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We have an opening for two Safety Advisors working on location in Pennsylvania.
Integrates safety issues and requirements into planning documents, construction schedules and packages for the project. Has technical responsibility for interpreting complex requirements, evaluating and applying appropriate safety engineering principles, and formulating scopes of work, plans, and methodologies suitable for achieving and maintaining compliance with safety requirements. Provides technical assistance to other safety professionals assigned to the area and other project functions.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
1. Plans and coordinates work on medium- to large-sized projects or multiple smaller projects requiring independent judgment and experience in the application of scientific/safety engineering techniques and formulation of safety and health measures/plans to reduce potential adverse impacts.
2. Provides technical support to safety studies, health assessment studies, and project risk assessments.
3. Coordinates appropriate consideration of safety requirements with subcontracts, engineering, and construction personnel as assigned.
4. Provides safety technical support and assistance to the area and project. Coordinates safety requirements and formulation of risk reduction measures with area HSSE personnel, engineering, and construction.
5. Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of safety requirements that may affect project activities.
6. Drafts comprehensive HSSE plans, project specific risk reduction plans, safety awareness training programs, and technical reports.
7. Provides recommendations and input for revising safety procedures, work processes, and other quality improvement measures.
8. Conducts safety inspections/assessments of project construction activities to monitor compliance with applicable safety and health requirements including contractual commitments, permits, and the projects HSSE plan.
9. When in supervisory role, implements personnel policies (e.g., conducts employee performance evaluations) and provides technical direction to staff.
Advanced knowledge in a field of science, process engineering, or related discipline.
Knowledge of safety procedures, engineering systems, principles, and methodologies.
Knowledge of engineering and construction systems, methods, and work processes.
Knowledge of construction planning, procedures, and execution.
Experience in managing and/or providing technical oversight of safety and/or health subcontractors or consultants.
Experience in safety inspections/assessments during construction.
Knowledge of hazardous materials and physical risk exposures and Personal Protective Equipment standards as well as People Based Safety processes and procedures.
Skilled in oral and written communication.
Knowledge of standard computer applications.
Bachelor of Science degree in the sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, public health) or mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university OR equivalent work experience.
Typically possesses safety/health-related certifications from national/international accrediting organizations/associations.
Prior practical work experience in managing safety and health programs, and field locations.
Preferred 5+ years experience in heavy construction, or similar work.
Work includes field inspections and the physical ability to conduct field inspections which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.)