Project Safety Engineer - Data Center
Our global construction group is comprised of Orascom Construction subsidiaries, The Weitz Company, Contrack Watts Inc., and Watts Constructors. Collectively, we specialize in Commercial, Federal, and Industrial construction projects with a best-in-class Supply Chain segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States. We view employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. That's why we provide team members a career (not just a job), supported by learning and development opportunities, and a positive, collaborative work environment. We offer the resources of a large company, while preserving our small company feel. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way! Community involvement, diversity and inclusion, and employee empowerment are central to our Company's culture. What We Offer: * Competitive Pay * Rewarding Bonus Program * Comprehensive Benefits Package with Tax-Advantaged HSA and FSA offerings * Employer-Paid Short and Long Term Disability Programs * Employer-Paid Life Insurance * Generous Paid Time Off Provisions * 401K Retirement Savings Plan With Company Match * Tuition Reimbursement * Fully Paid Parental Leave * Voluntary Products including: Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Accident Insurance * Corporate Wellness Program with Wellness Time Off and Rewards The Weitz Company is seeking a Project Safety Engineer to be located in Virginia. This individual will be assigned to data center projects for the Mission Critical business unit. The Project Safety Engineer assists in the creation of a positive safety culture on an assigned project site while supporting our zero injury culture, and eliminating risk and claim exposure. This role serves as a safety resource and actively assists in implementing company standards and programs, maintaining safety compliance documentation, and auditing job sites for safety compliance. What You'll Do: * Conduct safety audits and inspections on assigned project site(s); identify potential hazards and process improvement opportunities * Educate project team on safety through training and mentoring; assist with safety orientation * Identify safety improvement initiatives and perform safety training * Investigate incidents and near misses; assist with claims management; recommend corrective and preventative measures based on identified incidents * Participate in the creation of the project safety plan * Support administration of company safety procedures and policies * Assemble and maintain site safety documentation (ie hot work permits, GFCI inspections, confined space permits, excavation permits) * Perform industrial hygiene assessments * Assist in the analysis of project safety performance (ie inspection results, injury rates, safety violations); recommend process improvements * Ensure safety and protective equipment is maintained and inspected per regulations What We're Looking For: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each previously stated duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed in this role. * Education: An industry related Bachelor's degree is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Safety professional certification is desirable (CHST or STS). * Experience: Previous internship experience in a construction-related safety role is preferred. LEAN principles experience is desirable. Active OSHA 10 or 30 is required. A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a safety role. * Skills: A qualified candidate will demonstrate initiative, independent judgment, project management and organizational skills. They should also show strong attention to detail, verbal and written communication, coaching, time management, flexibility and problem solving abilities. This individual will speak in front of large groups and must maintain a high level of integrity. * Technology: Advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn other specific software. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position at this time. The Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of the Company without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of The Company. Please, no phone calls or emails. The Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment (minorities, females, and veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity). The Company is a drug and alcohol free workplace and background checks are required if applicable.