EPC Safety Specialist


Lenexa, KS, US Boise, ID, US Chicago, IL, US Minneapolis, MN, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 171353 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Cherne District 

Department: Safety 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview


At Kiewit, one of our guiding principles on every projects and in every office is, “Nobody Gets Hurt” and we’re currently looking for a Safety Specialist who will create, support and audit our programs which reinforce our commitment to safety.

As a Safety Specialist, you will report to Project Safety Manager. Your primary responsibilities centers on the successful implementation and support of the Site Specific Safety Plan in the field.  You will assist the Project Safety Manager with the application of the contract, client safety expectations, Kiewit Corporate Safety Manual, Corporate Crane Procedures Manual, District Standards, and all laws governing the work.  You will also verify to ensure that work is being executed as planned, problem-solve with operations and craft, assist with corrective measures, and provide resources to correct and maintain solutions.

District Overview


Cherne Contracting is one of Kiewit’s oldest districts. Founded in 1916. Cherne is a valuable part of Kiewit and is well known for safety and quality of execution in amazing projects within the oil, gas and chemical sectors. Alone and with other Kiewit districts through internal joint ventures, Cherne not only provides challenges but the stability and career development opportunities expected in a world-class multi-billion-dollar organization.




One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. 



•    Assist in planning, organizing, and implementing district Safety Programs at project sites. Implementation would include ensuring all Staff and Craft have a clear understanding of programs. Manage programs on a go forward basis addressing areas of improvement and feedback received.
•    Understand and be able to explain facts and information related to Kiewit’s Safety Program, Policies and Site-Specific Safety Plans. 
•    Plan and conduct safety orientation, other safety trainings, safety tours, workplace audits and incident response as needed.
•    Coach Safety Professionals, Foreman and Craft on proper completion of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).
•    Know Life-Changing Categories, complete Safeguard Assessments and proactively intervene if you see a potential unsafe act.
•    Embody the Kiewit approach to safety, being constantly aware of conditions and work practices, being empowered to stop all unsafe work when needed.
•    Understands project and type of work to appropriately review hazards and provide feedback to Front Line Supervisors.
•    Train, mentor and help develop new Safety Professionals to site. 
•    Assist and provide safety training on policies, procedures, OSHA/MSHA, NCCER, SIMS, orientation, and client specific requirements.
•    Work with project/district management, district safety manager and corporate safety to determine classifications and manage incidents.


•    Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Occupational Health and Safety or similar Safety Degree is deired.
•    Minimum of 2 years or more industry (Safety) experience, working on Heavy Civil Construction projects. 
•    OSHA 30 and First Aid CPR preferred.
•    Knowledge of construction safety, current Federal and OSHA requirements is a must.  
•    Experience providing safety training to others, and developing safe work plans is required on a construction site.
•    Experience with job hazard recognition, record keeping and injury management experience required.
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments, around large, moving equipment and willingness to work underground and on rotating shifts that may include nights and weekends.
•    Willingness to relocate to project sites across the USA for an extended period of time.
•    Ability to demonstrate independent professional judgement given limited supervision.
•    Candidate must complete security questionnaire and successfully clear site access requirements check.
•    All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment.
•    Strong communication skills, strong work ethics and able to work independently and as part of a team.   

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Cherne. With mechanical and heavy industrial projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

At Cherne, you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of self-performed construction services in areas like equipment, civil/structural, electrical, instrumentation and insulation work, in addition to the core mechanical services— all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

Job Segment: Entry Level