Senior Health & Safety Specialist

January 21, 2022
Flexible, Pennsylvania

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.

Is safety your #1 value? Do you want to have a direct impact on making your work environment a safe and healthy place? If so, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Pennsylvania American Water is seeking a health and safety expert to join our team in Eastern Pennsylvania! We are seeking a highly motivated, safety-driven individual to serve as a Senior Health & Safety Specialist. Safety is at the heart of everything we do and this person will have a direct impact in helping us execute this core value. In this role, you will be responsible for performing inspections, covering routine safety topics with staff, and conducting safety audits for compliance. The winning candidate will have experience working in a construction or utility services environment and will have excellent communication skills.

*This position has the flexibility to sit within our northern and southern eastern PA footprint.

We are seeking a highly motivated, safety-driven individual to serve as a Senior Health & Safety Specialist. Safety is at the heart of everything we do and this person will have a direct impact in helping us execute this core value. In this role, you will be responsible for performing inspections, covering routine safety topics with staff, and conducting safety audits for compliance. The winning candidate will have experience working in a construction environment and will have excellent communication skills.

Primary Role

Assist the Loss Control Manager in the areas of safety and health claims administration, insurance services and loss control. Recommend, develop and implement appropriate programs and activities that enhance the safety and health of Company employees, as well as minimize the Company's exposure to loss.

Key Accountabilities
  • Develop and implement (including delivery of) educational training programs and activities that help develop and improve the safety process within the company and to ensure compliance with federal state and local regulations. (25%)
  • Develop and implement the use of regulatory compliance programs, including investigating new technologies, providing professional review and recommendations for the purchase of tools, materials and equipment that will enhance safety performance throughout the organization. (25%)
  • Conducts safety audits and inspections to identify hazards and deficiencies that expose the company to loss or failure to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret data related to safety training and performance to measure the effectiveness of existing programs. (40%)
  • Provide assistance and expertise in accident/claim investigation and claims management, when required, and make recommendations to prevent reoccurrences. (10%)
Knowledge/Skills
  • Knowledge of Company Risk Management Policies and Procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations applicable to safety and health field.
  • Working knowledge of the various functional areas and their role in the organization, including operating procedures of the Company
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations, as well as a working knowledge of the various functional areas of a water utility, so as to develop and implement appropriate risk management activities associated with departmental goals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of a water utility operation, knowledge, of and ability to, integrate regulatory requirements into the training and development of all operating unit employees
Experience/Education
  • An associate level degree required in a related field, i.e. occupational safety.
  • A bachelor's level degree is preferred.
  • A minimum 5 years experience in safety/loss control in a related industry or municipal operation
  • Construction experience is a plus.
  • A background in water/wastewater is a plus.
  • OSHA certification and/or experience is a plus.
Travel Requirements
  • Must be familiar with geographic location of operating centers and facilities, so as to conduct on site training programs, audits and inspections, as well as attend meetings with both.
  • Primarily limited within region.
  • Some overnight travel may be required.
  • Must be flexible
Work Environment
  • Varies by task; environment does include field work; driving and working outdoors
Schedule/Hours
  • Full-time, Monday-Friday
  • Day shift
Competencies
  • Champions safety
  • Collaborates
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Customer obsessed
  • Drives Results
  • Nimble learning

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


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Company Name:

American Water

Job Category:

Loss Control Multi-site, Safety - Construction, Safety Multi-site, EHS - Northeast region

Position Type:

Full Time

Experience:

5 - 10 years

Education:

Associate Degree

Industry Segments

Utilities