Life Safety Lead
Naperville , Illinois
November 21, 2017
Role synopsis
The Life Safety Lead is responsible for ensuring the Naperville Campus is adequately prepared for emergency response and management. As the Life Safety Lead, you will oversee the emergency response and incident command efforts at the BP office and research facility. You will be responsible for the management of emergency preparedness and response activities. In addition, the Life Safety Lead is responsible for mentoring the Naperville Incident Management Team (IMT) and leading the site Emergency Response Team (ERT). You will serve as the subject matter expert for site life safety alarms in the Research & Development environment and serve as the owner of the fire protection systems for the campus. The Life Safety Lead is also responsible for interpreting fire safety requirements provided in NFPA standards, the International Building Code, and other storage requirements for flammable, combustible, and hazardous chemicals. You will collaborate with multiple business groups to ensure that all personal are able to respond appropriately in an emergency. Additionally, the Lead will provide technical services to manage safety and health risks in research operations at the site.

Key accountabilities
  • Crisis and Continuity Management and Emergency Response.
  • Owner of the C&CM Program for the Naperville Entity.
  • Mentor for the Naperville IMT regarding the implementation of national incident management system NIMS and the Incident Command System.
  • Develops IMT capabilities through drills and tabletops exercises, and provides critical feedback via after action reports.
  • Upon IMT activation, performs the role of Operations Lead until the emergency condition is addressed and recovery operations begin.
  • ERT Commander for 20 ERTs. Develops and/or supervises all training and drills to support emergency response capabilities and risk mitigation activities.
  • Liaison with community emergency responders as they assume On-Scene Command in certain scenarios.
  • Owner and author of all Emergency Response policies, procedures and programs. Responsible to make certain the IMT, ERT, and site occupants understand relevant emergency processes and actions.
  • SME regarding fire and life safety alarm systems, and liaison with Naperville Security and Chicago Area Facilities
  • Organization (CAFO) Project management to ensure full alarm functionality which drives the appropriate site response.
  • Leads after-hours emergency responders and is on-call 24/7 to support Naperville Security and CAFO operations in diagnosing and responding as appropriate to emergent conditions with potential life safety impacts.
  • SME for Naperville fire protection systems, including sprinkler system, alarms, fire extinguishers, and ancillary equipment.
  • Serves as the single point of contact for consultants and vendors which inspect and maintain these systems.
  • SME for Life Safety, OSHA, NFPA, and Building Code requirements for fire safety.
  • Drives conformance with Life Safety regulatory requirements through use of the Compliance Task Manager system; develops tasks with operational controls and serves as task owner or task supervisor.
  • Assesses Life Safety impacts regarding the operation of the BAS (Business Automation System) and helps drive system improvements.
  • Support the BUs regarding regulatory compliance. Work with the Compliance Systems Lead to maximize value from the monthly fire reports, and is the SME regarding determinations and permissions regarding chemical storage on site.
  • Advise Naperville Entity leadership on interpretation and application of rules, government regulations, and BP standards of practice related to Safety & Health topics.

Essential Education
  • A Bachelors Degree in Safety, Applied Science or Engineering or a related field is required.

Essential experience and job requirements
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience as an emergency responder in a manufacturing, laboratory, or research environment.
  • A working knowledge in the application of local, state and federal safety and health regulations.
  • Deep understanding of NIMS and ICS. Familiarity with incident escalation processes.
  • Experience in the development and administration of safety policies and procedures
  • Strong leadership and communication skills; Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate individuals and teams.
  • Able to work effectively across a broad span of responsibility and control.
  • Ability to influence all levels of the organization.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Taking the lead - Paints a picture that inspires others to contribute, in a way that ensures alignment
  • Taking the lead - Promotes open & effective communication
  • Partnership and Teamworking - Demonstrates shared commitment to the success of the team and the wider organization
  • Respects and relates well to people from varied backgrounds.
  • Skillful consensus builder
  • Certification in Emergency Management

Relocation available

Travel required
Yes - up to 10%

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

The Downstream Segment is responsible for the supply and trading, refining, marketing and transportation of crude oil and petroleum products to wholesale and retail customers. We market our products in over 100 countries, operating primarily in Asia, Europe and North America but also in Australia, Africa and Central and South America.


Closing Date
[ "20-Nov-2017" ]

A little about us:
One of the world's leading international oil & gas companies, BP employs over 80,000 talented minds in 80 countries, fostering innovation & diversity.

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