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Safety Manager

Simons Observatory, Chile
Employer Description

The Simons Observatory (SO) is an $80 million dollar project supported by the Simons Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and member organizations, dedicated to understanding how the universe originated and evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. The SO project began in 2016 and is comprised of the design and deployment of four special-purpose telescopes, a high-altitude site, and cryogenic detectors. The SO will collect a comprehensive range of data spanning angular scales from one arcminute to nearly 70% of the sky visible from its site in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, at an altitude of 5200 meters (17,200 feet) above sea level.

The SO is comprised of over 40 institutions world-wide with over 300 participating members, representing scientific/academic/educational personnel, engineers, managers, and other parties. Upon completion, SO will be the largest, most ambitious observatory of its kind designed to probe the composition and evolution of the entire universe. The Simons Observatory Project Office at UC San Diego is responsible for the construction and operation of the Simons Observatory.

Job Description

The Safety Manager will manage the Simons Observatory Safety Office and Safety Officers.

The Safety Manager will be responsible for:

  • Assuring that the Simons Observatory site is a safe site operated following best practices
  • Managing the safety officer and working with the safety officer to always have an on-site safety presence.
  • Working with the site engineers to ensure regulatory compliance in installed systems.
  • Ensuring labor regulatory compliance on-site
  • Maintaining and developing safety policy and best practices documents
  • Working with the instrument teams to review all instrument installation and maintenance procedures from a safety perspective
Job Requirements

Skills & Experience

Required: prevencionista certification

  • Required: experience in safety policy development
  • Required: working knowledge of Chilean Norms and Regulations around power generation, electrical power distribution, safety equipment placement, and work at high elevation
  • Preferred: experience in safety management
  • Preferred: experience at high elevation


Location & Schedule
The Safety Manager will be expected to work a standard 9×5 shift schedule, being located in San Pedro and on-call during their shift. Housing in San Pedro can be provided if necessary.

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
16 September 2022
CLOSES
16 October 2022
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
PREFERRED EDUCATION
Some College
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
Open
JOB FUNCTION
Engineer
FIELD
Research and Development