Site Safety and Health Officer

Fairfax, Virginia
May 31, 2023
Jul 12, 2023
Full Time
Project Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO)

Dewberry is looking to hire a Site Safety and Health Officer for US Army Corps of Engineers-regulated projects. This position is a key member of the project leadership staff, and will report directly to the Senior Project Manager, and indirectly to the Corporate HSE Manager. This position must be able to both gain and maintain needed access to US government installations through the completion of a background check and must be completed prior to an offer of employment.

Must be able to obtain TS/sci with poly. Active clcearance is preferred.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,300 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Day-to-day safety and health management for their assigned project/s
  • Development, management, and update of the Accident Prevention Plan (APP) and associated Activity Hazard Analysis'
  • Onsite safety and health training and education requirements for employees and subs
  • Organizing and completing toolbox talks and other required safety meetings
  • Maintains Safety Data Sheets onsite
  • Onsite anytime project work is occurring
  • Completion of daily site inspections and reports
  • Manages all identified safety issues with help of project personnel and management
  • Provides safety management and oversight of site-specific safety activities (ex. crane operations, working at heights, scaffolding, etc.)
  • Demonstrates in depth knowledge of OSHA standards and EM385-1-1
  • Conducts incident investigations and completes required incident reports
  • Provides safety orientations for project personnel
  • Maintains applicable safety documents onsite
  • Manages SOH deficiency log
  • Assists with other project responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills & Required Experience

Required Qualifications :

30- hour training card (or course completion if within 90 days of having completed the training and card has not yet been issued).
  • The 30-hour OSHA General Industry safety class (may be web-based training if the student is able to directly ask questions of the instructor by chat or phone)

  • The 30-hour OSHA Construction Industry safety class (may be web-based training if the student is able to directly ask questions of the instructor by chat/phone
  • NOTE: If the 30-hour training course card was completed/received more than 12 months ago, must be able to furnish proof of at least 8 hours documented formal training since the card was earned.

Required Experience :
  • Five (5) years of continuous construction industry safety experience in supervising/ managing general construction (managing safety programs or processes or conducting hazard analyses and developing controls),

  • Five (5) years of continuous general industry safety experience in supervising/ managing general industry (managing safety programs or processes or conducting hazard analyses and developing controls)

  • If the SSHO has a Third-Party, Nationally Accredited (ANSI or National Commission for Certifying Agencies - NCCA) SOH-related certification, only 4 years of experience is needed.

Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.

D on't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry 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, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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