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Safety Manager (West Region)

Company: The AES Corporation
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

The work we do at AES is vital to improving millions of lives every day. Take the next step in your career and experience our flexible and wide-ranging opportunities. Challenge yourself to continuously improve and innovate, broaden your expertise and build relationships with a diverse network of professionals.

AES Clean Energy is currently seeking an EHS Manager to oversee Clean Energy Safety oversight in the Western Region on the United States. Environmental, Health, and Safety plans and compliance for solar, wind, and solar + battery storage sites. The position will be remote however the ideal candidate will need to be available to travel to one of our office locations when necessary. The position reports to the Senior Safety Manager of Clean Energy. The role requires the ability to oversee EHS plans and compliance on multiple operating sites with routine travel to sites to audit compliance with AES Clean Energy's EHS policies and local requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with AES Clean Energy's Operations team to review EHS programs, audit operations sites for compliance with EHS policies, consult internally to project teams on EHS related issues, and manage internal EHS reporting with support from the Operations team.
  • Work with the operations teams to implement corporate EHS programs on active sites and improve processes and guidance related to EHS management.
  • Manage direct reports.
  • Lead activities and efforts around EHS-related incidents and investigations. Perform Root Cause Analysis in collaboration with the project team during EHS incident investigation.
  • Contributes to development of EHS strategy and action plans for AES Clean Energy to meet EHS targets, reduce risks, and improve performance.
  • Maintain compliance with all applicable EHS regulations and requirements.
  • Maintain and continually improve the EHS Management Systems (EMS and SMS).
  • Develop and deliver EHS related training as needed.
  • Contribute to achieving EHS targets in support of business objectives.
  • Act as an advisor and technical expert on issues related to EHS on the company's operating sites.
  • Understand budgeting and purchasing.
  • Participate and provide input on EHS initiatives.
  • Assist and collaborate with AES Construction EHS groups.
  • Manage EHS best practices, coordinate with AES global EHS team to implement policies with operations sites, and share EHS lessons learned throughout the company.
  • Other duties as assigned. Key Requirements:
    • 5-8 years related experience.
    • Bachelor's degree in EHS or related field required, advanced degree preferred.
    • CSP, CIH, CHMM (or similar) certification preferred but not required.
    • OSHA 500 Trainer (preferred)
    • Proven leadership skills.
    • Experience in solar and battery storage construction, electric industry, or power plants (preferred).
    • Passion for Environmental, Health, and Safety management.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and influence at all levels of an organization.
    • Ability to build effective relationships.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong computer and analytical skills
    • Ability to lead assigned tasks to closure while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
    • Able to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent organizational, project, planning & time management skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
    • Able to work supportively and collaboratively with other teams.
    • Able to build relationships and trust with key stakeholders and contractors.
    • Demonstrates alignment with AES Values.

      AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

      The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $95.000 and $123.250/Annual; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

      Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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