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Construction Safety Manager

Construction Safety Manager
Power Plant Management Services ( 
Location:   Reading, PA. Area
Pay:  Salaried / Full-Time Position with Competitive Pay / Benefits

Company Overview:
Power Plant Management Services, LLC ( provides general management services to financial owners of independent power generating facilities. Power Plant Management Services (PPMS) manages a portfolio of power plants across the United States monitoring the quality of plant financial accounting, engineering, construction, operations, and regulatory compliance. The company has office locations in Dallas, Charlotte, and Houston.

Birdsboro Power Construction Project: 
Combined cycle 1x1, Single Shaft Design, GE Power Island; GE 7HA.02 Combustion Turbine; 488 MW; Owner – ARES / EIF; EPC – Kiewit.

Job Summary:
The Construction Safety Manager serves as the Owner’s representative at the construction site providing leadership and monitoring oversight of the Engineering Procurement and Construction contractors’ safety program and that of their subcontractors who are responsible for fully implementing their safety programs.  The Construction Safety Manager ensures the health and safety of company employees, contractors, and visitors in compliance with project specific health and safety standards, federal, state and local OSHA regulations, and industry best practices.

Reporting Relationships and Travel:
• This position reports to the Senior EHS Manager responsible for construction activities.
• Position located in Reading, PA area with occasional travel by airplane to PPMS offices and power plants, estimated to be about 20% of work schedule.

Educational Requirements:
• A degree from an accredited university or college in a technical discipline, such as Safety Management, Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene or equivalent work and/or military experience is desired.
• A certified safety professional designation and/or advanced degree are desired.

Required Qualifications:
• Minimum of ten (10) years of field experience in safety program management, at least seven (7) years of that experience must be in US-based construction of fossil-fueled power plants.
• Relocation to the project area to support the onsite construction management team.
• Thorough knowledge of proper industrial safety practices and required safety training programs including a broad knowledge of OSHA regulatory requirements and experience in developing and implementing Confined Space, Hazcom, LOTO and other safety loss control programs.
• Broad knowledge of proper construction safety work practices, tool usage, equipment operations and power plant systems.
• Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation functions -- a working understanding of the Microsoft suite of software programs (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
• Ability to generate clear, concise, professional, and accurate weekly and monthly reports.
• Experience in root cause investigation and incident analysis
• Experience providing technical advice, coaching, guidance, and mentoring to employees and EPC personnel on safety initiatives and necessary changes.
• Temporary living near the construction site for the duration of the project.
• Ability to meet the physical demands of working on the job site of a construction project.

Desired Qualifications:
• Combined-cycle power plant construction, including start-up & commissioning safety support
• Experience as an Owner’s representative for oversight of EPC contractor(s)
• Certified safety professional designation (i.e., CSP, CHST) and/or advanced degree
• Experience overseeing transmission line and switchyard construction
• Review and approval of contractor EHS plans, project easement agreements, contracts, and Design Basis Documents from safety perspective
• Working collaboratively with unionized workforce
• Requires strong interpersonal communications and leadership skills to coordinate and cooperatively accomplish objectives through a wide variety of skilled craftsmen, supervisory personnel and contractors.
• Requires strong administrative skills in order to maintain necessary administrative systems and data bases associated with safety-related activities and records. 
• Highest level of ethical behavior, self-discipline and reliability, and takes responsibility for solving problems through collaboration. 
• A strong orientation to safety, quality, and service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support PPMS team members and contractors in achieving an environment free from unsafe conditions and at risk behaviors which will reduce or eliminate injuries.
  • Assure PPMS personnel are properly trained in the appropriate safety and health topics of the hazards to which they may be exposed, as well as applicable laws, regulations and policies, and maintain training documentation.
  • Develop, implement, manage and administer the overall PPMS project safety program and processes in compliance with company safety standards, including plans, goals and strategies for improved safety performance. 
  • Assure observation, inspection, recognition, evaluation and abatement of hazards are conducted on a continuing basis.
  • Oversight of site contractors/personnel performance to ensure they are following the rules/contracts. The expectation is for the site to be 100% compliant with OSHA 1926 and state codes during construction.  Facilitate closing gaps with the contractor(s) as any gaps are identified.
  • Monitor Contractor’s compliance with contract safety specifications. Populate warranty punch list items as necessary related to safety gaps in the physical structures onsite. (e.g. labeling, toe boards, safety gates, lifting capacities, egress, emergency lighting, etc.)
  • Provide subject matter expertise and direction on:  health and safety best practices, regulatory issues, interpretations of standards and codes, and incident investigations.
  • Analyze site safety performance and prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly job site safety performance statistical reports for all contractor personnel. Maintain records of all incidents and / or activities relating to safety policy violations. Provide reporting for ownership reports.
  • Enforce project safety policies and procedures as well as provide suggestions for continued improvement and be responsible for maintaining documentation of new, existing, and/or revised policies and procedures.  
  • Periodically audit EPC contractor and subcontractor safety documentation to ensure compliance with onsite safety plans.
  • Cooperate with local, state and federal agencies in job site inspections and support local building trades’ safety programs.  Be an effective Champion of any OSHA Partnership Agreement and actively support the project’s continued participation in such a program.
  • Conduct administrative functions to communicate with the site and owners, including timely completion of weekly and monthly reports.  These tasks include but are limited to calculating incident rates in Excel, publishing Power Point presentations, and documenting weekly and monthly activities in Word.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee frequently is required to stand; walk long distances; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
• The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
• The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Work Environment:
• The work environment for this position is a power plant construction site. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to loud noise, extreme conditions, fumes, airborne particles, and vibration.

EEO Statement:
Power Plant Management Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and therefore will not discriminate against anyone based on race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, ethnic (national or regional) origin, or any other protected characteristic under federal, state, or local law.

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