Safety Coordinator- Underground

Location: Newburgh NY Posted Date: March 13, 2020
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Employer Job Id:  97599  Careermine Job Id: 1838363
Requisition ID: 97599

Job Level: Mid Level

Department: Safety

Market: Industrial

Employment Type: Full Time

District Overview

As a fortune 500 company, Kiewit has been constructing and engineering some of North America's most complex underground facilities for over 50 years, completing projects for transportation, water/waste, power, mining, and telecommunications markets. As part of Kiewit we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides wholistic solutions to the industry that are unmatched. Our extensive experience in traditional bid-build, design-build and construction management at-risk delivery methods allows us to provide clients with accurate construction estimates based on real-world production data. We offer a wide range of tunneling methods including TBM rock, TBM soft ground, sequential excavation, drill and blast, shaft excavation, concrete and tunnel rehab. Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we're supporting Kiewit or other general contractors to bore tunnels through mountains, turn rivers into energy, build bridges that connect communities, or develop facilities that power and fuel our world, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from below ground up. There's a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won't find anywhere else.


This position is based out of Newburgh, New York. Candidates must be willing to relocate to this area as there will not be a per diem associated with this role.


• Manage the company environmental health and safety programs at the project level, driving a safety-oriented approach to work.
• Compile, analyze, and interpret occupational illness and accident statistical data at the project level; recommending process and product safety features that will reduce employee exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.
• Routinely inspect the mining facilities, machinery, and safety equipment in order to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
• Routinely monitor the workforce for unsafe behaviors and coach employees on the correct behaviors when observed.
• Develop environmental health and safety training materials to include manuals, brochures, PowerPoint presentations etc.
• Conduct incident investigations by interviewing witnesses, compiling witness statements, photographs, measurements and assessed damages to determine root causes. Subsequently formulating corrective action deliverables to prevent repeat occurrences.
• Develop a paperwork management system to track safety training records to track all training initiatives conducted personally or by outside consultants/vendors.
• Coordinate and present safety training to support client requirements including new hire orientation, fall protection, confined space, lockout/tagout and rigging inspections.
• Interface with Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) officials/inspectors in the event of a site visit.


  • 10 or more years' relevant construction experience with a minimum of five or more years' EHS management
  • Assist in planning, organizing and implementing district Safety Management Programs at industrial construction projects.
  • Conduct safety training, job safety analysis, workplace audits and incident response as needed.
  • Embody the Kiewit approach to safety, being constantly aware of conditions and work practices, being empowered to stop all unsafe work when needed
  • OSHA 30 certification and current HAZWOPER and LOTO training
  • Confined Space permit.
  • Ability to work in highly specific work environment (excavations/tunnels) and around related equipment.
  • The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions and move objects up to 30 pounds
  • Ability and desire to travel and relocate as business requires. Project assignments may involve full relocation or temporary assignments facilitated by a turnaround schedule

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There's no limit to what you'll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you'll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you're building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you're bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you'll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you'll be part of a mission that's bigger than you can imagine.

Here, you'll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience - all while helping people across the globe live better.

Nearest Major Market: Middletown
Nearest Secondary Market: Poughkeepsie
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