Safety Specialist - Kiewit Bridge & Marine


Portland, OR, US Federal Way, WA, US Vancouver, WA, US

Requisition ID: 171345 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Bridge Marine District 

Department: Safety 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview


Safety Specialists at Kiewit are integral in ensuring “Nobody Gets Hurt”. We hire people passionate about safety to implement our comprehensive safety program to reinforce our commitment. Working closely with project teams, Safety Specialists implement protocols, conduct training programs, and monitor compliance with regulations and company policies. This role will be based on a construction project to provide field oversight and ensure safety for staff and craft employees, subcontractors, and consultants supporting the project. 

Location & District Overview


This position will start on a project in the Portland, OR area. Future relocation and/or travel to other project sites may be required. 


Kiewit’s Bridge & Marine District operates with heavy civil, marine, and industrial capabilities across North America. We are a leader in technical and traditional bridges, bridge like structures, marine structures, and dredge work. Kiewit Bridge & Marine is also the foremost constructor of floating bridges across the United States.



Safety Planning and Implementation:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive safety plans and procedures specific to bridge and marine construction projects.
  • Ensure that safety protocols are aligned with regulatory requirements, industry best practices, and Kiewit's safety standards.
  • Conduct regular site inspections to identify potential hazards and assess safety risks.

Training and Education:

  • Develop and deliver safety training programs for employees and subcontractors.
  • Provide guidance on safety-related certifications and qualifications required for specific job roles.
  • Promote a culture of safety awareness and accountability across all levels of the organization.

Incident Management and Investigation:

  • Lead investigations into safety incidents, near misses, and accidents.
  • Analyze root causes of incidents and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Ensure timely reporting of all safety incidents in accordance with company policies and regulatory requirements.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Stay informed about changes in safety regulations and standards applicable to bridge and marine construction.
  • Maintain compliance with OSHA, EPA, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate with regulatory authorities during inspections and audits.

Safety Performance Monitoring:

  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure safety performance on projects.
  • Conduct regular assessments and audits to evaluate adherence to safety standards and identify areas for improvement.
  • Provide timely and accurate safety reports to project management and senior leadership.



  • Education in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering, or related field. Years of experience will be considered in lieu. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in construction safety management, ideally with a focus on bridge and marine projects, or heavy civil and transportation projects. Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of a safety program on projects of increasing complexity.
  • Professional certification in safety management (e.g., CSP, CHST, EM385) preferred.
  • CPR/First Aid, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification and OSHA/MSHA instructor certifications are preferred. 
  • In-depth knowledge of OSHA regulations and other relevant safety standards.
  • Strong communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Strong work ethic - Willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Willingness to travel and relocate to project sites as needed.  

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.


Base Compensation: $85,520 - $105,973

(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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