Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator

Full Time
Portland ME
Posted 6 months ago

One Hat, One Contract, One Responsibility


Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. is seeking a well-qualified and highly motivated Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator to join our dynamic safety team overseeing ET&D Overhead Lines and Matting Services in the New England area. This position will report directly to the New England EHS Manager and will be assigned to projects in Southern Maine and Southeastern New Hampshire.

As an EHS Coordinator, you will perform multiple functions and duties in support of the Riggs Distler & Company EHS Program and the companies desire to be a best in class provider of utility construction services. This position works directly with operations management and the line crews within their assigned area(s). You will be responsible for the collection of EH&S data, review and coordination of EH&S related documentation, development / assistance in creating project health and safety plans, performance of work area safety observations and training, including new hire orientation. The EHS Coordinator may assist in the testing of certain Di-electric tools, conducts / supports incident investigations and root cause analysis process, may assist in the settlement of minor property damage claims under direction, and support the companies DOT and Environmental compliance programs. Occasional travel to project sites, which may include overnight stays for storm restoration work is required.


• Collects and files EH&S related forms, records and documentation. Collects data and prepares reports/bulletins related to EH&S initiatives.
• Performs training including new hire orientation, assists in the delivery and documentation of training.
• Processes incidents, near-miss and good catch reports and follow-up actions.
• Assists in the preparation of safety and environmental work plans. May perform environmental compliance inspections to support field staff.
• Participates in the pre-job planning process by attending meetings and assisting in the development of project specific health and safety plans.
• Performs regulatory research as required.
• Supports incident investigations and root cause analysis process, may assist in the settlement of minor property damage claims.
• Supports company DOT and environmental compliance programs.



Bachelor of Science in related field preferred, or 8 years combined education and experience in EHS with a focus on electric utility construction and/or environmental matting.


5 years’ minimum experience in safety, electric utility operations, environmental protection, and occupational health.

Technology Skills:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Functional Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate and work effectively with employees at all levels of the organization and with the owner utility.
  • Ability to travel overnight to support storm restoration (may be for extended periods).
  • Able to perform physical tasks including lifting of 50 lbs.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Professional certifications such as “Certified Utility Safety Professional” (CUSP), CHST
  • OSHA 500 Trained
  • First Aid, CPR, AED trained

What We Offer:

  • Exciting innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment
  • Challenging and progressive career development
  • Competitive salaries
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellness programs
  • 401(k) Retirement Program with Employer Match and Profit Sharing!
  • Paid Time Off, Volunteer Service Leave policies and paid holidays
  • Open communication
  • And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals           

Riggs Distler and Company, Inc. reserves the right to modify or revise the job descriptions in part or in its entirety. Riggs Distler and Company, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law. Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.

Have other questions? Contact Us!

Email: HR@riggsdistler.com





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