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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Camden, New Jersey
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Advisor/Auditor
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Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Safety Specialist

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 Sr. Specialist 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 role! It will utilize your technical expertise and practical knowledge, but also allow you to to build relationships throughout the business and help monitor and improve our overall safety initiatives. 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:
Assist the Corporate Team in the areas of safety & health claims administration, insurance services and loss control. 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.

Key Accountabilities:

  • 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%)
  • Conducts 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%)  


  • 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, so as 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 


  • Minimum 5 years experience in safety/loss control in a related industry or municipal operation
  • Associate level degree required in a related field, i.e safety/loss control. 
  • Bachelor's level degree preferred

Travel Requirements: 
Primarily limited to with Region. Some overnight travel may be required. Must be flexible.

Work Environment:
Varies by task; environment does include field work; driving and working outdoors.

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

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing™ 

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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