Safety Director (NE Region)

Job Locations US-NY-College Point
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Who is OHLA USA?

We are a company who believes in building a better, safer, more sustainable world for generations to come. We are committed to making a difference within our communities, who depend on the safety and reliability of the structures we build and is possible with our main asset, our people!

OHLA USA brings together the construction industry's most diverse talent who thrive in a collaborative work environment and appreciate challenges and opportunities.

We currently have an opportunity for a Safety Director in the Northeast Region, this role will develop, coordinate, and implement occupational health policies and procedures in the region, direct the effective safety operations in the organization, safety management of projects, promote public health and safety, and other safety-related functions for the fleet, the company and other personnel or third parties who are involved in the operations of the company in the region. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:  Directs, supervises and manages all company safety personnel and subcontractors in the region (including administrative and supporting staff) Conducts meetings, reports to owners and upper management, and directs regional safety program include disciplinary program.


Other Duties/ Responsibilities:   Manages team of safety managers.  Collaborates with management (including operations, risk management, fleet management and other divisions) to develop, prepare, and implement safety policies and procedures that are responsive to project and other requirements.  Complies with federal, state, and local safety laws, regulations, codes, and rules. Complies with company safety programs and requirements, including rules and standards of OSHA and all other safety regulations and requirements for the company. Executes documents as required including HASP’s, policies and programs including safe work plans, JHA’s or equivalent plans as required.  Completes and maintains required OSHA logs, recordkeeping and reporting.


Directs competent persons, safety representatives, safety managers and other persons with safety-related duties to effectively manage safety on company projects. Coordinates and works with insurance carriers and brokers of record as necessary.  Provides technical support and guidance to the regional and national safety committee and to operations and management. Stops or pauses operations and activities which could harm employees or equipment or members of the public. Identifies safety precautions along with opportunities to minimize or mitigate workplace hazards, exposures, injuries, incidents, accidents, and health problems. Conducts employee training on applicable safety standards as may be required. Reviews safety training and recommends revisions, improvements, and updates to training and other programs to ensure that personnel are properly trained for their work.  Conducts safety inspections and audits to assess employee compliance with safety regulations.  Reviews accident and incident reports and participates in meetings as required.  Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities:  Expert and extensive knowledge of current safety policies, programs and requirements, and knowledge of applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.  Hazard recognition, corrective actions, root causes and remedial measures.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to conduct training. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong supervisory and leadership skills. Must have proven abilities and skills in leadership and management of people, planning, and delegation of work.



Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or four-year equivalent degree in Health and Safety, Environmental Health, science or related field required.

  • 7-10 years of occupational health and safety management experience in a construction environment required.

  • Specific training and safety certifications in the following areas: Advanced OSHA and/or other formal safety training, MTA or equivalent, DOB, DOT, FDNY, environmental health and safety, train the trainer. CHST and CSP preferred.

  • Experience as indicated above in working with insurance carriers and brokers for corporate and project-related safety management, risk management and fleet management tasks

  • Physical Requirements: Willingness to visit projects and spend time in the field to evaluate site conditions; ability to travel throughout work zones as required to conduct and participate in safety inspections.  Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds as needed.


Other Requirements:

  • Experience with Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP) and other insurance programs

  • Thorough understanding of and ability to enforce all federal, state, local, and company HSE regulations

  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement corrective measures

  • Management experience must include managing safety professionals on multiple project locations

  • Requires extensive knowledge of foreseeable construction and public safety hazards

  • Ability to train and influence all levels of the organization in key company safety training programs


Additional Benefits offered by OHLA USA:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

  • Short- and Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance

  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching

  • Tuition Reimbursement after 1 year of employment

  • Personal Time Off Program (PTO)

  • Engaging work environment

  • And much more!!

To learn more about OHLA USA, visit our website




Compensation: The base salary being offered for this position is USD $140,000 per year to USD $170,000 per year. Please note that the salary range listed is specific to the role listed in New York. Salaries may vary for different individuals in the same role based on various factors including, but not limited to, experience, education and performance. 



OHLA ADA Message: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will require the ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; Employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud noise.

OHLA EEO Message: OHLA USA and its affiliates are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


OHLA USA and its subsidiaries (“OHLA”) shall not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to OHLA or an employee of OHLA, by mail, electronically, or otherwise will be considered OHLA property. OHLA will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. OHLA will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred to by the Agency free of any charges or fees. OHLA Human Resources is the only authorized representative of OHLA to execute any agreements with search firms or staffing agencies. As a condition for payment, a Vendor shall have OHLA USA Inc.’s Personnel Agreement and a Job Order signed by an authorized OHLA HR representative. Verbal or written communications from any employee of OHLA and its subsidiaries shall not be considered binding obligations. All resumes, whether unsolicited or solicited, shall be the property of OHLA.

Minimum Salary

USD $140,000.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $170,000.00/Yr.


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