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EHS Manager

Company: Liberty Utilities
Location: Joplin
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Job Description:

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


An opportunity to join a dynamic team driven to source, attract and engage diverse top talent across North America. Provide oversight and leadership of Liberty Utilities Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) programs for all Liberty entities. Ensure Liberty employees have received and have knowledge of the applicable EHS programs and procedures and are trained in order to safely comply with and align our goals in our safety programs. Manage and maintain both internal and external reporting mechanisms for Liberty Utilities as required by federal, state and local regulations, as well as Company policies and procedures. Also include Environmental performance monitoring of utility operations.


Promote leadership, continuous improvement and implementation of corporate EHS programs, practices and procedures;

Advise Senior Leadership on changes to regulations as well as emerging EHS trends and how these will impact Liberty Utilities;

Develops and maintains cohesive EHS team that supports and is respected by company leadership, employees, regulators and the community;

Conduct formal and informal work site safety observations, hazard assessments, workplace inspections, etc., and identify corrective actions where needed;

Perform environmental inspections/audits and identify corrective actions where needed;

Assist Supervisors/Managers with incident investigations to ensure that root causes are identified and corrective actions are implemented;

Provide employee training courses, Annual EHS Symposium and coordinate other training courses such as EHS orientation as needed;

Maintain employee training records, including injury records, actions, compliance;

Delivery and implementation of safety programs to site personnel;

Coordinate Workers Compensation claims and case management with involvement of Human Resources;

Lead operations in site specific H&S plans, JSA's, hazard assessments, etc;

Guide scheduling and detailing weekly toolbox/safety meetings;

Assist in Environmental reporting to agencies to ensure environmental compliance;

Monitor EHS performance (leading and lagging indicators) against internal and industry standards;

Maintain knowledge of applicable federal/provincial/municipal EHS legislation including applicable industry standards relative to the utilities industry;

Lead by demonstrating required behaviors and attitudes to establish a strong positive safety culture; and other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

Bachelor degree in EH&S or related field would be an asset

Experience in the Gas Utility industry preferred not required

CSP or similar designation beneficial

Self-starter with minimal supervision; Working knowledge of Utility EHS regulations and OSHA regulations

Ability to read technical information and data, policies, laws, guidelines, and procedures at a college level.

Proficient computer skills, including email, spreadsheets, word processing, word processing and internet experience.

Valid Driver's License/Valid passport for occasional travel to Canada Head Office


30% of time spent at Home Office

60% of time spent traveling to other Liberty Utilities Mid-States facilities

10% travel to other Liberty locations outside of Central Region

This position will have to report to one of the locations under its scope of work. Kirksville, Hannibal, Butler, Keokuk, Virden, Vandalia, Sedalia, Plate City, Nevada, Maryville, Marshall, Henrietta, Clinton, or Chillicothe.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.


Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

401K Plan

Free refreshments

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success.

We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

Keywords: Liberty Utilities, Joplin , EHS Manager, Executive , Joplin, Missouri

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