• Safety Manager - San Francisco

    Job Location : Location
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Health and Safety Manager (H&S) is responsible for the coordination and administration of H&S program activities and projects to support business objectives. The incumbent will partner with Project Managers and Superintendents to ensure they focus on the elements of key risk with respect to H&S. The incumbent must provide day-to-day guidance to local management and staff in the continued building of a strong culture of safety.


    If you are an innovative collaborator and proven performer who enjoys working on teams that deliver superior results, you may qualify for a rewarding career at Suffolk, a construction management firm that is sparking an industry revolution and has consistently been named a “best place to work”!


      • Ensure health & safety standards are met by coordinating, promoting and conducting various H&S programs and activities related to the H&S management system.
      • Support a strong safety culture by reviewing activities and verifying company safety standards, policies and procedures are being complied with.
      • Operate independently and provide honest and objective feedback immediately to management where non-compliance with standards, policies and procedures is observed.
      • Work closely with L&D to coordinate training and development program for the business.
      • Grow organizational competencies by providing advice, training and counsel in areas of H&S.
      • Advising local operations regarding compliance with Federal (OSHA) state and local safety and health regulations including NFPA and JCAHO Standards. As required, liaise with external and internal contacts including associations and other business units within Suffolk.
      • From time to time, supervision of 3rd parties such as IH samplers may be required.
      • Performs administrative tasks related to project specific safety binder and document storage systems.
      • Coordinates, schedules, and facilitates Trade Partner’s Pre-Construction Safety Planning Meetings.
      • Reviews trade partner Site Specific Safety Programs and Job Hazard Analysis prior to subcontractor mobilization.
      • Periodically attends and monitors Tool Box Talks conducted by trade partners to assure documentation and quality.
      • Reviews documentation from subcontractors for the proper training of their employees as related to the scope of work.
      • Conducts training for OSHA 10 or 30 Hour, HAZWOPER, and other Safety related topics.
      • Other duties as assigned by the Regional Director or Senior Safety Manager



    Education:  Bachelor's/University Degree

    Additional Education Preferred: Master's/Graduate Degree

    Preferred field of study:  Health & Safety, Construction Management

    Other Training/Certifications Required:  H&S Certifications (CST, CHST)

    Work Experience:  3-5 years

    Travel Requirements:  Low > 15A%

    Additional Requirements:

    Licenses/Certifications:  Driver’s Licence

    Computer Skills:  Microsoft packages

    Equipment Operation:  Valid Motor Vehicle Licence

    Required Personal Protective Equipment:  As required

    • Other: OHSAS 18001 knowledge,  Qualified OSHA Construction Industry Outreach Trainer, Auditing



    • Sound knowledge of the vertical construction process.
    • Demonstrated knowledge/experience with local, state and federal laws and other government compliance regulations including OSHA, and DOT (possible Coast Guard).
    • Ability to be responsive and persuasive at all levels of the organization.
    • Mental Agility - Adaptable to varied local conditions across business segments.
    • Trained as CPR Instructor (training is provided)
    • Effective communication and analytical skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects/priorities.
    • Strong customer focus and sense of urgency to business needs.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to coach employees and management through complex issues and make recommendations


    • Candidate must possess Suffolk’s Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism and Caring.


    Working Conditions

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

    EEO Statement

    Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law.  This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk.


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