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Program Manager, Safety and Occupational Health

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, 87109

Company: TECO

Ignite your career with New Mexico Gas Company!

By joining the NMGC family, you can count on a safety-focused work environment, competitive pay and benefits and opportunities for training and personalized development to ignite your career. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all; our difference, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.

New Mexico Gas Company is a member of the Emera family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric, TECO and Peoples Gas.

Title: Program Manager, Safety and Occupational Health
Company: New Mexico Gas Company
Location: Wyoming
State and City: New Mexico - Albuquerque
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

This position will be open to internal and external applicants and will close on Monday February 6th, 2023.

This position pays between $74,880.00 to $93,600.00 and is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.


Supports the development of a safety culture at the Company. Maintains technical data and provides training in support of the Company’s Safety Program. Advises Managers and Supervisor in Safety and Occupational Health compliance matters. Assists in Accident Root Cause Analysis for company and Contractor incidents.



  1. Works closely with Operations and Engineering to establish safety objectives and strategies for safety training and audits.
  2. Performs on-site field safety audits throughout the state.
  3. Reviews contractor safety plans and reviews contractor job sites for compliance.
  4. Provides technical and evaluation support for Safety and Health requirements in the field.
  5. Develops training media to support Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), daily safety briefings (tail gates), and workplace safety training.
  6. Supports maintenance of company safety manual, including tracking change modifications, editing, and auditing to ensure document stays in compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  7. Conducts site inspections and on-the-job hazard analysis.
  8. Coordinates training requirements with Operations Supervisors to ensure that team members complete training requirements.
  9. Represents the company  as a subject matter expert in support organizations (American Gas Association, Southern Gas Association, and American Petroleum Institute, etc.)
  10. Provides technical assistance for training courses, plans, and corporate initiatives.
  11. Participates in the budget preparation process regarding monetary resources to conduct safety activities.

Key Internal:    Operations, Technical Training, and Engineering leadership
Key External:    Vendors, Industry Associations, Regulatory Agencies, Federal, State, and Local Agencies and other utilities.




Required:    High school diploma or GED.
Preferred:    Bachelor’s Degree.


Required: Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license. Must obtain and maintain all of the following: ASP or CSHO (Construction), First Aid CPR Trainer, Traffic Control Supervisor, and Soil Mechanics/Excavation Technician.
Preferred:    A valid New Mexico commercial driver’s license (CDL), OQ certifications.



Related Experience
      Minimum of 5 years of related work experience related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position.
Preferred:    Experience in confined space operations.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)
Required:      Strong technical knowledge of all regulatory programs and demonstrated understanding of information technology systems to plan, develop, and implement health and safety regulatory programs established by the department. In depth knowledge of OSHA regulations and standards. Knowledge and understanding of company budgets. Ability to understand and assimilate complex technical information and demonstrate sound judgment. Knowledge and understanding of operator qualification (OQ) requirements.

Preferred: Excavation, Traffic Control, Confined Space and Permit Confined Space  Training experience preferred.


  • Business & Job Knowledge
  • Judgment
  • Ownership & Excellence
  • Produce Results
  • Teamwork
  • Work Safely
  • Developing People



  • Working outdoors in hot, humid, wet and/or cold conditions 75% of the work day
  • Working overtime and/or weekends, on-call
  • Frequent travel is required
  • Requires a minimum of one week of travel per month to provide support to regional operations.



  • Walking, bending, climbing 50% of the work day
  • Driving, sitting at the wheel of a truck, 35% of the work day
  • Lifting 20 lbs repeatedly on a daily basis and 65 lbs. infrequently

New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC) offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs and more!

NMGC and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our NMGC customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.

New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. (NMGC) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NMGC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at NMGC will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy

It is the policy of NMGC to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.

Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.

Employment for this position will be contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment requirements, which include a background screen and drug test. Also, pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability.

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

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