31 Jan
Business Continuity & Preparedness Lead
New Jersey, Folsom 00000 Folsom USA

About UsSouth Jersey Industries (SJI) is an energy holding company that delivers clean energy services to 700,000+ customers and businesses throughout 14 counties in New Jersey. As part of our core values, SJI is dedicated to being a community partner and developing innovative clean energy solutions to meet the needs of the future. To do this, we depend on our workforce of over 1,100+ talented, diverse employees who help us deliver safe, reliable, affordable clean energy for a better today and tomorrow. At SJI, we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. Whether you’re a seasoned operations technician or an early-career legal professional, our culture, inclusive workforce, and leadership development and training programs will provide you with the tools you need to either kickstart your career or bring it to new heights. Position SummaryThe Business Continuity & Preparedness Lead at South Jersey Industries oversees the critical areas of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity preparedness and development, and the documentation of departmental policies and procedures. This position will champion the development, implementation, and oversight of the enterprise-wide Business Continuity Plan that addresses specific risks, events, crisis scenarios, crisis response plans, and business resumption plans within departments and at the corporate level. This key team member will ensure all Business Continuity projects align with strategic plans and that departments are structured for efficient operations under regular and crisis conditions while identifying and overcoming any obstacles. The incumbent will be a lead for the department in strategic and financial planning processes, business continuity software systems, and Risk & Resiliency quarterly meetings. Keeping current on trends and technologies in disaster planning and maintaining working relationships within the National Response Framework with local, state, and federal emergency response organizations are key to this role. This subject matter expert will offer recommendations and champion continuous improvement. This position is also subject to out-of-hours calls regarding alarms, security breaches, and emergencies.Essential Functions:

Develop, implement, maintain, and align to best practices an enterprise-wide Business Continuity Plan and Incident Support Team Procedures and Standards; update all existing plans in their entirety and migrate to SharePoint

Plan simulated exercises (drills, evacuation/escape plans, etc.) to test the effectiveness of plans and employee responses; recommend improvement plans based on results and ensure “After-Action Reports” are completed

Liaise with members of IST, CMT, and IST, as well as any federal, state, and local businesses/agencies that may impact policies, procedures, business continuity, or other emergency plans

Serve as a leader within the Emergency Response All-Hazards community through implementing the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System

Implement a business recovery planning process and Business Impact Analysis documents for presentation to the senior leadership team

Partner with business area leaders in the ongoing evaluation of organizational policies/procedures, work performance, and alignment with regulatory and business changes, and provide expert direction for continuous improvement; assess mission and resource requirements and evaluate departmental vulnerabilities, identify recovery options, and develop detailed recovery procedures

Coordinate Business Continuity team activities by developing goals, assigning responsibilities, evaluating impact, monitoring progress, coaching, prioritizing, and providing support; champion corporate emergency preparedness task teams and ensure deliverables are met

Develop operating and budgets for the Business Continuity team; prepare final recommendations with variance explanations and metrics to leadership; establish tracking systems for Business Continuity spending; allocate budgets consistently

Perform other special projects and assignments within the scope of the role

QualificationsRequired Background:

Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Business Continuity, or other related field of study with 8 years of relevant experience, or;

Master’s degree with 6 years of relevant experience

Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of degree

Preferred Background:

Business Continuity Planning Certification (CBCP) or equivalent

Knowledge and experience within utilities, gas, or a comparable industry

Required Skills:

Thorough understanding of business practices including finance management, team building, strategic planning, relationship management, leadership, and resource management

Strong leadership skills to build a quality, team-oriented, customer-focused professional staff aligned with the client’s business needs

Ability to establish and maintain high customer trust and confidence in the department

Effective verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interpret complex regulations and develop user-friendly policies and procedures for all levels of employees

Explore the PossibilitiesSouth Jersey Industries employs a diverse range of talent – from construction contractors to environmental specialists. Regardless of the position, mentoring and networking, hands-on experience, gaining industry knowledge and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our business and in our communities are all exciting ways that we welcome our employees at SJI. And as a company committed to creating an engaging culture built on inclusion and diversity, you’re sure to find an opportunity that makes you feel included, empowered, and ready to “bring your whole self to work” every day.Benefits Package OverviewSJI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees.The SJI “Total Rewards” Benefits Package include:

Flexible vacation, Paid Time Off, and Sick Leave package

Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

401(k), with generous company match

Employee Resource Groups to encourage employee engagement, nurture professional development, and foster an inclusive environment.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

At this time, SJI is only considering applicants authorized to work in the United States currently and in the future without the need for visa sponsorship.SJI, an energy infrastructure holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries: SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Energy Enterprises (SJIEE). SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries. SJIEE houses the company’s non-utility operations primarily focused on clean energy development and decarbonization via renewable energy production and energy management activities. Visit sjindustries.com for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.

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