Responsible to the Senior Manager, Safety for achieving the coordination of Safety and Health (S&H) programs within operational units and lines of business. Provides S&H services, including but not limited to industrial safety, industrial hygiene, safety training, and S&H program management. Assist in the development and implementation of S&H programs, procedures, goals and objectives. Works in harmony with management, supervision and employees throughout the association, association members and subsidiaries to assist in the implementation of the safety and health programs.
The job grade for this position is: NB22
Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Retirement Option, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.
Senior Corporate Safety and Health Coordinator
Hiring Salary Range:$90,000-$112,000
Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with all operational units and lines of business to provide S&H services including but not limited to industrial safety, industrial hygiene and S&H training and development for management, supervision and employees.
Work collaboratively with the Transmission and Generation Safety Managers in the development and implementation of S&H programs goals, training and objectives.
Evaluate work practices and conditions; assist Safety Coordinators in the implementation of safety and health programs.
Lead, manage and track S&H inspections and audits companywide; report on findings and assist in the correction of hazards and compliance issues.
Mentor and train newly hired safety coordinators.
Manage and grow safety communications throughout the association by developing and broadcasting information such as leading and lagging metrics, campaigns, select safety events and lessons learned.
Develop, coordinate or provide S&H training as needed.
Participate as a subject matter expert on safety committees and other teams as requested
Prepare requested S&H reports for supervision and management
Administer the Cority S&H information system
Maintain knowledge of new, current, and pending safety regulations and assist in the development of S&H policy and procedures needed to comply with regulations and industry standards
Oversee the outsourcing of instructor led and/or web based S&H training courses
Develop and manage S&H document control program
Provide oversight and maintenance of S&H documents and records
Lead and manage development and/or maintenance of S&H programs, policies and procedures or other documentation as needed.
Lead or assist with significant event learning reviews companywide
Project management of S&H campaigns, programs and projects
Work with Safety Management to develop, administer and monitor budget and forecast.
Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements. Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance.
Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State’s culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State’s culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.
Because Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job.
Because Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Participate in any additional activities to accomplish the duties of the position.
Provide safety coverage for the assigned facilities of the Generation and Transmission Safety Coordinators as needed.
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:
Leadership: ability to identify functional area business needs and establish goals and objectives to align with enterprise goals.
Planning: ability to think ahead and plan upcoming initiatives including prioritizing workload, developing schedules and meeting deadlines.
Decision Making: ability to weigh options, consider alternatives and forecast outcomes and determine the option, which is best for the enterprise. Understand how to balance emotion with reason and make decisions that positively impact themselves, other employees, their customers and stakeholders, and their organizations. Ability to make decisions in difficult situations.
Management/Supervision: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and supervise work of any assigned staff, including projects and daily activities.
Time management: ability to prioritize and schedule projects and meet deadlines.
Project Management: Ability to plan organize and execute S&H projects company wide
Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
Problem analysis and resolution at both strategic and functional levels.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a good team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Safety and Occupational Health, or closely related field preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Ability to work collaboratively and use teamwork to solve problems.
Must have a mechanical aptitude sufficient to understand related operations and maintenance functions.
Working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, state and consensus adopted and promulgated safety and occupational health laws, regulations, standards, and practices.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Proficiency with Microsoft, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook is a must. Ability to research safety and health information is required.
Ability to administer and coordinate training, and maintain training records, using a learning management system.
Ability to develop and provide S&H training to assigned area(s).
Willingness and ability to continuously maintain and improve knowledge and skills through continuing education and participation in professional organizations and meetings.
Skills and abilities needed to design, facilitate, and coordinate projects and teams.
Skills and abilities in time management, meeting deadlines, ensuring the accuracy and quality of work, and demonstrated continuous productivity in work experience.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships and resolve disputes.
Eight (8) or more years (or equivalent combination of experience and education) in implementing and managing comprehensive industrial S&H programs.
Prior coal and gas fired power plant and/or transmission utility maintenance experience.
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
Willingness to travel as required. (Must have a valid driver’s license)
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level up to 10 lbs. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Incumbent must have finger dexterity, good vision, , good hearing, and ability to speak clearly, and handle intricate work.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent may be exposed to dust/dirt, fumes, chemical/mechanical risks, confined areas and noise around large industrial operating equipment. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
Internal Number: RIC35203
About Tri-State G&T Assn., Inc.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.