Manager - Health & Safety (AMC 68116) CT, ME or NY in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 24.10.2018
REFERENCE: 5104312001

Company: AVANGRID Management Company (AMC)
Department: Health & Safety
Job Title: Manager - Health & Safety (Contractors)
Reports to: Director - Health & Safety Shared Services
Location: Orange, CT; Augusta, ME; Binghamton or Rochester, NY
Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department


Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

Manages the contractor H&S program across Avangrid through leadership & coordination with dispersed OpCo's
and departments, H&S personnel, contractors, and other 3rd party vendors to ensure compliance with Avangrid
contractor H&S requirements and federal, state and local regulations. Responsibilities include supporting contractor
H&S qualifications, influencing procurement and communications processes, supporting major projects, performing
H&S audits and investigations of serious contractor incidents, performing training on contractor requirements, and
preparing technical reports and statistics on contractor safety. This position ensures that the contractor safety
management system is implemented effectively and consistently within the business and owned by the business

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

1. Provides leadership for staff across multiple divisions/Operating Companies to ensure operating units are in
compliance with the AVANGRID Contractor Safety SOP & additional BU specific requirements and applicable
2. Drafts and maintains Avangrid H&S contractor safety documents with integration of associated business unit
3. Leads and facilitates Contractor H&S audit program, prepares protocols and annual H&S audit plan schedules,
leading audit teams and periodically participating in business unit compliance audits and inspections. Manages and
tracks nonconformances, corrective action, and documentation in coordination with businesses. Prepares
management reports on the contractor H&S audit results.
4. Supports delivery on local contractor risk reduction strategy by partnering with internal staff on identify risks and

implementing solutions.
5. Implement Contractor H&S qualification requirements, and verify company and contractor compliance with the
organization's qualification system, health and safety policies/procedures, and all government regulations.
6. Represent the organization and participate on various safety and industry associations or committees. Consult
with external sources, colleagues and functional area experts to determine best practices and apply them in a cost
effective manner.
7. Provide support to distributed customers (operating units).
8. Reviews contractor site inspections and company audits performed by other staff.
9. Performs investigation and reporting of significant contractor injuries and accidents including fatalities. Track,
summarize, and plan improvements to the Company's performance on safety, health and related matters.
10. Performs statistical analysis and modeling. Assists in preparing regulatory compliance reports to management.
11. Establishes working relationships with union officials. Actively participates in union matters.
12. Establish inclusive relationships with key leaders to promote positive safety culture.


Education & Experience Required:

• Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health, engineering, or related technical degree.
• Minimum seven years' experience in environmental, health & safety discipline.
• Knowledge of energy industry and understanding of pertinent regulations & standards including OSHA, DOT, ISO
45001, OSHA VPP.
• Ability to integrate a high performing contractor H&S management system in diverse company operations and
projects groups that reduces risks and supports process efficiencies in a continuous improvement culture.


• Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and advanced technical writing communication skills.
• Technical knowledge and understanding of H&S related laws and regulations in particular related to construction
risk management and contractor safety
• Ability to analyze organizational complexities and technical H&S information to create appropriate integrated and
consistent processes.
• Strong leadership and influencing skills
• Demonstrated ability managing multiple projects and priorities with on-time delivery
• Ability to influence the contractor safety processes in different departments by identifying process efficiencies, and
providing safety solutions to mitigate risk to acceptable levels.
• Apply safety management system standards, precepts, principles, and process.
• Must be capable of effectively communicating with all levels of employees within the company, as well as outside
consultants/ contractors.
• Must possess problem-solving skills to arrive at practical solutions for a variety of safety and health issues, in
alignment with company goals and objectives.
• Must possess the mental and physical capabilities necessary to perform the job duties including frequent travel
and conducting contractor H&S audits and inspections at Operations and Construction major projects on rough

terrain and in challenging weather conditions.
• Ability to operate in national multi-OpCo, multi-union, regulated/unregulated environment
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate with industry professionals across the company.
• Willingness to obtain further certifications and ongoing education.
• Professional H&S certifications (CIH, CSP, CUSP) preferred
• Ability to travel domestically routinely, up to 50%.

This opportunity will offer
AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of
41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified
individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination
against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to
employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local
law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status,
veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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