Lead Industrial Hygienist

Posted Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Camden, NJ, US, 08102

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

Requisition ID: 106614 


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People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career.  Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.


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About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

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Primary Role

The Lead Industrial Hygienist will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of enterprise-wide Industrial Hygiene programs and policies across American Water through the Corporate H&S framework. This role will work closely with the state H&S teams to ensure compliance with American Water standards, regulatory requirements, and best practices related to industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety. Develop and maintain an enterprise-wide Industrial Hygiene (I.H.) strategy and program. Develop and streamline company standards and prioritize best practices and best available technology for IH containment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Define IH resources and competencies, develop training programs, mentor, and support professional development of the IH network.
  • Work with State H&S, Engineering, Facilities, and Operations staff to design and implement IH controls to ensure containment and ease of operations.
  • Ensure IH sampling plans use scientific and sound risk-based approaches.
  • Administer and function as SME for the IH qualitative and quantitative assessment database, and provide necessary review, analysis, approval, and reporting of IH evaluations.
  • Coordinate training for all new or inexperienced users and interpret results for management as needed.
  • Interpret and advise the business on AW procedures and guidance for the proper handling and use of potent chemicals, reagents and materials, and physical hazards in the treatment and production areas, plants, and manufacturing facilities.
  • Proactively assess data from Occupational Toxicology research and independently published sources to communicate/implement actions to ensure the health and safety of operations staff.
  • Develop leading and lagging metrics to monitor IH performance to proactively intercede and resolve deficiencies.
  • Participate in engineering reviews to address Industrial Hygiene and employee exposure control.
  • Assist with complex IH control solutions and risk management for sites and projects.
  • Audit and assess industrial hygiene programs for compliance and improvement.
  • Monitors emerging health and safety legislation and IH technologies and adjusts IH programs, standards, and controls to ensure compliance.


  • Strong process, project, and program management skills.
  • Proven ability to lead through influence and deliver results through others.
  • Strong quantitative skills (e.g., analytical, technical, problem solving).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (e.g., fluency in report writing and presentations).
  • Effective interpersonal skills (e.g., persuasion, negotiation, listening, cooperation, tact, diplomacy, problem solving, internal consulting).
  • Leadership presence (e.g., ability to deal effectively and maintain collaborative relationships with Company senior management and other key stakeholders).
  • Knowledge of OSHA, Federal, State and Local regulations as applicable utilities, construction, and related industries.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with health and safety program management and OSHA regulatory requirements for construction and general industry with increased opportunities to apply expertise across disciplines or organizational areas.
  • Knowledge of water utility industry strongly preferred.
  • Environmental Regulations.
  • Department of Transportation regulations.


  • Bachelor's degree in safety management, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, occupational environment health and safety, or a related field. Equivalent role related work experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience required in safety management, utility, construction, or industrial setting that provides the knowledge and exposure to the fundamentals, principles and concepts of the Health & Safety function.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 30% travel.

Certifications & Licenses


  • CSP (Certified Safety Professional).
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
  • Valid, State Driver’s License and ability to successfully pass a motor vehicle background check.

Work Environment

  • In addition to a regular office environment, will occasionally have to work in construction environments, near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. May include an environment where possible exposure to physical hazards, weather extremes, wet and/or humid conditions, and chemicals.
  • While at Camden NJ headquarters, this position allows a 3:2 hybrid schedule (3 days in the office, 2 days working remotely).


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



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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 they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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