Utilities Service, LLC Corporate Health and Safety Program Manager in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Title: Corporate Health and Safety Program Manager

Job Description:

Responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of identified Health and Safety (H&S) programs including the complex analysis of data resulting from these programs. Manages existing H&S management programs as well as analyzes data to reduce risk in the work environment. Recommends and designs new H&S programs relative to risk management and hazard abatement. This person will spend much of their time auditing several regions throughout a large geographic territory and then follow up by assisting in the development of action plans to control health risks and hazards to employees. These audits will consist of visiting utility work crews as well as reviewing administrative records. Creates, modifies and submits revisions to H&S manuals and procedures as appropriate.

This position will provide technical guidance and direction to other employees in support of producing high quality, timely and cost-effective solutions to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations. This position requires partnering with groups, such as but not limited to those involved in training and performance assessment to identify learning and development gaps, identify solutions and to foster development of all employees relative to H&S issues. This position will work as an individual contributor with substantial latitude for unreviewed action or decisions and may lead functional teams or projects. This position works with minimal supervision.

This person will perform the above referenced work for a nationwide electric, gas and water utility contractor.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ construction safety or industrial hygiene experience, preferably in the utility industry. A Bachelor’s degree in Safety Engineering, Environmental Management, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, or other equivalent technical field may be substituted for up to 5 years’ experience. Successful completion of a board safety certification such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) is highly desired.


  • 10 years’ experience as an electric utility or contractor lineman with active involvement in safety committees, training, policy development and field audits. Successful completion of a board safety certification such as Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) is highly desired.


  • Strong ability to communicate with, mentor and influence all levels of an organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with proven decision-making and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to execute large-scale initiatives in a complex, matrixed environment.

  • A strong customer service orientation and collaborative work style is critical. Team oriented and self-motivated.

  • Superior oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to design and deliver reports.

  • Superior facilitation and presentation skills.

  • Clean driving record

  • Up to 75% travel required (must live or relocate to a company area and near major airport)

  • Working knowledge of construction safety, electric utility construction safety strongly preferred.

  • Physical ability to work outdoors in severe weather and ability to enter manholes, ascend/descend construction equipment that may be a lengthy distance off road.

Other Accountabilities:

  • Serves as a technical “expert” and provides technical support to internal and external stakeholders’ regarding compliance with H&S regulations.

  • Supports programs to enhance the public image of corporate H&S performance through education activities and other actions that encourage responsible behavior.

  • Performs trending analysis to improve H&S performance by gathering data, developing reports, identifying gaps, evaluating risk and implementing process improvements and/or corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Evaluates, designs and conducts training and materials in support of H&S initiatives.

  • Coaches and mentors all levels of personnel on critical skills, Human Performance, and techniques that build and sustain a zero injury/illness culture.

  • Provides governance and quality oversight of H&S programs.

  • Recommends changes in procedures, processes, design or equipment.

  • Keeps abreast of federal, state and local H&S regulations; reviews technical literature.

  • Conducts comprehensive audits of company sites for compliance to H&S programs.

  • Participates in industrial conferences and benchmarks top performing organizations for program improvements.

  • Supports the development and maintenance of H&S management information systems (MIS).

  • Provides project management services, including project coordination, contract administration, material tracking, scheduling and cost monitoring on projects, and review with management.

Physical Requirements:

Standing: Frequently

Seeing: Continuously

Walking: Frequently

Reading: Frequently

Sitting: Frequently

Reaching: Occasionally

Stooping: Occasionally

Range of Motion: Occasionally

Kneeling: Rarely

Hearing - Speech Range: Frequently

Squatting: Rarely

Depth Perception: Rarely

Body Twisting: Occasionally

Color Vision: Rarely

Crawling: Rarely

Lifting: Rarely

Sense of Touch: Frequently

Carrying: Rarely

Manual Dexterity: Frequently

Pushing: Rarely

Speaking Clearly: Frequently

Pulling: Rarely

Seeing Distant: Occasionally

Climbing Ladders: Rarely

Climbing On/Off Truck: Occasionally

Climbing Stairs: Occasionally

Climbing: Rarely

Balancing: Rarely

Gripping: Occasionally

Lifting up to 10 lbs: Rarely

Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs: Rarely

Lifting up to 50 lbs: Rarely

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.