Safety Manager - Norfolk Ship Repair

Job Description
Responsible for maintaining an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and Occupational Health and Safety program (ISO 45001:2018) that supports the safe execution of production activities in accordance with the corporate safety policy and all federal, state and local regulations. Responsible for developing working partnerships across the organization that promote a positive, proactive approach to ensuring worker health and safety. Create and maintain an effective method for review of work processes to ensure a robust approach to hazard identification, risk assessment and the implementation of operational controls. Establish and maintain the infrastructure and organization necessary to consistently deliver industry leading Safety and Health performance.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, consensus standards, and customer requirements.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other BAE Ship Repair Safety Organizations to ensure common understanding of and compliance with Occupational Health and Safety program requirements and Navy and Local Standard Item requirements by employees working under the "One Shipyard" concept. ​
  • Conduct incident investigations. Train Safety Staff in incident investigation and personally engage management with investigation results. Make recommendations for process improvement and hazard mitigation. ​
  • Arrange for robust safety inspections on vessels under contract and throughout the Norfolk Ship Repair facility; Train Safety Staff in inspection methods and provide personal oversight of these inspections. ​
  • Ensure continued certification to ISO 45001:2018 standard through 3rd party registrar.
  • Ensure continued Occupational Safety Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program validation as a "Star Site".
  • Ensure adequate risk assessment, hazard analysis and determination of controls of work processes throughout the Norfolk Ship Repair facility and aboard vessels under contract. Train employees in risk assessment, root cause analysis, hazard analysis, and elimination / mitigation measures.
  • Schedule, conduct, and oversee occupational safety and health training. Ensure that all employees are appropriately trained in safety practice and protocol commensurate with the requirements of their position. ​
  • Chair the Executive Safety Committee, providing the GM with subject matter expertise and consultation necessary to advance the safety culture of the organization. ​
  • Coordinate, schedule, and participate in site inspections with Insurance companies, government agencies and regulatory bodies and report findings to corporate management. ​
  • Manage the Safety and Health operating budget to include equipment purchases, training, material purchases and salaries. ​
  • Review and update Safety and Occupational Health policies and procedures, ensuring they are accurate, current, and reflect the latest Regulatory, Industry, and Company standards and requirements.

Required Skills and Education
Bachelor's and 8 years of related safety, maritime and / or Navy experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficient in OSHA regulations, consensus standards, and customer specifications, with specific additional focus on maritime standards.
Experienced working with NAVSEA standard items and Navy requirements / practices.
Proficient in basic First Aid to include CPR/AED. Knowledgeable of shipboard design and layout. Capable of recognizing risks and hazards associated with the maritime industry.
Requires use of conceptual and innovative thinking (i.e., identifying solutions).
Senior Project/Program team member responsible for work flow which is varied in nature with situations frequently requiring new solutions.
Developed communication skills to exchange complex information.
Limited negotiation required.
Experience in managing an Occupational Safety and Health system (ISO 45001:2018 or equivalent).
Experience in managing an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star site.
Basic knowledge of industrial hygiene, air monitoring for heavy metals and asbestos, and noise abatement.
Computer capable to include MS: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
During ship board and shop inspections the Manager will be exposed to hot and cold temperatures, wind and rain.
Frequently required to stand, sit, reach, bend, climb, walk, and climb into and out of confined spaces and climb ladders and stairs.
Must be able to obtain and retain a DBIDS.

Preferred Skills and Education
Master's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety
Certified Safety Professional or equivalent

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression