Project Safety Engineer-Traveling Role

Project Safety Engineer-Traveling Role Kansas City, MO

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The Weitz Company

Job Title:

Project Safety Engineer-Traveling Role

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

03/31/2020

Location:

Kansas City, MO

Salary:

$N/A

Company Description:

The Weitz Company

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!

Job Description:

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 encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way!

We are seeking a Project Safety Engineer willing to travel to industrial construction job sites around the United States. Upon completion of the initial project, the Project Safety Engineer will be assigned to another project within the organization. 

The Project Safety Engineer assists in the creation of a positive safety culture on an assigned project site while supporting our zero injury culture, and eliminating risk and claim exposure. This role serves as a safety resource and actively assists in implementing company standards and programs, maintaining safety compliance documentation, and auditing job sites for safety compliance.  

  • Conduct safety audits and inspections on assigned project site(s); identify potential hazards and process improvement opportunities
  • Educate project team on safety through training and mentoring; assist with safety orientation
  • Identify safety improvement initiatives and perform safety training
  • Investigate incidents and near misses; assist with claims management; recommend corrective and preventative measures based on identified incidents
  • Participate in the creation of the project safety plan
  • Support administration of company safety procedures and policies
  • Assemble and maintain site safety documentation (i.e. hot work permits, GFCI inspections, confined space permits, excavation permits)
  • Perform industrial hygiene assessments
  • Assist in the analysis of project safety performance (i.e. inspection results, injury rates, safety violations); recommend process improvements
  • Ensure safety and protective equipment is maintained and inspected per regulations

Required Experience:

Essential Skills:
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.

  • Experience: Previous internship experience in a construction-related safety role is preferred. LEAN principles experience is desirable. Active OSHA 10 or 30 is required.

Qualifications:

Essential Skills:
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 required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Safety professional certification is desirable (CHST or STS).
  • Experience: Previous internship experience in a construction-related safety role is preferred. LEAN principles experience is desirable. Active OSHA 10 or 30 is required.
  • Skills: A qualified candidate will demonstrate initiative, independent judgment, project management and organizational skills. They should also show strong attention to detail, verbal and written communication, coaching, time management, flexibility and problem solving abilities. This individual will speak in front of large groups and must maintain a high level of integrity.
  • Technology: Advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn other specific software.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position at this time. 

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