Southeast Region

Assistant HSE Director

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Health, Safety & Environment (“HSE”) Director is responsible for enforcement of the corporate HSE program and providing regional safety oversight and support to construction operations. This position will assist the Safety Director in managing the HSE department staff and ensure compliance with all Federal (e.g., OSHA, MSHA, etc.), state, local, and other applicable construction safety codes and regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct safety inspections and audits of construction projects
  • Preparation of weekly safety reports
  • Assist Project Managers and supervisors with work planning and development of job hazard analysis and safe work procedures
  • Conduct accident/incident investigations including root cause analysis
  • Conduct industrial hygiene assessments
  • Perform HSE orientations including drug/alcohol testing
  • Conduct HSE training in small and large group environments
  • Assist the HSE Director in developing, updating, and managing the overall corporate and jobsite-specific HSE policies and procedures as well as all related guidelines, including hazard identification, use of personal protective equipment, accident prevention, accident/incident investigation, etc.
  • Manage and supervise regional Site Safety Managers
  • Develop and implement appropriate HSE training programs for accident prevention and to improve overall regional safety
  • Establish and maintain HSE and training records
  • Perform regular inspections and safety audits to ensure compliance with the overall corporate HSE program as well as other environmental and occupational health and safety requirements
  • Attend various construction meetings (pre-bid, pre-award, pre-construction, etc.) as necessary
  • Disseminate current applicable safety information to assure that appropriate action is taken
  • Respond to and investigate all accidents/incidents
  • Review accident/incident reports for significant trends in construction accidents and reported safety hazards
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal (e.g., OSHA), state and local safety rules and regulation, including specific reporting and record keeping requirements
  • Stay aware of and up-to-date with all applicable federal, state and local safety rules and regulations
  • Perform additional assignments as required by the needs of the Company, or as otherwise directed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety engineering, safety management, occupational environment health, industrial health, or related field strongly preferred
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Safety Manager (CSM), or Certified Health & Safety Technician (CHST) certifications beneficial but not required
  • 15+ years of field safety experience in heavy civil construction and transportation
  • Knowledge of Construction Safety and Health regulations, including OSHA construction and general industry regulations
  • OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office
  • Self-motivated and able to accomplish assigned tasks with minimal supervision

Necessary Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles
  • Self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership qualities with the demonstrated ability to manage a team in an efficient and effective manner
  • Dedicated, hardworking, responsible, and organized
  • Reliance on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Exceptional stress tolerance
  • Willing to travel with in region

The Middlesex Corporation is an “Equal Opportunity Employer—Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons”


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