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Duquesne Light Company Environmental, Health & Safety Associate III in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Job Family: Safety/Environmental

Discipline: Safety/Environmental

Career Level: Associate 3

Overall Purpose:

The Environmental, Health and Safety Associate provides technical and regulatory compliance expertise and support for all business lines. Supports environmental, health & safety compliance activities through direct participation in audits, studies, investigations and reports. Responsible for maintenance and administration of select Company programs, and management of internal and external resources allocated to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support DLC efforts to continuously improve its safety culture by participating in activities and on cross-functional teams.

  • Support EHS Managers in achieving overall regulatory compliance of Company activities through managing various programs. Stays current on all new and proposed federal, state regulations. Writes and revises company procedures as required to comply with regulations.

  • Responsible for supporting EHS compliance by conducting field audits, as required; and to ensure that Company policies and procedures are being followed.

  • Manage and administer the Company SDS system and Industrial Hygiene programs. (Lead, Asbestos, Hazard Communication)

  • Lead and support EHS project initiatives as assigned.

  • Assist in maintaining incident database, producing reports, analyzing trends, and responding to inquiries about company performance, including OSHA recordkeeping.

  • Design, manage, and conduct industrial hygiene field studies related to worker exposures, including, but not limited to, air and noise sampling, area noise, asbestos, lead wipe surveys, IAQ investigations, and heat stress as appropriate.

  • Prepare and conduct EHS training sessions (live and virtual) as needed to support Company policies and procedures, including preparing of charts, graphs and presentations

  • Will be on call 1-2 weeks per month or as necessary for emergency call out rotation. (Storm response and environmental spills)

  • Investigate incidents. Identify root causes of issues and develop corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence. Write reports detailing investigation and recommended preventive measures.

  • Other duties as assigned. Education/Experience Requirements: Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 5+ years of relevant experience. Certifications such as CSP, ASP, GSP, CIH, or others are desired. Skills:

  • Strong Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience with EHS-specific software for recordkeeping and other EHS processes is a plus.

  • Ability to analyze and develop strategies to efficiently schedule and manage projects.

  • Ability to become proficient in environmental requirements and safety policies & procedures as they apply to the Company.

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to present in a professional manner and represent the company image.

  • Eligible for additional certifications as may be required to support job functions (ex. Asbestos Building Inspector; Class A/B Storage Tank Operator, etc.)

  • A team focused individual with a continuous improvement mindset. Decision Impact: Problems and issues faced are often vague and require good professional judgement to resolve. Draws on significant past experience to perform role. Proficient in the body of knowledge of given discipline or specialty area. Accountable for appropriate level of reasoning and decision making. Scope: Primary focus is on daily deliverables, outputs and reporting. Typically accountable for managing one’s own time and work flow. Responsibilities are generally tactical in nature and work is typically of moderate to complex in nature requiring the incumbent to draw on previous knowledge to perform role. Continues to build knowledge base but has a solid foundation to act independently the majority of the time. Still draws on experts and managers when needed but less frequently. Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate with others both written and orally. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Able to travel as required. Mobility within the office and on construction job sites.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.

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