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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
St. Joseph, Missouri
United States
Job Categories:
Loss Control Professional: Multi-site
Risk Management Specialist
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
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Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Risk Management Specialist

CLEAN, SAFE, RELIABLE and AFFORDABLE water services is our business, so if you love all things safety and want to work on a team that is also innovative, this role might be the perfect fit for you. 

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit our website.

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. 

The Senior Specialist-Operations Risk Management will assist the Manager of Loss Control in the areas of safety & health claims administration, insurance services and loss control. 

The Senior Specialist-Operations Risk Management will recommend, develop and implement appropriate programs and activities that enhance the safety and health of Company employees, as well as minimize the Company's exposure to loss.  

The Senior Specialist-Operations Risk Management will also: 

  • Develop and implement (including delivery of) educational training programs and activities that help develop and improve the safety process within the company and to ensure compliance with federal state and local regulations. (25%)
  • Develop and implement the use of regulatory compliance programs, including investigating new technologies, providing professional review and recommendations for the purchase of tools, materials and equipment that will enhance safety performance throughout the organization. (25%)
  • Conduct safety audits and inspections to identify hazards and deficiencies that expose the company to loss or failure to comply with regulatory requirements Compile, analyze, and interpret data related to safety training and performance to measure the effectiveness of existing programs. (40%)
  • Provide assistance and expertise in accident/claim investigation and claims management, when required, and make recommendations to prevent reoccurrences. (10%) 

Qualifications you possess: 

  • Knowledge of Company Risk Management Policies and Procedures. 
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations applicable to safety and health field. 
  • Working knowledge of the various functional areas and their role in the organization, including operating procedures of the Company. 
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations, as well as a working knowledge of the various functional areas of a water utility, to develop and implement appropriate risk management activities associated with departmental goals. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of a water utility operation, knowledge, of and ability to, integrate regulatory requirements into the training and development of all operating unit employees. 

You also exemplify these competencies: 

  • You champion safety 
  • You’re customer obsessed 
  • You cultivate innovation 
  • You embrace nimble learning 
  • You drive results 
  • You love to collaborate 

You bring to the table: 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in safety/loss control in a related industry or municipal operation. 
  • Associate level degree is required in a related field, i.e safety/loss control. 
  • Bachelor's level degree preferred. 
  • Familiar with geographic location of operating centers and facilities to conduct onsite training programs, audits and inspections, as well as attend meetings with both.

Work Environment 

  • Varies by task; environment does include field work; driving and working outdoors.
  • Travel Requirements: Primarily limited to with Region. Some overnight travel may be required. Must be flexible.

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