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EHS Manager
Title:EHS Manager
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Environmental, Health & Safety
Location:Jackson, MO
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:63755

Liberty Utilities (formerly Empire Electric District Company) is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada. 

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Provide oversight and leadership of Liberty Utilities Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) programs for both internal and external entities. Ensure Liberty employees have received and have knowledge of the proper EHS programs and procedures and are properly trained in order to safely comply with these programs. Manage and maintain both internal and external reporting mechanisms for Liberty Utilities as required by federal, state and local regulations, as well as Company policies and procedures. Also include Environmental performance monitoring of utility operations. Confirmed work location is yet to be determined.

Job Functions:

  • Promote leadership, continuous improvement and implementation of corporate EHS programs, practices and procedures;

  • Advise Senior Leadership on changes to regulations as well as emerging EHS trends and how these will affect Liberty Utilities;

  • Develops and maintains cohesive EHS team that supports and is respected by company leadership, employees, regulators and the community;

  • Conduct formal and informal work site safety work observations, hazard assessments, workplace inspections, etc., and identify corrective actions where needed;

  • Perform environmental inspections/audits and identify corrective actions where needed;

  • Assist Supervisors/Managers with incident investigations to ensure that root causes are identified and corrective actions are implemented;

  • Provide employee training courses, Annual EHS Symposium and coordinate other training courses such as EHS orientation as needed;

  • Maintain employee training records, including injury records, actions, compliance;

  • Delivery and implementation of safety programs to site personnel;

  • Administer Workers Compensation claims and case management with involvement of Human Resources;

  • Assist operations with site specific H&S plans, JSA's, hazard assessments, etc;

  • Assist operations with scheduling and documenting weekly toolbox/safety meetings;

  • Assist in Environmental reporting to agencies to ensure environmental compliance;

  • Monitor EHS performance (leading and lagging indicators) against internal and industry standards;

  • Maintain knowledge of applicable federal/provincial/municipal EHS legislation including applicable industry standards relative to the utilities industry;

  • Lead by demonstrating required behaviors and attitudes to establish a strong positive safety culture; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Gas Utility industry would be an asset

  • CSP or similar designation would be an asset

  • Bachelor degree in EH&S or related field would be an asset

  • Self-starter with minimal supervision; and

  • Working knowledge of Utility EHS regulations and OSHA regulations

  • Ability to read technical information and data, policies, laws, guidelines, and procedures at a college level.

  • Competent computer skills, including email, spreadsheets, word processing, word processing and internet experience.

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Valid passport for occasional travel to Canada Head Office

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.​ Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.

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