Safety Manager – Pasadena, CA, US


Safety Manager – Pasadena, CA, US

Safety Manager

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Pasadena, CA, US

NIKA is hiring for a Safety Manager to provide day-to-day safety management to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) FOM Support Services contract in Pasadena, CA! This is for a potential opportunity that would be awarded mid-year 2024.

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to operate and manage their real property. Our operations management, engineering, and project management services provide our customers with the value and expertise to ensure operational readiness for complex and mission-critical facilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, manages and maintains all safety programs to ensure the laboratory’s compliance with federal, state, and local safety-related regulations, in addition to environmental health, safety, and loss prevention standards and guidelines.
  • Resolves and/or escalates all safety and environmental issues in a timely fashion.
  • Evaluates risk management information to identify potential safety and environmental hazards, impacts, then identifies and recommends corrective and preventive actions.
  • Performs root cause analysis and investigates mishaps, and all other safety and environmental incidents.
  • Responsible for timely closure manages all safety and environmental corrective and preventive actions.
  • Prepares and supports programs related to the Emergency Management Plan and Business continuity Plan.
  • Responsible for asbestos, lead, confined space, electrical safety, hazardous waste, LOTO, fall protection and other core safety and environmental programs.
  • Ensures that all new employees and sub-contractors receive necessary Safety, Health, and environmental training during initial on-boarding.
  • Co-manages records and documents related to chemicals, MSDS, and refrigerants that are utilized by the department.
  • Performs safety audits and regular physical inspections of grounds, buildings, equipment, and operations then identifies hazards and incidents of regulatory non-compliance, and recommends corrective measures.
  • Effectively applies our industry methodology and behavioral modification to enforces safety and environmental standards.
  • Liaison and Contractor POC for JPL Occupational Safety Program Office (OSPO)

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years of related Safety Management experience required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent field required.
  • Certified Safety Professional preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Cal-OSHA, OSHA, SC-AQMD, EPA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Experience with managing Government contracting requirements included in the FAR, Government Furnished Equipment and Materials, Property Accountability, and Work Control.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain an access card to the site.

NIKA provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, NIKA takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.