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Safety Manager at Sunnova

Safety Manager

Sunnova Houston, TX Full-Time

Brief Description of Sunnova

Sunnova is a different kind of Power Company, offering solar and storage services to homeowners within the United States and its territories through our network of local solar dealers and solar standard community homebuilders. Our mission is powering energy independenceTM and changing the energy industry. At Sunnova, we believe in achieving more by working together; our diverse workforce allows an inclusive and innovative culture to power our long-term growth. Our people focus on thinking beyond traditional limits – and to do that, we need the creativity and energy of every person. 

Come be a part of the fastest growing segment of the energy industry!


The Safety Manager Position 

Sunnova Energy is searching for a Safety Manager develop safety activities, reporting, personnel training, safety inspections and occupational compliance for field maintenance and service operations in conjunction with other safety and fleet personnel and managers. Develop effective workplace safety compliance programs and policies encompassing Occupational Safety and Health Standards and regulations (i.e., OSHA 29CFR Part 1910 and/or Part 1926 etc.). This role is also responsible for developing and implementing safety programs to mitigate and eliminate hazards, injuries, accidents, and safety incidents of potential hazards, and train on hazards, risks, and injury prevention. Additionally, this person will be responsible for developing safety reporting, in-field safety audits and inspections to identify appropriate work practices, safety behaviors, and safety compliance according to regulations and company policies. 

Safety Manager Responsibilities 

  • Exemplifies and promotes a culture of Safety; eliminates, trains, and implements safety programs on hazards and risks to prevent incidents leading to accidents, injuries, and fatalities. 
  • Manages a team of safety coordinators who administers the safety program, safety training, and conducts safety audits. 
  • Advances initiatives to promote and sustain the safety, health, security, and welfare of all personnel. 
  • Uses NIOSH methodologies in safety, accident, and injury prevention for job hazard management.
  • Develops, deploys, and monitors all Safety programs, procedures, policies, and standards, complying with Federal, State, and Local requirements.
  • Provides technical and regulatory support as needed, including participation in regulatory visits or field inspections.
  • Standardizes personal protective equipment (PPE) for all field personnel and manages equipment purchases, issuance, records, and maintenance. 
  • Investigates incidents to identify root causes, determines how they might be more preventable in the future, and communicates findings to management and team members. 
  • Communicates and coordinates post incident or near-miss incidents, injuries, accidents, and emergencies findings and remediation strategy and reporting with appropriate documentation.
  • Uses reporting data to monitor the patterns and root cause analysis.
  • Communicates and delivers on goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for improving safety practices, performance, and programs. 
  • Screens and analyzes data to take necessary measures to reduce operational injuries, accidents, and incidents while reducing costs and providing supporting documentation. 
  • Develop safety training programs for continuous improvement.
  • Coaches and recognizes workers on safe work methods, motivates workers to safely perform their jobs.
  • Reports all incidents in an effective and timely manner
  • Delivers on goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for improving safety practices, performance, and programs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Risk Management, or related field preferred, or equivalent work experience in the safety and health field. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in safety and health in construction, telecommunications, electrical industries or related fields. 
  • 2+ years’ experience in management with direct reports.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA standards and regulations, including 29 CFR Part 1910 (General Industry) and 29 CFR Part 1926 (Construction) including, NIOSH, NFPA70E, DOT, Hazcom, Personal Safety Equipment, NFPA70-E for electrical, OSHA 10 and/or OSHA 30.
  • Knowledge and experience with working at heights requirements and regulations.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. 
  • Possess and illustrate experience in attention to detail for identifying hazards to promote and successfully execute on injury and illness prevention programs. 
  • Previous managerial experience, with multiple reports, and abilities to perform medium to high complex tasks, and supervise other safety and health professionals. 
  • Ability to read and understand various types of tables, reports, engineering diagrams etc.
  • Other characteristics, behaviors, experience, and skills that support best suitability for the position to participate and coordinate safety initiatives while gaining employee inclusion, respect, and willingness to participate in building a strong safety culture. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ Safety and Risk Management experience within the solar or renewable energy industry. 
  • OSHA 30 Certification.
  • Fall Protection and/or Electrical Safety certifications and experience.
  • Experience training the Trainer Certifications. 
  • Advanced computer and software skills, and smart-digital devices (i.e., Smartsheets, Salesforce etc.). 

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of general and construction safety, fall protection, working heights, ladder safety, slip, trips and falls, electrical safety etc.
  • Residential/Commercial electrical Service experience.
  • Stand-by generator operational and safe operational experience.
  • Lithium-ion battery safety and operational experience.
  • Written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, includes effective proof-reading and proper grammatical presentations.
  • Proven analytical skills reflecting the ability to be proactive and ability to pay keen attention to the smallest of details
  • Must be able to manage time effectively and adhere to strict deadlines

Working Conditions

  • Open-office environment.
  • Able to work extended hours when required.
  • Valid Driver’s License: Motor Vehicle Report required. 

Physical Requirements

  • 25% estimated domestic travel time, includes Puerto Rico and Pacific Islands 
  • Able to sit or stand for frequent and extended periods in the same location with some opportunity to move about. 
  • Able to use computers and monitors for extended periods daily. 


Sunnova offers a generous employee reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending account, and 401(k) with employer match.
  • Competitive compensation & annual bonus
  • Paid time off, including 10 holidays and Paid Parental Leave
  • Cell phone allowance for many roles
  • Free access to onsite fitness center in Houston and/or discounted fitness memberships through health provider
  • Complimentary garage parking in Houston

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.


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