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Sr Safety Manager - Northwest District


Vancouver, WA, US Honolulu, HI, US San Diego, CA, US Seattle, WA, US Anchorage, AK, US

Requisition ID: 96483 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Safety 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Senior Safety Manager, you will manage our Health, Safety and Environmental programs at the project level, driving a safety-oriented approach to work.  Must be a self-starter, highly motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision.  This position requires someone with the ability to quickly learn and understand various processes regarding our policies, procedures and software programs.   

District Overview

Kiewit’s Northwest District is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast including Alaska and Hawaii. 


We have projects across the west coast including Alaska and Hawaii, in large cities and small towns, so our people must be willing to go where the work is.  Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date.  Must be able to travel and relocate as business requires.


•    Communicate between Kiewit and client management regarding safety matters
•    Develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications.
•    Responsible for overseeing incident investigations reporting and follow through with corrective actions
•    Manage multiple complex heavy civil projects. 
•    Work closely with the facility safety manager to develop and implement leading indicator action plans
•    Manage and lead at team of 3-7 safety coordinators and techs.
•    Interact with demanding clients and maintain a positive relationships with the client team
•    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.
•    Write, organize and implement the jobsite safety plans.
•    Perform daily reviews and inspection of the jobsite to assure compliance with federal, provincial, client and Kiewit policies.
•    Coordinate and present safety training to support Northwest and client requirements, including planning, documentation, and presentation. 
•    Attend the weekly general safety meeting, weekly supervisor safety meeting, and daily Tool Box meetings, as required.
•    Coordinate with home office Safety Department on overall program, project training needs, injury management, citation management, OH&S reporting requirements, and other application matters.


•    8-10+ years' experience managing large heavy civil construction projects 

•    Bachelors or Associates degree in construction-related field of engineering
•    Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of a safety program on projects of increasing complexity

•    Knowledge of construction safety, current local and federal regulations, hazard recognition, record keeping and injury management skills

•    Ability to carry out duties in varying environments including wide ranging weather conditions and terrain

Working Conditions (Selection)

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: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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