Facility Safety Program Manager I

Covanta Published: July 22, 2021
Conshohocken, PA
Job Type
CSR/ Envir Mgmt Systems / Energy / Program Management /

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Position Overview 

It is not often that a role comes along that provides you the opportunity to play a pivotal role in Safety and Health transformation with a leading company in its industry.

Covanta is seeking an energetic, dedicated, versatile, self-motivated Safety and Health professional with a solid track record of leading implementation of safety and health programs in an operating environment.We are looking for innovative and successful safety and health candidates who are forward-thinking and progressive in their approach to S&H Management Systems. Experience with Leading Indicators is highly desired.

Note: Two positions: one in Conshohocken; one in Delaware Valley. 

Now to the specifics of the role:

Reporting to the Facility Manager and the Area or Regional Safety Manager, the Facility Safety Program Manager I (FSPM) will have a varying range of responsibilities depending on the size and complexity of the plant, number of employees and projects assigned. The FSPM role will span strategic, tactical, and transformational safety and health management activities. As the FSPM, you will be responsible for overseeing regulatory compliance, training and implementation of Covanta’s safety policies, accident investigation and documentation, OSHA VPP efforts, and management of the other safety program initiatives (and Transfer Station’s DOT Driver’s Program, where it applies).

In addition to managing the facility’s safety program, the FSPM will oversee the employee training program, and assist with the daily execution of the facility safety and health activities (Transfer Station, Public Unloading Facility and Upper Lot Recycle operation, when it applies).

The Facility Safety Program Manager I will also be called upon to contribute to the broader facility management team and provide leadership to process improvement and best practice deployment, demonstrating the right values and behaviors with high emotional intelligence in working with a disbursed stakeholder base, often on critical schedule projects. You may be asked to help mentor or assist other FSPMs at other locations or to help develop and implement corporate initiatives.

Specific Areas of Responsibilities

What you will do:

  • Actively lead in the management of the facility’s health and safety programs, processes and policies.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to safety and health excellence.
  • Monitor regulatory compliance, compliance with Covanta safety program requirements, accident investigation and documentation, OSHA VPP efforts, and safety training.
  • Implement, motivate, educate and enforce Covanta’s safety and health policies.
  • Manage the safety training program and ensure training is completed on applicable safety bulletins, memos, Safety Alerts, safety and health procedures/programs, etc.
  • With facility management, oversee contractor safety and health performance.  Ensure contractors are properly trained, use appropriate tools and equipment and protect all employees from injury. 
  • Continually monitor the performance and effectiveness of the facility safety program and implement adjustments and improvement as needed.
  • Manage all aspects of our safety reporting and maintain the facility safety and health records.
  • Actively monitor work safety in the field on a very frequent basis.  Conduct formal and informal safety reviews and follow-up reporting.  When necessary, stop potential unsafe behaviors in the field when observed and coach employees on the proper method.  Also provide positive recognition for safe behaviors.
  • Work with plant personnel to secure accident scenes when appropriate, ensure the medical treatment of affected employee and/or contract employee, and investigate near miss, first aid, recordable injuries, on site vehicle incidents or incidents related to plant vehicles, and general safety concerns.  Assist/Coordinate recommendations for corrective actions and track to completion.  Manage accident investigations, root cause analyses, and related reporting.
  • Manage the Department of Transportation (DOT) Program for Site and Over-the-Road drivers if applicable.
  • Work with plant personnel and contractors to assure fire system inspection, testing, and functionality.
  • Primary contact with the plant’s health clinic.  Schedule annual physical exams, hearing tests, and/or respirator evaluations.
  • Contribute to improvements in lean, Six Sigma and other quantitative and qualitative approaches to drive workplace process improvements.


Critical Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-directed, action-oriented, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards.
  • Dynamic leader with a record of achieving results individually and through others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to provide constructive feedback in a positive way.
  • Strong analytical ability, good judgment and strong safety and health/operational focus.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with peers and other company leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently, and build consensus.
  • Organized, team player who is an effective influencer.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change in the face of adversity; to challenge the status quo constructively.
  • Articulate, strong communicator, verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends on a non-routine basis if needed to support facility operations.
  • Able to stand or sit for sustained periods of time. Able to climb stairs and ladders; able to lift equipment that can weigh up to 25 pounds on an infrequent basis. May need to wear personal protective equipment including respiratory protection, fall protection, safety boots, protective clothing, hearing protection, and gloves.

Position Requirements / Education and Experience:

  • Candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree (ideally in a Safety and Health or Science-related area) coupled with 3 years or more of Industrial Health & Safety experience in the field.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA 1910 and 1926, or related state safety and health regulations.
  • In addition to Occupational Health and Safety, desired experience to include knowledge of operations and maintenance in Power/Steam Generation, Waste Processing, or Industrial environments/plants.

Other Requirements / The following functional competency levels are required for this position:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Coaching & Influencing
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • Accident investigation and corrective action development
  • Experience in an operating environment
  • Technical and skills training
  • Safety and Health Audits / Assessments
  • Contractor Safety and Health Management
  • Written and oral communication

Note: This position description is intended to describe the duties most frequently performed by an individual in this position. It is not intended to be a complete list of assigned duties but to describe a position level. Furthermore, the essential functions are listed above and reasonable accommodations will be made if feasible to meet the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act.

Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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