Director Of Safety

Job Type

Full Time

Location

Traveling

Job Summary

The Director of Safety oversees construction health and safety practices across the company’s portfolio of projects in multiple states. This role develops a world class safety culture that continually innovates and improves. The Director of Safety is responsible for working closely with a variety of stakeholders and building consensus accordingly. With a strong knowledge of construction safety practices, this position develops strong relationships with partners and continually improves the safety program.

Duties And Responsibilities

  1. Develop and or augment the existing J &B Solar construction safety program.

  2. Provides vision, leadership, and technical expertise to set and refine strategy of the Health and Safety Program

  3. Develop programs, reporting, and procedures to define safety performance and measure against KPIs

  4. Establish strong relationships with all stakeholders through collaboration and superior communication skills

  5. Develop programs, and implement, best management practices for construction safety

  6. Develop robust strategies for trade partner engagement and measuring safety performance

  7. Build a team of safety professionals that engages and empowers all employees to act as safety advocates while driving a culture of safety throughout all levels of the organization.

  8. Provide purpose, direction, and motivation to a safety team that proactively maintains all administrative records, implements hazard controls, trains and develops employees, and drives safety culture in their area of responsibility.

  9. Lead initiatives and work with internal/external partners to refine all processes and procedures of the H&S program

  10. Develop a consistent approach for site assessments that verifies contractor performance against program expectations

  11. Develop processes to effectively measure incidents and corrective actions. Responsible to monitor adoption of these actions by trade partners

  12. Serve as a subject matter expert for construction safety. Responsible to educate stakeholders, contractors, and third parties

  13. Maintain a knowledge base of leading industry standards and push for continual improvement through partnership

  14. Develop, and refine, incident reporting processes that will keep stakeholders informed

  15. Establish, maintain, and continually improve a process where employees are encouraged, empowered, and enabled to communicate HSE related questions and concerns.

  16. Responsible for the alignment of contractor safety efforts. Lead site and regional efforts to deliver performance that adopts best practices and pushes for continual improvement

  17. Provides strategy, vision, and direction regarding issues that may have company-wide impact

  18. Manage the Safety Team

Qualifications

Basic skills and knowledge of construction; Min. 10 years’ experience in a related field.

  1. Strong knowledge of leading construction safety practices

  2. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  3. Ability to interface with risk management and provide feedback on insurance protocols

  4. Ability to implement risk management strategies that leverage traditional insurance models while exploring mature risk management solutions

  5. Knowledge of controlled insurance programs and a demonstrated ability to lower risk through implementation of best management practices.

  6. Strong organizational and facilitation skills

Education And Experience

  1. Bachelors degree in business, EH&S or relevant field required

  2. 15+ years experience in any General and/or Specialty Construction Safety Management which includes 10 years of progressive safety professional experience

  3. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation from Board of Certified Safety Professionals

  4. Accredited degree in Occupational Safety/Health

  5. Provides strategy, vision, and direction regarding issues that may have company-wide impact

Special Requirements

  1. Must possess a current, valid state-issued driver’s license

May be required to travel and/or work out-of-town for extended periods of time up to 75% of the year.

Physical Demands

  1. Primarily walking, standing, and bending on project site.

  2. Able to speak and interact with large teams, public speaking.

  3. Close visual work on a computer and or tablet.

  4. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate any required computer keyboard, mouse, and other technical instruments.

  5. Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

The Director of Safety job is performed outdoors and on the construction site, but may include some indoor work. Activities include extended periods of standing, kneeling, and lifting. Work environment may change from day to day depending on projects and tasks being accomplished. Personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required including hardhat, gloves, safety glasses, and foot protection.