Assistant Safety Manager

Job Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Regular Full-Time
Field Operations



As a national leader in the construction industry, Suffolk is redefining what it means to build. We challenge the status quo every day by gathering the people, innovations, and partnerships that can explore and go after new ways to do our jobs. Our focus on high-performing teams and technology translates to groundbreaking solutions for all industry sectors and phases of building. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services alongside vertical service lines, an approach that is revolutionizing the industry and making a permanent mark on the world of business. Join us for a thrilling experience that will energize you, challenge you, and propel your career.


About Suffolk:

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research and development. We have $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. We serve clients in every major industry sector, including health care, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation and aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. We’re ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” And we’re proud to be a certified 2020 “Great Place to Work.” For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram. 


The Role: 

Suffolk is seeking people who are bold. Curious. Innovative. Caring. Looking for the career opportunity of a lifetime. We’ll challenge and inspire you to be your very best. We’ll embrace what makes you unique and lift you up as you take chances. Here, you’ll find a place where you can act with purpose and integrity, bringing intelligence and grit to every aspect of your job. Join us for the chance to leverage your inherent curiosity and proven capabilities to catapult you to the next level.


The Assistant Safety Manager works with Foremen, client Superintendents, Project Managers and Project Executives to administer, direct, and implement corporate safety and health policies and procedures under the direction of the Safety Manager. This position is responsible for assisting with overall safety management and related duties as assigned by the Safety Manager and President. 


  • Communicate, enforce and implement comprehensive corporate safety programs
  • Coordinate, schedule, and facilitate training for employees in compliance with Federal (OSHA) and state as well as local safety and health regulations including NFPA and ANSI Standards
  • Conduct training for Powered Industrial Trucks, scaffold, mobile work platforms, OSHA 10 or 30 Hour, HAZWOPER, and other Safety related topics as required
  • Prepare periodic reports for senior management that summarize safety compliance and program implementation
  • Track required certifications, qualifications and licenses 
  • Prepare and oversee the preparation of Site Specific Safety Programs and Job Hazard Analysis prior to mobilization
  • Conduct regularly scheduled work site evaluations, follow up and tracking of corrections to deficiencies
  • Periodically conduct or attend and monitor Tool Box Talks to assure documentation and quality of presentations
  • Perform root cause and incident investigation techniques in the event of a job site incident – including collection of incident reporting forms and documentation working closely with SCCI Risk Management
  • Analyze losses to identify claims trends and perform pro-active risk management planning
  • Develop curriculum, course materials and documentation on the training of employees as related to their scope of work including hoists, cranes, lifts, PITs, scaffolds, hand held tools, concrete forming, placement and finishing, etc.


  • Candidate must possess Suffolk Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work and Professionalism
  • 1-5 years of related work experience in field of Construction Health and Safety is preferred but not required. Familiar with Federal and State safety and health regulations, as well as best practices for safety and health
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction or Safety preferred but not required
  • Willingness to provide best in class customer service
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Individual must be collaborative and positive in influencing people
  • Capacity to coordinate efforts with field staff and external partners
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • OSHA 30 Hour Construction Course preferred
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize and multi-task

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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