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Director Safety & Technical Development (Hybrid)

Company: UGI Utilities, Inc
Location: Reading
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition Number: 23991 At UGI Utilities, Inc. we believe in providing a superior range of energy products and services to our customers in a safe, affordable manner. As our energy needs evolve, UGI will be there providing safe and reliable service that brings warmth and comfort to our 750,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We strive to reflect the communities we serve by attracting and retaining top talent, while maintaining a diverse workforce that embraces our culture of safety, service, and integrity. As an employee of UGI Utilities, you can expect a competitive total compensation plan and comprehensive benefits. Employees work in a collaborative environment, have upward mobility opportunities, and the ability to enjoy a true work life balance. UGI is committed to acting in a sustainable and socially responsible manner to minimize our impact on the environment and to enrich the lives of our customers, communities, and employees. To learn more about UGI's workplace culture, sustainability efforts, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), we invite you to visit our UGI Corporate sustainability page . Apply to UGI Utilities today to share in our mission and support countless neighbors, friends, and families in providing best-in-class products and services! Job Summary The Director Safety & Technical Development is responsible for strategic development and integration of the Technical Training, Operator Qualification (OQ), Quality Assurance and Safety teams and programs. This will include direct responsibility for the planning, implementation, metrics, reporting and effectiveness of this integrated team, with a focus on streamlining processes and continuous improvement, while ensuring the programs and processes meet all regulatory requirements. Strategically enhancing UGI's Safety Culture with safety leadership training and inclusion of safety in all training materials, further enhancing the I will Be Their culture.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategically develop and align a comprehensive technical training program for external and internal stakeholders with a focus on compliance and operational efficiency, safety, and continuous improvement.
  • Provide strategic direction and oversite to the Operator Qualification Program to ensure regulatory compliance. Ensure the relevance of the OQs through continuous evaluation and uniformity throughout the organization. Ensure OQ program is effective in training and evaluating employees and contractors. Engage with stakeholders including operations, standards, technical support, IT, and others to ensure any program changes required going forward are aligned with the future work management system and ensuring field/operations compliance going forward.
  • Provide tactical leadership to the Safety Culture Program. Direct and manage the on-going Safety Culture improvement strategy.
  • Manages corporate program to track, evaluate, investigate, and report on worker injuries and motor vehicle accidents. Collaborates with other departments and Business Units to perform root cause analysis and share lessons learned, working towards continuous improvement in employee safety.
  • The above list is not exhaustive of all essential functions of the job. This is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities assigned to this job. All essential functions must be performed in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies, including the Company's Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Conduct. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to lead and influence others in a collaborative manner to accomplish goals
    • Applied knowledge of gas pipeline regulations, including 49 CFR 191, 192, and 199 and UGI's GOM.
    • Demonstrates deep understanding of the safety management risks associated with the energy industry sector.
    • Demonstrates strong analytical, project management, organizational, leadership and team-building skills.
    • Knowledge of OSHA General Industry Standards and Construction standards.
    • Positive, energetic experienced leader in change management and ability to drive continuous improvement
    • Knowledge of natural gas field operations, operator qualifications and compliance
    • Knowledge of training, delivering, and developing curriculum in an adult learning format Education and Experience
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Business, or Safety. Master's degree a plus.
      • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in natural gas industry in engineering, construction, operations, compliance, or safety We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:
        • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
        • disability plans
        • 401(k) matched savings plan
        • paid vacation
        • company stock purchase program
        • wellness programs
        • tuition reimbursement
        • paid parental leave
        • paid volunteer time
        • adoption assistance UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices. Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.

Keywords: UGI Utilities, Inc, Reading , Director Safety & Technical Development (Hybrid), IT / Software / Systems , Reading, Pennsylvania

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