be on-call safety rotation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering, business, physical science or related discipline, or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • 5 years – Experience in the administration of health, safety and accident prevention programs.
  • Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) or Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
  • Thorough knowledge of company policies and procedures, field operations and activities necessary to conduct a public utility business.
  • Must have a working knowledge of OSHA and DOT compliance regulations.
  • Must be familiar with environmental and occupational health issues that pertain to the utility industry and an office environment (e.g. ergonomics). Must be familiar with general environmental topics such as hazardous materials management, haz-mat spill response and cleanup, etc.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must possess strong organizational abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess the ability to review complex problems and propose innovative solutions linking new concepts and technologies.
  • Must have a working knowledge of statistical analysis and accounting practices, management theory, and project management.
  • Must possess good negotiation and communication skills.
  • Must possess strong presentation skills as this position may be required to brief company executives or governmental officials at public hearings to obtain approval of critical programs.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and materials.


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