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Underground- Safety Specialist- Tunneling

Location: 

Newburgh, NY, US Lead, SD, US

Requisition ID: 131048 

Job Level: Mid Level 

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 become a shareholder in the company? At Kiewit’s Underground District, one of our guiding principles on our projects and in every office is, “Nobody Gets Hurt” and we’re currently looking for a safety specialist who creates, supports, and upholds our program which reinforces our commitment to safety.

 

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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.  Looking for hands-on, engineers excited to be both in the field and office supporting project and estimating work.  

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. 

Our current needs are in Newburgh, NY, or Lead, South Dakota. Locations subject to change based on business needs. 

Responsibilities

•    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
 

Qualifications

•    Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Safety, or a related field of study preferred. Years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
•    CHST Preferred.
•    2+ years of previous construction safety experience.
•    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 skills.
•    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.
•    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. 
 

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.


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.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Middletown
Nearest Secondary Market: Poughkeepsie

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