On-Site Safety Specialist – Northline Utilities – Clifton Park NY

Apr 01, 2020

Job Title:                  On-Site Safety Specialist

Job Location:          Au Sable Forks, Clifton Park, Liverpool, Yorktown Heights, NY

Job Type:                 Full-Time, not contract

Travel:                       Local and Regional Travel, 75 – 85% of the time

Position Overview:

The On-Site Safety Specialist for Northline Utilities has the responsibility to implement Northline Utilities’ safety management system to maintain regulatory compliance and continually reduce the risk of incidents, by assisting the Project Management and Construction Management functions in the identification, assessment, and control of hazards.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment, and systems of work for self and all employees, and to participate in training as needed for this purpose.

Prepare Environmental Health and Safety Plans (EHASPs) for construction projects.

Evaluate the implementation of the EHASPs through job site assessments (JSAs).

Assist the job site workers and management in identifying risks and identifying mitigation processes.

Conduct worker safety orientations and Required Best Practice (RBP) training.

Assist management in conducting incident assessments (investigations) to identify safety management system failures, contributing and root causes, and action items to improve the system.

Draft/review RBPs and Safety Programs.

Evaluate compliance with the safety management system through compliance audits and management system assessments.

Occasional storm response required (could be multiple days at distant locations).

Develop a strong working relationship with the General Foreman and other key stakeholders assigned to their projects which promotes mutual support and interaction.

Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in related safety field with 2-3 years’ experience is preferred.  Certified Utility Safety Professional Certification (CUSP) a plus.


Please send a resume to HumanResources@Northlinellc.com.

Company Background:

Northline Utilities, LLC was founded in 2006 as a provider of construction services to the electric utilities industry in the Northeastern US.   Northline is headquartered in upstate New York and serves a broad clientele ranging from regional electric cooperatives to renewable energy EPCs, to major investor-owned utilities.

The company prides itself on the team’s ability to take on high-profile, challenging projects involving several stakeholders, stringent schedule and progress reporting requirements, and multi-subcontractor coordination. The company’s core proficiencies lie in the construction, maintenance, and upgrade of electric distribution systems, substations, and transmission lines. Northline has a strong regional reputation and a demonstrated track record of strong organic growth in recent years.

Among Northline’s key competitive differentiators is a management culture that is heavily focused on safety and innovation, and a team of senior leaders with significant experience managing and growing businesses of various sizes. James Atkins, Northline’s President, and Owner, began his career as a third-generation Journeyman Lineman and represents the industry through several industry and trade associations.