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Safety Specialist

PULLMAN, a Structural Group Company, integrates technology-driven, engineered solutions into its industry-leading contracting services. PULLMAN’s capabilities include specialty design-build services for new and existing structures, as well as a wide range of specialty repair and maintenance services. With offices located throughout the United States, and as a signatory to local, national, and international labor union agreements, PULLMAN has the track record and the experience to meet our customers’ specialty contracting needs. 

We are currently recruiting for a Safety Specialist to be based in our San Francisco, CA office. As a Safety Specialist for Pullman, you will be accountable for leading safety initiatives in the field. We work on projects within the Industrial, Power, and Commercial Markets which include, but are not limited to structural concrete repair, building envelope and façade repair, waterproofing, corrosion control and strengthening.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Development of procedures for safety standards and best practices.
  • Work in a team environment through frequent interaction and open communication with managers, employees, subcontractors, and clients.
  • Serving as a member of the PULLMAN Safety Management Team and partner with Company leadership to formulate operational business strategies, establish goals, and implement solutions
  • Conduct and coordinate worker safety training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment for new and current employees.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA, customer, federal, state, and local regulations; and support safety efforts to continuously improve overall safety culture.
  • Investigate and document near miss and/or workplace incidents.
  • Work with personnel and project teams to perform root-cause analysis, evaluate information, and implement corrective solutions.
  • Mentoring/manage on-site safety personnel and lead them through their development program.
  • Conduct, facilitate, and review safety inspections to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and company regulations .
  • Participate in Frontline safety program (weekly update calls, observation reports, and other proactive safety tactics)
  • Manage /Facilitate branch safety initiatives.
  • Participate in project planning discussions with emphasis on high-risk projects and high-risk or repetitive work tasks.

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S), Safety Management, Construction Management or related field OR significant experience in place of degree.
  • Certification from recognized certification board - Certified Safety Professional, (CSP), Certified Safety Auditor, Certified Safety Manager or similar, OHSA 500 Certified, Site Safety Manager, and/or similar industry certificates.
  • 0-3 years of experience as a full-time safety coordinator or trainer in a well-structured construction safety program (experience in the industrial market is a plus).
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of OSHA regulations as they apply to construction.
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement effective corrective measures.

·        Ability to effectively communicate expectations and hold team members accountable.

  • In-depth technical working knowledge of OSHA, MSHA, Federal, State, and local regulatory standards
  • Proven track record of improving safety performance by instituting behaviorally based safety programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidates who are English/Spanish bi-lingual may be given preference.

Approximately 50-75% travel is associated with this position.

Our ideal candidate is an innovative but decisive individual who can work effectively in a highly collaborative, team-based environment; can set goals and expectations and hold others accountable; can encourage and mentor others; is approachable, empathetic, and outgoing; can quickly gain trust and respect; and is able to establish and maintain relationships.  Understands that influencing and managing culture is the key to a successful safety program.

Salary range $80,000 to $90,000 annually based on relevant education and experience. 

PULLMAN is proud of a company culture that promotes 24/7 safety and quality.  We offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical and dental insurance, 401(k), paid holidays & vacation, tuition reimbursement, career development and growth opportunities, and a caring work environment.