Manager, Safety

Sep 10, 2020


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Under general direction, a Sunrun Regional Safety Manager of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)is responsible for the implementation of Sunrun Corporate Safety Policies and environmental health & safety support for all Sunrun Leaders in their respective region.The Safety Manager is responsible for coaching field operations and sales team members to exhibit behaviors and work processes that create a safe work environment. This position is a cross functional leadership role and will report to the Head of Environmental Health & Safety.


Here’s what you’ll do

  • Exemplify and promote a culture of safety at Sunrun.
  • Advance initiatives which promote and sustain the safety, health, security, and welfare of all personnel.
  • Develop, deploy, and monitor all EHS programs, procedures, policies, and standards in a manner that ensures compliance to Federal, State, Local, Customer, and align with Corporate EHS requirements.
  • Represent the Sunrun Safety Department at a leadership level on the West Coast
  • Provide focus, direction, leadership, and technical expertise to employees and management
  • Collaborate with the Sunrun training team to develop and conduct training to address regional risks
  • Act as a point of contact for addressing employee concerns regarding environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Assist in the development of corporate safety programs and training presentations
  • Develop, implement, and administer an internal EHS hazard/risk assessment and compliance auditing process designed to validate adherence to “World Class” standards and practices.
  • Write emergency evacuation plans for Sunrun facilities and lead drills periodically
  • Investigate incidents to identify root causes, determine how they might be prevented in the future, and communicate those findings to team members through written safety bulletins.
  • Develop and administer a root cause analysis procedure/process designed to reveal and capture intellectual wisdom from all near miss and/or failure occurrences.
  • Communicate post incident / near miss findings through an identified communication and remediation strategy.
  • Develop, implement, and institutionalize a process to identify and eliminate high risk occurrences through review of historical incident data; leading indicators;audits; and job and activity observations.
  • Implement initiatives designed to reduce injury trends in certain locales or job functions
  • Inspect residential project sites, warehouses, offices, and vehicles for compliance with Sunrun safety policy and OSHA regulations.
  • Evaluate EHS regulatory compliance of subcontractors and build partners.
  • Participate in the annual budget planning process to ensure EHS projects are properly identified, prioritized, and funding requested.
  • Oversee and manage facility loss control activities.
  • Travel overnight 25-50% of the time.

This job description is an overview of key responsibilities, not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities will vary based on current projects and initiatives within the EHS Department.


Here’s what you’ll bring to the table

  • At least 8 years of experience in general industry, construction, engineering or electrical trade work.  Three years of this experience must be as a manager, supervisor, or equivalent position of leadership;
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field of study is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of safety regulations for construction and general industry (Federal, OSHA, and the basics of other state programs);
  • Subject matter expertise in the areas of fall protection, electrical safety, heat illness prevention, safe driving techniques, power tool use and ergonomics.
  • Be a self motivated team player who strives to make a positive impact on the safe performance and overall success of Sunrun;
  • Cross-functional partnership skills with human resources, operations, warehouse logistics, and sales staff to drive a culture of safety throughout the organization;
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism with regard to professional presence, internal communication and customer interaction;
  • Experience in developing and delivering professional presentations to line employees and leaders
  • Knowledge of data analysis techniques and risk assessment;
  • Familiarity with the insurance industry, specifically workers’ compensation claims;
  • Working knowledge of the common email systems, including Gmail and Google Docs;
  • Familiarity with the geography and social cultures of the Southeastern United States a plus;
  • Journeyman electrical certification is a plus, but not required;
  • Solar industry experience preferred, but not required.

Physical demands/Essential functions*

  • Drive a vehicle during the normal course of business. Must maintain a clean driving record with the ability to pass a driving background check. Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Transport materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks (up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds with assistance)
  • Climb extension ladders and work in attics/crawl spaces and on pitched rooftops
  • Work safely on construction jobsites, and warehouses
  • Operate office equipment including computers
  • Positively interact with co-workers and participate in meetings
  • Work in outdoor weather conditions
  • Travel commercially as directed or required

*Reasonable accommodations will be made for the disabled employee, if necessary.