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EHS Manager (Natural Gas Utility)

Columbus, GA, US, 31901

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 


This position provides tactical direction (planning, coordinating and executing EHS activities to ensure employee engagement, regulatory compliance and implement the EHS management system.  This position may be scoped as a corporate position supporting a mixed Commodity/Modality scope, or as a State position within a Region of Liberty. The incumbent will be responsible for contributing to the continuous development of the health and safety culture and positively impacting employee engagement across the assigned Scope through collaboration with local leadership and the supporting team of EHS professionals. The incumbent is responsible to contribute and support implementing the occupational EHS management system by communicating, implementing the affected work group in understanding and applying policy, procedures, standards, programs, training, tools and techniques.  This position will be responsible for leading improvements in our EHS risk assessment and risk mitigation process through collaboration with local leadership. This position may be assigned direct reports within the assigned Scope, if applicable.  The scope and complexity of the position will vary by the assigned Scope.  


EHS Management Framework        

  • Plan, coordinate and implement Liberty's 5yr Strategic EHS Plan within the assigned Scope to develop an interdependent culture reflective of a commitment to an illness and injury-free workplace.
  • Support the updating of Liberty EHS standards, policies and procedures as needed
  • Foster collaboration and gain buy-in within the assigned Scope for understanding and implementation of Liberty EHS policies, procedures, programs and to operationalize safety within local operating procedures and work practices, job-specific, modality-specific, etc. with all affected ie. Operations, Engineering, Customer Care, etc.                     
  • Provide technical and administrative direction on all EHS policies and programs which bear critical importance to overall corporate objectives, operations and profitability.                    
  • Accountable for documenting, tracking and following-up on findings/action items and information to local leadership (i.e.. written and verbal communication, Gensuite, etc.)    

EHS Compliance        

  • Leads hazard identification, risk assessments, JHA in the Scope assigned. Monitors best practice indicators, investigates, recommends, and supports implementation to ensure regulatory compliance of EHS programs and operations with applicable regulations.                    
  • Maintain a level of knowledge of current and emerging legislation, regulations and trends related to EHS.  Ensure timely and ongoing communication with EHS team as applicable.                 
  • Coordinate EHS response for planned and unplanned regulatory events such as but not limited to: requests for information, inspections, complaints, and correspondence from governing bodies (ie. OSHA, PUC, etc.) as assigned.                    
  • Support workplace EHS audits, Safety Observations, and Site Inspections for all locations within the assigned Scope.                    
  • Performs ongoing monitoring of EHS compliance across the assigned Scope and work in collaboration with the business units to resolve deficiencies, prioritize operations and capital spending related to EHS compliance.                    
  • Lead ground-level collaboration with EHS Operations for understanding, implementation and compliance with regulatory requirements, corporate initiatives, critical tasks, and potential areas of opportunity.     

Education and Experience

  • University - bachelor’s degree or equivalent                                                                                                            
  • 3-5 years of experiences

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA

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