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Lead Contractor Safety Specialist

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our Vision: Our vision is to become the most admired utility in the United States through the execution of our long-term growth strategy. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people. Our Commitment: CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce. At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve. Job Summary CenterPoint Energy is looking for a Lead or Senior Contractor Safety Specialist to join our Quality Program Management Team, located in Houston, TX, Evansville, IN or Minneapolis, MN. You will have the ability to: will monitor, review, and evaluate contractor safety performance. Perform contractor field safety evaluations, track contractor incidents, and respond as needed. Will manage and continuously review and update the contractor safety written program and safety scorecard criteria. Responsible for coordinating and hosting the annual Contractor Safety Summit. Communicates observation trends and provides recommendations and reports as necessary to the Contractor Safety Programs Manager. Verifies timely implementation of corrective and preventative safety actions by contractor, including effectiveness of the action. Communicates, presents, coordinates, and collaborates with internal/external contacts on contractor safety oversight findings and activities. Essential Functions

  • Monitor, review, evaluate, and report on contractor safety performance.
  • Maintain the contractor safety management system and manage the contractor safety program.
  • Review, update, and communicate contractor safety scorecard and metrics.
  • Effectively communicate and apply general understanding of industry safety regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures.
  • Develop a metric and conduct contractor safety field observations, report trends or concerns.
  • Establish contacts with contractor safety leadership and build rapport with crews.
  • Develop project safety elements and expectation of contractors onsite as needed.
  • Respond to contractor incidents, gather, and retain required documentation, and participate in depositions as needed. Interface with regulatory agencies as needed.
  • Provide feedback and present to internal/external contractor safety management and risk oversight groups. Essential Functions Continued
    • Participate and collaborate in contractor orientations, roundtables, regional meetings, industry conferences, continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Responsible for the oversight of contractor safety and for providing Safety & Health input.
    • Receives, researches, and responds to requests for information all while understanding the sensitivity and critical nature of the information and to what extent it should be shared.
    • Manage third-party field safety representatives as applicable.
    • Plan and host the annual Contractor Safety Summit.
    • Develop and maintain standard work instructions (SWI) for the role.
    • Conduct safety cross training to internal cross collaborative groups.
    • Assist with the onboarding, ongoing support of Contractors, and offboarding.
    • This position will require travel, some of which may be overnight.
    • Able to provide a valid state driver's license and present and maintain a good driving record and to operate company vehicles safely and in compliance with applicable laws and company policies.
    • Able to apply safety expertise and knowledge of company policies and procedures and regulatory requirements to include but not limited to DOT, OSHA, PHMSA, NEC, NESC, EPA Education Description Lead Contractor Safety Specialist
      • Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with Safety, Health, or technical emphasis or in lieu of education, requires at least fifteen (15) years of experience managing safety practices in natural gas/electric utility industry or technical field. Senior Contractor Safety Specialist
        • Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with safety, health, or technical emphasis or in lieu of education, requires ten (10) years of experience managing safety practices in natural gas/electric utility industry or technical field. Experience Lead Contractor Safety Specialist
          • Requires a minimum of nine (9) years in energy delivery, safety management or related industry experience.
          • Required certification: Safety Management Specialist (SMS) or achieved within twelve (12) months of hire. Senior Contractor Safety Specialist
            • Requires a minimum six (6) years in energy delivery, safety management, or related industry experience.
            • Requires the ability to apply safety expertise and knowledge of company policies and procedures and regulatory requirements to include but not limited to DOT, OSHA, PHMSA, NEC, NESC, EPA.
            • Required course: OSHA 30-hour, can be substituted via a Safety Certification.
            • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Utility Professional (CUSP) or achieved within twelve (12) months of hire. A bonus to have
              • Knowledge of gas/electric utility and/or power generation protocols and regulations.
              • Preferred course(s) certification: NIMS 100, 1910.269 (Electric), Taproot Investigation, MEA Leadership Training or Electric, Transmission and Distribution (ET&D) 20 hour.
              • Managing safety practices in natural gas/electric utility industry or technical field. We want you to know Being a part of the CenterPoint Energy team is more than a career alone. It's an opportunity to make a positive impact. You will be an integral part of enabling everyday life and the pursuit of possibilities for the customers we serve and the communities we share. The vital services we provide are at the core of making our world work, and by sharing your energy with us, we'll create a better tomorrow together. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce. At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve. What we bring to you
                • Competitive pay
                • Paid training
                • Benefits eligibility begins on your first day
                • Transit subsidies
                • Flexible work schedule, paid holidays and paid time off
                • Access to discounts at fitness clubs and an on-site wellness center at our headquarters in Houston
                • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement
                • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution Job Type: Full Time Posting Start Date: 06/06/2024 Posting End Date: 06/16/2024 This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR ---- 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Houston , Lead Contractor Safety Specialist, Other , Houston, Texas

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