CDM Smith Safety Manager in Columbia, South Carolina

Job Description:

IMPORTANT NOTE: this position will be located at one of our project sites throughout the continental United States (100% travel). Work location is project-dependent.

Outline of Responsibilities

Provide technical guidance, training and inspection/risk analysis to construction personnel to ensure compliance with the PGL Occupational Safety & Health Policy Manual.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Particular responsibilities may vary from project to project; however, they essentially include:

-Provides overall Safety and Health direction for projects.

-Responsible for PGL overall Safety Program daily (i.e. administration of the PGL Occupational Safety & Health Policy Manual, Training, Job Safety Analysis, etc.).

-Documents accidents/incidents as well as near misses and issues the documentation accordingly.

-Perform accident/incident investigations to identify root cause and generate recommendations to reduce or eliminate hazards.

-Perform follow-up investigations to verify effectiveness.

-Plan, organize, develop and implement various required occupational safety training.

-Develop, review and revise written safety related plans.

-Ensures all field personnel adhere to all PGL, client and project safety policies, procedures, etc. (verifies all PGL personnel are properly trained).

-Maintains official documentation files for all projects.

-Prepare regulatory required reports to outside enforcement agencies when applicable.

-Provide safety orientation to new personnel arriving at job site.

-Conduct project safety orientation at beginning of construction to all contractors and construction personnel.

-Provides daily safety reports.

-Performs daily job site inspections and uses the Daily Inspection Checklist.

-Provide construction photographs, when applicable, to safety issues.


-Representing the firm in a professional manner while maintaining client confidence and respect.

-Representing the client’s and PGL’s interests and goals.

-Reporting to the Construction Manager any matters that jeopardize the success of the project.

-Implementing the PGL Occupational Safety & Health Policy Manual.

-Communicating and coordinating safety with all involved in the project.

-Preparing monthly safety reports for inclusion in the overall project monthly report compiled by the Project Construction Manager.

-Incorporating The Perry Group’s ISO Standards in daily activity.

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Job Title:

Safety Manager

Minimum Qualifications:

The Safety Manager shall have the following:

-One (1) or more years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or,

-Three (3) or more years of relevant experience with an Associate Degree or,

-Five (5) or more years of experience with a High School diploma or equivalent.

The Bachelor’s or Associate Degree must be in Engineering, Construction Management or similar technical field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Job Functions

-Extensive knowledge of hazard/risk analysis to apply EPA, OSHA, NFPA regulations to address moderate to highly complex health/safety issues.

-Knowledge of training techniques, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to environmental health and safety.

-Strong knowledge of safety management.

-Strong computer aptitude.

-Strong organizational skills.

-Strong understanding of construction; knowledge of procedures for production of construction.

-Strong communication skills.

-Ability to make independent decisions.

-Analytical and problem solving skills.

-Work overtime as required.

-Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

-Team player, dependable, gets along with coworkers.

Preferred Qualifications:

-ability and desire to travel, as this position could be located at one of our project sites throughout the continental United States. Work location is project-dependent.

-industrial / heavy commercial markets (power, petrochemical, rubber)

-OSHA certification (10, 30, etc.)

EEO Statement:

The Louis Perry Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Site Location:

United States - Nationwide

Amount of Travel Required:


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Why Louis Perry?:

The Perry Group:

The Perry Group is a full-service, design/build, general construction and construction management firm and a specialized equipment systems manufacturer. Over the past twelve years, we have built, fabricated and managed nearly $1 billion worth of construction and equipment projects.