Project Specialist - EHS Street Construction

Job Info

May 24, 2023


Posting Expiration Date: Jun 24, 2023

Schedule Type: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: $105000

Maximum Salary: $130000

Organization: Environment Health & Safety

Department: EHS Operations Support

Section: EHS Street Construction

Location: NY-New York-E16 St New Service Center

Job Description

Mission Statement

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) employees are required to follow health, safety, and environmental policies, EEO, Standards of Business Conduct, and all other applicable company policy and procedures. We all share a responsibility to advance the company’s mission by excelling at our three corporate priorities – safety of our people and the public, operational excellence in all that we do, and ensuring the best possible customer experience.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, and manages safety, health and environmental programs for Company and Contractor employees. Ensures that safe work practices are followed and that the environment is fully protected in accordance with Company policy and governmental regulations.
  • Commitment to the Way We Work Principles, and adheres to the Company's Standards of Business Conduct and other Company procedures including Environmental, Health and Safety (''EH&S''), Equal Employment Opportunity (''EEO''), discipline, and security.
  • Maintains expertise in EH&S matters pertinent to operating areas and provides advice, counsel, and information to all levels of the organization. Serves as Construction's Subject Matter Advisor for a wide range of EH&S issues.
  • Responsible for providing guidance, oversight and training to Construction's field operations groups. Works with field groups to ensure that all local operations are conducted in compliance with federal, state and local EH&S regulations and standards as Company procedures and protocols.
  • As a recognized EH&S leader, extracts from Construction's management employees a strong commitment, leadership, and involvement in EH&S. Promotes a culture of honesty, integrity and openness regarding EH&S issues.
  • Initiates and disseminates expert communications on EH&S issues between all organizational levels within Construction to promote a strong EH&S culture. Ensures that EH&S information is accurately and efficiently disseminated to operating field groups.
  • Develops and implements plans, programs, and strategies to ensure that local operations effectively protect workers, the general public and the environment from the potential physical, chemical and biological hazards associated with or produced by Company operations and activities.
  • Maintains subject matter expertise on EH&S topics, develops training classes, and delivers quality presentations to Company employees.
  • Conducts and oversees field audits of Company crews and the contractor work force. Conducts post-event meetings. Manages and prioritizes corrective actions.
  • Assesses the effectiveness of EH&S efforts, documents deficiencies, and coordinates with field groups to aggressively pursue global corrective actions and preventive measures with the goal of protecting the worker, the general public and the environment.
  • Ensures that all field group documentation, including, but not limited to, permits, licenses, certificates, reports, and inspection records are submitted and/or maintained in a timely, complete, accurate, accessible manner as required by government regulations and Company policies and procedures.
  • Develops performance standards, criteria, and goals in conjunction with the field groups, continually measures performance, and reports on status and attainment of goals.
  • Assumes Emergency Management roles and responsibilities to support Company's Coastal Storm Plan.
  • Serves as mentor, coach, and advisor to EHS Senior Specialists.
  • Serves as lead on work groups and committees to be a catalyst for change, ensure procedure compliance, and develop EHS programs and policies.
  • Reduce EH&S Notices of Violations.
  • Develop and implement new Safety Strategies, Work Process Improvements, and Resource Conservation Initiatives, which have Company-wide implications.
  • Conduct EH&S Self-Assessments.
  • Assumes Delegation of Authority for Section and Department Managers as required.
  • May perform other related assignments as required.

Required Education/Experience

  • Associate's Degree and 5 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree Safety, engineering, physical science, or biological science and three (3) years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor's Degree Non-technical discipline (e.g., business, social sciences, etc. and 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Master's Degree Safety, engineering, physical science, or biological science and two (2) years of relevant work experience

Relevant Work Experience

  • Strong working knowledge of Federal. State and Local EH&S Regulations for environmental and safety concerns (including but not limited to asbestos, lead, natural resources, water discharge management, o8il management, hazardous waste, remediation issues, excavations, confined space). Required
  • Must be highly motivated and committed to delivering excellence in the area of EH&S and must recognize the critical importance of teamwork. Required

Skills & Ability

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, etc.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities
  • Well organized, detail oriented and flexible to handle multiple assignments

Licenses & Certifications

  • Driver's License Required

Physical Demands

  • Must respond to system emergencies
  • Must work at field locations in all weather conditions
  • Must work in inclement weather and adverse conditions (i.e., excessive heat, cold, noise, confined spaces)
  • Must walk, stand, lift, climb, bend, kneel, stoop, and/or reach
  • Must travel to company locations to work on storm restoration and heat contingencies

Other Physical Demands

  • Must be able to respond to Company emergencies by performing a System Emergency Assignment to restore service to our customers.
  • Must be able and willing to travel within Company service territory, as needed.

Technical Difficulty Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of the individual’s actual or perceived disability, protected veteran status, race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, domestic violence victim status, or any other actual or perceived status protected by law.