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Date: Aug 8, 2018

Location: Horseheads, NY, US, 14845

Company: Williams

Safety & Health Specialist III
ReqID: 96563
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Horseheads, New York 14845
Operating Area/Functional Area: Northeast G & P


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in the United States. We take our environmental responsibilities seriously and are fully committed to the protection of our neighbors, the environment and our assets. This commitment extends to every office and asset where we operate.  We need your expertise to serve as a change leader, educator, advocate, consultant and mentor as part of our organizational safety culture.
Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:


The Safety Specialist is the local subject matter expert who actively participates as a part of the Bradford Supply Hub team to support pipeline and facility operations, support construction projects and drive a process safety culture.

This person is involved with job planning and work permitting and provides a field presence while work is being performed to ensure employee, process and construction safety compliance.  The Safety Specialist primarily uses Williams Integrated Management System (WIMS) as a resource to execute employee, pipeline, process, and construction safety standards and procedures. 



  • Drives process safety and employee safety culture by frequent interaction with operations, tech services, and engineering services leadership to encourage and support frequent messaging and prioritization of safety issues.
  • Works with front line to reinforce principles such as identifying and addressing normalization of deviation, striving to have a preoccupation with failure, and always maintaining a sense of vulnerability
  • Supports Operations Supervisors, Operations Managers, Project Managers, Operations Technicians and coordinates with other functional groups.
  • Supports development and review of operations and construction Work Plans.  Participates in review of jobs involving hot work, lock out-tag out, purge and pack, confined space, crane lifts, fall protection or simultaneous operations or other non-routine tasks.
  • Participates in incident investigations as a facilitator, lead or team member and ensures appropriate follow up on area hazard/near miss reporting. Track area action items utilizing Gensuite software and assist the operating area with closure.
  • Responsible for performing Life Critical training. (e.g., work permitting, job planning, hot work, confined space, management of change, lockout/tag out, excavation and trenching and gas detection.
  • Participate in PHA (Process Hazard Analysis), HSR (Hazard Screen Review) and MOC (Management of Change) process to help identify and mitigate potential safety hazards.
  • Participate in area/construction leadership and project team meetings.
  • Provide emergency response support.
  • Coordinate and participate in assurance audits
  • Provide operating area safety metric data to area leadership.
  • Providing guidance and expertise relating to employee, pipeline, process, and construction safety.
  • Determine applicable OSHA regulatory requirements and communicate potential impacts to Operations and Construction.
  • Coordinate Industrial Hygiene and sampling in conjunction with operations and company/contractor Industrial Hygienist.
  • Prepare safety related reports and documentation in an accurate and timely manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Safety, EHS or other technical discipline from accredited university or equivalent experience in a professional safety role preferred.
  • Safety Certification preferred [i.e.: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), National Safety Council (NSC) or similar equivalent recognized Occupational Safety & Health Certification(s)].
  • Minimum 3 years of safety experience in industry and preferably the natural gas industry.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting operations and project groups.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Role will require public speaking and significant report writing.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and ability to quickly learn new software programs.
  • Working knowledge of EHS Management Systems and safety metrics (occupational and process safety).
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations, Process Safety Management, behavior based safety and industry best practices.
  • Ability to travel and support assets within an assigned geographic region.
  • Ability to travel away from the local operating area up to approximately 25%




Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: Yes

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

Nearest Major Market: Elmira

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