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Safety Specialist I

Company: Great Southwestern Construction, Inc.
Location: Alvarado
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

ABOUT THE ROLE Safety Specialists work closely with field staff, clients and subcontractors, all levels of management, and personnel from external organizations during all phases of electric construction projects. Safety Specialists must be committed to ensuring adherence to safety-related policies, procedures, and regulations while developing positive professional relationships. This is a location-based position encompassing worksites throughout the assigned project area and requires varying amounts of travel. Company Overview Founded in 1977, Great Southwestern Construction, Inc., a subsidiary of MYR Group Inc, started as a small general contractor performing high voltage utility work in Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Today, Great Southwestern has the ability to perform high voltage construction and renewable energy construction throughout the country. Areas of expertise include transmission line construction, substation construction, distribution construction and renewable energy projects. Essential Functions Perform ongoing site visits to observe and document safety behaviors and work conditions to ensure a safety focus throughout all phases of electric construction projects Coordinate with Operations teams to create site-specific safety plans; actively participate in safety meetings to review job hazard analysis and hazard recognition tools Participate in project kick off and progress meetings Supporting client-specific safety requirements programs and ensure alignment and compliance between client expectations, company rules, and applicable safety regulations Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to environmental protection or occupational health and safety Coach and mentor project site personnel regarding safety practices and behaviors on an ongoing basis Conduct proactive behavior-based and quality-focused field safety observations and PPE hazard assessments Partner with Safety, Safety Training & Operations teams to schedule or facilitate required employee trainings: New hire orientation, OSHA ETD Quarterly refresher training, Customer required training, Post-incident training as part of a Corrective Action Plan, and Participate in site-specific safety planning. Conduct accident/injury investigations including root cause analyses Provide support to Operations organization for incident case management and documentation steps Follow-up with Operations organization to ensure completion of corrective actions for all accidents and incidents Support company safety committees by assisting in assessment of safety performance trends, implementing process, and tool improvements Regular and predictable attendance Other duties as assigned Essential functions of this position are to be performance at a Company-designated office or field location Understand and comply with the Company's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other industry-specific professional and ethical conduct standards. ABOUT YOU Qualifications Minimum 2 years of experience in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) field roles is required High school diploma or GED equivalent is required Minimum of one (1) safety certification is preferred, examples include: Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Safety Management Specialist (SMS), Specialist in Safety and Health (SSH), or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Undergraduate degree in Safety Management or related field preferred; combination of relevant experience and education considered in lieu of degree Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Problem-solving and situation analysis skills Proficiency with MS Office Suite programs, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint Effective verbal and written communication skills with ability to influence behavior Strong knowledge and understanding of OSHA and other industry-related safety regulations Must be a team player able to work with co-workers, different departments and outside contacts and maintain strong relationships Attentiveness to details Organizational skills Ability to work independently Basic understanding of electric construction project management practices and procedures Ability to travel for job site visits for extended periods of time WHAT WE OFFER Compensation & Benefits Salary commensurate with experience and weekly pay. Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. MYR Group reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. (Colorado Posting Only) Two days per week remote work option for non-field roles depending on position and performance. Medical, Basic Vision, Regenexx, Teledoc, Hearing (Low deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums) - $15 weekly premium for employee or employee plus family coverage. Dental - 100% employer paid premium. ThrivePass Health & Wellness Reimbursement Program - $250 quarterly, $1,000 annually for health and wellbeing related purchases. Annual Paid Time Off starting at 15 days plus 10 paid Holidays (Cultural Celebration Day is a floating holiday). Generous 401(k) Plan with 100% match up to 6%; immediate vesting, and Annual profit-sharing Superior educational assistance program (support for educational costs, internal training, and more!). Company-paid parental leave program including birth and adoption. Company-paid short and long-term disability, life, and accidental death & dismemberment. Company-paid business travel accident insurance. Employee Assistance Plan (EAP). Various voluntary plans available including supplemental vision, accident and critical illness, ID theft, group legal, group auto & home, and additional voluntary life insurance plans for employees and dependents. Position may be subject to pre-employment screening, which may include background check and drug testing. Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process, contact our Employment Hotline at 1-. MYR Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. We promote diversity of thought, culture, and background, which connects our family of brands. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, or other protected characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. MYR Group does not sponsor applicants for work visas. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. MYR Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries do not work with any third-party recruiters or agencies without a valid signed agreement and partnership with the Corporate Talent Acquisition Team.

Keywords: Great Southwestern Construction, Inc., Dallas , Safety Specialist I, Other , Alvarado, Texas

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