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Location:
Berlin, Connecticut
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
Process Safety Management
Industry Segments:
Energy, Utilities
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety Advisor - Process Safety

Discover a CAREER and CULTURE where the best work is TEAMWORK.
At Eversource, we are a company dedicated to our customers, communities, and employees. We know that our success depends on the best efforts of our engaged Eversource team—diverse, talented and dedicated employees who take pride in their work, know and exhibit the value of teamwork and collaboration, and support each other in working safely every day.

Safety Advisor - Process Safety (PSM)

Role and Scope of Position
Under the general direction of the Manager, Safety (Gas Engineering, System Ops & Process Safety), this position is responsible for developing, implementing and improving the process safety management system for the Gas Business Unit, primarily for Gas Engineering which encompasses Gas Control, LNG/LPG plants, Instrumentation & Regulation within the MA and CT regions of Eversource function and works as a partner to the Pipeline Safety (PSMS) team. This incumbent will serve as a technical and proficient subject matter expert. Major responsibilities include the ongoing development and implementation of systems and processes to reduce risk and drive continuous improvement in process safety.

Establishes, defines and administers regulatory compliance and incident prevention activities impacting process safety risk. Maintaining a close relationship with engineering and operating managers and supervisors is expected. 

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains a close working relationship with engineering and operating personnel and advises managers and supervisors in all aspects of process safety, which includes application of process safety concepts and tools for all areas of the gas business.
  • Provide guidance to facilities as a subject matter expert on the existing process safety management system, including, but not limited to hazard identification, risk assessment and risk management practices, such as Process Hazard Analysis (PHA - including LOPA), Management of Change (MOC), and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR).
  • Ensure the process safety management system and associated programs and practices are maintained to minimize risk and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local regulations as well as company standards and RAGAGEP.
  • Manage/conduct risk assessments and provide direction on how to address risk, as well as define the scope of the risk assessments and determine appropriate risk assessment methodologies.
  • Establish and implement procedures to manage change and conduct PSSRs, monitor process for unrecognized changes, and ensure that appropriate risk reviews are conducted for changes.
  • Communicate and train on process safety metrics, as well as propose new leading/lagging indicators for purpose.
  • Provide technical expertise in the development of process safety training programs and assists in the development of process safety policies.
  • Develops policy/practices to ensure workforce involvement in process safety.
  • Collaborate with the appropriate departments and management to ensure process safety fundamentals and best practices are integrated, understood and implemented in appropriate areas such as operating procedures, engineering practices, and asset integrity.
  • Participates in and incorporates industry and process safety best practices via organizations such as the American Gas Association (AGA), Northeast Gas Association (NGA) and the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).
  • Provides expertise during process safety incident analyses and aids in determining appropriate action items to address root causes (corrective and preventive).
  • Support the facility during compliance audits, works with management to address action plans and focuses efforts based on risk prioritization
  • 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, knowledge of Gas Operations (Distribution and Supply) practices and procedures and construction site safety.  Requires specific knowledge of Massachusetts and federal regulations (OSHA and PHMSA) safety laws, and other local safety requirements as they pertain to gas utility industries. 

Education
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Safety or related discipline or equivalent experience.   

Licenses & Certification
Additional safety related training programs and certifications such as the CCPSC: CCPS Process Safety Professional Certification, 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 and company-wide between MA/CT/NH; occasionally beyond the assigned region to attend special meetings/training/conferences or 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.

 

Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:

Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities

  • Communicate priorities and goals (company, department, team)
  • Show how employee’s work fits in with the Eversource Safety culture
  • Provide business updates, news and safety communications
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

 

Build Trusting Relationships

  • Role model honesty/integrity in communication and action
  • Balance “getting results” with concern for individual needs
  • Have honest dialogue with employees; get to know them

 

Manage and Develop People

  • Set realistic performance objectives and expectations
  • Give ongoing, honest feedback; coach for success
  • Recognize good performance
  • Visit crews in the field
  • Remove obstacles to day-to-day performance
  • Provide tools, information, training

 

Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Encourage cooperation/remove obstacles between work groups/departments
  • Encourage collaboration/peers helping peers

 

Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

  • Ask for employee input on work process/practice improvements and before implementing change that will affect them
  • Encourage ideas

 

Lead Change

  • Deliver effective, positive communications about change to your team
  • Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to successfully implement changes in priorities
  • and work processes
  • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances

 

Focus on the Customer

  • Ensure that everyone on the team understands our customer promise and
  • provides superior customer service
  • Be a role model for the team on delivering superior customer service
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