Field Safety, Senior Specialist - Safety Professional

National Grid Brentwood , NY 11717

Posted 1 week ago

Job ID 18192 Location Brentwood, New York Organization Safety, Health, Environment and Resilience Department Safety Management

About us

National Grid is hiring a Senior Safety Specialist in our Brentwood, NY location.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

As a Senior Safety Representative, you will work to improve the overall safety culture and ensure compliance by implementing and maintaining National Grid's safety programs. You will work closely with field personnel and develop positive professional relationships with all levels of management and contractors during all phases of operation. This is a field position encompassing worksites throughout the assigned area and will require daily travel to work sites.

Key Accountabilities

  • Investigate incidents, injuries, damage to property or other safety related concerns

  • Cultivate safety and health skills and knowledge of frontline workers

  • Participate or lead Risk Assessment or Job Hazard Analysis teams

  • Review contractor Health and Safety Plans and suggest improvements before project kickoff

  • Act as subject matter expert for large project pre-job review, walk-through, planning

  • Communicates safety and health information at employee meetings

  • Posts safety communications in various locations as needed

  • Inspects new processes, materials, tools, substances and equipment to identify hazards before an issue occurs

  • Backs up other Safety Reps and fills in for other employees who are out on vacation or leave, or in other situations where an onsite safety presence is prudent

  • Develops positive, professional relationships with field personnel, all levels of leadership, outside agencies and the public

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Able to develop and build strong relationships with key internal stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Engineering, or other related subject

  • Have a thorough knowledge of all related OSHA regulations, DOT regulations, applicable ANSI standards, RMI guidelines

  • At least 6 years of progressive experience in a role where managing safety/health programs was 90% of job responsibility/accountability

  • CSP, ASP, GSP Certification preferred or on path toward achieving

  • Public speaking, training and presentation skills

  • Strong influencing skills required

  • Negotiation skills

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Strong skills with organization, communication and attention to detail

  • Must be self-starter with strong work ethic and ability to set and follow a daily/weekly schedule

  • Computer proficiency is essential

  • Valid driver's license

More Information

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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