Safety Leader - Electric


Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
Remote Options:  Partial Work From Home

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Job Summary

Responsible for support and execution of the Electric Division’s safety and safety related training programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safety: Primary first contact on all safety related matters for the UGI Electric Division.  Work with Electric Division leadership, the UGI Manager of Safety and applicable departments for continuous improvement of safety within the Electric Division.  Be an advocate for safety and integration into daily work of employees.  Engage with employees on safety.  Develop/manage/review companywide safety policies.  Engage with and manage external resources (consultants and vendors), when applicable.  Monitor the effectiveness of Electric Division specific safety programs and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.  Perform an Electric storm restoration roll specific to safety.
  • Training: Identify/assess/develop/manage/coordinate/conduct safety training for the UGI Electric Division.  Utilize the UGI Learning Management System (LMS) and 3rd party CBT electric safety training vendor.  Engage with and manage vendors for trainings requiring external resources.  Monitor and maintain training documentation.
  • Field Observations: Perform safety field inspections and observations independently and in conjunction with those conducted by the field supervisors to identify safety concerns and trends.  Build a working relationship with Electric Division employees to bring back safety related feedback to enhance the UGI safety program.
  • Root Cause Safety Investigations: Conduct safety investigations and root cause analysis as necessary for the UGI Electric Division.  Develop safety communications, lessons learned, and action plans based on investigations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with electric utility operations and construction as it pertains to electric safety.
  • Thorough knowledge of OSHA 1910.269 Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution and applicable electric utility work practices and safety policies.
  • Experience with identifying & developing electric safety policies and safety communications.
  • Business acumen.
  • Self-starter.  Ability to work independently or with a team.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.  Able to prepare and present on various topics, tuning the message based on audience (Executives, employees, contractors, etc.).
  • Experience working with a Learning Management System (LMS) and computer-based training.
  • Experience creating, teaching, and coordinating training programs for adult learners.  Has a presence when teaching safety training that promotes engagement.
  • Ability to influence behaviors in supervision, field personnel, and other employees that do not directly report to this position.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with an ability to juggle multiple tasks to effectively achieve results.
  • Expert ability to build strong relationships and develop trust across the organization, anticipating reactions and planning strategically to overcome objections.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety preferred
  • Electric utility experience or safety professional experience in the electric utility industry preferred.
  • CUSP, CSP, ASP, STS, or STSC preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License.

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.

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