Environmental, Health & Safety Manager - Military Services Group

Posted Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: Highland Falls, NY, US, 10928

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

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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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In September of 2019, American Water was awarded a 50-year contract to privatize the water and wastewater utilities of U.S. Army Garrison West Point, New York. Our responsibilities include system capital investment, regulatory and environmental compliance, planning, asset recapitalization, and long term operations and maintenance.

We will provide the water supply, treatment, storage, and distribution serving the installation’s 4,000 cadets, 580 academic staff, and other visitors. The U.S. Army Garrison West Point water system includes both the Stony Lonesome and Lusk Water Treatment Plants and the Lusk Reservoir, nearly 400,000 linear feet of water pipe, over 200 hydrants, 1,000 valves, and 12 tanks. The wastewater treatment and collection system and includes approximately 200,000 linear feet of pipe, 1000 manholes, and 6 lift stations, and wastewater treatment plants at Camp Buckner and Target Hill. We are looking for a professional Environmental, Health & Safety Manager to join our team - apply now for immediate consideration!

 

Job Details

Salary range is: $66,000  -  $110,250 annually

 

The base salary range represents a good faith salary range for this position. This position is eligible for annual incentive pay and has the opportunity for continued salary growth. If you are hired at American Water your base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as market, geography, skills, education and/or experience. At American Water, we are committed to pay equity. In addition to compensation, you will be offered a comprehensive benefits package including 401(k),Defined Contribution Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, plus disability, paid time off, life insurance, voluntary benefits, health and wellness programs and much more! American Water is also proud to offer employees learning opportunities and work experiences to grow professionally! 

Primary Role

Manage the environmental, health, and safety program at the MSG and/or CSG location, supporting project operations, maintenance and capital staff. Responsible for ensuring environmental compliance by following all company, state, and federal requirements and regulations. Maintaining all health & safety programs, processes, and procedures at the location to ensure everyone’s safety as well as compliance. Main point of contact (POC) concerning staff, regulators, inspectors, and auditors regarding all EH&S programs, processes, and procedures. Primary trainer regarding all EH&S materials for the location’s staff as well as visitors or contractors.  

Key Accountabilities

Environmental:

  • Develop and continually improve the company’s overall environmental compliance programs and systems.
  • Develop, document, provide training and oversee the implementation of the Company’s Environmental Policies.
  • Manage, audit and document each facility’s compliance with the EMP and Load Program, utilization of and execution of the CATF and CMMS, as well as all site Environmental Plans through a team of Environmental Specialists.
  • Develop, document, provide training and oversee the implementation of the Plans, Programs and SOPs for facility Operations, Laboratory, Regulatory Reporting and Environmental Compliance.
  • Ensure each facility maintains permit compliance records, operations reports, and water quality sampling records and prepares various reports utilizing the computerized maintenance management and computerized process control/water quality systems.
  • Design and conduct facility environmental compliance audits, in coordination with the Technical Shared Services staff and local staff.  Assist each facility in resolving all deficiencies identified during the audit process.
  • Lead company-wide programs aimed at optimizing water and wastewater system compliance and operations, such as the Partnership for Safe Drinking Water.
  • Assist with operational troubleshooting and issue resolution of water and wastewater system process and performance issues.
  • Participate in event management responses to support local facility staff in effectively responding to environmental compliance and operational incidents in real-time.
  • Responsible for interfacing with local Environmental Compliance Specialists.
  • Provide training, coaching, guidance, and direction, and provide feedback to assist in improving performance and development of staff.
  • Participate in the American Water environmental compliance and water quality community, including periodic meetings and workshops.
  • Contribute to the development of AW environmental compliance policies, procedures and practices.
  • Monitor future environmental compliance regulations and changes, and ensure the company is prepared to comply.
  • Management and oversight over the dual validation process as it relates to sample collection and sample reporting. This includes knowledge of the water and/or wastewater system, holding meetings to ensure the process is being followed and corrective action taken when necessary.
  • Interactions with local, state & federal agencies. This includes leading the auditor site visit.
  • Submit environmental reports to the appropriate regulatory agencies, i.e. Tier reporting, Audit finding updates, Spill Reports, Cradle to Grave reporting, SWPPP, SPCC Plan, etc.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Ability to develop EH&S compliance programs and systems and explain and teach such systems to others.
  • Ability to develop and describe a long-term vision for the company’s EH&S compliance activities.
  • Ability to influence others, and build relationships with employees across diverse groups within not only the location, but supporting the EH&S team within MSG and/or CSG. 
  • Proactively and effectively drive change at each facility to address emerging EH&S issues and promote continuous improvement.
  • Encourage the effective use of technology to improve facility operations and maintenance as well as capital improvement projects.
  • Institutionalizes the concepts of continuous quality improvement activities, performance measures and benchmarking.
  • Can clearly articulate complex issues both verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical people.
  • Ability to plan and present environmental compliance and O&M training to employees.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues, direct reports, governmental agencies, consultants, contractors, and the general public.
  • Computer literacy. Competent in the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs, and computerized maintenance management systems and computerized process control software.
  • Public speaking relative to teaching EH&S subjects a must.
  • Extensive knowledge related to management and compliance of water and wastewater systems and processes.
  • Broad working knowledge of Federal Clean Water Act, NPDES requirements, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act, FAR requirements, OSHA, and other federal, state, and local regulations that affect MSG and/or CSG project operations.
  • Broad working knowledge of all state specific environmental regulations and requirements for states in which the company operates.
  • Broad working knowledge of all Federal OSHA regulations and requirements applicable for the location.
  • Knowledge of company procedures, policies, and operations.
  • Knowledge of quality control systems and compliance standards.

Experience/Education

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Degree in sanitary, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, or mechanical engineering, chemistry, biology or environmental science, business administration, health & safety or another related field preferred. 
  • Additional qualifying experience or training may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in water/wastewater industry.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in water and wastewater industry compliance for Environmental, Health and Safety programs.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the oversight and administration of quality compliance and control programs in the water/wastewater industry.
  • At least 4 years supervisory experience.
  • Industry related EH&S certifications, water and/or wastewater license an advantage.
  • Having an in-depth working knowledge of Hach-WIMS or a similar laboratory information management software program is preferred.

Travel Requirements

  • Minimal, based on business needs.

Certifications & Licenses

  • Industry related EH&S certifications, water and/or wastewater license an advantage.
  • Must possess a valid, active state driver’s license and the ability to pass a motor vehicle background check.

Work Environment

  • 60% field; 40% office.
  • 5 days on-site
  • In addition to American Water’s pre-employment screenings, this position requires the ability to pass a Department of Defense background check for access to the military installation.
     

Competencies

Prioritizes & Role Models Safety
Self-Awareness
Develops Talent
Plans, Aligns, & Directs
Drives Engagement
Decision Quality

 

 

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