MidAmerican Energy Company Safety Supervisor in Des Moines, Iowa

Performs safety audits, inspections and accident investigations by observing employee activity and workplace conditions. Makes recommendations to correct deficiencies, eliminate hazards and improve overall programs, including hazard risk assessments. Reviews safety training programs developed by support groups to ensure compliance with federal, state and department of transportation regulations and recommends modifications based upon adult learning styles. Develops, implements and monitors the quality of safety programs defined by senior management. Evaluates incident trends, regulatory changes, industry standards, and provides improvement recommendations to local operations managers, including the development and implementation of improvement strategies. Provides full support of severe storm and plant outages when required. Coordinates regulatory safety training.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

Maintains knowledge of company and government safety requirements and regulations and equipment specifications by attending operations and safety committee meetings, studying procedural and equipment materials, and attending internal and external training programs. Uses knowledge to develop and administer safety programs, policies and procedures. Researches and responds to a wide range of employee inquiries received through the safety help line, including complex and cross-functional issues.

Evaluates incident trends and makes recommendations for safety improvement tasks in the corporate safety improvement plan (SIP). Leads teams assigned specific prevention tasks in the SIP and develops specific action plans to ensure assignments are planned and executed on time. Evaluates the task results and recommends appropriate modifications.

Encourages employees to participate in safety programs through continual communication, observation and committee work. Encourages and supports recognition and incentive programs.

Investigates injury and vehicle incidents, and provides legally required and other special reports for use in hearings and lawsuits, as required. Conducts safety audits, inspections and accident investigations in a positive and collaborative manner.

Manages multiple projects that impact operational and safety budgets and provides technical advice on safety issues including development of hazard risk assessments

Provides full support of severe storm and plant outages when required.

May serve as liaison with local fire, police and other agencies regarding safety and health issues.

Performs oversight activities, including employee safety activities and demonstrations, selection and development of employees, employee counseling and motivation.

Works with external safety vendors to develop and maintain operational programs related to equipment use, behavior based safety, personal protective equipment and other safety initiatives.

Assists in the administration of the department budget and ensures the annual budget goal is met.

Reviews and refreshes training materials or programs. Ensures changes in regulations and company policies are incorporated in training programs and procedures. Delivers training in classroom, one-on-one setting, via internet, written or other communication methods.

Travels from location to location within MEC service territory and occasionally to other companies for storm, emergency or other as assigned to perform safety training

Ensures administrative requirements are met for the completion of evaluation and training records and data is entered into the company data retention system or retained by file according to regulation and policy.

Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of human performance improvement techniques.

Evaluate present practices and implement processes, concepts, training and tools to prevent, detect and correct human errors that may adversely impact the safe, reliable operation of the electric transmission and distribution system.

Bachelor's degree in safety, business-related studies or equivalent related work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)

Six years work experience in electric and gas operations and/or safety compliance.

Leadership skills to provide instruction, orientation, guidance and direction.

Communication skills to transmit information accurately and understandably in written and verbal format and communicate effectively in group settings.

Short-term project management planning skills to plan work flow, coordinate projects and resolve conflicting demands.

Administrative skills to follow company standards and policies.

Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Interpretation skills to determine compliance with new and existing safety regulations.

Certificate in safety is desired.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

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

Job: *Safety

Organization: *Electric Delivery

Title: Safety Supervisor

Location: IA-Des Moines

Requisition ID: 1801265