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NiSource Safety Program Specialist-4 in Chester, Virginia

*Job Family: * Safety Specialist

Job Codes:  104943

Job Summary

This role will be focused on supporting the telematics initiative.

The Sr. Safety Program Specialist is responsible to act as a subject matter expert and provide support to the Safety leadership team and NiSource business functions for the company's telematics program.  The Safety Program Specialist may be responsible for the oversight of compliance-related programs.

This role supports specific areas of safety focus which may include: Project Management, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Compliance Program Creation and Sustainability, Human Factors and Incident Investigation.

The Sr. Safety Program Specialist acts as a key point of contact with various supporting departments that are impacted by compliance/core driven safety programs. This role provides program impact to the required Change Management/ Management of Change departments to ensure smooth roll out of required programs.

The Sr. Safety Program Specialist supports the development of NiSource Safety teams’ expertise in the development and execution of safety telematics initiatives, communications, processes and process improvements, and safety data management systems to improve safe driving culture.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

· Provide counsel in the creation and sustainability of compliance-driven programs

· Project manage NiSource-wide safety initiatives related to telematics technology

· Maintain telematics programs reports, and prepare status updates for key stakeholders

· Deliver training of telematics programs and initiatives as needed

· Collaborate with internal/external customers, suppliers and partners to ensure we are meeting commitments

· Provide direction as needed for existing safety programs throughout the NiSource footprint

· Plan and facilitate project meetings

· Record and track telematics project requirements according to internal and external customer needs

· Act as a mentor to other safety professionals

· Suggest and implement recommendations for continuous improvement

· Revise corporate processes as appropriate

· Manage projects of differing complexity and impact

· Coordinate communication with all areas of the enterprise to assist in the effective rollout of initiatives and programs that result in advancing the telematics program and safe driving culture

· Travel to NiSource locations as needed

The successful candidate’s experience will dictate the level at which they are hired into NiSource. 

· Seasoned professional with in-depth knowledge in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines​

· May lead projects and manage processes​

· Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions

· Works independently with limited supervision​

· Coaches and reviews the work of colleagues with less experience​

· Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures​

· Typically requires at least three to five years of relevant work experience

· May represent the level at which career may stabilize for many years or even until retirement​

Required Qualifications for Position

· Bachelor's degree from accredited institution or equivalent work experience

· Experience in the utility industry

· Analytical, planning, organization, and verbal/written communication skills

· Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills

· Experience with group facilitation and information gathering

· Ability to drive and monitor continuous improvement and associated change management

· Ability to drive execution using a formal methodology

· Demonstrated knowledge and ability to quickly assess and make sound decisions

· Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

· Ability to gather and analyze data to make informed decisions

· Ability to accurately obtain, interpret, and transcribe a variety of communications and instructions

· Ability to recognize and evaluate risks, hazards, losses and prevent conflicts between activities

· Ability to learn software programs

· Proficiency in the Microsoft suite, in particular Excel and Power Point.

· Ability to collaborate in a remote working environment

Preferred Qualifications for Position

· Occupational Safety certification (CSP, ASP, etc.) or safety degree

· Project Management certification (PMP)

· Demonstrated applications of Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action planning

· Experience in safety programs and reporting

· Demonstrated understanding of contractor management


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position

Work Authorization

Authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$77,400.00 - $116,200.00

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At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.