Safety Professional - Billings, MT

  • Northwestern Energy
  • Nov 22, 2021
Full time Health

Job Description



POSTING DATES: November 8, 2021 through November 22, 2021


Safety Professional


Distribution Operations/Safety

Work Location

Billings, MT


6-9 ($57,200 to 123,000)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical


Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit





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


  • 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 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 NorthWestern Energy 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 NorthWestern Energy 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
  • Work up to 40% of the time in an outdoor environment, travel up to 40% of the time (driving), and stay overnight up to 30%
  • Perform individual lifts and carries office supplies up to 35 pounds


*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. (Attainment date will be dependent on safety career path and will be specified by hiring supervisor)
  • 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
  • Demonstrate and maintain an excellent safety record


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.


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 at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3466

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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.