NorthWestern Energy Safety & Environmental Professional in Huron, South Dakota

Safety & Environmental Professional

  • 16-Jun-2017 to 30-Jun-2017 (MST)

  • Distribution Operations - MT

  • Huron, SD, USA

  • Regular Full Time



POSTING DATES: June 16, 2017 through June 30, 2017


Safety and Health Professional


Distribution Safety, Health, and Environmental Services

Work Location

Aberdeen or Huron, SD


6-9 DOE ($44,700 to $109,800)

Employment Status

Regular Full-Time

Employment Physical


Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Safety Professional position (1) monitors and ensures compliance with safety and health standards; (2) promotes and impacts a positive safety culture; (3) supports the general safety and health effort for all assigned areas; and, (4) performs field environmental compliance activities.

Essential Functions

  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

  • Support management in deployment of existing safety and environmental tools, products, and programs; develop approaches to address safety and environmental issues

  • Identify safety and environmental challenges and interact closely with employees at all levels to solve these issues

  • Be actively involved in and provide expert opinions on the safety aspects of plans, procedures, practices, standards, specifications, and systems to achieve optimal control or reduction of hazards and exposures, which may harm people, property, and/or the environment

  • Track and maintain records related to safely and environmental issues, including field safety observations, safety accountability interviews, and hazard tracking and correction systems

  • Assist in the investigation/analysis of incidents and prepare reports and presentations

  • Ensure, through continuous worksite reviews and inspections, that workplace conditions comply with all applicable NWE safety requirements and government regulations

  • Develop effective safety training and safety meeting materials; facilitate delivery of this information to assigned areas to provide knowledge and skills necessary to recognize hazards and perform their jobs safely and effectively

  • Identify conditions and actions (through hazard evaluations and job safety analyses) that may cause injury, illness, or property damage; recommend corrective actions; track issues until resolved

  • Identify ergonomic issues; recommend and implement ergonomic solutions; follow up to ensure effectiveness

  • Maintain knowledge of current NWE safety requirements and applicable government regulations (OSHA, DOT, etc.)

  • Represent the Company with presentations to the general public, contractors, and emergency responders regarding the potential hazards of electricity and natural gas


*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.

  • Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented*


  • Bachelor's Degree in the safety and health or a related field

  • Certification in safety (CSP) or industrial hygiene (CIH) preferred; must be willing to obtain in the future if not currently possessed

  • Electric and natural gas utility experience preferred, but not required

  • Possess a valid driver's license

  • First Aid/CPR Certification (or ability to acquire)

  • Commitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/procedures

  • Must be able to demonstrate an excellent safety record


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at1-800-245-6977, or via email at


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.

NorthWestern Energy3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Human Resources Department Job # 2429

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithoutregard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.