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Safety Director

Flushing, MI
Our culture and philosophy:
Fessler & Bowman is a fast-paced, culture focused industry leader in specialty concrete, civil engineering, and earthwork.  When we talk about culture at F&B it is not just something that looks nice on a plaque hanging in our lobby.  We live our values every day and those values have allowed us to build a phenomenal team that delivers best in class products to our customers.  We do not wait until tomorrow to do what can be done today and we don’t stop until the job is done right.
This cultural philosophy is not for everyone, and that’s ok because we believe that “fit” is a leading indicator of success at Fessler & Bowman.  If we asked a friend to describe you would they use words like “competitive”, “driven”, “team-focused”, “detail-oriented”, “agile”, and “a problem solver”?  Are you willing to take calculated risks to achieve better than average results?  If so, you should apply to this posting because you are the type of person we want to add to our F&B family.
Job Summary:
This position is responsible for leading our project teams to coordinate and ensure field safety for all jobsites and facilities. The primary responsibility of the Corporate Safety Director is to maintain a high standard of health and safety throughout all operations and to ensure that no employee is exposed to unacceptable conditions. The Corporate Safety Director is also responsible for mentoring staff and ensuring compliance with quality standards and applicable laws and regulations.
What will I be accountable for at F&B:
  • Develop and coordinate the company’s safety programs, risk management, and loss control
  • Analyze and control exposure to loss by spending a minimum of three (3) days per week in the field visiting various job sites and looking for any issues/problems or good safety practices
  • Support the estimating function by going through GC/CM safety manuals and project owner requirements and summarizing any particular items that could cause issues
  • Create site specific safety plans for each new job, ensuring that the plan conforms to the Owner & CM requirements, as applicable
  • Continuously modify JHA’s/Pre-Task Plans, including reading, reviewing, observing, and comparing actual work methods to the current plan
  • Conduct regular scheduled and unscheduled jobsite safety audits, including walking job sites with Superintendents/Foremen to point out all positives and negatives
  • Speak with each Superintendent (running work or not) once per week to discuss safety and any concerns that they may have
  • Conduct monthly conference call Safety Meetings
  • Educate PM’s, Superintendents and tradesmen on safety topics and providing training tools, such as tool box topics for safety meetings
  • Investigate all injuries, accidents and near-misses, including going to the actual job site, acting as the primary point person for both the people involved in the accident/injury and the owner/customer, etc.
  • Conduct a root cause analysis on any accidents or near misses on site and communicate key information to all PM’s and Superintendents as soon as possible after the incident
  • Track work activities with a daily log
  • Send a weekly safety update email with a brief summary of the prior week and any relevant safety updates, potential concerns, or other information that is beneficial to PM’s and Superintendents
  • Provide project-start support, including training of any new employees on site by reviewing the safety handbook, the JHA’s for the particular job, train on proper hand signals, rigging, how to use any tools for their task, go over crane action plane, etc.
  • Communicate with onsite subcontractors to ensure they are following safety protocol and understand how report any unsafe actions/conditions
  • Develop close working relationships with fellow safety professionals (ex: MITA, AGC, MIOSHA)
  • Complete OCIP, OSHA and General Liability reporting and logs
  • Understand Part 10 of the MIOSHA Standards for cranes and excavators
  • Continually expand knowledge and use of industry best practices and innovation, this includes taking classes a couple times a year
  • Solving problems, as they arise, by using available knowledge and resources, including association safety resources, safety colleagues with other contractors and construction managers, and internet and/or technical guides
  • Communicate and uphold the Company’s commitment to its values, including safety, innovation, quality, communication, and being solution-based
  • All Other Duties as Assigned
Who will I be leading at F&B:
  • This position will require cross-functional leadership of estimating and field staff, in addition to multiple safety technicians throughout the organization.
  • You should be skilled in working across functional groups to achieve successful outcomes.
 Qualifications & Abilities
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or Construction Management or equivalent experience and training
  • A background in construction and general knowledge of the risks and challenges of heavy civil, self-perform contracting
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Problem-solving skills, with an adaptable and flexible style in working with all types of individuals
  • The ability to read, write and speak English
  • A valid Driver’s license and the ability to travel overnight on a somewhat regular basis
  • The physical ability to sit and stand for long stretches of time, likely including multiple hours walking job sites, sitting while driving, sitting at a desk, and related functions
Work Environment & Physical Requirements
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms; the employee is frequently required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel; the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to lift to 10 pounds.
Up to 25% travel is required within a specified territory

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