The position of Project Safety Manager reports directly to the appropriate Sr. Safety Manger and indirectly to the Project Manager. Overall management of performance and career development for this position lies with the Safety Director and Risk Manager.  The position calls for candidates with passion and drive. This is an upper level project-based role that requires a high level of commitment and dedication to the health and well-being of others. The ideal candidate will have education, training, excellent communication skills and experience commensurate with the desired position. This includes experience with training, injury management, program development, personnel management, leadership development, site management, supervisor engagement, client interaction, management counsel, injury care, conflict resolution and other HSE experience that may not be listed here. The Project Safety Manager is responsible for the overall administration of PARIC’s safety guidelines for a specific job site/sites. This individual is to be a safety leader on the project, and serve as the point person for all things safety for the specific job site/sites.

Key Aims and Objectives

  1. To actively seek and address the gaps between good safety performance and great safety performance;
  2. Positively influence all stakeholders by action, belief and conviction in the Paric’s safety management system; and
  3. Improve performance by demanding safety excellence.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Lead and support development and implementation of HSE management systems that support the project needs. These will include site-specific plans and programs pursuant to the Project Management Plan (PMP);
  2. Provide technical and behavioral leadership and guidance to the assigned project/projects;
  3. Review existing policies and procedures, making recommendations for improvement;
  4. Assist in the development of new HSE policies and procedures to meet project and overall Paric needs;
  5. Utilize PARIC audit and assessment tools and protocols;
  6. Facilitate incident investigations and prepare incident report(s);
  7. Regularly communicate the status of the project’s HSE culture and project performance with employees, supervision, project team, project client and corporate management;
  8. Assist supervision and employees in the planning of work tasks with a focus on recognition, evaluation, and mitigation of safety hazards and risk;
  9. Provide direction and support for contractors and subcontractors as necessary to ensure compliance with all applicable legislative, client, and PARIC policies and procedures;
  10. Develop, facilitate, and conduct HSE training for the project as needed, and assure training is tracked internally as required;
  11. Participant in various leadership initiatives currently established in PARIC;
  12. Provide first aid care as necessary to the limits of training and ability;
  13. Provide injury management from a site level and support workers’ comp case management, specifically timely and accurate reporting with internal and external support including, but not limited to, claims processing, return to work, light duty assignment, closure of claims, and resolving discrepancies as needed;
  14. Compile and share safety lessons learned across PARIC;
  15. Provide guidance, direction, and developmental opportunities for employees under your supervision;
  16. Assist Human Resources in completing monthly random drug screenings of field personnel;
  17. Conduct/coordinate Project Safety “Tool Box” Meetings with all project employees on a weekly basis; and
  18. Conduct ‘new hire’ safety orientations onsite

Minimum Competencies

  1. Thorough understanding of construction work practices;
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication (includes use of proper grammar, spelling, etc.);
  3. High level of integrity for reporting incidents and events, as well as upholding company policy;
  4. Willingness to support Paric Safety culture via leadership by example;
  5. Ability to complete advanced HSE related tasks with little direction after initial assignment;
  6. Ability to objectively audit compliance in the workplace;
  7. Thorough understanding of Paric and applicable regulatory policies;
  8. Thorough understanding of HSE management topics, including workers comp, disciplinary action, subcontractor management, environmental management, etc.;
  9. Ability to utilize BIM Field safety management system
  10. Ability to foster compromise that meets needs of operations while in line with policy;
  11. Ability to speak well in front of groups to deliver training, meetings, etc.;
  12. Ability to develop safety meetings, safety topics, etc.;
  13. Provide technical insight for problem solving;
  14. Interact with PARIC project and corporate office management;
  15. Interact with client representatives;
  16. Ability to develop training programs and material;
  17. Ability to develop HSE personnel under your supervision;
  18. Technical knowledge of behavior based safety and human performance initiatives; and
  19. Ability to effectively communicate with government/regulatory agencies.  Detailed knowledge of health and safety regulation issued by OSHA, Workers Compensation and other governmental agencies.
  20. Demonstrated proficiency in incident investigation and causal analysis.

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision of the project safety team may be required.

Work Environment

This job operates on active construction sites as well as professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. Active construction site conditions may require a person working in extreme temperature conditions.

Physical Demands

  1. May be required to lift and carry items weighing no more than 50 pounds
  2. Must possess enough strength and stamina to perform the responsibilities and duties as identified above.
  3. Must be able to move in and around confined spaces and uneven areas.
  4. Must have sufficient range of motion.
  5. May periodically be required to work extended (12-16) consecutive hours, dependent on project needs and schedule.
  6. Must be able to climb and maintain balance on stairs, ladders, scaffolds and steel framework.
  7. Must be able to adequately hear and respond to voice commands and alerts from other employees, alarms, and other job related noises.
  8. Visual acuity, depth perception and color discrimination consistent with that required to work at heights and on uneven surfaces.
  9. Must be able to perform the following actions to the frequency stated:
Activity Frequency
Never Rarely Occasionally Frequently Continuously
Sit     X    
Stand       X  
Walk       X  
Drive     X    
Squat   X      
Kneel   X      
Bend   X      
Twist   X      


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although hours may vary from time to time in order to support the needs of project teams.


Regular local travel by car is expected on average 3 – 5 times per week for this position. Assignments may include remote projects, requiring either relocation or long-term travel by car and/or air.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Prefer a minimum of 5 – 10 years of experience in construction HSE management, with at least four years in an HSE supervisory or management role
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety or closely related field.
  3. Capable of providing HSE oversight for large projects (>250 employees)
  4. 30-hour OSHA certification
  1. CPR /First Aid/AED trained.
  2. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Ability to use the BIM Field safety management system
  2. Additional leadership or HSE based continuing education
  3. Nationally recognized certifications (CSP, ASP, SMS, CHST, or OHST) or Degree in Occupational Safety & Health or related field
  4. OSHA 500

AAP/EEO Statement

PARIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.