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Safety Specialist 2

Location: 

San Jose, CA, US San Mateo, CA, US San Francisco, CA, US Fairfield, CA, US Milpitas, CA, US

Requisition ID: 155163 

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 Infrastructure 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 to support and uphold our programs which reinforces our commitment to safety.
 

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District Overview

Northern California 

Kiewit’s Northern California District is one of Kiewit’s leading infrastructure districts specializing in various types of work in the heavy civil, power, transportation, and water resource markets. Although most of our work is regionally based in Northern California, we also pursue various projects across the west coast. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry rather than design. 

 

Location

Work is through out the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley 

Responsibilities

•    Managing the company environmental health and safety programs at the project level, driving a safety-oriented approach to work.
•    Compiling, analyzing, and interpreting occupational illness and accident statistical data at the project level; recommending process and product safety features that will reduce employee exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.
•    Routinely inspecting the facilities, machinery, and safety equipment in order to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
•    Routinely monitoring the workforce for unsafe behaviors and coach employees on the correct behaviors when observed.
•    Developing environmental health and safety training materials to include manuals, brochures, PowerPoint presentations etc.
•    Developing a paperwork management system to track training records to track all safety training initiatives conducted personally or by outside consultants/vendors.
•    Interpreting safety regulations for the project.
•    Coordinating and presenting safety training to support client requirements including new hire orientation, fall protection, confined space, lockout/tagout and repertory.
•    Interfacing with Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) (Provincial or federal) officials/inspectors in the event or a site visit.
 

Qualifications

•    Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Safety, or a related field of study. Years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
•    CSP and CHST Preferred.
•    1-3 years of experience managing construction projects in an environmental health and safety related role.
•    Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of a safety program on projects of increasing complexity.
•    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.
•    Able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively.
•    CPR/First Aid, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification and OSHA/MSHA instructor certifications are preferred.
•    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 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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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