Safety and Environmental Professional

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                    the direct supervision of the Distribution Operations Manager of Safety, the Safety and Environmental Professional with provide safety, health and environmental support to the Billings

                    Division and other assigned areas.

                    DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS · All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards
                    · Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy’s values, mission, and strategic business objectives
                    · Support management in deployment of existing safety and environmental tools, products, and programs; develop approaches to address safety and environmental issues
                    · Identify safety and environmental challenges and interact closely with employees at all levels to solve these issues
                    · Be actively involved in and provide expert opinions on the safety aspects of plans, procedures, practices, standards, specifications, and systems to achieve optimal control or reduction of hazards and exposures, which may harm people, property, and/or the environment
                    · Track and maintain records related to safely and environmental issues, including field safety observations, safety accountability interviews, and hazard tracking and correction systems
                    · Assist in the investigation/analysis of incidents and prepare reports and presentations
                    · Ensure, through continuous worksite reviews and inspections, that workplace conditions comply with all applicable NWE safety requirements and government regulations
                    · Develop effective safety training and safety meeting materials; facilitate delivery of this information to assigned areas to provide knowledge and skills necessary to recognize hazards and perform their jobs safely and effectively
                    · Identify conditions and actions (through hazard evaluations and job safety analyses) that may cause injury, illness, or property damage; recommend corrective actions; track issues until resolved
                    · Identify ergonomic issues; recommend and implement ergonomic solutions; follow up to ensure effectiveness
                    · Maintain knowledge of current NWE safety requirements and applicable government regulations
                    · Represent the Company with presentations to the general public, contractors, and emergency responders regarding the potential hazards of electricity and natural gas
                    GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS · Must be able to demonstrate a good safety record
                    · Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills
                    · Posses the ability to interact and build relationships with employees at all levels
                    · Have strong communication and presentation skills
                    · Have a Bachelor’s Degree in a safety and health related field, equivalent work experience, or the strong desire to become a safety professional · Possess above average computer and recordkeeping skills
                    · Be able to research OSHA, DOT, and EPA regulations and develop strategies for compliance
                    · Have above average organizational and analytical skills
                    · Be a self starter, be able to work with limited supervision, and be goal oriented
                    · Have the ability to lift up 50 pounds; work 20% of time in an outdoor environment; and travel up to 35% of time
                    · Possess a valid driver’s license
                    · Electric and natural gas utility experience preferred, but not required
                    SELECTION PROCESS When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.

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