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Kiewit Corporation Safety Coordinator - Kiewit Bridge and Marine District in Seattle, Washington

Safety Coordinator - Kiewit Bridge and Marine District

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Seattle, WA, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 80217

Position Overview

Are you passionate about safety and ensuring everyone is working in a safe condition and environment? How about doing so while working for one of the largest contractors in North America, with an opportunity to become a shareholder in the company? At Kiewit, one of our guiding principles on infrastructure projects and in every office is, “Nobody Gets Hurt” and we’re currently looking for a Safety Manager to create, support and audit our program and to continue reinforcing our commitment to safety.

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Bridge & Marine District headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, operates with heavy civil, marine, and industrial capabilities across North America. We are a leader in technical and traditional bridges, bridge like structures, marine structures, and dredge work. Kiewit Bridge & Marine is also the foremost constructor of floating bridges across the United States. If you want to build iconic bridges, this is the district for you!


We currently have work all across the country in large cities and small towns, so our people must be willing to go where the work is. Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date. Must be able to travel and relocate as business requires. Some of our current projects locations include, Florida, Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Iowa, and Alaska.


• Implementing and overseeing the Project Safety Program including the development of site safety policies and procedures.

• Effectively monitoring the company environmental health and safety programs at the project level, driving a safety-oriented approach to work and compliance with pertinent government regulations, company policies and procedures.

• Routinely monitoring the workforce for unsafe behaviors and coaching employees on the correct behaviors when observed; developing and monitoring safety recognition programs.

• Continually inspecting the facilities, machinery, and safety equipment in order to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety policy/regulation compliance.

• Assisting supervision with root cause investigations, lessons learned and the development of solutions and training material to resolve safety issues and ensure timeliness of corrective actions.

• Recommending process and product safety features that will reduce employee exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.

• Assisting in testing of air quality, noise, etc. levels to verify compliance with environmental health and safety regulations.

• Serving as the head of the safety committee and direct weekly and monthly meetings in the absence of Project EHS Manager.

• Proposing, organizing and facilitating relevant safety trainings for all employees including task planning and events.

• Reviewing Job Hazard Analysis, S.L.A.M, and / or Personal Health Records (PHR’s); conducting and/or coordinating training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring and use of safety equipment.

• Accompanying employees to any work-related medical visits in the absence of Project EHS Manager.

• Assisting with conducting and coordinating mass, foremen and staff schedules and daily safety meetings.

• Other duties as requested by supervisor


• Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Safety, or a related field of study

• 1 – 3 years of experience on construction projects in an environmental health and safety related area

• Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of a safety program on projects of increasing complexity

• Knowledge of OSHA regulations and hazard recognition, record keeping and injury management skills

• Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel

• Strong organizational and time management skills

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies

• Strong work ethic - Willing to do what it takes to get the job done

• The ability to work independently as well as part of a team

• Able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively

• CPR/First Aid, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification and OSHA/MSHA instructor certifications are preferred

• Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment

• Regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen; occasionally lift and move up objects up to 30 pounds.

• Must be willing to relocate and go where the work is.

About Kiewit

As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $8.7 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different

• Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record

• Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment

• 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay

• Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year

• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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