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National Grid Specialist, Field Safety in Albany, New York

About us

National Grid is hiring a Safety Specialist in our Albany, NY location.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

As a Field Safety Specialist, you will work to improve the overall safety culture and ensure compliance by implementing and maintaining National Grid’s safety programs. You will work closely with field personnel and develop positive professional relationships with all levels of management, represented employees, and contractors during all phases of operation. This is a field position encompassing worksites throughout the assigned area and will require daily travel to work sites. This position supports our electric business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform field visits to job sites to ensure compliance with Federal, State, Local regulations as well as National Grid policies and procedures

  • Investigate incidents, injuries, damage to property or other safety-related concerns

  • Cultivate safety and health skills and knowledge of frontline workers

  • Participate or lead Risk Assessment or Job Hazard Analysis teams

  • Review contractor Health and Safety Plans and suggest improvements before project kickoff

  • Act as subject matter expert for large project pre-job review, walk-through, planning and execution

  • Communicates safety and health information at employee and safety committee meetings

  • Post safety communications in various locations as needed

  • Inspect new processes, materials, tools, substances, and equipment to proactively identify hazards

  • Provide coverage for other team members who are out on vacation or leave

  • Be able to respond to emergency situations and play a key role in storm response

  • Develop positive, professional relationships with field personnel, all levels of leadership, outside agencies and the public

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Able to develop and build strong relationships with key internal stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Engineering, Psychology, or related subject.

  • Have a thorough knowledge of all related OSHA regulations, DOT regulations, applicable ANSI standards,

  • At least 2 years of related experience where safety oversight and responsibility were at least 90% of the job duties

  • BCSP certification preferred (ASP, OHST, CHST, etc.)

  • Public speaking, training, and presentation skills

  • Strong influencing skills required

  • Negotiation skills

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Strong skills with organization, communication, and attention to detail

  • Must be self-starter with strong work ethic and ability to set and follow a daily/weekly schedule

  • Computer proficiency is essential

  • Valid driver’s license

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This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.