Senior Safety Manager in Houston, TX at HITT

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/26/2019

Job Description

Senior Safety Manager

The HITT Senior Safety Manager is responsible for the safety performance and safety development of their assigned business units and direct reports.  This individual is seen as a subject matter expert within HITT and plays a pivotal role in developing HITT’s corporate safety program and safety culture.  This individual is actively engaged in regular and frequent safety communication and is responsible for the growth and improvement of all department functions.

 

Key Position Elements:

 

TEAM LEADERSHIP

  • Manage direct report workloads based on project volume, project need and additional department responsibilities and make staffing recommendations.
  • Conduct regular checks and yearly performance evaluations for all direct reports
  • Assess training and learning needs for direct reports
  • Train and support Safety Superintendents and/or Safety Managers as needed
  • Review career path goals with team members, providing feedback on career development
  • Work with Operations Leadership to assess safety needs and incorporate into department goals and growth.
  • Participate in the retention and recruiting of HITT Safety Department team members
  • Manage outside vendors and specialty or project level consultants
  • Delegates tasks effectively and ensures their completion

 

COMPLIANCE/SAFETY INSPECTIONS

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of safety inspection systems
  • Able to determine and fulfil the safety needs of multiple projects and/or business units.
  • Able to evaluate the inspection performance of other department members and project team members.
  • Evaluate hazard and incident data to identify trends and create focus on business unit and corporate safety needs.
  • Set safety inspection criteria and expectations and measure/evaluate performance
  • Educate Operations/Site Operations in safety inspection process
  • Evaluate corporate compliance with federal, state, local, corporate and client safety regulations and procedures.
  • Identify and address safety needs and challenges associated with future work.
  • Evaluate and address safety performance of subcontractors working on HITT projects
  • Review project safety inspections with Site Operations
  • Regularly analyze and interpret inspection and incident data to identify business unit safety trends and make recommendations to address them
  • Distribute open issue summary and evaluation for projects and business units
  • Research/evaluate OSHA current and future regulations to address project needs

 

PROJECT TEAM SAFETY SUPPORT

  • Lead OSHA or third-party safety inspections in person or remotely
  • Lead crisis or accident/incident response and investigation independently
  • Able to develop, select and deliver safety toolbox meetings and/or project safety orientations effectively
  • Able to evaluate and coach others on toolbox and orientation delivery
  • Coach others to enforce safety requirements with HITT and subcontractor workforce
  • Evaluate project and corporate safety policies and procedures for effectiveness and identify and drives improvement opportunities
  • Review and develop common and complex task analysis at all levels
  • Lead safety planning as part of preconstruction process
  • Lead and develop select subcontractor safety preconstruction meetings
  • Identify and address special needs for Site Specific Safety Plans
  • Communicates incidents and significant safety concerns to leadership and elevates appropriately as needed

 

Construction Safety Subject Matter Expert

  • Lead or participate in evaluation and selection of safety inspection, incident management, and other department systems.
  • Problem Solve: Mentor others to research to obtain information to resolve safety related issues independently
  • Identifies or selects special safety/protective equipment for company
  • Collaborates to execute company wide communication and safety stand downs
  • Provide specific safety training to meet project or business unit needs
  • Is a technical resource to all members of the safety department and site operations
  • Can develop safety policy and procedure with limited or no oversight
  • Deliver safety communications, presentations and trainings in large settings such as Friday Flash

 

Corporate Safety Support

  • Drive the development of the overall culture of safety for the company
  • Identify and recognize outstanding safety performances
  • Evaluate inspection process performance and identify improvement opportunities
  • Develop and/or lead in execution of department corporate level goals
  • Develop business unit safety goals
  • Can conduct and develop in-house safety training
  • Provides support for project pursuit efforts and participates in client interview process
  • Assists with client and subcontractor prequalification management
  • Identifies corporate safety/protective equipment needs
  • Research and trial of new safety related products
  • Responsible for delivery of monthly safety summary of assigned business units
  • Acts as prime point of contact for processes, such as Predictive Solutions or Toolbox Talks, within the safety department
  • Participate in HITT Corporate initiatives and/or committees outside of safety
  • Provide contract review for safety concerns

 

CUSTOMER RELATIONS

  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with HITT Project Teams and subcontractors
  • Maintains positive relationships with regulatory, subcontractor, and other peer safety professionals
  • Respond to safety concerns from client, tenants or impacted members of the public
  • Assist/collaborate with other portions of the corporate Risk Management Team as needed
  • Active role in safety and/or construction professional organization meetings

 

Qualifications & Attributes

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety or related field preferred
  • CHST, CSP or equivalent professional safety designation
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • OSHA 30 Hour for construction. OSHA 500 preferred
  • Degree and eight years of experience or twelve or more years of construction safety experience. Other professional experience/skills may act as a substitute.
  • Shows comprehensive understanding of high hazard technical areas (cranes, fall protection, scaffold, excavation, electrical)

 

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong technical writing and verbal communications skills
  • Effective public speaker
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple business unit needs, tasks, projects and demands across diverse geographic areas
  • Able to handle confidential information
  • Adapts to flexible and changing schedules
  • Strong analytical and research skills to define and solve problems
  • Works well independently
  • Willingness to lead emergency or crisis conditions
  • Able to work under various environmental or site conditions
  • Able to navigate stairs, ladders and uneven floors or ground conditions
  • Sets an example for safe work practices at all times

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