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HSE Corporate Director & Risk Manager

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SAFELY Building America’s Infrastructure Since 1972

Robert W. Pereira founded The Middlesex Corporation (TMC) in 1972. Through his vision, drive and commitment to Safety, Quality and Excellence, the organization, now encompassing various companies throughout the United States is a leader in the heavy civil construction and paving industries. This year, The Middlesex Corporation was ranked by ENR as the 245th largest contractor in the country out of more than 35,000 construction companies and 44th of the Top 50 Domestic Heavy Civil Contractors. The Middlesex Corporation is headquartered in Littleton, Massachusetts with regional offices in West Haven, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida.

The sustained success is a result of the Leadership and Team Members living the core values of Safety first in everything we do, Quality in all we offer, Integrity in the way we act and do business, Professionalism in how we represent ourselves and the company, Strong Work Ethic that produces positive results, and Commitment to the Success of all Team Members and Stakeholders.

Our Goal is to sustain our exemplary Safety record while growing into a diversified “Top 100 ENR Company” and being recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work.”

Position Summary:

The Health, Safety & Environment (“HSE”) Director and Risk Manager is responsible for the implementation and management of the overall corporate HSE and corporate risk management programs. As HSE Corporate Director, this position will manage the strategic direction of the corporate safety program while ensuring compliance with all Federal (e.g., OSHA, MSHA, etc.), state, local, and other applicable construction safety codes and regulations. As Risk Manager, this position will manage all insurance claims from inception to closure and will assist General Counsel with the procurement and overall management of the corporate insurance program.


• Establishes, complies with, enforces, and actively promotes all corporate safety policies and procedures in addition to ensuring adherence to our number one core value – Safety first in all we do.
• In cases of imminent danger, can direct responsible supervisor(s) to take immediate, corrective actions and/or cease operations or maintenance activities until the hazard has been corrected
• Manages HSE, including all budgeting, business planning, record keeping (including safety training records) and Team Member supervision and engagement
• Chairs the Corporate Safety Committee with a mandate for continued improvement of driving programmatic safety effectiveness and engagement across the Company
• Assists in the establishment of the Company’s short‐ and long‐term safety goals
• Ensures compliance with all Federal (e.g., OSHA/MSHA), state and local safety rules and regulation, including specific reporting, record keeping and Right‐to‐Know requirements
• Proactively manages insurance claims from notification to closure, investing the necessary level of involvement required for each claim depending on the nature, category, maturity, type, and quantum of the claim. Responsible for the management, evaluation, investigation, prevention, and negotiation of claims
• Liaison between internal Company management and external brokers, insurers, and TPAs advising the Company on the status of claims
• Establishes key performance indicator (KPI) tracking and reporting requirements
• Manages the development and implementation of the corporate safety training program
• Provides analytical reports to management that identifies trends and opportunities for driving meaningful and targeted loss prevention activities to improve overall corporate HSE and risk management programs
• Drives accountability across the Company to ensure that appropriate loss prevention activities are taken
• Stays up to date on industry developments and changes to applicable federal, state and local rules and regulations that affect the Company
• Meets regularly with the Vice President & General Counsel
• Performs additional assignments as required by the needs of the Company, or as otherwise directed


• Bachelor’s degree in a safety related field
• 15+ years of safety management experience in heavy civil construction, transportation or related field
• 5+ years of risk management experience with construction industry or broker related experience preferred
• Knowledge of general construction safety and health regulations, including OSHA
• Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certificate or equivalent
• Certifications such as CPCU, ARM, CRM, CRIS, or CIC designation(s) strongly preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Strong computer skills including Office 365 productivity suite

Necessary Attributes:

• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles
• Strong leadership qualities with demonstrated ability to manage in an efficient and effective manner
• Self‐starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Reliance on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
• Dedicated, hardworking, responsible and organized
• Exceptional stress tolerance
• Strong leadership qualities
• Bi‐lingual (English/Spanish) preferred
• Regular travel required

Team Member Competitive Benefits:

• 401k Savings Plan with 25% Company Match
• Health/Vision/Dental Insurance
• Life/Disability Insurance
• Paid Vacation/Holidays
• Voluntary Benefits
• Health Care Advocate
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Training
• Team Member Referral Program

The Middlesex Corporation is an “Equal Opportunity Employer—Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons”

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