Avangrid Project H&S Lead in CT, United States
Project H&S Lead
Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)
Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), is a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy facilities in the United States with an eight gigawatt portfolio of onshore wind and solar projects across 22 states. Avangrid Renewables’ offshore wind business is pioneering this new industry with a development pipeline of five gigawatts off the East Coast. Our offshore portfolio consists of the first-in-the-nation joint venture project Vineyard Wind, which will deliver 800 MW of clean energy into Massachusetts starting in 2023; Park City Wind, an 804 MW project to serve the state of Connecticut; and Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind that has the potential to deliver 2,500 MW of clean energy into Virginia and North Carolina. We aspire to be the employer of choice by providing purposeful and challenging work revolutionizing the renewable energy industry in the United States. This role will be part of a team developing, designing, constructing and operating large scale offshore wind projects which will provide affordable, clean energy and will have a transformational impact on local communities. Avangrid Renewables’ offshore business is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
AVANGRID is part of the IBERDROLA Group, a global energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies – a list of America’s best corporate citizens – and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute.
Together with the Manager of Offshore Health & Safety (MH&S) the Park City Wind (PCW) Project Health and Safety Lead (PHSL) will head up the Health and Safety discipline within the PCW offshore project team. The PHSL will drive project performance and policy by developing and executing health and safety programs at the project level according to relevant offshore Safety Management Systems and US legal requirements both onshore and offshore.
The PHSL will prepare and enforce policies to establish a culture of health and safety through analyzing operational errors to identify a more effective and efficient way of operating. The PHSL will own the compliance of on-site health and safety activities both onshore and offshore.
The PHSL will drive project performance using tools such as safety management systems, auditing and inspecting, emergency response planning, human operational performance, and a strong Key Performance Indicator (KPI) strategy.
The PHSL must be detail and process oriented, customer service centric and focused on problem solving. The PHSL must fully understand the project life cycle and the relationships between project team members, employees and contractors. PHSL must command a responsibility during times when health & safety incidents may occur. PHSL must be able root cause analysis techniques to drive corrective actions and establish controlled non-conformity follow-up measures through successful closure.
The PHSL will develop and/or implement a performance-based project Health & Safety Plan that is in alignment with Avangrid’s Offshore Business Safety Management System. The PHSL will develop a Project Health & Safety Plan that contains elements of documentation (policies/procedures), risk management, training, audit and inspection, incident investigation, emergency response, and key performance indicators or other metrics. The PHSL must possess a solid understanding of engineering project logistics, large scale project management and general procurement procedures. The PHSL must have experience working with and guiding third-party contractors through project deliverables, conflict resolution and change management.
Coordinate and ensure the overall safety of the working environment of employees, contractors and sub-contractors in relation to contractor vessels and the offshore construction site. Facilitate and lead on-site and project teams to ensure coherent communication and execution of plans and programs in a safe and efficient manner.
Monitor the safety site teams in the different locations where the components/structures will be manufactured, transported and installed. Including liaising with port and vessel operations, attending daily, weekly and monthly meetings.
Conduct process and procedure audits and inspections at critical milestones of each project phase, while driving continuous improvement incident investigations for root cause identification.
Ensure that the safety management system is implemented and maintained so that a tailored performance based, and result-oriented culture is in place for each package need and project location.
Utilizing all of the following to provide valuable input into the development, implementation and management of a Project Health and Safety plan aligned with the wider US management systems and tailored to the specific project level needs.
• Prepare and communicate the H&S Monthly Project Status Reports
• Establish, track, and report the H&S KPIs
• Ensure the organization is properly staffed to support Project Site Execution
• Intervene and escalate H&S issues to Project Manager and if necessary, to respective senior management, where significant H&S-related procedures and processes are not complied with
• Plan, initiate and coordinate the continuous improvement of new/revised H&S programs and initiatives
• Ensures all injuries and near misses are analyzed for trends
• Ensure the projects are staffed with qualified H&S professionals to meet legal compliance
• Address day to day issues to ensure appropriate risk measures are in place during the transportation, installation, and commissioning of the project
• Ensure processes are in place to address legal compliance
• Support the Quality, Health and Safety department and the Environmental Manager in executing their operating plan and strategy.
Skills and Requirements
Demonstratable experience highlighting an acute understanding for the extent to which health and safety affects all aspects of a project including engineering, fabrication, contracting, safety and operations, and subsequently reducing time and costs.
Intimate knowledge of US Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental regulations through experience of the intricate relationship between US offshore regulations specifically USCG, BOEM, BSEE, OSHA, EPA, etc. Exhibit a Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) performance-centric mindset and foster a culture of continuous improvement; specifically related to ISO 45001, 14001 and 9001 development, implementation and maintenance.
Possess a B. Sc. or B. Eng. degree from an accredited institution (required) with one of the following (or related) concentrations:
• Occupational Safety and Health Management
• Construction Safety/Fire Sciences
• Civil Engineering
• Environmental Safety Management
• Safety Engineering/Technology
• Public Health/Safety
• Industrial Hygiene/Safety
• Maritime Safety and Health
• Marine Safety Management
Offshore wind, offshore oil and gas, maritime vessel and / or port and terminal experience in construction, transportation, manufacturing, logistics, and commissioning required:
• 5 years industry experience with large scale projects
• 3 years management and leadership experience
• Subject matter expert in HSE management systems
• Experience in renewable energy or offshore construction is preferred
• Knowledge in the technical fundamentals of safety management and risk assessments and reduction, including machinery and process safety, industrial hygiene, loss prevention, ergonomics, and occupational health
• Expert user in third party incident reporting software solutions
• Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship
• Fluent in English, Spanish a plus
Please also note that AVANGRID currently has a COVID-19 vaccination Policy in place that, among other requirements, requires all employees to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Any applicant who receives a conditional offer will be required to submit acceptable documentation regarding their COVID-19 vaccination status after receiving such conditional offer and prior to commencing employment. This Policy also requires all employees to either become fully vaccinated or to undergo weekly testing beginning on February 9, 2022. All AVANGRID policies may be modified or discontinued at any time, for any reason at the Company’s full and sole discretion.
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