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Eversource Energy Senior Advisor, Safety, Gas in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Eversource Energy is the largest Energy delivery company in New England. We support 3.7 million Gas and Electric customers across CT, MA and NH. Be a part of our mission to deliver reliable energy and superior customer service. ENERGY- BRINGS US TOGETHER!!

Role and Scope of Position:

Under the general direction, establishes, defines and administers regulatory compliance and incident prevention activities regarding the safety of employees, contractors and the public, as they interact with Company operations. Promotes safe work practices and a safe work environment for all segments of Operations (Gas) within a specified region of Eversource. Ongoing safety observations, regulatory compliance audits, incident investigation and maintaining a close liaison with operating managers and supervisors is expected. Ensures the success in preventing occupational injuries/illnesses and compliance with regulatory requirements and corporate policies and procedures.

Position supports the following territories: Springfield, Worcester, East Windsor, and Torrington for core areas; may be called upon to support other areas as needed within the gas operating unit. Flexibility regarding office location, can be determined based on availability of desks and location of candidate’s home. Position can flex from field, office, and employee’s home for general work duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains a close working relationship with operating personnel and advises managers and supervisors in all aspects of occupational safety.
  • Trains, coaches and performs safety observations on a diverse, multi-discipline workforce to assure high safety standards. Observes behaviors and conditions within the work environment on a frequent basis and coaches employees regarding the value of working safely. Provides feedback on these activities to management and employees.
  • Employs the incident analysis process when investigating all incidents and ensures adherence to all federal and state regulations. Follows up on proposed improvement plans after each incident.
  • Assists management in developing improvement plans to prevent recurrence.
  • Develops and delivers safety training, as wells as partners with the Training Department to ensure required and recommended safety training is completed and effective.
  • Advises management in problem solving and decision making to eliminate hazards in the workplace and participates in recurring safety meetings.
  • Develops incident prevention and regulatory compliance programs in order to reduce injuries and incidents and protect Company assets.
  • Inspects field work locations and Company properties to ensure a safe work environment to eliminate causal factors of injuries and illnesses.
  • Develops relationships with customers from every level within the organization.
  • Develops, revises and implements work practices and programs that enhance employee performance. Provides input and conducts projects to develop and update procedures and safety rules as required.
  • Provides support during emergencies, such as mutual aid contractor on-boarding and field safety support.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Requires a thorough understanding of the Company’s safety rules.
  • Requires knowledge of Gas Service, Distribution, Supply, Instrumentation & Regulation, System Operation’s practices and procedures, and additional knowledge or ability to learn Electric Overhead, Underground, Substation practices and procedures may also be required as a supporting function to the business.
  • Knowledge of construction site safety is required.
  • Requires specific knowledge of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and federal regulations (OSHA and DOT) safety laws, and State Departments of Public Safety requirements as they pertain to the gas industries.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Safety or related discipline or equivalent experience

Experience :

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in operational activities

Licenses & Certification:

  • Additional safety related training programs and certifications such as the National Safety Council’s Advanced Safety Certificate, Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel primarily within assigned region between MA/CT/NH and occasionally beyond the assigned region to attend specialmeetings/training/conferencesor during storm conditions.
  • Must be available to work on-call on a rotating basis.
  • This position is categorized as safety-sensitive for the purpose of drug testing. Successful applicants shall be subject to a pre-assignment drug test if the individual is currently in a non-safety sensitive position. As an employee in this position the individual shall be subject to random drug testing. A positive drug test will result in disciplinary action.

Please include a resume with your application.

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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