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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Camden, New Jersey
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Corporate Director/Manager
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Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Corporate Health & Safety Manager

At American Water, you can have more than a job. You’d have a purpose. We provide essential water and wastewater services to more than 15 million people every day, services that are vital to their lives every day. We take great pride in what we do, and it shows. Our commitment to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable water services to our customers is the foundation of our company.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, company paid life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k) savings plan with company match.  

American Water is hiring a Manager to join their Health & Safety group in their Corporate Headquarters in Camden, NJ! As a safety professional, don't you want to work with a company who values the safety and overall well being of their employees above all? To be part of a culture that embeds safety into everything they do. And to know you have support from Leadership to continually improve our programs and practices? Take a look at us!  

This is an exciting, visible role! It will utilize your technical expertise and practical knowledge, but also allow you to lead a team, to present to leadership, and to build relationships throughout the business. You will help foster an inclusive and safety-focused culture for ALL employees. Beyond this, we are a growing organization with tons of opportunities! And an overall benefits package that rivals any top employer in the country, including retirement, subsidized health plan, tuition, stock plans, and more! Apply today for immediate consideration. 

Primary Role:

  • This role is responsible to direct and coordinate technical Operational Risk Management (ORM) duties as well as manage Enterprise wide Health and Safety Programs, Systems Development, Near Miss Programs, Job Safety Analysis, and Computerize Safety Enterprise Systems, which will be implemented by way of company-wide Ops and NJAW.
  • Responsible for managing the health and safety program and supporting systems and databases to reduce injury and illness frequency in accordance with established company strategy, goals and targets. Program activities also assure compliance with Federal Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) regulations, State OSHA regulations, Federal and State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs, Department of Transportation regulations as applicable and local regulations when they apply.
  • Accountable for the performance and results of employees within a departmental area. Make decisions that are guided by and interpreted through policies, procedures and business plan.
  • Directly performs health, safety, emergency response, business continuity and some environmental (e.g. Risk Management Plan (RMP), New Jersey Toxic Prevention Catastrophe Act (NJ TCPA) duties that includes technical direction for state based safety staff, implementation and execution of companywide safety programs, providing technical content for health and safety training, inspecting/auditing, development of safety awareness/recognition programs, behavior based safety programs and activities, safety practices and procedures, accident investigations with root cause analysis and corrective actions, selection and implementation of computer based data bases and programs, database management, recordkeeping and medical surveillance.
  • Develops and manages OPEX and CAPEX budgets to support these programs. Maintains records, supporting systems and associated metrics for safety performance and prepares periodic reports as required by regulation or AW.
  • Supports the Claims Center of Expertise by providing investigation and incident analysis for workers’ compensation issues.
  • This position will direct technical duties of state staff and work closely with other ORM staff to execute consistent AW programs. Interfaces with all levels of management in order to assure that programs are carried out in accordance with company policy, practices, goals and targets.
  • This position will support Service Company Operations, NJAW and companywide safety programs.

Key Accountabilities:
Program Management:

  • Contributes to the development of strategic Health and Safety goals and objectives, including organizational rollout of these plans.
  • Provides recommendations for, and implement and maintain, enterprise wide health and safety systems
  • Develops and implements programs that drive operational leadership accountability to ensure compliance with AW requirements, as well as applicable federal, state and local regulations.
  • Drives execution of strategic initiatives.
  • Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), National Safety Council (NSC), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), etc.
  • Maintains safety and health records, along with conducting gap analysis and audits of existing safety and health processes.
  • Manages medical surveillance and exposure related programs including respiratory protection, hearing conservation.
  • Develops and manages budget process and approve expenditures necessary for completion of projects and/or programs relating to safety.
  • Facilitates and coordinates with ORM teams on Event Management for emergency response activities.
  • Provides ergonomic assessments and support in both office and operations environments.
  • Manages CDL programs to assure compliance with DOT requirements.
  • Maintains DOT CDL license programs.
  • Manages and maintains non-water state environmental programs including Risk Management Plan (RMP) and NJTCPA. (30%)

Development and Implementation of Policies/Procedures:

  • Formulates safety, health, and emergency practices and safe work procedures in compliance with local, state, federal rules and regulations, and best practices.
  • Coordinates and assist districts and locations in the implementation of safety programs. (25%)


  • Provides technical content as a subject matter expert for safety and health training programs.
  • Delivers ORM and health and safety training to employees on required topics.
  • Manages health and safety training records for State operations.
  • Identifies and analyzes injury history in order to develop and initiates training programs which will target reduction in incident rates and workers compensation losses. (15%)


  • Conducts hazard assessments through inspections, safety audits, and other recognized methods identify root causes.
  • Assists with incident investigations and hazard identifications for use and makes recommendations on corrective or preventive measures, where indicated.
  • Consults with all departments on design and use of equipment for incident prevention and safety.
  • Leads or assists in OSHA, EPA-RMP or other regulatory inspections. (30%)

Knowledge / Skills:
Required Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with health and safety program management and OSHA regulatory requirements with increased opportunities to apply expertise across disciplines or organizational areas.
  • Generates trust and recognition as a coach and people leader.

Desirable Knowledge:

  • Water Industry Knowledge
  • Emergency response and incident management

Required Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence and communicate information through verbally.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and respond to employee and public complaints effectively.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to technically manage staff of professionals
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to work well in a cooperative team environment, participate routinely in multi-disciplinary projects and activities
  • Ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information.

Desirable Skills:

  • Particular areas or experience desired: knowledge of OSHA, Federal, State and Local regulations as applicable for a utility or construction environment.


  • Champions safety
  • Customer obsessed
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Nimble learning
  • Drives Results
  • Collaborates

Experience / Education:

  • At least seven (7) years’ experience with at least three (3) years’ experience managing people.
  • Demonstrated experience in development, management and delivery of health and safety programs
  • A bachelor’s level degree from an accredited college or university in a safety health related field study or an equivalent combination of undergraduate education
  • Ten (10) + years’ experience in a utility, construction or industrial setting that provides the knowledge and exposure to the fundamental theories, principles and concepts of the field.

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and could\ include a work environment where possible exposure to wet and/or humid conditions and chemicals exists.
  • The employee occasionally works at elevation, in confined spaces and in a construction environment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but there may be instances of potential noise exposure.
  • Approximately 20% overnight travel is anticipated in this position.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • At least one relevant/related nationally recognized professional certification required
  • Safety related certifications, e.g., CIH, CSP, are highly desired.

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