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American Water Manager, Health and Safety in McMurray, Pennsylvania

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

  • Primary Role*

  • Coordinate technical Health and Safety Programs, Systems Development, Near Miss Programs, Training, Job Safety Analysis, and Computerize Safety Enterprise Systems, which will be implemented by way of company-wide Ops and PA American Water.

  • Responsible for managing the health and safety program and supporting systems and databases to reduce injury and illness frequency in accordance with established company strategy, goals and targets.

  • Program activities also assure compliance with Federal Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) regulations, State OSHA regulations, Federal and State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs, Department of Transportation regulations as applicable and local regulations when they apply.

  • Accountable for the performance and results of employees within a departmental area.

  • Make decisions that are guided by and interpreted through policies, procedures and business plan.

  • Directly performs health, safety, emergency response, business continuity and some environmental (e.g. Risk Management Plan (RMP) duties that includes:

o technical direction for state based safety staff

o implementation and execution of companywide safety programs providing technical content for health and safety training

o inspecting/auditing

o development of safety awareness/recognition programs

o behavior based safety programs and activities

o safety practices and procedures, accident investigations with root cause analysis and corrective actions

o selection and implementation of computer based data bases and programs, database management, recordkeeping and medical surveillance

  • Manages OPEX and CAPEX budgets to support these programs.

  • Maintains records, supporting systems and associated metrics for safety performance and prepares periodic reports as required by regulation or AW.

  • Supports the Claims Center of Expertise by providing investigation and incident analysis for workers’ compensation issues.

  • This position will direct technical duties of state staff and work closely with other H&S staff to execute consistent AW programs.

  • Interfaces with all levels of management in order to assure that programs are carried out in accordance with company policy, practices, goals and targets.

  • This position will interface with AW Service Company and companywide safety programs.

  • Key Accountabilities*

  • Perform due diligence analysis, tours and reports on business development activities.

  • Contribute to development of strategic Health and Safety goals and objectives, including organizational rollout of these plans.

  • Develop and implement programs that drive operational leadership accountability to ensure compliance with AW requirements, as well as applicable federal, state and local regulations.

  • Represent the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs Pennsylvania Utilities Association, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), National Safety Council (NSC), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), etc.

  • Maintain safety and health records, along with conducting gap analysis and audits of existing safety and health processes.

  • Manage medical surveillance and exposure related programs including respiratory protection, hearing conservation.

  • Develop and manage budget process and approve expenditures necessary for completion of projects and/or programs relating to safety.

  • Facilitate and coordinate Event Management for emergency response activities.

  • Provide ergonomic assessments and support in both office and operations environments.

  • Conduct hazard assessments through inspections, safety audits, and other recognized methods identify root causes and provide.

  • Assist with incident investigations and hazard identifications for use recommendations on corrective or preventive measures, where indicated within the company and outside agencies

  • Knowledge/Skills*

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with health and safety program management and OSHA regulatory requirements with increased opportunities to apply expertise across disciplines or organizational areas.

  • Generates trust and recognition as a coach and people leader.

  • Utility Industry Knowledge, water/watstewater preferred.

  • Emergency response and incident management

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write reports and correspondence and communicate information through verbally.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and respond to employee and public complaints effectively.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to technically manage staff of professionals

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

  • Ability to work well in a cooperative team environment, participate routinely in multi-disciplinary projects and activities

  • Ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information.

  • Particular areas or experience desired: knowledge of OSHA, Federal, State and Local regulations as applicable for a utility or construction environment

  • Education/Experience*

  • A bachelor’s level degree from an accredited college or university in a health and safety related field study or an equivalent combination of undergraduate education required.

  • Ten (10)+ years experience in a utility, construction or industrial setting that provides the knowledge and exposure to the fundamentaltheories, principles and concepts of the field.

  • Licenses & Certifications*

  • Must have valid driver's license and in good standing driving record

  • At least one relevant/related nationally recognized professional certification required

  • Schedule/Shift*

  • Monday – Friday, day shift

  • On-call 24/7 responsibility if there is a health/safety emergency

  • Approximately 20% overnight travel

  • 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.