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Safety Intern - Kiewit Safety (Summer 2023)

Location: 

Seattle, WA, US Houston, TX, US Lenexa, KS, US Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 157959 

Job Level: Internship 

Home District/Group: DHO Safety 

Department: Safety 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

There is nothing more important than the safety of the men and women building our projects across North America. Our mission of nobody gets hurt is deeply engrained in our culture. Are you interested in a hands-on, real-world learning experience helping fulfill this mission?  As a safety intern you’ll learn the skills, programs, regulations and guidelines we live by to ensure our people return home safely each day. This Safety internship will give you the opportunity to develop, participate and learn key roles and functions within construction management while supporting our teams working in the field. 

 

Our mission is to make a difference, so we offer opportunities for you to make one too. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-driven construction professionals to get it done safely and right the first time. You bring your big ideas, commitment to safety and quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.

Location

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. As a Safety Intern, you will be assigned to one of our many project or office sites for the duration of your internship.

Responsibilities

As a Safety Intern, you’ll be part of a team implementing and overseeing the Project Safety Program including the development of site safety policies and procedures. You’ll assist in monitoring the various construction projects activities, ensuring the compliance with pertinent government regulations, state or provincial, client, and company policies and procedures. You’ll assist in establishing and monitoring safe working conditions for our most valuable assets – our people. You’ll provide corrective action recommendations and assist in implementing metrics for tracking and reporting on performance issues when needed. Safety Interns will review project work plans for accuracy in conformance with all standards and assist in safety program audits, coaching and regular onsite training. You must have the ability to carry out duties in varying work environments including wide-ranging weather conditions and terrain with the ability to travel and/or relocate as required for projects.

Qualifications

•    Must be pursuing a degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Safety, or a related field of study
•    Knowledge of construction safety, current Federal and OSHA requirements. preferred
•    Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
•    Strong organizational and time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communication skill
•    Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
•    Strong work ethic - Willing to do what it takes to get the job done
•    Ability to work with all levels in the organization from craft to leadership
•    The ability to work independently as well as part of a team
•    Certification as a Safety Professional or Emergency Medical Technician is preferred
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
•    The ability to travel and relocate as required

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: Seattle

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