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Safety Manager


McLean, VA, US

Requisition ID: 98968 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Safety 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Safety Manager in Kiewit Building Group you will oversee the Safety program at the Project Level. Ensuring that all of Kiewit’s employees and subcontractors are working in the safest manor possible.
Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re constructing office buildings; industrial complexes; education and sports facilities; hotels; hospitals; transportation terminals; science and technology facilities; manufacturing, retail and special-use facilities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top 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

District Overview

Kiewit Building Group specializes in constructing office buildings, industrial complexes, education and sports facilities, hotels, hospitals, transportation terminals, science and technology facilities, manufacturing, retail and special-use facilities and extensive interior construction with tenant improvements. Its capabilities include general construction, construction management, design-build, design-assist and turn-key project development.  Kiewit also provides fast, accurate preconstruction project management services.


This role will support Kiewit Building Group’s DC Office (McLean, VA) on projects throughout the region.

  • Be onsite 100% of the time per shift and present at all high risk activities. High risk activities running concurrently must have safety present at all work locations.
  • Manage the company environmental health and safety programs at the project level, driving a safety-oriented approach to work. 
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret occupational illness and accident statistical data at the project level; recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employee exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.
  • Routinely inspect the facilities, machinery, and safety equipment in order to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
  • Routinely monitor the workforce for unsafe behaviors and coach employees on the correct behaviors when observed.
  • Develop environmental health and safety training materials to include manuals, brochures, PowerPoint presentations etc.
  • Oversee and execute a paperwork management system to track training records to track all safety training initiatives conducted personally or by outside consultants/vendors.
  • Interpret safety regulations for the project.
  • Coordinate and present safety training to support client requirements including new hire orientation, fall protection, confined space, lockout/tagout and repertory.
  • Interface with Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) (state or federal) officials/inspectors in the event of a site visit
  • Coordinate and present safety training to support client requirements including new hire orientation, fall protection, confined space, lockout/tagout and repertory.
  • Interface with Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) (state or federal) officials/inspectors in the event of a site visit.


  • Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Safety, or a related field of study preferred 
  • A minimum of 10 years of safety work of a progressive nature with at least 5 years of experience on similar projects.
  • ASP / CSP certification preferred – or working towards certification
  • CHST certification required
  • 30hr OSHA certification
  • Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of a safety program on projects of increasing complexity
  • Must  have completed OSHA 30 hr. Construction in the past 5 years
  • Maintain competency through at least 24 hours of documented safety & healthy related coursework every year for the past 5 years with training for competent persons status for at least the following (4) areas of competency: Excavation; Scaffolding; Fall Protection; Hazardous Energy; Confined Spaces
  • Completion of EM 385-1-1 Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Course for Constructors. A Certificate is considered current for 5 years from the date of training completion
  • Must have USACE Quality Management for Contractors certification
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
  • Ability to travel and relocate as business requires
  • Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future
Working Conditions

• Fast-paced office environment;
• Must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively.
• Regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen
• Occasionally lift and move objects up to 30 pounds.

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 Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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