Site Safety & Health Officer
Prominent Civil and Marine Contracting and Dredging Company, is looking for a seasoned safety and health professional to join our team. Headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, the organization has 6 operating companies, domestically and abroad.
The Site Safety & Health Officer will have safety, health, and environmental management responsibility for ensuring a safe work environment in the performance of all marine construction and dredging field operations. In this role, the Site Safety & Health Officer will make regularly scheduled visits to job sites, interacting with clients, consultants, and field operations staff. This position is responsible for performing thorough walkthroughs of project field operations, conducting safety and occupational health compliance reviews, general risk assessments, accident investigations, field inspections, and other environmental valuations. As part of the site safety and health management team, the successful candidate will be responsible for administering the Company’s substance abuse testing and occupational health programs in accordance with statutory guidelines and contractual requirements. In this role the successful candidate is expected to have a proficiency in technical writing, contributing and providing assistance in proposal development and prequalification submittals. The position requires extensive travel and a willingness to work a demanding schedule including nights and weekends, as required, to meet Company objectives.
- Conduct comprehensive on-site hazard and risk assessments; safety audits; accident investigations; and equipment inspections to mitigate risk. Initiate and monitor corrective action.
- Partner with the project managers and site safety representatives to interpret, evaluate, and provide technical guidance on project safety requirements, accident investigation, and implementing corrective action measures.
- Develop and conduct onsite worker training on safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), and use of safety equipment at job site locations.
- Monitor compliance with OSHA, USC 46, EPA, and DOT regulations in accordance with statutory and contractual requirements.
- Administer and manage the substance abuse testing and occupational health programs for the organization.
- Compile, analyze, and report statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents as required.
- Assist with detailed incident investigations and root cause analysis, compliance reviews, general risk assessments and other employee health and wellness evaluations, to support health, safety and environmental management initiatives.
- Provide technical assistance writing
- Bachelor's degree in degree in Safety, Construction Management or Engineering preferred
- Construction industry experience required; minimum of 5 years of site safety experience in dredging, marine, civil, or environmental contracting
- CSP a plus
- Previous U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experience a plus
- OSHA 500 certifications
- OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training (29 CFR 1926.65), and current eight-hour annual refresher training
- 30-hour OSHA General Industry Safety course
- Safety training for competent person status for at least the following 5 areas of competency:
- Hazardous Waste Operations (29 CFR 1910.120);
- Personal Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910 Subpart I);
- Materials Handling and Storage (29 CFR 1910 Subpart N).
- Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
- Proficient computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office Suite required
- Excellent command of the English language (read, speak, and write)
- Ability to manage and self-motivate
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team
- Must be authorized to work in the United States
In order to perform the essential functions of this position, the successful candidate must have the ability to:
- Crawl under, around, over and through small spaces and in tight quarters
- Work on vessels in and around the water in all weather conditions
- Use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or controls, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, and see (with correction close, distance, peripheral, depth, and adjust focus).
- Climb ladders, stairs, gang planks, heavy equipment, and vessels
- Lift, carry and pull or push items weighing up to 25 lbs.
- Stand and walk on unsteady, uneven, soft or hard surfaces or rough terrain for extended periods of time
- Work outside in all-weather conditions
- Work extended hours, early morning or at night, as needed
Commensurate with experience
Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co. LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer and provides employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. All employment decisions are based solely on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Company does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, national origin, marital or family status, veteran status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, creed, ancestry, citizenship, or any condition or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.