Share this Job





Safety Specialist I or II - Heavy Civil Construction


Newburgh, NY, US San Jose, CA, US Ellicott City, MD, US Lead, SD, US

Requisition ID: 166632 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Underground District 

Department: Safety 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Are you passionate about safety and ensuring everyone is working in a safe condition and environment? How about doing so while working for one of the largest contractors in North America, with an opportunity to work on large, diverse project around the country?  We are looking for Safety Specialists or Safety Site Coordinators to add to our team.  These are full time positions that involve travel around the country to our project sites, working on Underground projects.  With Kiewit,  one of our guiding principles on our projects and in every office is, “Nobody Gets Hurt” and we’re currently looking for experienced safety professionals that create, support, and uphold our program which reinforces our commitment to safety.


In this role, you will wear lots of hats on our construction job sites, helping to plan, prioritize and problem solve with operations in the field every day.  Our Safety Specialists are mentored and coached by more Senior Safety professionals, providing you with development to learn more complex safety responsibilities, as your grow your career.  We offer excellent benefits, competitive salaries and diverse underground projects in various market areas like Transportation, Power, Oil and Gas, Mining and Water/Wastewater. 



District Overview

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities (tunneling, deep foundations) since 1949, and has completed more than 100 underground-related projects totaling more than $1B.  We are consistently recognized as a leader in the tunneling industry, and our services include TBM Rock, TBM Soft Ground, Sequential Excavation, Drill and Blast, Shaft Excavation, Concrete, Tunnel Rehab and numerous trenchless methods.  


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. Our current needs are in Newburgh, NY, Lead, South Dakota, Ellicott City Maryland, and later in the year, in San Jose California.   Locations subject to change based on business needs. 


•    Exercise Stop Work Responsibility to ensure adherence to company policies, regulations, work plans, work packs, and detailed work plans
•    Plan, prioritize, and problem-solve with operations in the field every day based on leading indicator trends and upcoming work
•    Encourage, support, inspire, and advise staff and craft employees to execute the safety plans
•    Assist with maintaining project files in compliance with OSHA/MSHA regulations and in compliance with our policies including accident/injury files
•    Assist with incident investigations and implementation of effective solutions
•    Complete a daily documented hazard inspection and assist operations, craft, and subcontractors with implementation of corrective actions
•    Review work plans, work packs, and detailed work plans prior to the start of work
•    Assist and provide safety training on policies, procedures, OSHA/MSHA, NCCER, SIMS, orientation, and client specific requirements


•    Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Safety, or a related field of study preferred with 2+ years of heavy civil construction safety experience, performing functions as outlined above. We will consider candidates with a minimum of 4 years of heavy civil safety experience, in lieu of a degree.  
•    CHST Preferred.
•    Experience with Underground projects desired
•    Knowledge of OSHA and MSHA regulations and hazard recognition, record keeping and injury management skills.
•    Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
•    Strong organizational and time management skill & Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies & a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment.
•    Regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen; occasionally lift and move up objects up to 30 pounds.
•    Must be willing to relocate and go where the work is.
•    Must be comfortable working in an underground environment, work off-shifts and possible weekends and able to free access all points of a construction site in wide ranging climates and environments around large moving equipment.  

Safety Coordinator, Safety Site administrator, Safety Lead, Environmental, Health and Safety, 

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: $56,238 - $84,358 
(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.

Job Segment: Civil Engineer, Construction, Compliance, Wastewater, Engineering, Legal, Entry Level