Safety Engineer (Full Time)

Title: Safety Engineer

Department: Risk Avoidance

Reports to: Vice President of Risk Avoidance

Summary Description:

Provide support to the project staff to ensure quality and timely execution of design/build projects from design to completion. These phases include: scheduling, subcontractor buyout, cost reporting, preparation of subcontracts, owner coordination, construction quality oversight, and project closeout.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist in development of the project safety program.
  • Establish and conduct jobsite orientation for new project employees. Administer and record their participation in the orientation program and issue identification to those employees completing the orientation program.
  • Attend all initial meetings with the project staff and subcontractor representatives to clearly define their role within the confines of the project safety program.
  • Conduct and document pre-planning safety meetings with each subcontractor representatives to establish safety procedures prior to subcontractor’s activity on site.
  • Establish and conduct regular (weekly) safety meetings with subcontractor representatives and with project staff to ensure proper compliance.
  • Facilitate training for site personnel and ensure that standards are per the OSHA/Clayco and in compliance with Federal and State standards.
  • Ensure and maintain a log of each subcontractor toolbox safety meeting.
  • Review each subcontractor’s safety program and ensure that it meets or exceeds the project safety program requirements.
  • Ensure that each subcontractor designates a safety representative that is properly trained in subcontractor’s scope of work and has the proper authority to correct safety issues.
  • Conduct regular daily and weekly jobsite inspections and complete the safety checklist noting safety violations and corrective actions.
  • Record, notify and prepare written report of any violations or unsafe practices to subcontractors for immediate correction actions.
  • Stop at once any violation or unsafe acts or practices.
  • Assist the Project Superintendent in establishing and implementing proper fire prevention, evacuation and fire control procedures.
  • Investigate all incidents and generate proper reports.
  • Establish and maintain all required safety records.
  • Conduct a monthly overview safety meeting and attend project staff meetings to brief on safety issues.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Education/Experience/Attitude:

  • Bachelor's in Safety and Health or related
  • At least two (2) years of safety experience or combination of education/multiple years experience in building construction, with a working knowledge of safety/environment principles and techniques.
  • OSHA 30 hour construction accreditation
  • Computer skills with familiarity with Microsoft Office.
  • Strong management, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and through writing

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and navigate work areas under construction.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
  • Regularly works on-site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions and risk to electrical shock.
  • Noise level is usually moderate to very loud.
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