Job Title: Sr Safety Specialist 

Location: (Petersburg, VA, Williamsburg VA, Chase City VA, Shacklefords VA, Aylett VA) Candidates will be assigned to one of these sites and will work there.

Duration: 12+ Months, various sites

Per Diem: GSA max for location

Mobilization: Up to $800 each way for reasonable miles, meals, and lodging with receipts

Schedule:  50 hours per week

Target start date / availability: Aug/Sep

Safety Specialist (SS) for Utility Scale Solar Projects

Locations: Various. Will need to travel to the other solar projects to cover for audits, site safety reviews or when serious safety events occur.

– Potential Areas (Petersburg, VA, Williamsburg VA, Chas City VA, Shacklefords VA, Aylett VA,) Candidates will be assigned to one of these sites and will work there.

1. Bachelors or master’s in safety or a closely related field with two years of being the lead safety professional on construction projects.
2. A current OSHA 500 Construction Outreach designation and five years of experience as the lead safety professional.
3. CHST designation & four years construction safety experience as the lead professional.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience serving in a safety leadership role.
2. Have 1-3 years of experience in renewables (Wind, Solar etc.). Experience in renewables as an owner’s representative is preferred.

Core Duties/Responsibilities:
This role works as a resource that can provide ad hoc safety support to various Project Construction (PC) Renewable Projects, as assigned by PC Safety and Renewables leadership, in a team environment to help solar renewables reach its safety goals. This role provides supplementary safety support to the site safety team during peak construction activities as well as acts in a capacity to provide added support to projects where EPC safety performance is not meeting Project Construction expectations. This position reports to the Manager of Safety but is matrixed to the site teams as deemed appropriate by the Manager of Safety or by safety conditions at a location. Position will require within the VA/NC/OH footprint up to 75% of the time, depending on need.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Sets the standard so that the renewables team and contractors working with Project Construction Renewables sees safety as an imperative which cannot be sacrificed
• Monitor safety programs to determine their adequacy including review of short- and long-term strategic safety planning and development
• Interfaces in the field with field craft and supervision communicate, coach and assist the staff to ensure that all safety expectations are understood and met

Field Duties:
• Ensure Employees & contractors comply with all OSHA regulation, all other state/federal regulations, and Company Safety Terms and Conditions (Solar and Battery Energy Storage).
• Perform daily safety audits and inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance
o For Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health items –stop the activity immediately and call the contractors safety team to take care of the issue in the manner prescribed contractually
o For other compliance issues prioritize – get the contractors safety team and have them correct the issue. If the issue cannot be rectified immediately have the contractor’s safety team set a date to have the non-compliance item rectified and who is responsible for abating the issue. If that issue isn’t corrected in the prescribed time elevate the issue to the Project Manager
• Attend Pre-Job Briefs (employee and contractor) to audit for quality as needed
• Provide support to the project by maintaining a visible presence to the field performing site visits to the entire project
• Maintain professional relationship with Project Construction Renewables & contractor safety team
• Serve as a mentor with Contractor safety professionals while in the field
• Perform site walks with Renewable asset managers & contractor safety professionals to build relationships and identify hazards
• Ensure contractors follow zero tolerance safety expectations
• Spend time in the field interacting with field personnel and coaching on safety concerns or call contractor safety personnel depending upon the issue

Job Number: 17351
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