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Job Description

The Senior Construction Safety Officer provides leadership, management and oversight of the Capital Construction Safety Program. Delivers daily work direction to team members while performing own job; may contribute to planning, work scheduling and minor decision-making regarding work methods. The Senior Construction Corporate Safety Officer works closely with all levels of the organization as well as the contractors to ensure all work is performed to company safety standards, OSHA, and all workplace safety laws. This position does not have direct reports.

Essential Functions:

Assist the Construction Safety Manager with managing the safety program in accordance with Company Core Values.

Develop and monitor strategies and action plans to ensure the Company’s workforce, including contractors and company employees, meet a high level of safety performance.

Contribute to a departmental focus on making company a top quartile performer in safety.

Collaborate with the Construction Safety Manager in implementing the safety strategy based on a shared vision, standardized programs, processes and measures.

Develop and assist management in executing change management plans for initiatives across the company through the delivery of standardized, results-driven safety and industrial hygiene programs and processes that safeguard the well-being of employees in the work environment and ensure regulatory compliance.

Coordinate with contractor safety and management resources to ensure compliance with Federal, state, local and company regulations.

Maintains knowledge of jurisdictional and company HSE requirements and standards

Collect, analyze, and interpret existing, new and emerging safety regulations to initiate and lead corporate compliance strategies. Collaborate with Principal Consultant, where appropriate.

Develop (or facilitate diverse teams to develop) programs, policies and procedures and lead implementation to assure the safety of personnel while controlling company losses.

Analyze contractor safety performance indicators to identify trends, improvement opportunities, or specific intervention needs, and provide consultation from an expert perspective to achieve effective solutions.

Assure contractors effective implementation of safety programs through auditing, inquiry, observation, and networking, leveraging the best practices.

 Identify needs, develop and deliver fundamental, technical, or customized safety training programs tailored to various levels within the organization, utilizing outside resources where applicable.

Lead, participate, and/or consult on various joint corporate/contractor and business unit safety committees, task forces and/or safety meetings.

Review contractor accident investigations and make recommendations to prevent new or recurring accidents. Ability to lead more-complex investigations, such as root-cause analyses, where appropriate.

Acts as a source for safety equipment consultation and information for the business unit.

Provides current and past safety statistics relative to lagging (e.g., injury/illness or motor vehicle accidents) and leading indicator information.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

Associate degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or closely related field is preferred. A combination of education, training/certification, and experience with large scale construction projects in lieu of education will be considered.

Professional certification such as an ASP/CSP, CHST, CUSP, CIH or CHMM is desired. In lieu of formal certification, candidate shall be a recognized subject matter expert in safety.

Experience:

The Senior Construction Safety Consultant requires at least 5 to 10 years of experience providing safety services to large construction projects. Utility experience desired.

Experience in regulatory compliance, best practice, case management, and contractor oversight

Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite

Uses appropriate interpersonal skills and communication methods to build constructive relationships with contractors, business units, and other stakeholders to meet shared goals and objectives.

Key leadership competencies are making difficult decisions, relationship-building, influencing, fostering teamwork, knowledge of the business and sound judgment.

Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

Required Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated leadership ability.

Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

Ability to consult effectively with internal and external clients.

Excellent planning and project coordination skills.

Above average verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment and organization.

Ability to provide high quality customer service.

Effective presentation skills.

Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively.

Ability to maintain composure in dealing with all organizational levels including, executives, managers and supervisors, employees, training staff and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.

Other:

May be exposed to or required to handle sensitive and confidential information.

Valid driver’s license required. May be required to use personal vehicle in the performance of duties.

Physical Effort:

Clerical or manual occupations that involved light physical activity. Work is fairly active and requires frequent lifting of objects 10 to 15 pounds and/or occasional lifting up to 25 pounds. Work may involve moderate standing, walking, bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, or working on irregular surfaces.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Policy Statement

It is the policy of Patrick Engineering Inc. (“Patrick”) to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation, genetics, military status, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans (veterans who served during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a badge has been authorized), and Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.