Field Safety Officer (Field Based)

ERM Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 7 months ago

ERM is seeking an Environmental Field Safety Officer with construction experience to join our top-ranked global environmental consulting firm in St. Louis, Missouri. As part of a growing and diverse practice, you will support a field construction project in a Field Safety Officer role at an active power plant facility where an impoundment will be closed and capped in place utilizing earth moving and related construction heavy equipment.

In this role, you will be responsible for safe field implementation of the project including tasks such as observing and overseeing of ERM subcontractors, and specifically performing field safety oversight. You will also be responsible for executing the field project in full compliance with ERM's and our clients' requirements and standards. You will work closely with the onsite ERM Construction Manager, and office-based Project Manager and Partner-in-Charge during project execution.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as Field Safety Officer on the assigned environmental construction project to develop and implement site-specific Health & Safety Plans. Specifically:

  • Evaluate Subcontractor HASP for effective hazard controls and regulatory compliance.

  • Ensure appropriate work permits in place and evaluate compliance in the field.

  • Ensure appropriate level of PPE is available and being used as required, as well as proper maintenance and sanitation of PPE.

  • Verify communication systems are in place.

  • Monitor conformance with safety and emergency procedures.

  • Conduct behavior-based safety observations and coordinate internal Event Communication System activity.

  • Conduct daily safety briefings with the project field team.

  • Confirm that subcontractor safety training is up to date and that equipment is maintained; establish and oversee decontamination procedures.

  • Monitor site personnel for symptoms of heat or cold stress and exposure to toxic materials.

  • Exercise the authority to stop work, which will be executed upon determination of an imminent safety hazard or potentially dangerous situation (e.g., weather conditions, where this action is necessary).

  • Exercise the authority to proceed with work after a stop-work order after receiving verification from Partner-in-Charge or H&S team.

  • Collect and evaluate safety observations.

  • Investigate and correct unsafe conditions/acts and near misses.

  • Maintain site safety records.

  • Complete and maintain required training, including:

o ERM Field Safety Officer Training Modules

o 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER

o 8-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Supervisor

o 10 or 30-hour OSHA construction safety training

o CPR/First Aid

o Blood borne pathogens

o Emergency preparedness

o Hazard recognition and job hazard analysis

o Incident investigation and root cause analysis

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Environmental, Geological Science/Engineering, Construction Management, or related degree.

  • 5+ years of experience in demolition/construction/remedial project health and safety leadership will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Strong commitment to safety, including implementing strict Health and Safety protocols.

  • Ability to estimate, process and track project costs, transmittals, submittals and invoices.

  • Ability to provide excellent project delivery and client service, quality on project deliverables, excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate field personnel, subcontractors and vendors.

  • Completed training and certifications for HAZWOPER, DOT basic Hazmat awareness, OSHA 30-hour construction, and fall protection/prevention training.

  • Strong initiative (self-starter), problem-solving and communication skills, and attention to detail and QA/QC.

  • Valid driver's license and a good driving record.

  • Willing to travel and temporarily relocate to field assignments.

Who We Are:

As the world's leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a video questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!


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