Summary/Objective

The position of Safety Director reports directly to the Risk Manager and indirectly to the Paric executive team. Overall management of performance and career development for this position lies with the Risk Manager. The Safety Director position is primarily responsible for establishing, leading and managing the Company’s safety initiatives and safety loss control programs, and the development of a safety and risk management culture dedicated to being "best in class." The Director assures the safety program is designed to comply with and exceed OSHA and other construction industry standards. The safety program, culture and approach should continue to be nationally recognized as industry-leading.

This senior managerial position requires a seasoned candidate with high drive and unquestioned passion and commitment to the health and well-being of others. The ideal candidate will have education, training, excellent communication skills and professional experience commensurate with the position. This includes experience with training, mentoring, 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. This individual is to be the primary safety leader for the company, and serve as the ultimate point person for all things safety-related.

Key Aims and Objectives

  • Actively address gaps between great safety performance and exemplary safety performance;
  • Positively influence all stakeholders by action, belief and conviction in Paric’s safety management system;
  • Improve performance by demanding safety excellence; and
  • Foster success of the Rolling CCIP via collaboration with the Risk Manager.

Essential Functions

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

  • Leads development of and clearly articulates PARIC’s safety vision, objectives, strategies, policies, and procedures in order to continue building a safety culture dedicated to behaviors which lead to best in class results.
  • Provides proactive leadership and assumes ownership of building a best in class safety culture by:
  • Anticipating problems and providing solutions,
  • Sharing knowledge with, and providing training, to all levels of management, field staff, preconstruction, and project teams,
  • Through interactions with clients, subcontractors, and inspectors, and
  • Creating a continuous improvement environment of learning, mentoring, and empowerment in order to promote employee engagement.
  • Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions and conclusions, and monitors results to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Ensures safety and health training meet the needs of internal and external (client and regulating entities) requirements, so staff has the necessary safety training to safely perform tasks and jobs.
  • Leads incident investigations as deemed necessary.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on safety topics.
  • Manages hazard assessment activities by:
  • Conducting and/or supervising safety inspections,
  • Analyzing inspection and incident data to identify opportunities to develop preventive and corrective practices.
  • Develops annual plans and budgets for safety and health initiatives, including training, collaboratively with the Risk Manager.
  • Leads and manages the safety staff: assembles and develops a high performance, customer-oriented team, through hiring, motivating, coaching, mentoring, appraising, rewarding & disciplining, and addressing complaints and resolving issues related to staff.
  • Proactively engages with management at all levels to ensure ownership and accountability for Safety improvement and to develop and influence a positive Safety culture within the organization through effective improvement activities.
  • Analyzes trends and leading indicators and communicate concerns to leadership.
  • Develops strategic plans based on trending data to proactively develop new safety programs and enhancements to existing programs.
  • Effectively communicates and interacts with government/regulatory agencies.  Maintains and demonstrates detailed knowledge of health and safety regulations, including Worker’s Compensation, issued by OSHA as well as other governmental agencies.
  • Collaborates with the Get Work team to help budget for project safety staffing as well as other resources and/or needs.
  • Leads, organizes, develops and delivers specific training topics or programs to support The Paric Way.
  • Provides direction and support for contractors and subcontractors as necessary to ensure compliance with Paric policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and promotes project Safety partnerships.
  • Provides first aid care as necessary to the limits of training and ability.
  • Compiles and shares safety lessons learned across Paric.
  • Understands and embodies Paric’s core values and demonstrates those values in interactions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensures the management team is informed in a timely manner of any safety and health related issues and/or concerns identified within scope of responsibility.
  • Manages BIM applications on behalf of the Safety Department.
  • Shepherds re-certification process for Paric’s OSHA VPP status.

Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of construction work practices;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, i.e. use of proper grammar and spelling;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • High level of integrity for reporting incidents and events, as well as upholding company policy;
  • Willingness to support Paric Safety culture via leadership by example;
  • Thorough understanding of Paric and applicable regulatory policies;
  • Advanced understanding of all aspects of Safety management, including personnel development, law, policies, client management, etc.;
  • Ability to foster compromise that meets needs of operations while in line with policy;
  • Ability to speak well in front of groups to deliver training, meetings, etc.;
  • Ability to interact professionally with diverse employee and client populations;
  • Ability to interact with all levels of Paric management;
  • Ability to manage Safety teams and department;
  • Ability to write, develop, and implement Safety policies and procedures;
  • Ability to write, develop, and deliver effective Safety training;
  • Effective time management, organizational skills and attention to detail for short and long-term goals and tasks;
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize activities, meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of behavior-based safety and human performance initiatives;
  • Demonstrated expertise in incident investigation and causal analysis;
  • Ability to manage Worker’s Compensation claims; and
  • Ability to effectively communicate with government/regulatory agencies.  Detailed knowledge of health and safety regulation issued by OSHA, Workers Compensation and other governmental agencies.

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervisory responsibility for the other Safety Dept. team members including Safety-related oversight of Operations staff assuming Safety roles for specific project assignments. This role may include an expectation of mentoring interns as well as new hires and Operations staff.

Work Environment

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

Physical Demands

  • May be required to lift and carry items weighing no more than 50 pounds
  • Must possess enough strength and stamina to perform the responsibilities and duties as identified above.
  • Must be able to move in and around confined spaces and uneven areas.
  • Must have sufficient range of motion consistent with age.
    • May be required periodically to work 12+ hour shifts performing construction-based labor related tasks in varying temperature extremes and conditions.
  • May be required, on occasion, to work up to 16 hours in a single shift.
  • Must be able to climb and maintain balance on stairs, ladders, scaffolds and steel framework.
  • Must be able to adequately hear and respond to voice commands and alerts from other employees, alarms, and other job related noises.
  • Visual acuity, depth perception and color discrimination consistent with that required to work on construction project sites at heights and on uneven surfaces.
  • Must be able to perform the following actions to the frequency stated:
ActivityFrequency
NeverRarelyOccasionallyFrequentlyContinuously
SitX
StandX
WalkX
DriveX
SquatX
KneelX
BendX
TwistX

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

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

 

Travel

Regular local travel by car is expected on average 3 – 5 times per week for this position. Occasionally, travel will be required to remote project sites via driving or travel via a combination of air and vehicle. Primary assignments for remote projects would be N/A for the Safety Director.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, safety management, construction, or closely related field.
  • Minimum of 15+ years of combined experience in construction industry safety management or similar roles.
  • Minimum of 5 years of combined experience managing and leading a structured, effective safety program.
  • Technical competence in construction related OSHA, federal, state, and local regulatory standards.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • First Aid/CPR/AED trained.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety or closely related field.
    • CSP and OSHA 500 certifications.
  • CIH, ASP, GSP and/or CHST certifications are desired, but not required.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None identified for this position.

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.

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