Project Safety Manager

Weitz - Des Moines, IA3.8

The Weitz Company is one of the oldest general contractors in the United States, specializing in Commercial and Industrial construction projects, supported by a best-in-class Supply Chain business segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States.

Weitz views employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to the success of the Company. Employees enjoy the ability to build relationships, network and make an impact on our communities. We promise every employee competitive pay and benefits, a safe place to work, a career path supported by training and development opportunities, and a positive work environment. Employees are encourage to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way!

The Weitz Company is seeking a Project Safety Manager to be located on a project site in the Des Moines, IA area. Candidates must have experience with multiple phases of the construction process and be OSHA 500 certified.

The Project Safety Manager responsible for site leadership over an assigned project site. This includes implementing consistent company safety standards and programs, providing safety training, supporting preconstruction safety planning, and performing jobsite safety audits and incident investigations. This position reports to the Project Superintendent or Project Manager on site.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Keeps project site informed of safety regulatory changes and implementation of updates
Facilitates safety knowledge and expertise to project team through training and mentoring
Champions positive safety culture within assigned project site including completing projects without safety incidents and eliminating/controlling safety risk and claim exposure
Facilitates safety inspections to evaluate levels of compliance; supports inspections by third party representatives and OSHA inspectors if Safety Manager is unavailable
Assembles and maintains site safety documentation (i.e. hot work permits, GFCI inspections, confined space permits, excavation permits)
Participates in the creation of the project safety plan
Performs project industrial hygiene assessments (i.e. noise monitoring, air monitoring)
Verifies and assists in assembling of incident investigation facts for evaluation and ‘How It Happened’ reports
Proactively identifies safety improvement initiatives or trainings based on observations and industry knowledge
Ensures injury claims are reported to the claim coordinator; actively assists Safety Manager with managing all claims including the Return to Work program
Tracks and trends project safety performance (i.e. inspection results, injury rates, safety violations) and recommends corrective/preventive measures for the project team
Participates in safety preconstruction meetings and pre-task safety planning
Supports administration of Company ‘Serious Safety Violation Policy’, ‘Vehicle Safe Driver Policy’, ‘Drug and Alcohol Policy’ and others
Adheres to all company policies, standards, procedures, and core values
Performs other duties and projects as assigned

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each previously stated duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed in this role.

Education: An industry related Bachelor’s Degree is preferred; High School diploma required. An equivalent combination of education and experience as a dedicated safety professional will be considered. OSHA 500 is required; safety professional certification is desirable.
Experience: A minimum of two (2) years’ experience of formal safety management experience in the construction industry is required.
Skills: Individual must have project management, judgment, time management and organizational skills. Ability to take initiative, resolve conflicts, coach project teams and identify/resolve issues in a timely and efficient manner are also necessary skills for a Project Safety Manager. Qualified candidates must have a broad based background in the construction phases, effective communication (verbal and written) and the ability to speak in front of large groups.
Technology: Candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), and have the ability to learn additional software. Training will be provided on company standards.

The Weitz Company Core Values:
Honesty & Integrity
Respect for People
Performance with Absolute Reliability
Long-Term Perspective
Nurturing Personal Growth

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The Weitz Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Weitz is a drug and alcohol free workplace.