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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Orange, Connecticut
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
EH&S Corporate Director/Manager
Industry Segments:
Energy, Utilities
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Director - Shared Services

Reports directly to Avangrid Vice President – Environmental, Health & Safety. Responsible for leading the Group Environmental, Health & Safety Shared Services team across the Avangrid operating companies to implement EH&S strategy supporting business unit EH&S compliance, governance, and reporting.


  • Leads H&S compliance & procedures team to develop policy & consistent AGR standards and procedures to meet legal, IBE Group & other requirements. Reviews proposed state and federal regulations to evaluate the impact to the Company, provide H&S technical advice to businesses.
  • Leads systems & governance teams utilizing EH&S applications to provide appropriate key performance indicator reporting, data trending analysis, as well as required stakeholder and compliance reports for external 3rd parties.
  • Collaborates with IBE Group stakeholders to share best practices & the implementation of IBE Group global initiatives through projects, processes, and communications for AGR organization.
  • Supports the development of the AGR EH&S strategy, and related business unit EH&S operating plans. Tracks & reports on strategy & EH&S plan implementation across AGR business units.
  • Supports establishing and managing EH&S budgets, prepares periodic budget reports for all EH&S.
  • Leads internal and external audit process for compliance programs and management system certification for EH&S.
  • Liaise with external trade associations including EEI, AWEA, AGA, and professional networks in collaboration with BU staff to stay current on industry risks, regulatory activity, and best practices.
  • Supports the implementation of the AGR H&S Communications Plan across the business.
  • Coordinates annual sustainability reporting for the function both within AGR and as required to support IBE requirements.

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Health & Safety or related, (Master’s Degree desirable). Experience developing and reporting targets and key performance indicators to executive leadership. Experience in large corporate organizations, working with international standards is desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in business with a similar environmental, health & safety risk profile, or relevant electrical & gas energy industry experience.
  • Understanding of US health and safety laws and regulations.
  • Experience in implementing integrated management systems and audit programs, including ISO certification/OSHA VPP
  • Successful candidate must be willing and able to undertake approximately 50% travel to all AGR locations, including occasional international trips.


  • Proven systems thinker with demonstrated ability finding innovative solutions to support team and/or business partner needs.
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated experience managing through a project life cycle including implementation.
  • Strong track record as a leader with the ability to influence functional leadership.
  • Self-assurance with the ability to manage remote staff and delegate effectively.
  • Business acumen with the ability to manage budgets for cost effective service delivery & continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and inter-personal skills with a demonstrated customer focus.

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